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Old 10-30-2013, 05:06 AM
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This is the one of the most fun cartridges I have put together, flat shooting, low recoil and since it will be used for crows/ chucks, ect I'm not worried about smokin out the barrel too quickly. Load development took only about 15 rounds and H1000 was the powder of choice.

75 grain V-max @ 3500 fps, 1/2" groups at 230yards. I'll have time to push it out further once late fall/winter hits.
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:53 AM
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Re: 22-284

nice mauser build! did you do the stock your self?
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:35 AM
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I ordered the stock with a blind bottom semi-inlet and little to no barrel channel. It came roughly cut and a little off center line, I put alot of time in to correct the inlet, install pillers and bed the action then shape it to my liking. I usually hand rub the finish on however this time I applied several layers of a high gloss poly finish.
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:40 AM
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What is your estimate on barrel life? How far do you think you can push your load (like easily a 1000 yard rifle)? Beautiful work on the stock!
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Old 10-30-2013, 12:58 PM
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Nice rifle. Curious about your bullet choice. If you intend to stretch the cartridge to it's limits (in terms of distance) why not shoot a 90grain pill? You certainly have the boiler room to get a heavy bullet going really fast.
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:54 PM
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Just started load development and went with a 75grain due to advice from Berger techs. With a 1-8 twist I can shoot the heavies, I have read varied barrel life as to how hot the load is. I did have the barrel cryo frozen ( 300 Below, inc) to slow throat erosion. Can't wait to dust a crow at 400yrds!!!

I wish I had access to some really long shots, only 400 max. around here.
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:40 PM
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With an 8 twist barrel, you can shoot bullets up to 80ish grains. You would need 7 twist to shoot the 90 grain pills. But with a max 400 yard shot the 75grainer will perform nicely.
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