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Old 03-17-2013, 08:54 PM
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Re: Model 700 Mountain Rifle problem

I would definately experiment with where u r seating your bullet. It can make a huge differance in how it will shoot. I wouldnt be afraid at all to hunt elk with 150s. In fact if i was shooting a 06 thats what i would be using. I dont like recoil.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:58 AM
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Re: Model 700 Mountain Rifle problem

i shoot 165's and 168's out of my 30-06 mtn. i use varget. usually 210m. 030 off.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:45 AM
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Re: Model 700 Mountain Rifle problem

For you guys shooting your Mtn Rifles...are you seeing MOA groups beyond 200yrds?
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:51 AM
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Re: Model 700 Mountain Rifle problem

roda- you do not say where you are or where you are hunting elk. bull or cow? my bdl mtn and my ti mtn shoot great groups at one hundred yards. .5 and .7 respectively. as good as my .222 and 22-250 better than the .243. they both have a 2.5x8 vx3 scope. i am not sure why the 200 yard groups are so big. they are more than one moa. 2.5 to 4 inches. i would have to put a 36x on and do more testing. they are great carry guns. the last two elk i shot were 11 and 26 yards. they are more than up to that.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:14 AM
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Re: Model 700 Mountain Rifle problem

i use 50.5 varget with the 165 -168. lapua brass. i have tried h-4831 59 gr with 200 partition. with the light rifles and no brake it kicked a lot. also, i have some factory federal HE 180 partitons they shoot equal to any of my handloads, less than an inch. 2880 fps amazing .
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:44 AM
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Re: Model 700 Mountain Rifle problem

The Mtn rifle only has two action screws. As I've said, the action has been pillared and glassed. We plan to vary the torques on the two screws to possibly change some harmonics. Hopefully we can get those 180's to group. We still have 6 hand loads and one factory to try/retry. I'll let you guys know how it goes!
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:07 AM
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Re: Model 700 Mountain Rifle problem

IMR 4350 at 54.5 and 56.5 grains with 180 accubonds works in my 3006. I zeroed at 300 and it shoots 1.25 to 1.75 groups with 54.5/56.5. At 100 it shoots .35 and .65 54.5/56.5 respectively. I just shot for accuracy and didn't worry to much about velocity at the time. I actually prefered the 165's for recoil but the high BC of the 180 seemed better so I loaded it up. I never planned to shoot beyond 300 - 400 so I don't know if the BC is that important now. I think 165's were 450ish and the 180's are 507.
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