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Unread 05-12-2011, 09:53 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2011
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Your Gun

Ok i really dont have any extravagant gun in my safe to talk about so i want to hear about yours. Mine stay aroung .5 moa when i do my part and there still pretty much factory guns so I want you to tell me about your guns so i can sit and drool over them. If you can show pictures cuz i like to see the guns to but i mainly just want to read about them and how they shoot. I like to see what others have luck with so I can look into modifying my guns.
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Unread 06-16-2011, 06:55 AM
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Join Date: Feb 2011
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Re: Your Gun

Hi mate,

My only rifle is a Howa 22.250HB
Scope is a Zeiss 6.5-20x50 - excellent scope with very clear, sharp and bright
Leupold Mounts

Boyds Laminated Thumbhole Stock in the colour "Pepper"

I handload for it and use Sierra 55gn Super Roo projectiles (Same as Sierra Game King) shoot brilliantly in my rifle.

I also use 34.5gn AR2206H powder
CCI Large Rifle Primers

Cases are Rem and are FLR and fully prepped

All the target are shot of a bipod and homemade sandbag and are shot at 100m

This rifle is setup for fox and rabbit hunting, manly as a spotlighting setup or varminting, it weights about 5kg so not really suited as a walk about outfit.

I previously owned Howa rifle and they have always been very reliable and have also been exstreamly accurate.

This particular rifle is standard with the only thing done to it is I've had the trigger worked so it is set for about 8-10 oz letoff and zero creap, slight pressure and bang!! Beautiful.

Would I buy another Howa - you bet your ass I would, never let me down and have always been great shooters, this one has even shot some .4" groups at 200m.
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Unread 06-16-2011, 09:39 AM
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Chatham, VA
Posts: 436
Re: Your Gun

Ill play:

Savage DBM action-T&T by SSS
SSS trigger
Brux #5 barrel, 9 twist, 7-300WSM
Manners MCS-TA stock
Leupold Mk4 4.5-14x50
Farrel Rings and Base
I did the assembly, Duracoat, and Bedding myself.

"My greatest fear is that after my demise my wife will sell my guns for the price I told her I paid for them"
-don't know where it came from...but true
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Unread 06-16-2011, 02:56 PM
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Join Date: Feb 2011
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Re: Your Gun

Nice shooter mate, got to love the Savages, I'd tell the wife they go up in value!
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Unread 06-17-2011, 12:17 AM
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Join Date: May 2011
Location: Deepest darkest Georgia.
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Re: Your Gun

I dont have any safe queens but I do have a 1963 remmington 700,in 300wm I had built for long range work. It has a 26'' hart custom barrel heavy & a Ultimate sniper ajustable stock,very nice trigger @ about .5 pull & a Swaovski 6-24x50 pv-s. Its pretty heavy at 18.4 lbs And its only used off a bench or heavy duty tripod .The weight makes the recoil very nice about 25-06 level.Have taken Deer at 600yds, TOOK A GIANT HOG@ 814yds,AND a hog at 6tens of a mile ? just got in the truck o the mileage and rode over there.THIS is my baby but I'M building a 7STW NEXT.
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Unread 06-17-2011, 05:26 AM
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Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: hamilton new zealand
Posts: 21
Re: Your Gun

i posted in wrong thread ops
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Unread 06-17-2011, 07:06 AM
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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Republic of NJ
Posts: 978
Re: Your Gun

700 VTR, started out life as a factory rifle, the only thing I didn't have anything done to was the barreled action. This was a "supposed to be budget" build over time. I just completely finished it this winter (the stock painting and the DBM).

Rem 700 VTR in .308 Win.
Tubb Speedlock firing pin and spring
Callahan cocking piece and aluminum shroud
Timney 1.5 - 4 lb. trigger
Bell and Carlson Medalist vertical grip stock (DuraCoated)
Allen stock pack
Picatinny rails installed on front end of stock
Turner AWS sling
GG&G "Sling Thing" rail to sling adapter
Wyatt's DBM (5 and 10 rnd mags) 5 rnd in gun in pic
Leupold picatinny rail
Burris XTR rings with picatinny tops
Burris TAC30 4.5-14x42mm AO scope
Sinclair offset scope level
Harris BR-S bipod with Alpha Ind. pod lock on GG&G rail adapter

4 shots @ 100 yds. = 0.221". This group was the first one after I had my stock painted, so it was not 100% sighted in. I just slapped scope back on and shot, I guess it wasn't really far off for taking off the scope and just putting it back on. I don't have the proof on me right now haha, but this rifle will shoot consistently about .75" @ 350 yds. (some smaller some bigger, smallest was about 0.541" @ 350 yds.). I have done it, with witnesses of course... I have shot this rifle out to 500 yds. and it performs very well.

Check out the website in my signature for some of my other rifles.
Red mist. It's an addiction!

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