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Old 10-11-2009, 01:12 AM   #11
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yes MRM you are running right at hot loads for the 308.

I do know a few people that run 243 for F-class but that is pushing the limits 243 and your going to need 30+" to get enough speed I think she was running a 32" barrel and a 9 twist.
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There isn't anyone out of our shop shooting the .308 at a grand, either benchrest, F class or any other category....

The hottest, and most common, request for any thousand yard gun has been the 6.5x284mm. By far that has been the most common request.

To be competitive, really competitive, you need to consider getting a full blown build done like the good Captain has recommended above.

$1000 for the action and $2000 or so for the glass sounds about right based on what I have seen...

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JD doesn't want to here this. You can get a remington 700 action and have a nice accurate rifle built on it. But your going to put $400 for action and $500 to $600 in machine work to get it right.

My first choice for an F-class rifle would be a surgon action second would be a bat action.
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yes MRM you are running right at hot loads for the 308.

I do know a few people that run 243 for F-class but that is pushing the limits 243 and your going to need 30+" to get enough speed I think she was running a 32" barrel and a 9 twist.
Most guys here running .243 here are using billet custom recievers such as Surgeon Rifles. For that matter most but not all of the guys here run custom billet recievers. I've seen barrels 34" long on some of these .308 rigs.

Also replacing barrels every year or so (depending how much you shoot) is just a fact of life in this game, especially for rounds such as the .243
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JD doesn't want to here this. You can get a remington 700 action and have a nice accurate rifle built on it. But your going to put $400 for action and $500 to $600 in machine work to get it right.

My first choice for an F-class rifle would be a surgon action second would be a bat action.
Why not a Lawton Action Tango?

That is the Remington 700 style wet dream for you Big Green guys....

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Just because I like remmy doesn't mean I want only a 700 style action.

For a flat bottom I would go with a stiller viper SS with a drop port. Now that is the cats nuts right there baby.
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JD doesn't want to here this. You can get a remington 700 action and have a nice accurate rifle built on it. But your going to put $400 for action and $500 to $600 in machine work to get it right.

My first choice for an F-class rifle would be a surgon action second would be a bat action.
Yep. Thats what it about cost for my Remmy 700 reciever and bolt to be trued. In retrospect I would have been money ahead to have bought a custom billet reciever.

IMO I believe that no matter what brand of factory reciever you have, you're most likely will be having the same truing and machine work done and for about the same cost.

Alot of shooters are using 6.5mm here as well. We also have more than a few .338 Lapua shooters to boot. But niether of these fit into the F-TR class. They fit into the F-O class.
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We got on guy that thinks he a big shooter he is running a 700 actioned custom build chambered in 338 Edge (300 RUM necked up to 338). Gives balistics close to 338 lapua but with cheaper brass.
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