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shotshell9 03-21-2014 12:35 AM

.408 chey-tac
 
Howdy yall
I am looking for balistics data on the .408 chey tac . I am thing about buying one or having one built
any help would be awesome , Thank you

texaswoodworker 03-21-2014 04:33 AM

Do you have a poo load of money, and access to a 1000 yard range?

Axxe55 03-21-2014 04:41 AM

last time i priced one they were $10K and up, without any optics. and to fully appreciate the precision of that rifle, it deserves nothing less than the best in a scope for long distance shooting.

another thing, do you reload? if not, get ready to open the wallet wide every time you pull the trigger. and not just anyone is going to carry the ammo for that rifle.

and what is your level of shooting experiance and what experiance do you have in shooting long range?

and do you have access to a range that has the facilities for long range shooting? if not, it seems pretty useless to spend that amount of money on a rifle, optics and ammo to limit it to shooting at only 100 yards.

texaswoodworker 03-21-2014 05:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Axxe55 (Post 1535568)
last time i priced one they were $10K and up, without any optics. and to fully appreciate the precision of that rifle, it deserves nothing less than the best in a scope for long distance shooting.

another thing, do you reload? if not, get ready to open the wallet wide every time you pull the trigger. and not just anyone is going to carry the ammo for that rifle.

and what is your level of shooting experiance and what experiance do you have in shooting long range?

and do you have access to a range that has the facilities for long range shooting? if not, it seems pretty useless to spend that amount of money on a rifle, optics and ammo to limit it to shooting at only 100 yards.

^ Yep, this. Not trying to be hard on you, or dash your dreams of owning one. We're just trying to be realistic. That round and gun are really expensive, and are meant for ranges up to 2000 meters. It's not something you'd shoot at 100-300 yards. If that's what you planned on shooting at, I'd highly recommend picking a different round.

Now then, if you do have the money to spend, the skill to shoot at long distances, and the land to shoot on, then I say go for it. I'd love one too. I'm just nowhere near where I could/would get one though.

You'll definitely want to reload for it. It will bring the cost of ammo down, and you'll be able to work up a load that gets the best accuracy out of your gun.

Axxe55 03-21-2014 05:09 AM

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Originally Posted by texaswoodworker (Post 1535579)
^ Yep, this. Not trying to be hard on you, or dash your dreams of owning one. We're just trying to be realistic. That round and gun are really expensive, and are meant for ranges up to 2000 meters. It's not something you'd shoot at 100-300 yards. If that's what you planned on shooting at, I'd highly recommend picking a different round.

Now then, if you do have the money to spend, the skill to shoot at long distances, and the land to shoot on, then I say go for it. I'd love one too. I'm just nowhere near where I could/would get one though.

You'll definitely want to reload for it. It will bring the cost of ammo down, and you'll be able to work up a load that gets the best accuracy out of your gun.

on reloading for the 408 Chey-Tac, IIRC, the round is proprietary, so the cases would have to come from Chey-Tac. even with reloading, this will still be a bit pricy per round due to amount of powder used and if i were reloading for this round, i would be using quality bullets for the reloads.

texaswoodworker 03-21-2014 05:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Axxe55 (Post 1535582)
on reloading for the 408 Chey-Tac, IIRC, the round is proprietary, so the cases would have to come from Chey-Tac. even with reloading, this will still be a bit pricy per round due to amount of powder used and if i were reloading for this round, i would be using quality bullets for the reloads.

It's definitely not a plinking round.

TheSadPanda 03-21-2014 05:48 AM

What the others have said is absolutely correct. +10,000 to what they said. But if you do get it, We would all love an opportunity to shoot it :p

bradam 03-21-2014 06:00 AM

Biggest bang for your $$$
 
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Originally Posted by shotshell9 (Post 1535369)
Howdy yall
I am looking for balistics data on the .408 chey tac . I am thing about buying one or having one built
any help would be awesome , Thank you

No ballistics but more options: Check out Ferret50.com and good luck.:)

7point62 03-26-2014 05:30 PM

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Originally Posted by shotshell9 (Post 1535369)
Howdy yall
I am looking for balistics data on the .408 chey tac . I am thing about buying one or having one built
any help would be awesome , Thank you


If you're really serious and have the money, get the .408 M300 PER version with A5 MacMillan stock, bipods, match trigger and the best long-range heavy duty optics you can afford for the caliber...And about 3000 yards of rifle range. I figure if you've got the money for the platform you've got the money for the bullets. Go nuts.


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