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Pierce Engineering - Lansing, Mich

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Unread 03-09-2014, 09:02 PM
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Re: Pierce Engineering - Lansing, Mich

All the positive feedback is just insuring my trip to lansing will be enjoyable and productive and I'll wind up with a rifle I can use and shoots lights out....
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    Re: Pierce Engineering - Lansing, Mich

    I just ordered a Pierce titanium action to build a 26 Nosler on. I'm trying to go light with this rifle and Nathan Dagley recommended Pierce. He will be fitting a Hawk Hill barrel onto it.
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    John Pierce is a first class guy. Builds great race cars and great rifle actions. He is good friends with Jim Borden so he also gets great advice.

    I built a rifle for a customer on action serial number 2. It was a great action, and shot sub .3 moa with all three switch barrels.

    Nat Lambeth
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    I hear John likes the 308 caliber and I'm leaning toward that in as much as 308 has been my favorite caliber for quite a while. I have a dandy Savage lightweight hunter right now that shoots excellent groups for a factory rifle and I like a 308 for bullet weight and ease of procuring good brass plus the variety of pills themselves plus a 308 don't try to break your shoulder with every ignition.
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    Unread 03-17-2014, 08:01 PM
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    Re: Pierce Engineering - Lansing, Mich

    Flip,

    I did the same thing you are thinking of. Went and took a walk around the shop, talked to the guys running the equipment, played with an action, and ordered a full build. It was finished just less than a year ago.

    I did have mine built on an Eliseo chassis (tube gun ) with a Benchmark barrel and the system shoots lights-out in 338LM. I can't imagine one in a McMillan would shoot any different. Jim Nordhoff is a good guy and will take some time shooting the crap with you to make sure you get what you want.

    My future (undecided) 6.5 build will definitely go to Pierce.

    Brandon
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    Re: Pierce Engineering - Lansing, Mich

    Flip, only you know what kinds of shots you take.

    Let me appeal to you to consider a 7mm RM
    With a 180 VLD at 2950fps the trajectory looks as follows:
    200 Yard Zero 10mph crosswind
    400 -4.3 el 1.9 wind 2273 ftlb
    600 -9.6 el 3.0 wind 1808 ftlb
    800 -16 el 4.3 wind 1422 ftlb
    1000 -23.6 el 5.7 wind 1100 ftlb

    The 308, on the other hand (175 SMK @ 2600fps)
    200 yd zero 10mph crosswind
    400 -8.2 3.1 1442 ftlb
    600 -14.3 5.1 1031 ftlb
    800 -24.7 7.5 712 ftlb
    1000 -38.2 10.3 478 ftlb

    With a decent brake on it, recoil should be no problem. Otherwise you are really limiting yourself to 600 yards, which is perhaps all you need. The 7RM or 7WSM for that matter is about as low as one can go and still have the means to reach out a bit. You might prefer the short action WSM with the weight limit you have in mind.

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    I hear John likes the 308 caliber and I'm leaning toward that in as much as 308 has been my favorite caliber for quite a while. I have a dandy Savage lightweight hunter right now that shoots excellent groups for a factory rifle and I like a 308 for bullet weight and ease of procuring good brass plus the variety of pills themselves plus a 308 don't try to break your shoulder with every ignition.
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    Re: Pierce Engineering - Lansing, Mich

    Im thinking about having a custom gun done as well by them. Need to get some cash together. Thinking a standard pierce action 6.5 CM krieger tube but undecided on the stock.
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