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Old 05-29-2013, 10:15 PM
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Re: 7mm STW on Shilen DGR action

nice rifle, would you mind posting a pic of the floating head?
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:44 AM
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Re: 7mm STW on Shilen DGR action

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nice rifle, would you mind posting a pic of the floating head?
Here is the pic, but frankly it doesn't show much because it is all black. Whereas a Remington bolt is a solid piece the Savage (and Shilen) bolt has the head pinned in place.

Here is Savage's vid description of their bolt head.

Really is a useless photo (sorry abou that)
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:49 AM
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RL-22 will work.
Thanks for the info and offer mudrunner. I will start with the 165 gn classic hunters that I have with RL22 - maybe not ideal but it's what I have. Now should a bottle of H1000 show up on the shelves ...
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:56 AM
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Re: 7mm STW on Shilen DGR action

Thanks for the pic, i can pick it out. I am familiar with both but was just kinda curious what the "hybrid" looked like. I think that action will probably be on my next build.
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:19 PM
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I think that action will probably be on my next build.
It looked to me like a very good price point from a company with an excellent reputation. To realize the good price you have to willing to do some of the work of putting together the entire rifle. But that is part of the fun anyway.
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:43 PM
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Re: 7mm STW on Shilen DGR action

I had my new Shilen actioned 7mm STW out today for rounds 20-40. This time I used Double Tap 175 gr Nosler Partition cartridges. Still working on dope and getting used to new rifle. Like before this was prone off Harris bipod, though this time with improvised rear support because I forgot my bag 'o beans.

300 yards required 0.3 ml elevation. Shot a 10 round string with group of 1.7 MOA, but remove a single shot and it was right at 1 moa. Remove one more shot and it group would have dropped to about 0.6 moa. Then remove another ... oh, ok ... never mind!

Moved to 500 yards. Doped to 1.4 mil with impact high by about 0.1 mil. Here the 6 round string came in about 0.8 moa.

Sorry no pics, dead camera battery.

Ok, not great shooting on my part at 300 yards, but my guess is that with this factory ammo, I will be able to hold 0.5 - 0.8 once the barrel and I settle down.

I hope to be reloading for this rifle soon.
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I had my new Shilen actioned 7mm STW out today for rounds 20-40. This time I used Double Tap 175 gr Nosler Partition cartridges. Still working on dope and getting used to new rifle. Like before this was prone off Harris bipod, though this time with improvised rear support because I forgot my bag 'o beans.

300 yards required 0.3 ml elevation. Shot a 10 round string with group of 1.7 MOA, but remove a single shot and it was right at 1 moa. Remove one more shot and it group would have dropped to about 0.6 moa. Then remove another ... oh, ok ... never mind!

Moved to 500 yards. Doped to 1.4 mil with impact high by about 0.1 mil. Here the 6 round string came in about 0.8 moa.

Sorry no pics, dead camera battery.

Ok, not great shooting on my part at 300 yards, but my guess is that with this factory ammo, I will be able to hold 0.5 - 0.8 once the barrel and I settle down.

I hope to be reloading for this rifle soon.
Jason, good things take time, and your doing just fine. A couple of things need to come into focus. You need to get used to your new machine, the barrel need to break in a little, and you need to find your pet load, and yes, YOU need to settle in , and settle down. The gun and it's load will come to you, but you need to find the right load, and the right conditions, and yes, the conditions are a big thing. One step at a time, and each day at the range is always a learning experience, especially with a new rifle. Have fun, RELAX, and enjoy the ride!!!
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