Long Range Hunting Online Magazine



Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Gunsmithing

Reply

28 Nosler COAL problem

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 04-18-2017, 04:24 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 67
28 Nosler COAL problem

I have a new bighorn tl3 long action (cut for ai/aw mags, so no feed lips) that I want to build a 28 Nosler on. I want to run 195 bergers in it, so I will need an extended magazine system. The opening for the mag on the bottom of the action measures 3.78". Is there anything that I can run that will accommodate me? Or will I have to machine my action and run a 338LM bottom metal and magazine? (If this is even possible) I really prefer not to do this. I have a feeling that this is a Ryan Pierce type of question, but checking here first. I'm thinking about a .270-.300 freebore with the 195 grain setup. Thank you in advance for any info that you may have!
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Unread 04-18-2017, 07:07 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: South Georgia
Posts: 63
Re: 28 Nosler COAL problem

Tagging in. I'm interested in the same setup with a dbm in a rem 700 to run the 195's at 3.73. These things are unbelievably accurate.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Unread 04-18-2017, 10:47 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: North Bend, Oregon
Posts: 1,537
Re: 28 Nosler COAL problem

338 Lapua Saami OAL is 3.68". 28 Nosler max cartridge OAL is 3.34" I don't think you will need more than a 3.78" box unless you plan on seating your bullets way out. Super long bullets seated out to max usually don't feed well and are usually best suited to single fed range rifles. These bullets should work just fine seated at 3.34" and give you the close to the free bore you are looking for. Saami spec on that reamer is .271" free bore. Your actual free bore is dependent on how far out you seat your bullets.

If Ryan is your smith on the project then go with what he recommends. I know he has built a few 28 Noslers.
__________________
NRA Life Member and I vote.

Only accurate rifles are interesting.

Gordy and Brady.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Unread 04-19-2017, 02:23 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 67
Re: 28 Nosler COAL problem

I am thinking of maybe seating the 195s out to 3.73". Does anyone know if there is an ai style magazine that will work with a regular long action bottom metal that will at least come close to letting me seat them 3.73"?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Unread 04-19-2017, 04:38 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: South Georgia
Posts: 63
Re: 28 Nosler COAL problem

Put in a call to PT&G, they carry several and can probably get us headed in the right direction. They have some on website that are 3.850" but I think that's magazine outer dimension. Worth a call tho.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Unread 04-20-2017, 04:57 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kansas
Posts: 721
Re: 28 Nosler COAL problem

I am not familiar with the Bighorn but would assume it will work fine with Remington style DBM bottom metal. Accurate mag makes 3.850 DBM that should work.
REMINGTON DSSF LONG ACTION BOTTOM METAL KIT
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Unread 04-20-2017, 09:26 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 67
Re: 28 Nosler COAL problem

Quote:
Originally Posted by rfurman24 View Post
I am not familiar with the Bighorn but would assume it will work fine with Remington style DBM bottom metal. Accurate mag makes 3.850 DBM that should work.
REMbebottommetalkit.aspxON BOTTOM METAL KIT
Thank you for all of your help. I was just researching accurate mag. I called a tech there and the 3.85 will definitely work for the cartridge oal, but the magazine opening on my action is only 3.78. They offer a 3.775 magazine that should work with my action, but I believe that the internal length is only around 3.67" or so. I need about 3.73". Does anyone know if the 3.775" mags have a blinder plate I may can take out or alter to extend my length? The only other options that i see is to either mill into my action to extend the mag opening to accomodate the 3.85" magazine, which i dont want to do due to potential feeding problems. Or, I can use Phoenix Custom Rifles reamer in order to fit the 195's into a regular magazine. This may lose powder capacity and potential accuracy. If someone sees another option, please help! I have my heart set on this 28 Nosler setup. Thanks to all in advance.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools
Display Modes



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:30 AM.


All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC