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Old 02-28-2011, 11:06 PM
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Hello gang and thanks very much for the responses. I have not decided what to do for a stock, I thought about making one myself but I havent seen hardly any stocks that arnt plastic/composite in the pics i see here. Mojo made a good observation regarding the type of reamer. I want to be able to feed bullets from the magazine, will I be in trouble with the over all length if I want to go to the Berger VLD type. I read on this site someplace that there generally a certain amount of jump where the bullet will shoot well. can I use the reamer that mojo ( sorry I cant remember your exact handle) mentioned, have the bullet fit in the magazine and still be the correct length to shoot the Bergers? I also really intend to go to the Sherman cartridge fairly soon. I just donr have enough knlowledge or confidence to fire form brass and that may be required to shoot a wild cat. Thanks very much for all the responses. Any more thoughts are more than welcome thanks George B
Bigstrap....If you decide to build the Sherman and you are concerned about fireforming, I will hydro form some cases for you to get you started.....Rich
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:08 AM
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Hello and thanks for the reply Rich. I am in the middle of getting this rifle together. so far I have the action, stainless kreiger 26 inch remington varmit contour with 8,5 twist to come from brunos here in phoenix. They said to be prepared for up to a 20 week wait, which is a drag but what else to do? Anyway am I ok so far? can i get a spec sheet from you you can email me or fax either way if you dont mind. I will go back and look at your old posts and see what I need for dies etc. May I ask if you saw my earlier post about being able to feed from the magazine, and still shoot the Berger 140 VLD .I sure dont want to be a pain in the back side. Thanks very much for your time George B
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:23 AM
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Hello and thanks for the reply Rich. I am in the middle of getting this rifle together. so far I have the action, stainless kreiger 26 inch remington varmit contour with 8,5 twist to come from brunos here in phoenix. They said to be prepared for up to a 20 week wait, which is a drag but what else to do? Anyway am I ok so far? can i get a spec sheet from you you can email me or fax either way if you dont mind. I will go back and look at your old posts and see what I need for dies etc. May I ask if you saw my earlier post about being able to feed from the magazine, and still shoot the Berger 140 VLD .I sure dont want to be a pain in the back side. Thanks very much for your time George B
George.....send me a fax # and I'll fax you a spec sheet. You will have to ask your smith whether or not the magazine is long enough for the Sherman and bullet of choice. Feel free to call me anytime with questions. Good luck.........Rich
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:09 PM
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Hello gang and thanks very much for the responses. I have not decided what to do for a stock, I thought about making one myself but I havent seen hardly any stocks that arnt plastic/composite in the pics i see here. Mojo made a good observation regarding the type of reamer. I want to be able to feed bullets from the magazine, will I be in trouble with the over all length if I want to go to the Berger VLD type. I read on this site someplace that there generally a certain amount of jump where the bullet will shoot well. can I use the reamer that mojo ( sorry I cant remember your exact handle) mentioned, have the bullet fit in the magazine and still be the correct length to shoot the Bergers? I also really intend to go to the Sherman cartridge fairly soon. I just donr have enough knlowledge or confidence to fire form brass and that may be required to shoot a wild cat. Thanks very much for all the responses. Any more thoughts are more than welcome thanks George B
Yes, I had similar concerns and called Dave Kiff at PT&G and this is the reamer he suggested. I followed his suggestion and have had no regrets with my 6.5x55 Swede which was also built on a commercial '98 Santa Barbara action. I've shot Berger, Hornady, and Lapua Secant Ogive 140gr bullets and all seat .005" off the lands and still fit and feed from the magazine. As for stocks, Richard's Microfit and Boyd's have been the only wood that I've seen that fit my limited budget. Accurate Innovations builds some beautiful stocks but out of my price range. Out of all the plastic/composite options the B&C Medalist seems to be the most bang for your buck, quality construction and full length bedding block with recoil pad and sling swivels included for around $200. I've got a B&C Carbelite on a Rem Mod 7 and it has been a good stock. Good luck with your build and post some pics when you are done. Not enough "classic" actions here.
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:41 PM
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Thanks for the reply guys, Mojo I will use a wood stock, If I get to much trouble making the stocj I will look into a composite stock. Elkaholic pm is on the way with fax number. P.S. please send me the specs on the 300 sherman also.thanks much George B.
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:01 PM
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Elkaholic,

Have you ever applied your Sherman design to the .284 bore and if so how much improvement did you see over the .280AI. I would think that if you could gain another 5% case capacity the end result would be neck and neck with the 7mm Mag without the belted magnum headaches.
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Old 03-02-2011, 05:27 PM
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Elkaholic,

Have you ever applied your Sherman design to the .284 bore and if so how much improvement did you see over the .280AI. I would think that if you could gain another 5% case capacity the end result would be neck and neck with the 7mm Mag without the belted magnum headaches.
There is one in the process of being built right now but don't have any REAL data as yet. I know it will out perform the A.I. but by how much, I don't know. In the 6.5-06 A.I. vs the 6.5 Sherman , I do have data as I have owned both. The Sherman will get "at least" 100' more...........Rich
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