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True accuracy for long range

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Unread 05-04-2004, 09:58 AM
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Re: True accuracy for long range

Just courious. Is that smith in Austin?
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    Unread 05-05-2004, 10:14 AM
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    Re: True accuracy for long range


    Got to agree with JohnM. The weatherby action makes an good hunting action, but never has been known for an accurate LR competitive action compared to the competition.

    As for the 30-378 being used as a competitive 1000 yard round. The current stats do not support that anymore, one time yes but not now. The only place it is even being used is in PA. Their last posted match results show that only one Light gun shooter used it with middle of the pack results and 6 Heavy gun shooters used it with 2 not getting all 10 shots one and the others ranging from 14.9 to 24 inches while their relays being won at the 6-8" level.
    That is over 200 shooters total of LG and HG and two of the six were Harold Wolfe and his son who are big advocates of the 30-378.

    In my opinion, mediocore accuracy action, large overbore cartridge that is not competitive with todays class of 1k guns and cartidges.

    However, if you got the money and expertise, the gunsmith has got the tricks to make even Mauser actions shoot at 1000, just not the choice to start with.

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    Unread 05-11-2004, 12:29 PM
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    Re: True accuracy for long range

    I think the accuracy international is a great rifle, but for a bargin, the armalite is tough to beat.
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    Unread 05-11-2004, 01:50 PM
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    Re: True accuracy for long range

    If you want a longrange gun that will not empty your pocket I would look at a Rem Sendero in a 338 Ultra Mag or if you wanted to build a 338 Lapua I can give you the name of a benchrest gun smith that will blue print your action and chamber your barrel for 125 bucks and I would say he is one of the best in the country and he doesnt charge very much as you can see. He has built alot of rifles for people I know and he built my 6mm-284 wich easily shoots in the .2's at 100 yards. If you bought a lilja barrel, Rem 700 action, and a stock you should be able to do it for $1200 or less and it will do anything that tac rig will do for about a third of the price.

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    Unread 05-18-2004, 05:32 AM
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    Re: True accuracy for long range

    Just don't touch the Blaser, they are accurate sure enough, but the darn things fall appart and are a piece of junk..
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    Unread 01-11-2010, 03:09 PM
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    Re: True accuracy for long range

    In recent years the prize for accuracy at 1000yds has often (if not consistently) been won by the 30-378. I now have for sale a Weatherby Mark V Accumark in 30-378. There is a sale posting about a week old for this rifle. Very few rounds have been fired through it and theres is a lot of info about the rifle and its preformance on this site. This is truly one of the finest long range rifles in the world. This is high quality and high accuracy. I will negotiate price from the listed $1300 value in these tight economic times. Comes with two boxes of Weatheby 30-378, 180 grain, X-bullit ammunition. This is a beautiful high performance rifle. Contact if interested.
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    Unread 01-11-2010, 05:32 PM
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    Re: True accuracy for long range

    Gdula, I don't think you'll get any lookers on this thread it's almost 6 years old.

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