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Unread 12-18-2013, 09:14 PM
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info needed on smokless build

Here in a month or two im going to be building a smokless muzzleloader on a rem 700 action. What barrel to go with, what twist, hows the recoil,and 45 or 50 cal?
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    Unread 12-19-2013, 01:37 AM
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    Re: info needed on smokless build

    I'm digging my 25" 45 cal PacNor 1:20 twist. A lot of guys shoot 1:22 twist in the Pacnors and McGowens also
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    Unread 12-19-2013, 10:33 AM
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    Re: info needed on smokless build

    For low recoil the 45cal is the best I have a pacnor barrel on mine #7 contour 45cal 1-22 twist 25in barrel. shooting sabots its great but for sabot less its a little work resizing bullets to fit. but shoot good when you have it sized right.
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    Unread 12-21-2013, 02:06 PM
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    Re: info needed on smokless build

    try dougs muzzleloader message board.
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    Unread 12-22-2013, 02:23 PM
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    Re: info needed on smokless build

    Go to Doug's message board and contact Luke.
    He owns Arrowhead Sporting Goods, and can hook you up with everything you need.
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    Unread 12-25-2013, 08:52 AM
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    Re: info needed on smokless build

    I'm using a 1:22 twist, 26" PacNor. I wish the contour were a bit lighter, the thing shoots lights out but is quite heavy.

    You can go faster with the twist, but last I followed development there really aren't any bullets out there (despite development efforts) with higher BC than what we have now, requiring 1:20 or faster.

    What do you plan to use for your priming system? I do not recommend you use the plug style which uses shortened cases in the existing bolt. They are prone to gas-cutting the nipple that the case presses onto when forces against the plug by the bolt. Once that happens -- and it doesn't take much -- your $80 plug is shot. I've been there, and converted to a newer 209 system.
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    Unread 12-25-2013, 09:39 AM
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    Re: info needed on smokless build

    PacNor made mine using the 700ml barrel contour and is lighter than the "DD" standard contour. Also, shooting the Parker Match Hunters sabotless the 1:20 performs better than the 1:22 I also have.
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