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Unread 03-14-2007, 09:33 PM
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New-Rifle-Project-has-been-changed

Hey-guys;
I-ve-changed-my-project-a-little.
I-have-decided-to-change-the-chambering-to-something-a-bit-larger-than-7mm-WSM.
I-have-decided-to-do-some-1000-yard-BR-Competitions.
And-I-am-thinking-the-30-378-Weatherby-will-be-hard-to-beat.
So-here-are-the-specs;

1.-Chambering-30-378-Weatherby-Magnum(Maybe-Improved)
2.-Lawton-7500-SS-Action-1.450-Diameter-Fluted-Bolt
3.-Lawton-30"-SS-Barrel;1-10-twist;-1.350-tapered-to-1.250.
4.-McMillan-MBR;-5-lbs-lead-added;-80%Blk-10%grey-10%-White
5.-Vias-Muzzle-Brake
6.-Jewel-2oz-Trigger
7.-Lawton-Base-with-20MOA
8.-Nightforce-30mm-rings
9.-Nightforce-8x32x56mm-NXS-w/NP-R2-Reticle
10-Weight-will-be-around-25-pounds

It-should-be-fun;-fast;and-accurate.-I-have-not-decided-if-I-am-going-to-make-it-improved.

Does-anyone-have-an-improved-30-378-Weatherby-Mag?

What-bullets-would-be-the-best-for-this-chambering.
I-have-looked-at-the-210grn-Beger-and-200grn-AccuBond.
I-should-be-able-to-push-those-at-around-3400-fps.
The-180's-and-190'-at-around-3450-to-3500-fps-out-of-a-30"-pipe.

Who-makes-a-good-180-and-190grn-Bullet-for-30-cal?

Is-there-an-improved-version-of-the-30-378-Weatherby-Magnum?

I-would-like-to-here-what-you-guys-think-about-the-cal-and-specs.

Thanks
Jake

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    Unread 03-14-2007, 09:42 PM
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    ya it's a lot easier to read, but I think everyone here agrees on one thing. buy a new keyboard before you spend another dime on gun stuff. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    and before you buy a 30-378 check out the 7mm AM, especially if you are going to just shoot the 200gr and under bullets.

    I read a post by kirby a while ago, and he was comparing the 30-378 to his 7mm AM, and it completly blows it out of the water with richard graves 200gr wildcat pills.
    check that out, you'll like what you read.

    not bashing on the 30-378 either, my buddy has one and loves it, I just think that there are better options.

    good luck with the gun and the keyboard, and glad things are looking up for ya in the work dept.
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    I don't personaly think the 30-378 is a good round , just alot more options out their like the 30-338 Lapua imp

    But like it was mentioned I'd go with a fast 7mm and shoot the 180 Bergers or 200gr Wildcat bullet. much flatter and alot less wind drift
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    +1 on the 7mm....

    The 7mm AM will push the 180-200 gr bullets fast, and will ballistically be ahead of the 30 cal. Much lest wind drift. I would go with either the Allen Mag, or a 7mm STW. I seem to be matching or over 7mm Ultra Mag velocities using less powder. Running 3350 with a 168 gr Berger. I shot some 180's at 3200 with no pressure. Probably could get 3250-3275. Can't wait to get my Allen Mag though shooting the 200gr at the same speed [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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    Unread 03-15-2007, 07:47 PM
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    I-have-to-decided-to-stick-with-a-30-cal.
    I-will-be-using-this-rifle-for-possible-1000-BR-Comp-and
    Long-range-varminting.
    The-30-cal-is-still-dominating-this-class.
    I-will-be-using-the-210grn-Sierra-MK-with-a-.620-BC.
    The-30-378-will-push-the-210-at-around-3400-to-3500-
    out-of-a-30"-pipe.
    That-will-be-a-pretty-good-combo.-I-will-look-at-some-other
    chamberings-before-I-make-my-decision.
    I-really-want-to-here-more-from-you-guys-regarding-30-cal
    chamberings.

    Thanks
    Wildcat
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    If the 30 is your choile for bore diameter then I would definatly use the 338 Lapua case and improve it.
    The capacity will be a little less than the big Weatherby but you'll likely get the same or better velocities due to the better brass being able to handel the pressure.
    Yea the brass is a little more expensive but if you look at it in the long run you'll get more firings from the Lapua cases and they'll pay for themselves in the end.

    Or at least these are my theories I have never owned either. I do know that the BC of the 180gr Berger is higher and you can drive it faster that makes for way better wind bucking ability and less drop if your shooting unknown ranges. In the Br you know your range so the drop isin't that big of a deal but the wind has to be read correctly all the way out , thats where the higher speed and higer BC will win

    "If the whole BR crowd goes and jumps off of a bridge are you gonna do it to"
    "just becausethey do it all the time doesen't make it the best idea"

    My mom used to tell me that all the time when I was growing up and it used to drive me nuts , I just saw an opportunity to use those lines so I figured I'd throw them out their [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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    JD-Norma-is-making-30-378-Weatherby-Brass-so-that's-pretty-good-brass.

    I-checked-Bergers-site;-and-I-don't-see-a-180grn-VLD-bullet.
    They-show-a-185-190-210grn;-bullet.

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