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Unread 10-02-2001, 12:42 PM
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Re: Long Range Tack Driver

It will shoot 3 shot group's under .5 inch with H1000 and RL25.The H1000 did'nt give me the velocity I wanted.2985 when I started seeing BAD THING'S.RL25 is giving me an honest 3050fps.With no pressure sign's.I shot five 3 shot group's with it and my wife two.The smallest was at .390.And the biggest was at.505.I'm not gonna tell you who shot the smallest one.Hope this help's.
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Unread 10-30-2001, 08:56 PM
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Re: Long Range Tack Driver

Check out the .30-378 Weatherby Rifles or look to making a light very highly tactical T/C Encore in a .300 Rem Ultra or .340 Weatherby Magnum!

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Unread 08-16-2002, 07:16 AM
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Re: Long Range Tack Driver

Boyd Heaton have you heard anything about the chanber not being right in the sendero's.sounds like it shoots to good not to be right.it sounds like the .338 RUM is the poor boy's .338 lapua,thanks,keith
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Unread 08-16-2002, 09:35 AM
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Re: Long Range Tack Driver

If your primary purpose is hunting, then you have to go with minimum of a 6.5 in 1-10 twist shooting 139-142's. 7mm you need a 1-10 or 9 twist with the 160s or higher customs. The 30 cal in 1-10 or (1-11 for 300 WSM) twist is probably the best bet. 300 WSM or 300 Win Mag both are accurate and can shoot 180-220 grain bullets out to 1000 very easy. The 300 WSM will top out though at the 180 with 26 barrel for practicality. Something to consider, if you say a gun will shoot .5 MOA at 100 then you really are saying it will group 10 inches at 1000 when you add conditions such as wind, mirage etc. We are shooting 1000 yard Factory Class here in VA and that is exactly what it has worked out to be and that is from top quality bench rests. That is minimum level of accuracy you should accept when you are talking an 18 inch chest. If you want true top notch accuracy, build the gun from scratch with custom action and barrel even in lighter weight. Rampro and Viper and others sell custom actions for what a trued 700 would cost and are much more accurate and resale in long run. With weight and barrel limit, you are going to want and need all advantages. Go with single shot bolt gun in custom 300 WSM or 300 Win Mag.
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Unread 08-16-2002, 09:43 AM
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Correction on the 6.5 is 1-8 twist not 1-10. Barrels by Clay Spencer are some very high quality barrels that are breaking in quick, low fouling and extremely accurate for the 1000 yard guys and military Special ops units. Heard several problems with Kriegers lately and canceling orders too many really bad ones have shown up, might want to check into that. Harts are consistent from day to day and good. Liljas are consistent good.

If you have got permission to build a custom gun, then build a quality custom and be happy!!
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Unread 08-16-2002, 10:00 AM
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Re: Long Range Tack Driver

8mm Rem. Mag.
The parent of 7STW and 416 Rem, etc.
3200 fps with a 210 gr.
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Unread 08-16-2002, 12:52 PM
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Just a suggestion for what you want to do.

300 Winchester Mag.---Hart, Lilja or Shilen Barrel (26 to 28"--- 30" would be better), 190 and 200 Gr and 220 gr MKs, Norma or Lapua brass, Remington action, McMillen stock and muzzle brake of choice. 10 Twist barrel

There is some extremealy good brass available for this caliber that many of the others don't have available YET. Many good bullets available too.
In the 300 RUM, you have only Remington brass.
In the Winchester Short mags, Only Win brass (the last time I looked) and some of that was junk.

If you want to be as accurate at 1000 yards as a "hunter" could hope to be with the limitations you have put on concerning barrel length, the 300 Win Mag has proven itself many times over. Hard one to beat for the range you want to shoot plus the excellent brass that is available would or should possibly be a consideration.

Prime has given sound advice also concerning the 7mm rounds. Ballistically they are VERY good.

My choice as you asked and the limitations you set, would be the 300 Win mag with a brake. Pleanty of power to kill the elk and deer you may encounter.

If I went to a 6.5 diameter for accurate QUICK kills at 1000 yards, I would go with a tapored 30" barrel and chamber it to the 6.5/300 Weatherby with an 8 twist. This one is lethal and you can ask Coyote slayer about it.. I have had many of them and they are someting else to behold. The LR boys started using this one here in North Central PA 35 Years ago and some are still using them. They will kill a lot further then 1000 yards to if you can see the hits.

Again, for your situation, you can't go wrong with the 300 Win mag.

You really can't go wrong with the 30 Cal, 7mm and 6.5 Diameter bores for out to 1000 yard accuracy. Just pick the one that retains the energy the best, has the best componants for reloading (Brass and Bullets) and has enough powder capacity to get the job done.

Problem with 8mm and and some others are, bullet selection is not very good for consistant accurate shooting to 1000 yards.


[ 08-16-2002: Message edited by: Darryl Cassel ]
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