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Old 09-12-2012, 10:34 PM
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Re: Build thread for PHPD1295

I'm at 6500'. Nice shootin'!
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:56 PM
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I'm going to have to plug that into a ballistic calculator and see how close it is to real world differences in altitude. It's hard to believe that 6,400' difference in altitude will give you 3" difference in zero at 100yds. I guess if I ever get to go on a hunt at high altitude I need to check zero on a range.
I will never buy an off the shelf rifle again unless it is for the action to customize it. There is no comparison! Lorenzo told me the trigger had more creep than he liked but I've never shot a custom trigger and I can't tell the difference. Maybe after more practice I will be able to tell the difference and I'll upgrade to a custom trigger. Lorenzo thanks again for an awesome rifle. I can truly say that it shoots as good as it looks. I don't think I can handload any ammo that will group better than the federal national match but I would like to try. If anyone has a pet load for the 308 with a bullet in the 160 to 180 grain range post it here so I can give it a try. The local range only goes to 200 yards so i will try that maybe this weekend if I get the time. Longer range shooting will have to wait until I find a place to shoot over 200.
To all the members who followed this thread and provided me with input on the build thanks a lot for your help and support. Hopefully I can work on a longer range rifle like a 300 mag for Elk or Bear.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:01 PM
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Again, congrats on a nice rifle to you and the smith. The elev. difference would not make 1/2" difference at 100 yards.....Rich
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:57 AM
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I guess the ammo might have a lot to do with it then. Either way it shoots nice.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:22 PM
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Lots of variables... The difference in point of impact doesn't surprise me at all. Different bullet, BC, velocity, pressure, temp, eye alignment, barrel harmonics, etc........................................
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:06 AM
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The range isn't much to brag about but I went on a day hunt this past weekend for my birthday and I got this buck with Grizzly. Only 100 yards but I hit exactly where I was aiming. Dropped him on the spot with a spine shot. Thanks a lot Grit.

Going hunting again this next weekend. Let's see what happens.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:22 AM
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Sure does make hunting that much more fun when your shooting a rifle that means something to you!

I have a Rem 700 Sendero in 7mm mag that has been all over the place with me. I killed my first elk, antelope and a truckload of deer and coyotes with it. I have other rifles but this one always seems to wind up in the truck!

I'm afraid that the barrel is about gone as this rifle was the one that got me started shooting a lot and reloading. After seeing this I'm going to give Grit a call to see what the damage would be to straighten out the action and do a rebarrel job on her. Maybe I can get lucky enough to have a forum displayed rebuild!
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