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A bunch of simple questions.

Hi everyone. I have a few questions that I'm certain almost anyone who is a regular can answer.

What are a few of the more popular calibers for elk out to about 1500 yds?( I am mostly interested in .338 up to the low .40s but please dont feel limited to just these.)

Which of the above rounds can you buy ready made brass for or which ones are easily formed ( like by simply running into a full length sizing die and trimming)?

The IOR scopes, What does IOR stand for?

How is it that I have been submerged in shooting and the gun hobbies for years and never heard of them untill I started checking back to this forum afrer a long pause.(This is a bonus point question if you can answer it for me.)

Anyone have a picture of a .308 Baer next to a common cartridge.

Does anyone sell laminated stock blanks so I could make my own stocks.

I was messing with a ballistics calculator from another recent post and it asks me to choose a drag function (G1, G2 and so on)to calculate maximum range. Well what is the correct drag function for Nosler 30 cal 168gr J4 bullets.

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    Unread 12-28-2003, 06:31 PM
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    Re: A bunch of simple questions.

    Look at www.richardscustomrifles.com/custom_stocks.htm
    also www.masterclassstocks.com/master1000/index.html
    There are more out there Serch using Google.com
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    Re: A bunch of simple questions.

    Caliber choices would be the 338 RUM or the 338 Lapua. Or an Ackley version of the two...
    Or 300 RUM and it's variations.
    Can't say anything bad about IOR, but can't say anything good either, prefer Leu or NF.
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    Unread 12-28-2003, 09:20 PM
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    Re: A bunch of simple questions.

    The 338 is the best way to go, as wind will be the biggest consideration at that range. Look at the BC's on the available bullets and what speeds you can expact to compare the choices.

    The 338/378 Weatherby cartridge is the simplest, all out performer there is. If you buy custom dies, the 338 Lapua Improved is right there too, and with better, longer lasting brass. Standard 338 Lapua = next best performance. The 338 Ultra is a close fourth, with even cheaper brass yet, not the quality of the Lapua, or life span, but initially cheaper. You're smith may not be willing to open up the bolt face on a M70 or 700 for the big Weatherby or Lapua case, so unless you buy a custom action or have GA Precision or another smith make the modifications and chamber for it for one, the Ultra may be what you're left with.

    All brass is available.

    Custom dies run about $275-350

    Custom Reamer $135

    Ackley Improved versions should fire form from factory brass.

    G5 should correctly model the 168 J4, just compare that the the drops you verify at the range to know for sure, G7 or G1 for what ever reason "may" model is better. Bullets advertised G1 BC must have the BC converted for the true BC of each drag model. Many ballistic programs have a converter, if yours don't, email me and I'll convert it for you.
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    Re: A bunch of simple questions.

    in anyway you need a custom reamer long range performance doesn t came from SAAMI hunting specs or CIP specs

    if you plan to go in 338/378 Wea you need a tight chamber and shorter throat matched to 300 SMK and not design for safari hunt ...

    300 RUM and 300 RUM wilcat can allow you to use a regular bolt face mag receiver and doesn t need big costly receiver .

    IOR are very good scope

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    Re: A bunch of simple questions.

    IOR stands for Industry Optic Romania. Here's a liitle review by SOF to give you a some back ground on one of my favorite scopes..sakofan..

    http://www.valdada.com/vn/valdada/review1
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    Re: A bunch of simple questions.

    contact Bruce Baer at (717)349-7077 for stock blanks and already turned and inletted.

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