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Striker and the .308 family

 
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:39 AM
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Re: Striker and the .308 family

I had a nice talk with Ernie over the phone a few weeks ago. Nice guy and full of info.
I now have some idea's for future calibers and why. THANK YOU ERNIE!
Today if something doesn't come ul, I will be cutting a .243 barrel down to 14- 15 inches and crowning it. After I practice a few times to make sure I can do it right. Later on I will install a muzzle brake. Not sure which one to get. Leaning toward the Monster. Any suggestions on aa muzzle brake for a .243 win 14' barrel?
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:24 AM
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Re: Striker and the .308 family

How about 16.5" plus brake for best velocity?

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Old 03-02-2013, 12:11 PM
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Re: Striker and the .308 family

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How about 16.5" plus brake for best velocity?

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IHMSA has a barrel limit of 15" So if I start shooting it again I wouldn't be legal.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:35 PM
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Re: Striker and the .308 family

BUT on second thought, I could just cut it down again! So I will take your advise Tinkerer and cut it at 16.5, but I am breaking my own thoughts on what length a hand gun barrel should be (15" max) but what the heck, if it helps me reach out and pop a coyote at 500 yards, I'll change my max barrel belief.
Thanks Larry!

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Old 03-03-2013, 04:28 PM
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Re: Striker and the .308 family

Besides, if you like the 16.5" 243 and want to keep it, you can always pick up another 243 and cut it down.

I just so happen to have an extra 243 you could pick it very reasonable if you like . Heck, I'd even trade for a decent 308 barrel in black.

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Old 03-03-2013, 07:03 PM
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Re: Striker and the .308 family

Hum?? I will keep my eye open for one. You can pm me the price if you if you want.
The barrel turned out great. Still need to crown it a little more. I am waiting for the nut wrench to get here so I can swap it over and see how it shoots.
Rupe
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:00 AM
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Re: Striker and the .308 family

Just an update: I cut the barrel, 16.5", Crowned it and finally had a chance to swap it with the .308 barrel. But as my luck goes, just as I finished the swap, the wind started blowing with gusts to 55mph. Well I grabbed 3 rds. and shot them, just so I could say I shot it!
Well I have no clue if I hit one of the used targets I had still on the 100 yard home range. But it felt good just to pull the trigger. I won't get to shoot it today either cause we suppose to get 70mph gusts. So I'll have ro wait to start working up a load. Using IMR8208BR and Sierra 75 gr. HP.
I loaded; .5 gr for 3 rds. starting at 34.5 to a max of 37.3 Hopefully I will find somewhere in the middle a good load I can work into the sweet spot.
I'm not new to reloading but I am new to trying to find that one load that gives me that long range accuracy the we all look for. Any suggestion are more then welcome!
Rupe
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