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Old 01-17-2014, 06:36 PM
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Re: The missing link

so you don't think we need 25~06 or the 270 win? we do have bullets 180 , 190 &198gr from matrix Ballistics in .296 cal. 198s@ 2900 witha BC of .660+ with 63 gr and nearly 2 tons of energy @ the muzzle .Bbl wear should be minimal, = more shooting)

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Old 01-18-2014, 09:09 PM
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Re: The missing link

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IMO, it's boring and silly without bullets..
The only thing really boring about this cartridge and bullet is suffering through a number of beatings before you can one up it!

Marshall, if I could have one recommendation, and Ron and I have discussed it, the need for a higher bc, longer bullet, 205-210gr. Maybe even 215.

The bullet does well, and even transitioned well into subsonic, I witnessed two consecutive hits at 2075 yards. My 7mm Berger 180 hybrid was shooting a 15 foot group.
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:23 PM
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Re: The missing link

My limiting factor on weight is the availability of jacket lengths, the 198 is designed with that in mind.
I've been able to spank them of a 7rem case at 3028fps with no signs of pressure....accurately.
judging by the fact every drives a different vehicle, there is room for more flavors of calibers.

sorry to be a party pooper Ron, but the reamers cleary says "290 Ambrose"
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:52 PM
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Re: The missing link

I took another $5.00 from my buddy Milo today with the ole 290USA at 1450, had to fight with him but he did pay. BTT
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:25 PM
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I took another $5.00 from my buddy Milo today with the ole 290USA at 1450, had to fight with him but he did pay. BTT
Whole story, PLEASE
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Old 01-23-2014, 12:02 PM
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Re: The missing link .296 cal.

Hey guys if interested, Mcgowen Precision builds the .296 bbls but they only sell to Mac's gunworks. Broughton also builds bbls & those can be orderd direct.
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:03 PM
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Re: The missing link .296 cal.

l received my new 7mm mag brass today. Bullets, dies, reamer, stock, action, scope everything except the barrel to start the .290 mag build.The barrels should be here any day.I can't wait to try out the HS detach mag.on this beast.
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