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Old 03-22-2014, 07:27 PM   #11
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One rifle for many types of hunting.

IF you reload, you can run 110 grain rounds in a 30.06,

and that would open the caliber up to smaller game.

But you don't see them on a gun store shelf anywhere.

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i put my XS7 in 7mm-08 into a Boyd's grey laminated Classic stock and it's great. even looks great. Boyd's is also a vendor on the forum here as well.

my other two Marlins the 25-06 is a XL7C which has the factory dipped camo finished synthetic stock, and my XS7VH in 308, both of which i fixed the flimsy fore-end on both. it's actually quite an easy fix with a Dremel tool, some all-thread and J-B Weld epoxy.
I want to put a Boyds stock on mine eventually, but can't afford to for awhile. I've got the black synthetic stock on it still. What is the easy fix?
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One rifle for many types of hunting.

IF you reload, you can run 110 grain rounds in a 30.06,

and that would open the caliber up to smaller game.

But you don't see them on a gun store shelf anywhere.
i agree that reloading opens up more options than what a person is limited to in just using factory loaded ammo.

better and more bullet options in type and weight. using slower burning powders can even help with reduced felt recoil. the ability to make premium ammo, that is fine tuned to a particular rifle at a cheaper price than the premium factory ammo.

yes, reloading opens up lots of options for the hunter or shooter.
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I want to put a Boyds stock on mine eventually, but can't afford to for awhile. I've got the black synthetic stock on it still. What is the easy fix?
open up the fore end barrel channel with a Dremel tool to be able to lay a length of 5/16" or 3/8" all thread into the fore end channel and epoxy it in place with J-B Weld. it will stiffen it up a lot.
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open up the fore end barrel channel with a Dremel tool to be able to lay a length of 5/16" or 3/8" all thread into the fore end channel and epoxy it in place with J-B Weld. it will stiffen it up a lot.
how much did it improve accuracy?
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how much did it improve accuracy?
not any that i could tell. but if i were to add a bipod, the flimsy fore end could possibly affectthe accuracy. the flimsy fore end was more an aggravation to me than any thing.
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not any that i could tell. but if i were to add a bipod, the flimsy fore end could possibly affectthe accuracy. the flimsy fore end was more an aggravation to me than any thing.
I'm always running a bipod, so I might do this pretty soon. Thanks for the advice!
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I'm always running a bipod, so I might do this pretty soon. Thanks for the advice!
you're welcome. post some pictures here on my thread. might want to read through this thread i started. lots of good information on bolt action rifles.

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f18/bolt-action-rifles-92316/
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I am new to rifle shooting, but absolutely love shooting my Kimber .243. I have also shot a 308 and a 22LR quite a bit. I bought the .243 to have something that was readily available that had the kick and ability somewhere between those other 2 calibers. It seems like a pretty versatile cartridge from what I have read. But the guys posting above obviously have more rifle experience than I.


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I am new to rifle shooting, but absolutely love shooting my Kimber .243. I have also shot a 308 and a 22LR quite a bit. I bought the .243 to have something that was readily available that had the kick and ability somewhere between those other 2 calibers. It seems like a pretty versatile cartridge from what I have read. But the guys posting above obviously have more rifle experience than I.


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the 243 is very capable round by all means and of the smaller calibers, very versatile hunting round for many different types of game or varmints. you did not make a bad choice in choosing to go with a 243 at all IMO.
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