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Junk Yard .308 build

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Unread 02-25-2010, 03:27 AM
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Re: Junk Yard .308 build

where they buit that way so they could swap the bolt and barrel and have a 300 win mag???
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Unread 02-25-2010, 07:55 AM
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Re: Junk Yard .308 build

The M24 with long action was originally chosen because the designers originally wished to use the more powerful but militarily obsolete 30-06 round which at that time were still in procurement channels.
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Unread 02-25-2010, 10:24 AM
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Re: Junk Yard .308 build

I have a 28" 6mm Rem built on a Rem 700 Long Action which is a decent 1000+ yard target rifle. All the parts were bought on ebay (before they banned most gun parts). The action was off a beat up pawn shop 700 sporter. If you want to shoot VLD bullets from just about any of the "short action" cartridges, using a long or at least mid (30-06) length action is reasonable, and necessary to feed though a magazine. . It removes most of the constraints on seating depth. Brass over 2" long is very cramped in a 2.8" magazine with VLDs. Certainly if I was building a rifle with any of the SAUM or WSM cartridges I'd use long action.

In my opinion the Rem 700 long action is too short to work well with the long magnums like the Rem Ultras. 2.8" brass is cramped with VLDs in a 3.6" or even 3.8" actions.

You can call that a "junk yard" build if you want, but I'd expect it to work well. That's hardly a junk barrel. Where you get parts isn't the issue. It's how well they the match the cartridge and how well they're assembled.
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Re: Junk Yard .308 build

Seeing how you have a huge mag well you should use it to it's full extent. Load heavy bullets seated out far ad try powders like W760, RL17, VV-N540, VV-N550 etc. I'm pushing a 208gr A-max with RL17 and getting some awsome velocities.
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Re: Junk Yard .308 build

You can call that a "junk yard" build if you want, but I'd expect it to work well. That's hardly a junk barrel. Where you get parts isn't the issue. It's how well they the match the cartridge and how well they're assembled.

Well said.
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Re: Junk Yard .308 build

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Seeing how you have a huge mag well you should use it to it's full extent. Load heavy bullets seated out far ad try powders like W760, RL17, VV-N540, VV-N550 etc. I'm pushing a 208gr A-max with RL17 and getting some awsome velocities.
I was thinking that the .308 case would be better suited to bullets up to 180 grains. I had not considered the 208 grain bullet. What sort of performance would you expect out of this 24 inch barrel with the 208 grain bullet?
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