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First custom rifle is here and i think its a keeper!!!!!

 
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:28 AM
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Re: First custom rifle is here and i think its a keeper!!!!!

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Ok, now Mud, this will be the biggest decision you've ever made in your life... For your next build, will it be 280 AI or 280 Sherman??
That's probably what I'll do when the barrel is done on mg 6.5! Think that would be cool and very deadly with the 168 VLD!!

Thanks for all the kind words guys. Gonna stomp on the gas and see what velocities I can get this weekend! Will report back asap.

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Old 09-17-2013, 08:42 AM
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basically a 6.5-06 AI......looks impressive....AJ
5% more capacity than an AI version. Based on a 270 case and not the 25-06.



Thanks Roy
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:55 AM
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Re: First custom rifle is here and i think its a keeper!!!!!

The Sherman shares the same head size and shoulder angle with the A.I. The case has less taper and the body is longer......Rich
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:02 AM
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Re: First custom rifle is here and i think its a keeper!!!!!

Thanks Rich.


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Old 09-17-2013, 09:40 AM
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Re: First custom rifle is here and i think its a keeper!!!!!

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Ok, now Mud, this will be the biggest decision you've ever made in your life... For your next build, will it be 280 AI or 280 Sherman??
Actually it might be a .280 Bama, which is one I designed a little while back, but haven't gotten my reamer or dies made yet.

Unfortunately brass can't be made from .280 AI, without having to fire-form without a bullet in it first.......
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The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:43 AM
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The Sherman shares the same head size and shoulder angle with the A.I. The case has less taper and the body is longer......Rich
Sounds like we designed almost the same cartridge.

I'll post mine up, if you'll post yours...I'm really curious to know how close they are now...
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:56 AM
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Re: First custom rifle is here and i think its a keeper!!!!!

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What's your point? I can functionally use the 6.5 Sherman to it's potential...I have a 7STW and only LR animals I hunt are deer. There's really no need for a .300 RUM or a big .30 cal...

Sounds like my own story! Id love to have a "big" 30 or 7mm,....to shoot what? Cant use rifle on whitetails in Ohio.....so here I sit with a boatload of medium sized calibers to kill..?? Pasture grizzlies;....attack racoons;....a black bird out of the tops of the trees on occasions...??
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