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Unread 07-10-2010, 11:58 AM
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Re: Finished my Savage, Finally!!!!

bigngreen,

Very nice on everything.

Especially nice metal finish.

And a great shootin' rifle!

I enlisted the assistance of a well known long range shooter/machinist/rifle smith back east on the bullet project. I think you otta try the 160 class 0.6+ BC offerings in that barrel. Ask eaglet what they look like (via PM please) Should be something available not as soon as I would expect. (I have ziltch patience!)

BTW, Assuming a 100 yd zero, 19.5 MOA @ 1000 is very decent!

Ya gotta love the .277 caliber
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    Unread 07-13-2010, 08:59 PM
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    Nice rig!!! Real nice!!!
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    bigngreen,

    Very nice on everything.

    Especially nice metal finish.

    And a great shootin' rifle!

    I enlisted the assistance of a well known long range shooter/machinist/rifle smith back east on the bullet project. I think you otta try the 160 class 0.6+ BC offerings in that barrel. Ask eaglet what they look like (via PM please) Should be something available not as soon as I would expect. (I have ziltch patience!)

    BTW, Assuming a 100 yd zero, 19.5 MOA @ 1000 is very decent!

    Ya gotta love the .277 caliber
    This barrel is the factory 1-11 twist so I would be pushed to get the 150's to shoot I think, but I stopped in and checked on barrel progress and I'll have it this week, it's a 1-9, 28 in barrel. Once I get that finished and I'll be ready for some of the IWK testing. I imagine it will be some time this winter when I actually get the new barrel chambered, I have a few things to get into place before I'm ready to tackle chambering, then again the reamer is sitting right here and the cordless drill is in the garage
    I shot it a couple days ago, rapid fire to see if I could get it to wander with heat like it did before I worked it over, after 16 rounds there was no POI change from cold bore, I'm burning through Bergers like crazy since it is shooting so good!!!

    Zero is at a 100yrds and depending on the weather I'm 19.5-20.5 MOA ish at 1015 yrds, after that it takes a dive though because of BC but I can just reach 1600yrds before I run out of adjustment.

    Thanks for all the good words guys, this sure has been a great learning project!!!
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    Well you certainly got my attention. I like what youve done with your rifle. Cool paint/flutes, and stock, crowning (saw your other post).....thoe whole darn setup looks nice. You out did yourself.
    I like the turrits on that scope. What does a wotac scope run $ wise? Are those the factory turrits? There I go wandering off topic. Sorry.
    Great job on ALL the work you did. Not everyone has the tallent to pull it off. Let alone make it look good AND shoot.
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    Nice rifle bigngreen ! I really like how the flutes stand out. I was feeling okay about my 546 yard group and you said that you could cover all 3 with your hand at 1015 well their goes my feel good

    Great Job on everything I would be very proud of a group like that , shoot I would put that on my reloading room wall if it were me .

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    I'm burning through Bergers like crazy since it is shooting so good!!!
    Them is familiar words. Yur gonna wear it out fer sur.....

    I ended up shooting out a great barrel before I ever harvested anything but rocks.
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    Re: Finished my Savage, Finally!!!!

    Wear em out and shoot I say...barrels are cheap.
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