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Old 06-08-2013, 11:06 AM
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Re: Need help deciding on a cal or rifle for first build

Here is a book that helped me get started:

Amazon.com: Gunsmithing Made Easy: Projects for the Home Gunsmith (9781616080778): Bryce M. Towsley: Books

You can probably find it on the shelf at your local Wal Mart or bookstore. I have seen it in quite a few places. Amazon if all else fails.

Alternatively, here is an online tutorial:

Bedding a Rifle With MatchGrade Bedding Compound

Be forewarned, however, once you start down this road, it gets addictive. You are messing with a gateway drug...
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:52 AM
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Re: Need help deciding on a cal or rifle for first build

Im already addicted I just want better equipment and more knowledge and experience with long range rifle shooting
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:07 PM
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Re: Need help deciding on a cal or rifle for first build

just remember - nothing is free. Better velocity and baistic performance = shorter barrl life and higher recoil.
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:44 PM
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Re: Need help deciding on a cal or rifle for first build

I just got a 7mm rum myself and am realy liking it, it has the power to get it done past 1000 yards.
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:26 PM
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Re: Need help deciding on a cal or rifle for first build

I have noticed alot more people using .30 cal or bigger for 1000 yard hunting and target shooting. Why is that when th .284 caliber has a higher bc?
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:47 PM
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Re: Need help deciding on a cal or rifle for first build

Other than the ultra mags and and specialty rounds what is the difference between a 7 mm at 1000 yards and a 300 wm?
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:13 PM
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Re: Need help deciding on a cal or rifle for first build

Bigger wound channel and more engergy if they are traveling about the same speed because of the typically increased mass of the .30 bullet, basically more killing power.

So you pay a penalty in recoil to kill something at 1000 plus yards... Where as with 1000 yard target shooting, you have to put repetitive holes in paper/target and don't need as much killing power thus the 6.5 mm high ballistic constant bullets shine - low recoil but just as flat or flatter shooting and wind drift ability.
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