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Old 04-17-2013, 07:20 PM
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hawker, bean, stw...

Glad you guys feel the same way about it I do! It was my first full custom build and I love it.

I'm kicking myself now because I can't find the pictures of groups I've shot with it. The best 3 shot group I've had was probably 2-4 inches on steel at 875 yards. My buddy shot a 3-shot group on paper at 200 that I wish I could have mic'd. I can almost guarantee that it wouldn't have been much over .284 and thats probably as good a group as I've ever seen in my life out of any gun.

I was running 180 Bergers at 3140 .003 jammed. I've just fireformed my first batch of Norma brass and have some 180 hybrids to try out when the sinclair delivery comes with my neck bushing this week. I'll post my findings in the stw reloading thread.

The only thing I would change about the gun is the brake and barrel contour.

I like the vias brake but kinda wish I had gone with something like Darrel Holland's brake. Just looks different than the 'cookie cutter' vias and doesn't blow **** everywhere when you shoot prone. Might pay the extra $$$ to switch one in down the road. Probably not but maybe.

I wanted a gun that was 10-10.5 lbs finished and ended up at 12.75. Not a big deal but it got a little heavy on my mule deer hunt at 10,000 ft. But when it came time to fold up my deer the 2 extra lbs was the last thing on my mind.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:29 PM
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hawker, bean, stw...

Glad you guys feel the same way about it I do! It was my first full custom build and I love it.

I'm kicking myself now because I can't find the pictures of groups I've shot with it. The best 3 shot group I've had was probably 2-4 inches on steel at 875 yards. My buddy shot a 3-shot group on paper at 200 that I wish I could have mic'd. I can almost guarantee that it wouldn't have been much over .284 and thats probably as good a group as I've ever seen in my life out of any gun.

I was running 180 Bergers at 3140 .003 jammed. I've just fireformed my first batch of Norma brass and have some 180 hybrids to try out when the sinclair delivery comes with my neck bushing this week. I'll post my findings in the stw reloading thread.

The only thing I would change about the gun is the brake and barrel contour.

I like the vias brake but kinda wish I had gone with something like Darrel Holland's brake. Just looks different than the 'cookie cutter' vias and doesn't blow **** everywhere when you shoot prone. Might pay the extra $$$ to switch one in down the road. Probably not but maybe.

I wanted a gun that was 10-10.5 lbs finished and ended up at 12.75. Not a big deal but it got a little heavy on my mule deer hunt at 10,000 ft. But when it came time to fold up my deer the 2 extra lbs was the last thing on my mind.
Sounds like a real keeper!

What's the twist on the barrel?

Thanks!
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:49 PM
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I knew I would forget something in the description.

It's 1-8.5 because I had a feeling someone would try a heavier 7mm bullet down the road that would require more twist. Sure enough Berger now has that 195gr floating around. I might try it one day once they put it into production and add it to their full line.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:53 PM
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That is totally awesome, with that barrel length I'd say you have more stopping power and accuracy than a 300wm at 26". Awesome...

What did the break cost and how is it on sound and recoil?
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:19 PM
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Eshore, that's one sick rig! Love that whole setup! Wish it was sitting in my safe. LOL

Hang on to that thing, if she's shooting lights out. I wouldn't change a thing, honestly....But that's my opinion, and you're rifle. You know how that goes. LOL

Seriously, that thing is pure nastiness.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:31 PM
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hawker, bean, stw...

Glad you guys feel the same way about it I do! It was my first full custom build and I love it.

I'm kicking myself now because I can't find the pictures of groups I've shot with it. The best 3 shot group I've had was probably 2-4 inches on steel at 875 yards. My buddy shot a 3-shot group on paper at 200 that I wish I could have mic'd. I can almost guarantee that it wouldn't have been much over .284 and thats probably as good a group as I've ever seen in my life out of any gun.

I was running 180 Bergers at 3140 .003 jammed. I've just fireformed my first batch of Norma brass and have some 180 hybrids to try out when the sinclair delivery comes with my neck bushing this week. I'll post my findings in the stw reloading thread.

The only thing I would change about the gun is the brake and barrel contour.

I like the vias brake but kinda wish I had gone with something like Darrel Holland's brake. Just looks different than the 'cookie cutter' vias and doesn't blow **** everywhere when you shoot prone. Might pay the extra $$$ to switch one in down the road. Probably not but maybe.

I wanted a gun that was 10-10.5 lbs finished and ended up at 12.75. Not a big deal but it got a little heavy on my mule deer hunt at 10,000 ft. But when it came time to fold up my deer the 2 extra lbs was the last thing on my mind.
Well I'd say it definitely shoots as good as it looks then and that's pretty rare.

I'm curious. I've seen where a lot of people feel like the 5r barrels tend to "run fast" compared to standard old school riflings when comparing apples to apples.

Does yours seem to "run fast" or do you have anything to compare it to?
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:46 AM
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Group I mentioned at 875



Did this from my phone. Hope it works.
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