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Old 03-07-2012, 01:13 PM
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Re: Inherited rifles not fully sure what I have

Thanks, kc0pph. The first time I went and bought a box of shells I was blown away at the price and I am definitely conservative in my shooting. Even the cashier gave me a flaberghasted look and asked if I had the right ammo.
I do save all my brass and will learn how to reload soon as I also got a bunch of reloading equipment, plus I am sure I can find someone at the local range who could offer up some advice.
Thats a great idea to use my other rifle I got from him as well to learn the basics as it is only about $40 for a box of 20 shells. It is a:
Rifle - Parker-Hale .270
Scope - Leupold 4.5-14x40mm Long Range with Boone and Crocket Reticle.

And as MHO said, I should be learning how to crawl before I can walk.

Thanks again to all who have replied
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:26 AM
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Re: Inherited rifles not fully sure what I have

if the 30-378 does not have a muzzle brake i would have one installed RIGHT now. and i would wear both muffs and puffs to shoot. of the markV line the accumark is the long range rifle. roninflag
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:04 PM
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Re: Inherited rifles not fully sure what I have

I do have a muzzle brake for it, though I have heard it can reduce accuracy. That and I would not have hunting buddies for long if I were to use it in the field. It kicks hard but its no biggie. I will have to check to see if it is an accumark or not.
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:19 PM
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Re: Inherited rifles not fully sure what I have

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I do have a muzzle brake for it, though I have heard it can reduce accuracy. That and I would not have hunting buddies for long if I were to use it in the field. It kicks hard but its no biggie. I will have to check to see if it is an accumark or not.
A properly installed brake will almost ALWAYS improve accuracy.

You should all be wearing hearing protection regardless. So, why would your hunting buddies object?

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Old 03-15-2012, 11:20 AM
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You should be able to get .270 ammo for much less that $40 a box. Check Walmart.
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:59 PM
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Re: Inherited rifles not fully sure what I have

I have only one comment. The OP says "ammo 30-378 280gr. I have never heard of a 30 cal 280 gr bullet. I assume this is supposed to be 180gr? If not please educate me.

By the way, from one who has gone through the same ordeal, my deepest condolences, and it does sound like he only got the top shelf stuff.
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