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Old 04-26-2008, 08:36 PM
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First Blood With New Rig..

My new rifle is finally finished after a long wait for the parts, but im out shooting it now and it has been very accurate. Its printing .275'' groups at 100 yards (5 shots) and i just shot a 3 shot 6.5" group at 1500 yards.

Specs:
6.5x55 Ackley Improved .294 Neck
Barnard model S single shot action
Barnard 17MOA rail
27'' krieger #7 1-9 twist
McMillan HunterClass
NF 5.5-22x56 NPR2
NF rings
RifleBasix trigger set at 8oz

My load is 48.5gr WC760 behind a 130gr Nosler Accubond.







Me and a mate took it out into the roar and the stags were roaring quite well and we managed to roar this 10 point Red stag out of a gully up onto a ridge top and I shot him at 485 Yards.

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Old 04-26-2008, 08:46 PM
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Congrats, that is one sick rig!!
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Old 04-26-2008, 10:26 PM
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Nice rifle. What is the color percentage. I like the colors a bunch.

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Old 04-26-2008, 11:39 PM
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60% Black, 20% Tan, 20% Olive
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Old 04-27-2008, 01:24 AM
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Well done! Very nice looking rifle, and great to see other New Zealanders posting on this site. Who did you get to build the rifle? Who's mussle brake did you use? What velocity are your achieving with the 130gr Nosler Accubond?
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Old 04-27-2008, 01:43 AM
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Thanks,
Tony Halberg and John Hastie built the rifle and the muzzle brake is made by them aswell, it is similar to a vais. The Accubond is doing 3050fps. I have also tried GS Custom HV bullets and I got the 95gr bullet doing over 3700fps! but accuracy was not near as good.
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Old 04-27-2008, 01:56 AM
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Beautiful rifle, great pics!
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