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short mags anyone?

 
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Old 01-20-2006, 10:57 AM
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Re: short mags anyone?

I shoot a 270WSM mostly, but pack a rifle to fit the occasion. It is my choice for coues also as the shot distances can be great. The gun comes in at almost 12 lbs and the rest of my daily gear gets lightened to make up for the gun weight. This last hunt total weight was around 50 lbs. and I do hike a lot in the mountains. I just take my time and glass a lot.
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Old 01-20-2006, 08:21 PM
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I have a Sako AV that was the first gun that I ever bought 30 years ago chambered in 7mm Rem Mag, I bought A new McMillan stock for it last year and fell in love with it again but after working up a load for it I realized the barrel was a little long in the tooth. I decided it was time to make this a fully custom rig, I had Kirby (fiftydriver) wave his magic lathe over the action and put me on a new barrel chambered in 284BSM (270wsm Norma brass necked up to 7mm) the throat on his reamer is perfect for 160gr Accubonds so it takes up the entire neck and no more.
when I got the metal work back from Fiftydriver I had my friend 7MMRHB do the ultimate bedding job (and brass tweaking) it was time for load developement and I was so busy at work that my nephew Goodgrouper did that for me for the most part. I am usually a do it your selfer but on this project I used my friends and it turned out great. my 284BSM shoots 160 Accubonds at 3185fps (150fps faster than the old 7mmRemMag barrel)with 4 or 5 grains less powder and far superior accuracy. the only negative to the project was that it gave Fiftydriver fits making the magazine feed correctly.
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Old 01-20-2006, 08:43 PM
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i havent read much about short mags on here. does anyone like them?

Like them, I love my 300wsm. It is the most accurate hunting rifle I own.
700 Action
Broughton Barrel
HS Mag
Mcmillan Sako Varmint stock
and 175 SMK's @ 3050fps
Built by Chris Matthews / LongShot Rifles
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Old 02-07-2006, 11:13 AM
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Re: short mags anyone?

Hi Casey
I have a Rem 700 with Hart 24" barrel with hunting mcmillan stock,weight 6.7lbs added a few helpers Jewell, tubbs pin, this gun amazing only three shot groups last fall working load for it, much same load as yours H 4831 67,
140gr nosler bt with mag Fed primers shot .125"
Put some nosler partions to hunt and step up a little powder
with caution, ok shot a 200lb buck at 390yards instant kill
this is the best cartridge I have ever owned,it just seems to me the short stubby cartridges are great look at the 6ppc
the 284 they just seem to work!
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Old 02-07-2006, 03:53 PM
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Hi
this is my first post on this site I was so impressed with the amount of usefull info i had to register.Anyway Iam from the UK and have a custom Nesika built 7mm/300wsm (match chambered)I have not had it long and the first outing with it was to Africa,it performed well I was very happy
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Old 02-08-2006, 10:34 AM
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YES ON THE 325 WSM. I NOW HAVE 3 OF THEM. FIRST MODEL 70 COYOTE LITE IS SHOOTING -1/2" @ 100YDS WITH 180 GRAIN BARNES TRIPLEXXX @ 3150fps. LOADED THE 200 NOSLEER ACUBOND @ 3075'/S ACUURACY IS I/2' GROUPS ALSO. AVAILABLE RECOMMENDED LOAD DATA IS ON THE LITE SIDEBY A LOT.
WINCHESTERS'S SUPREME FACTORY LOAD WITH THIER LUBALOX CTG IS LOADED WITH 69.3 GRAINS OF WIN 760.AND ON MY CHRONY RUNS @ 3080'/SEC. @ 55 DEGREE'S AND 5500' ALTITUDE. THEIR RECOMENDED LOAD FOR THE 180 IS 64 GRAINS @ 2,850 FPS.
IF YOU WANT TO EQUAL FACTORY LISTINGS YOU WILL HAVE TO EXCEED EVERBODY;S MAX RECOMMENFDED LOADS TO GET THERE BUT THE EFFORT IS WELL WORTH THE TIME.
RIFLE # 2 IS A NEW 1885 HIWALL THAT HASN'T GOT TO THE RANGE YET (NO SCOPE BASES YET. #3 IS A NEW MODEL 70 CLASSICWITH ONE RIDE TOE RANGE. OUT OF THE BOX FIRST GROUP WAS JUST OVER 1/2". GOOD THINGS WILL COME FROM THIS ONE ALSO.
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