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My first custom rifle build

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Unread 08-20-2014, 06:46 AM
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Re: My first custom rifle build

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The 26 nosler is quite the cartridge. I would suggest looking into the 6.5 SS.
The problem with this cartridge and any other based off of a SAUM is the lack of brass. I've been looking for 7mm SAUM brass for 6 months to justify a 6.5 SAUM build and have had zero luck finding it. I have occasionally found 300 SAUM Norma brass but the jerks selling it are asking $3/piece! I did find 5 boxes of 300 SAUM ammo at almost $60 box. Again, $3/piece.
Unless SAUM brass becomes easier to find, I'll stick to a cartridge based off of available brass. No sense having a purdy rifle that you can't shoot.
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    Unread 08-20-2014, 06:59 AM
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    Re: My first custom rifle build

    I went 6.5 Sherman. Not hard to find 270 brass.
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    Unread 08-20-2014, 09:04 AM
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    The problem with this cartridge and any other based off of a SAUM is the lack of brass. I've been looking for 7mm SAUM brass for 6 months to justify a 6.5 SAUM build and have had zero luck finding it. I have occasionally found 300 SAUM Norma brass but the jerks selling it are asking $3/piece! I did find 5 boxes of 300 SAUM ammo at almost $60 box. Again, $3/piece.
    Unless SAUM brass becomes easier to find, I'll stick to a cartridge based off of available brass. No sense having a purdy rifle that you can't shoot.
    Sportsmans Warehouse has had 26 Nosler brass on the shelf for a while in my neck of the woods. Will likely still be there for a while as nobody has been buying it.
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    Unread 08-20-2014, 09:07 AM
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    Re: My first custom rifle build

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    So I am getting a rifle built these are the components
    what do u guys think

    Caliber
    26 nosler

    Action
    Defiance rebel
    Sheep port & sheep rear bridge
    250 recoil lug
    Xtra deep fluted bolt
    Skeletonized bolt handle


    Trigger
    timney or jewel I'm thinking set at 2.5 lbs


    Stock
    McMillan lightweight hunters edge


    Barrel
    Benchmark #4 sporter 26" fluted

    hoping to to keep it under 7.5 lbs with a scope not sure what scope yet a Swarovski or huskemaw I know the swaro will be clearer but I like the turret system of the husky
    Should be a hammer. Keep an eye on the throat though. Probably going to be a burner.
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    Re: My first custom rifle build

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    The problem with this cartridge and any other based off of a SAUM is the lack of brass. I've been looking for 7mm SAUM brass for 6 months to justify a 6.5 SAUM build and have had zero luck finding it. I have occasionally found 300 SAUM Norma brass but the jerks selling it are asking $3/piece! I did find 5 boxes of 300 SAUM ammo at almost $60 box. Again, $3/piece.
    Unless SAUM brass becomes easier to find, I'll stick to a cartridge based off of available brass. No sense having a purdy rifle that you can't shoot.
    Fair enough. In Canada saum brass is fairly easy to find. Remington brass is easiest and nosler brass is around too. Norma saum brass is just impossible though. It's a valid point. As a hunting round, the 26 nosler is a great choice.
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