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Old 04-07-2010, 09:09 AM
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Re: Need help with the dream gun

Add a couple pounds to your overall weight and skip the carbon wrapped barrel.

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Old 04-10-2010, 10:35 PM
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Re: Need help with the dream gun

i have read on some of the websites that the 6.5/284 is used in short actions, but if i want to load the bullets out to save powder room i need a long action right?
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Old 04-11-2010, 08:20 AM
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Re: Need help with the dream gun

Yep! S.A. magazine box length is 2.85", + or -. Montana Rifle Co.s' short acton has a mag box length of 3.125", the longest I know of , but, there may be others. Some S.A.s' can have the feed port lengthened and then use an after market box to get out to 3.06", need to adjust bolt stop so bolt travels back far enough to pick-up next round.
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:24 PM
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Re: Need help with the dream gun

Gun is almost ready-
Over all it was a good experience, and when i get a chance to shoot i will post some results.
So lessons learned
= ABS, good company (we had a few issues but everything was resolved with me coming out on top)
= Stiller, good, had a slight problem, once again ended up in my favor
= Gordy (my gunsmith)- fantastic. answered all my questions quickly accuratly, gun looks great
= Lone Wolf- of all the companies i had to deal with - worst customer assistance


havent got to shoot the gun yet (back in Iraq currently) but i look forward to some leave and some shooting

ended up putting a sworrovski scope on it
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:28 PM
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Re: Need help with the dream gun

What stock model did you go with and what did rifle finish at , bare bones, do you have a rail type scope mount?
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Old 03-25-2011, 05:38 AM
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Re: Need help with the dream gun

I believe the color is called timber, and its the lonewolf stock desined for ABS/christensen barrels. it has the picatinny rail. and i dont have a final weight because unfortunatly i havent gotten my hands on it yet
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Old 12-30-2011, 03:53 AM
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Re: Need help with the dream gun

Update on the gun.

Went hunting (whitetail) got one small buck at about 75 yards, never got to stretch the rifles legs.

Went target shooting a couple days ago and got my best ever group. 3 shots in .82" (center to center) at 300 yards! Tomorrow, if the weather cooperates, I am going to chrono the load and try to see if my group was a fluke (maybe a 4 or 5 round group this time).

So far I love this gun, shoots great but I have had a few problems with feeding. Hope I can work it out.
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