Originally Posted by batsandowls
I think with these "hot rods" you just have to know what you can do with it.. even if this rifle was printing 2-4 inch groups at 1000 its not practical (maybe if it was always was under 2..lol ).. between barrels and bedding it just wouldn't work for a target/shooter rifle.. Now, for a pure hunting.. pull the trigger.. it dies.. end of story kinda of thing.. it works GREAT! You have to pay attention during load development and so to speak.. get to the point and be done with it.. I still can't decide if i am going to shoot the 142smk or choose a "hunting" bullet.. ie: 130 accubond... 129 sst.
But at this point I am leaning towards the 142.. cause under 500 (really maybe farther) yards with that speed.. who cares!! is going to waappp the **** out of whatever you hit!
Still haven't decided on the black rail or polished.. I am going to scope it up then decide...
And the comment about who cares on barrel life (with this kinda build) is right! who cares??!! shoot it.. and be done with it... I can't wait to post some #s off this bad girl!
This rifle is actual going to have a BIG brother... it will be ready soon enough...
You might want to give the 129gr interbond (BC .515) and the 140gr SST (BC .520) a ride as well. Both are excellen hunting bullets that can give great accuracy.
I'm getting extremely good results with the 130gr Sicrocco (BC .571) running 3000fps and you should be able to add at least another 400fps to that.