Originally Posted by WalleyeGod
meet our goal of getting into the mile long club. We chose Kirby to build our gun ... a 270 AM.
Sheese, what a kid won't ask for for christmas? Your life is most certainly ruined! A 270 AM for a mile shot? In your wildest dreams! There will be a mile of destruction between now and that mile mark.
Now that I have your attention.:eek:
By a mile of distruction I mean a whole bunch of holes in gongs, and tons of exploded milk jugs. Its flat awesome to be able to see those explosions in the scope after the shot. Between the explosion and the THWACK! it'll make your day!
I love mine.
May I give you some free counsel, huh? Don't diddle with it like I did. I tho't I had to develop my own loads and stuff. Ask Kirby for what his standard load is, I never have:o including overall length. The rifle shot well and most probably very well with that load before he shipped it.
Break in the barrel per instructions, do the corn meal thing as Kirby suggests. You'll end up shooting that mile (if you can ever get past the sheer fun of busting rocks waaayyy out there)
I say all of this to keep you from wasting too many shots as I did. I have about 300 down the tube and 200 of 'em were pretty much unnecessary.
Having said that, I just came home with a can of Accurate 8700
Jeeze I love to shoot that thing.
Oh yeah, and I'd consider avoiding Nosler brass, big time. But if you really are driven in that direction I'll send you some all ready to be fire formed.
Good luck and good shootin'