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Old 11-26-2007, 10:54 AM
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I ended up going with Pac-Nor to do the rebarreling and accurizing. I know it is not what everyone here suggested but I wanted it back fast and they said they could deliver. I ended up going with an 1:8.5 twist with a 3 groove rifling. It is going to be my first pillar bedding job so I wanted to get it back and get started on the stock.

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Old 11-28-2007, 08:34 PM
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Dave in Idaho what does the felt recoil compare to , thinking of building something very close to what you have.
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:11 PM
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Nice stick dave, my next barrel will be a Hart. them A-5L's are sweet huh?
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Old 12-08-2007, 01:07 PM
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SES50,
You will not get any complaints from me about the Pac-Nor barrels. They have an excellent reputation in my neck of the woods. Sounds like you will surely have a shooter when it is done.

hogslayer,
The recoil with the brake is slightly more than a .22-250. It kind of reminds me of a light loaded .243 Win. The previous barrel was lighter (.725" at muzzle) and did not have a muzzle brake. It was more along the light loaded .25-06 feel. Still very comfortable though.

ridgerunner,
The stock is a HUGE help with comfort and recoil. Joel was awesome. I have never had a more comfortable stock. My first barrel was a Douglas. I just wanted to try a slightly heavier stainless this time around. No complaints.

Dave

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Old 12-08-2007, 08:08 PM
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Dave,

Thanks, That is good to hear. I was a little apprenhensive going the pac-nor route but other guys assured me that they would do a good job.

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Old 06-01-2008, 10:51 PM
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Dave,

I just did the bedding job on my rifle and should have it finished up by the end of the week. I need to get a set of dies for this. So far I have found RCBS and Redding have dies. What dies are you using?

I have a bunch of 270 brass. Would I run that brass through the 6.5 Gibbs full length case sizer and then load it for fireforming? After fireforming then I would run it through the necksized die.

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Old 08-12-2008, 12:00 PM
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Re: 6.5 Gibbs

SES50,
Sorry this reply is so late I haven't been on the forum in a while.
I have Redding FL dies. I use .270 Win brass only. It provides the longest neck when formed.
My brass prep consists of running a flash hole deburring tool in every case, sizing in redding FL sizer die. This will leave a "bump" on the neck. Check by chambering for a "crush fit" if it is too loose then back out the sizing dies until you need a slight amount of force to chamber. Critical because the "bump" assists in correct headspace by creating a false shoulder.
My rifle is chambered so that I need to turn the case necks. I turn mine from the mouth to the start of the "bump". Turn the necks to .013" (my chamber only).
Load up some fireform loads. Try them out.
Dave

feel free to email me for more info on fireforming or anything else you need.
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