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Old 05-18-2014, 11:25 PM
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Re: need a smith to build a rifle

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I have been shooting a couple of len's rifles recently all the way out to a mile they are excellent.
Mac's Gunworks, Gillette, WY also builds number of my rigs and they shoot superbly as well
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Old 05-20-2014, 04:33 PM
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Re: need a smith to build a rifle

Don't forget the 6.5 Creedmoor, its very accurate and easy to feed. Plus factory ammo is available and that can be a good option if you run outa time on the reloading bench.
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:01 PM
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F-Class (Open) Rifle from Mac's Gunworks (284 Win/180 Hybrids)- 10 shots @ 800 yards yesterday. I had already got my wind down before I started. NEO Rest and SEB Bigfoot rear bag
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:07 PM
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Re: need a smith to build a rifle

Dealift I have not forgotten the 6.5
My choices are down to the 6.5 creedmoor or the 6.5x284

Ernie Very nice
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Old 05-21-2014, 01:14 PM
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Those are 2 different animals, and both really shine! Thats a tough choice, if this is for whacking big'ish critters then the 6.5x284 has the advantage. But there is a down side to it, and that is it's too short for a long and too long for a short action. To remedy that prob run the HS precision DBM with the '06 mags.
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Old 05-21-2014, 01:27 PM
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One chamber I forgot to mention was the 6.5x280 ackley, Nosler brass is available in 280 ack so you don't have to fire form, just a simple neck down. And the benefit to that round is you can feed it out of standard bottom metal off the rails, eliminating the need for the expensive DBM systems. And it will run in a '06 rem 700 which are very easy to find and fairly cheap.
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:52 PM
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I have 3 6.5-300wm's. I shoot 140's at 3230fps in RWS brass or 3300fps in Winchester brass in one of them and 123gr Amax's at 3385fps in RWS brass in one of the others. The third one is a lightweight one that I just finished bedding and have barely shot. I shot a deer at 1006yds with the first one I built two years ago and 2 elk with it last year at under 150yds. I've also shot quite a few rock chucks with the second one out to 400yds or so and steel a good deal further. The first two will shoot 3 shot groups under 3/8" at 100yds and around 1" at 300yds.

The 26 Nosler is another option if you want a hotrod as are the 6.5 STW, 6.5SAUM, 6.5WSM, and .264wm. If I wanted good barrel life I'd do a 6.5x47 Lapua and shoot 123-130's 2900+fps.
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