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Old 08-04-2010, 01:48 PM
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300 Ackley??

I've got a possibility at purchasing a 300 Ackley and am looking for some input or feedback on it being as I don't have any knowledge of it other than it's basically a 300 Weath with the shoulders pushed out to 40 deg.
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Re: 300 Ackley??

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I've got a possibility at purchasing a 300 Ackley and am looking for some input or feedback on it being as I don't have any knowledge of it other than it's basically a 300 Weath with the shoulders pushed out to 40 deg.

Sounds the same as a 30 Hart. Nice cartridge that is head spaced of the belt. After the RUM was introduced you dont see as many around these parts. The same performance or better can be obtained with a RUM, no fire form and shoulder head spaced (no belt)
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Re: 300 Ackley??

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I've got a possibility at purchasing a 300 Ackley and am looking for some input or feedback on it being as I don't have any knowledge of it other than it's basically a 300 Weath with the shoulders pushed out to 40 deg.
PO Ackley built 3 different 300s so you need to find out which one it is.

They were # 300 #1 , 300 # 2 and a 300 #3 that was the longest (Largest case capacity)

If you can find his book he has all of them listed

I will go through mine (If I can find it)and see if I can help you decide which one it is.

It should be marked on the barrel but they are not allways marked properly By The gunsmith.

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Re: 300 Ackley??

Exactly correct, there at at least 4 versions of the 300 Ack that I know and all only marked on the barrels 300 Ack. They varied with 35 and 40 degree shoulders and variances in body dimensions.

All are very good.

Issue will be matching dies.

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Re: 300 Ackley??

I haven't seen it yet, but the owner said it has the 40 deg shoulders.
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Re: 300 Ackley??

I have a 300 ackley. Out of it's 30" barrel it will push the 210 VLDs to 3150+ and I'm yet to see any pressure signs. This is using RL25. It is a very accurate round, one of the top rounds for 1000yard BR.
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Re: 300 Ackley??

Key issue will be varying body dimensions as there is no standard. If matching dies come with it then no problem.

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