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Old 09-12-2002, 05:01 PM
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Old 09-12-2002, 05:03 PM
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Old 09-12-2002, 07:46 PM
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Re: Accuracy International rifles.

One of the nice features of the true AI's is they are designed to change the barrels in the field. Everything is pre-headspaced and the threads trued so you can change it out with a barrel wrench and drive on with the mission knowing you've still got a 1/2 moa shooter. You can also go from 308 to 300win by switchiung out the tube/bolt. The action is designed to hold about 2 lbs of sand and mud and still cycle and shoot. The stock is just a big arse block of aluminum,,, no flex there.

Like you said,, It's no bench rest rig,, but I've seen a crap load of .5 moa rifles not shoot 2 moa at 1000. For that matter,, I've seen alot of .2moa rifles not shot 2 moa at 1000.(20 shot F class groups guys). I've also never seen a guy walk thru the woods with a 21 lbs rifle,,, but then,, I've never hunted with any of you fella's. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

HS makes a fine rifle, and I'm sure you'll like it very much. Get a good recoil pad, and some advil.

FatBoy...

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Old 09-12-2002, 09:14 PM
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AI Rifles are very nice, but I believe there are better tactical rifles out there.

There is some load data on www.accuratereloading.com that was conducted with a 338 lapua mag AI rifle, it lists the group sizes and they are quite good.

Some guys posted a picture on www.snipersparadise.com where they had shot the 338 lapua at 1200 yards at a steel plate that showed two 4 inch 3 shot groups. I will try to find the link.

here's the link http://www.snipersparadise.com/cgi-b...c;f=4;t=000309

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Old 09-13-2002, 12:19 AM
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Just Got In.

Thank guys for the input. There seemed to be alot of research and technology gone into both the 338 Lapua Magnum and 300 Remington Ultra Magnum. Here in the state of Washington a shooter must first identify the species of Deer then count horns. For Elk unless one has drawn a rare lottery based Cow or Branched Antlered Bull tag he or she is only is allowed to shoot a Spike Bull with Expanding Bullets of .243 caliber or greater for Modern Rifle. I was very suprised that shooters on this board stated they used match bullets for Deer and Elk hunting. The Washington State rules are also governed by GMU's of which equals Game Management Units. Inturn there exists numerous boundries which the aforementioned special tags apply and if drawn only apply to specific numbered GMU's within the state and are not to be used in other parts of Washington State. Match grade (non expanding) bullets are NOT allowed. In addition the use of noise Suppressors is strictly unlawful to use at all-hunting included. A buddy of mine in Texas has hunted years with noise suppressed rifles. He states that follow up shots are very common. What happens is I must select a caliber above .243 and yeild a high Ballistic Coefficient and a caliber that offers a dedicated expanding Hunting Bullet. LRB offers a 30 caliber 180 grain bullet called the J36 of which yeilds a BC of .677 available as a component/profectile or in loaded ammunition of which has a muzzle velocity of 3400 fps. Using the LRB ballisticator the 180 displayed awesome flat trajectory. While now a NATO accepted cartridge the 338 Lapua Magnum appears to only be available with Match grade bullets hence the basis for me selecting the 300 RUM. It may be time to begin Handloading.....
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Old 09-13-2002, 08:34 AM
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Re: Accuracy International rifles.

Question? Who said match bullets are "non-expanding"? Do not confuse Geneva Convention requirements for "full metal jacket non-expanding bullets" with match bullets. Match bullets will expand! In fact some are very quick opening. Read what your exact state law says. Think you will find that match bullets (sierra matchkings) are legal.
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Old 09-13-2002, 01:35 PM
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Matchkings do expand very well.

I just got back from shooting on the range this morning. I was shooting 1/2" steal targets from 500-1000 yards. I recovered a slug that had hit the steal at 1000 yards. It had expanded very nicely. Except the force was so great that it had lost its core.

Matchkings work!
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