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Old 02-26-2003, 10:44 PM
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Re: New, with a ?

I think the guy that some one else mentioned is actually Dan Bower. Interesting old guy, pretty nice fellow to talk to. I put a nickel or two in him at a gun show in Alliance, Nebraska a couple years back (I believe he is from Colorado). He definitely had made believers out of a couple of fellows that I knew at work. If I recall correctly, they were shooting at basically MOA sized targets out to 700yds w/ a .223!

Try looking on www.accuratereloading in the Single Shot Pistol forum. I think I recall a few guys discussing using Bower's wildcat cartridges, the special shooting rests, etc.

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Old 02-27-2003, 07:46 AM
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Re: New, with a ?

I build this gun in photo shop. Something like this would work [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 02-27-2003, 03:09 PM
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Re: New, with a ?

That looks pretty cool, alot nicer than my Striker. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
A left hand model with a 30 barrel would be cool.
Does anyone know if the McMillans are solid through the wrist area and could be whacked off and reshaped?

I assume you would just need to maintain the 18"+ barrel length to keep it legal, or does the action have to begin life as a pistol to not have a full butstock?
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Old 02-27-2003, 08:39 PM
 
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Brent--
Rifle barrels must be greater than 16", shotguns are 18", but they must also meet an overall length requirement, also. I'm not sure on the numbers, but suffice it to say that if you just chop off the barrel to 16" and cut the stock behind the wrist, it WILL be illegal, unless you have a really long action... [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 02-28-2003, 04:03 AM
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Whoops, I ment 16" not 18". [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

Did you mean "not" legal, unless you have a really long action?
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Old 03-01-2003, 11:30 PM
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Re: New, with a ?

Thanks for all the input.

Brent; I've got a Gre'-Tan Rifles XP in 6.5-284 Win. Burris 3-12XLER with Ballistic Plex reticle zeroed to 600 yds. with comeups calculated to 1000, with the 129 gr. Hornady SST @ 2900 out of the 15" barrel. Believe it or not i actually took a coyote @ 906 yds. a month or so ago, but i think i was real lucky to have dropped him on the spot, as the bullet exited the spine. I bet if i'd have hit him thru the lungs, he would have gotten away and I'd have never found him. But the info presented here has been a big help, and i think i'm going to try the 120 Nosler, and maybe the A-Max. Hopefully I can get enuf shock out of those bullets to put them down, but man i don't know. I'm going to get a 6-284 built by Gre-Tan soon so maybe that'll work better, we'll see.

Don Bower is the guy that used to do all the experimentatiion with the Contenders/Encores. He has a long-range seminar occasionally out in Alliance.
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Old 03-01-2003, 11:35 PM
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P.S. That is one nice rig Crow Mag, Who built it? How does it shoot?
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