You sure are a defensive type of fellow, aren't you? I never intended the post as a cheap shot, and I never said my Tomahawk was BETTER than your Wolf, only that it provides similar performance in a much less expensive package. I'm sure some of the guys here would love to have a high performance rifle, but can't afford building a ground-up gun on a custom action. I'm sure I will try some of your excellent bullets when they become available, as the sound like they fly flatter than my 240 gr. SMKs.
As for the hunting antelope--As I stated -I hunt in Wyopming every year AND if you will read my last post closely, you will see that I noted over-the-counter doe tags as the EXCEPTION to my statement. I was really hoping you had found a way to get more than one buck tag..... [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
You can feel free to ask DC about the Tomahawk--he was instrumental in setting up the specs on the reamer. It is a phenomenal performer for the cost involved. I have posted a few targets I shot on this and other boards, and although they are not 1/4 MOA(closer to .5), they were shot from a Harris bipod under hunting conditions...
I will be happy to meet you at WyoWhisper's place for some shooting(if that is OK with you, Ric)--hovever, I am not a foolish enough to bet $10K that the sun is going to rise tomorrow, much less that I can out-shoot anyone on a given day. I'll let you know when I'll be a Ric's place, most likely it will be during the first half of this year...I already have a plane ticket to Cody, as my parents live directly (1125 yards [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] ) across the highway from Ric's front door)...We might be able to even talk DC into coming out...We could shoot some video and have some fun. Hell. you could even ask the Govenor... I know a retired Attorney General of Wyomng, maybe he could come...
BTW-- I can't afford a Vector right now, but I'm sure you could bring an extra one for me to use when my 1200 and my Wild play out...I may even let you play with my ancient Optical Dinosaur.....
I will take a Tupperware stock if you have one laying around and I'd love to see a copy of the video.. your email is on the way..Again, I wasn't trying to start a ******* match, just trying to get the facts..
The bolt ring can not be put on every rifle. Some actions are not straight enough, to straighten them would remove so much metal it would not be practical. I have noticed over the years that the stainless actions in Rem 700 are significantly straighter on average than the non stainless. I believe that these actions are machined first and then heat treated. They all collapse in the same direction related the the ejection port cut out. The bolt on a typical gun is jacked up in the back by the forces of cocking the firing pin spring. You can usually pushdown on the back of the bolt after cocking, and feel the amount of slop, it will spring back.
Nesika has addressed this problem by placing what they call Borden bumps on the shank of the bolt just behind the recoil lugs. I like to true the action by removing material in the back just behind the ejection port cut out to co-axial align the I.d. of this area with the cylinder I.D. in front of the cut out. Then I place a bolt ring of the proper fit on the bolt just in front of the bolt handle.
This has 2 advantages it greatly improves the lug engagement, and it allows the bolt to travel freely when unlocked and pulled back a few mm.
The guys that place a bolt ring up front seem to have trouble with binding in real world hunting conditions, and I don't think it helps much once the rear of the bolt is fitted properly. Target rifles will not suffer from a ring in the front and back, if properly fitted.
Most guys charge around 90 to 110 dollars, if your action is straight enough to true up for a bolt ring. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
That kind of brings me to another point. When you recut the boltface do you use a bolt jig in the lathe using the firing pin hole for center or can one mount it up tight somehow in the reciever to cut it perfectly square while in the reciever jig when doing everything else to the reciever? Thinkin too much lately. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
Texas and S1,
I've been away for awhile and missed most of this post until now. Sierra does make 250gr MK bullets in 338. I've had 500 on my loading table right now for approx 6 months and have yet to shoot any out of my 338 Yogi. So I don't know the BC yet. Have a fellow competitor using 250gr Lapua Scenar's out of his 338 Lapua Improved and has shot a couple of 5" 10 shot groups with it in BR competition.
Tooley also makes a 300 Yogi also which looks to be almost indentical to S1's 30 Wolf. Got one friend in Ohio using it with 240gr SMK and doing very well with it in BR competition in LG class.
Jim Borden has always been a big proponent of sleeving bolts to eliminate the uplift of rear of the bolt when engaging the sear. This is the reason for the design/patent on the "Borden Bumps" that are used on his and Nesika's actions. I was just in Jim's shop last Monday... he has a nice showroom of some nice trophy animals that I can only dream about.
Your right about Howard Wolfe. I met Howard in the early 80s at the PA 1000yd club. A quiet gentleman willing to help anyone. Watched his boy Bobby shoot a very small 4" group using his old 30-378 short chambering while I pulled the target for him once. It was a tight group with only a few loose shots to open it up to 4.???".
Steve glad you made it back. Really could have used that little bit of info to help keep me from the funny farm [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]. I posted the BC of this bullet under FOUND after talking to a Sierra tech.
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