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Old 01-08-2014, 11:11 PM
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Re: new AR project 7mm-08

Great rig. I've been trying to decide if I wanted to go with a new AR hunting rifle. Currently using a 6.8 SPC. You'll have to post your results.
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:23 AM
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Re: new AR project 7mm-08

I have owned a Remington/DPMS R25 for a few years in 7-08. I have a 3.5-10 Mark4 mounted on it. I have shot it with both factory and hand loads with good success. Won a 200 yard egg shoot with it a couple of years ago. It shoots most factory loads under 1MOA with many groups running in the .5MOA range. In hand loads it likes 139SST's and Nosler 140 Ballistic Tips behind 42.5gr of Varget with Fed/Rem brass, WinLR primers. These loads run .5MOA at 2740FPS in the 20" barrel. Feeding and cycling is perfect. I haven't hunted with it yet but it should be a good 500 yard med game hunting rifle. My only issue is the development of loose primer pockets after a couple of reloads. There are no pressure signs with my loads. Picked up a primer pocket tightening too from Midway for $40 and this solves the problem.
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