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Old 09-28-2012, 04:47 PM   #11
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oldcrow there is a heck of a difference in hitting body size target hopefully at 1200 to 2200 yards and shooting sub 2" groups at 1000 yards and be able to put a sting together to make the scope needed to place well. That is what it takes today to win in a match.

Wake up and know that guys are not winning national championships shooting maga monster cartidges atleast not in rifles you can carry around. Its being done with short and short fat 30's, 7mm's, 6.5's and 6mm not the 33 cals or bigger unless your trill is shooting a 70lb bench gun. Thats were the 33 cals live big even them most are lesser wildacts. Most if not all of the rifles used for snipers or good rifles but not outstanding as 1/4" moa rifles. How well do you think the average quality shooter will do with under 17lb 338 luppy fireing ,what, 10 or more spotter rounds and then 20 match rounds in 30 minutes.

Do a bit of reseaerch and find that at 1000 yards there are more than a few small cartidge that can shoot along side the 338LP out to a 1000 yards and the so very common 7mm RM shooting a 180gr berger vld is just as flat and holds wind drift as well as a 338lm useing the 300gr smk that is if you can get those bullets. You still have to know what your doing there old crow as far as drop and drift is . Not the same as killing people at 2000 yards but if shooting paper out to a 1000 yards what makes more sense now.
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:36 AM   #12
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Sorry it has been a long time since I have got on here. K so I went with a 28" kriger barrel with a 1 8.5 twist chambered in a 280 akley improved changed my mind due to brass being hard to find so I asked my gun smith what reamers he had and liked the idea of the 280 ai because of brass being so easy to come by using other brass and fire forming it. I used a Remington 700 action and I have a sight ron siii 8x32x56 lrmoa I love that scope it has true moa where all of my dads leopulds are in inches not moa like they say they are and it is very clear. So far I am still trying to work up a load but I haven't been able to find the powder that I would like to use which is reloader 22 so far my best 5 shot group is right around .5" using reloader 19 with 58 grains seated into the lands. Anyway there is a update, I'll be in touch to let you know how it does.
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man ,, Sounds like you did your rifle up right . great barrel, cartridge, scope and action . Should make a good hunter too if not a little heavy.

What stock design and barrel profile did you pick out.

I haul my heavy hunter around comfortably with a Boonie Packers Safari Sling. It will let you carry your rifle across your chest hands free for the most part but still at the ready if you get in the field with it. Guess 180gr bullets is going to be your choice. I went with the all purpose 1-9.5 27" kreiger in my 7mm.
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