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1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

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Unread 11-29-2012, 05:07 PM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

CTF, I'm supposed to head for my favorite Italian sounding sporting goods box store in a few minutes and help my nephew pick up his CM as well. Should be fun.

Seriously though, I thought you guys only got 4 hrs of daylight up there this time of year?

CM
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    Unread 11-30-2012, 04:48 PM
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    Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

    We have very long twilight periods an houreach side of sun up and sun down. . The sun is pretty much gone in Prudhoe Bay and all along the Bofort Sea coast. ( Beaufort) . They should get a glance at the sun again on Jan 18 th.

    What brand and model is he getting? Will it be just for target or hunting.
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    Unread 11-30-2012, 06:18 PM
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    Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

    CFT, He bought a M77 heavy barrel. He better get to breaking it in, the first shoot is on Decemebr 16.

    CB
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    Unread 12-01-2012, 02:44 AM
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    Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

    Good deal. Thats what I wanted but my dealer here couldn't find one so he ordered me the 26" barrel stainless one. I think I'll put a Stocky's thumbhole laminate on it. With a bipod also that should bring the weight up to where it should be for hunting fur.
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    Unread 12-01-2012, 08:22 PM
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    CTF, post some pics of that fur when you get em. Down here, we go after Cyotes. Minnesota and Wisconsin opened a season on Wolves this year to see if they could tame down the deer killing these critters produce. Good Luck.

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    Unread 12-02-2012, 10:50 AM
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    Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Crusty Buck View Post
    CTF, Hunting with all that bulk has to be a challenge. It's interesting for us lower 48 er's to hear what's needed up there. I have ridden snowmobile and thrown hay bales at 50 bellow, but only for a day or two before the cold snap lifted. That was usually followed by snow, snow plowing and the deep freeze again. We no longer have those winters in Minn. For hunting in that stuff, it's either a Bolt action or Lever, maybe a pump. I wonder how the plastic clip for my Thompson Venture would hold up at -30?


    jlamb, What would a stock like that cost for my Savage Model 11?
    HS Precision does not the thumbhole stocks for Savage but do make a varminter model. Check out -

    www.midwayusa.com

    or

    Results for H-S PRECISION:Pro-Series Varmint

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    Unread 12-02-2012, 07:19 PM
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    Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

    JLamb; I see you shoot the 6.5/06 . What velocity do you get with 140s and what bullet weight do you prefer in that round? ?
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