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Old 09-08-2008, 10:05 PM
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30MC with 155gr Scenars @ 3,250fps but after reading the posts on this site been seriously thinking of a 300 RUM.

Here's a pic of the 30MC & my Rig.



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Old 09-17-2008, 05:02 AM
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Re: Aussie's, what rifle/caliber you using!

Hi Guys
I use a 300wby Accumark
270 wby Dlxe
And numerous others
Picked up this nice 300wby Dlxe German 1961







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Old 09-26-2008, 02:12 AM
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Re: Aussie's, what rifle/caliber you using!

G'day Boys.
Rifle specs on my LR rifles.

Rem 700p 308.Stock as a rock.Only had the trigger done Breaks at 1.5lbs
AICS 1.5
ACD
ACI
3.5 x 10 x 40 MK4 M3.Soon to be a 5.5 x 22 x 50 NXS

Current load data.
175 SMK
43gr 2206H/Not sure of the US designation.
Rem cases
FGMM Large rifle.

Has shot well for me over the last 4 months of winter.Mainly used as a LR goat,pig,black stinkys,and red travellers rifle.It has also has been used in our local 500m & 600m sniper match.And on my farm where i have a steel range out to 900m.

My other LR rifles are.

Tikka T3 Varmint 243w
6.5 x 20 x 50 VXIII
It is my general purpose rifle as far as pest eradication duties.
i.e pigs,foxes,rabbits,wild dogs.
The loads used are
87gr Vmax 43gr 2209 Rem Normally Lapua.
&
65gr Vmax 41.5 BM2 Nosler brass.Again normally Lapua.

The one i use only when i have to is my beautiful Mod 70 Heavy Varmint in 222R.It's been that long since i used it i can remember what the load is for it.

If and when i get smart enough to load pics i will do.

In the distant future i would love to build a 1000yds + rifle but that will bepend on funds.

Till next time hit'em hard and hit'em high.243RM
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Old 10-05-2009, 03:48 AM
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Re: Aussie's, what rifle/caliber you using!

Hi Guys,

I'm a newby to this site and LRH, but I've been target shooting for years.

I have started out using a shilen actioned rifle in 6.5-284 and a 6BR for practice on steel in the bush. Enjoyed this imensly and so decided to get serious so....

I have just had a 338 Edge/300WSM switchbarrel rifle built by Redback Precision (Pics to come soon) - it has been setup as a switch barrel and has been supplied with a 300WSM barrel as well.

I've shot the 300WSM case before in Longrange benchrest so I have a bit of a headstart with dies etc. The plan is to use the 300WSM for developing my LRH skills further and then working up to the 338.

I also have a 6x47L/308 Surgeon coming from Mr Clancy for mid range shots hopefully not much longer to wait now...

Cheers

Muz
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Old 10-05-2009, 03:21 PM
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Hi Muz,

How about some photos/more details of your switch barrel rig?

I am having Redback rebarrel a Savage for me in 6.5 x 47.

JohnT
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Old 10-06-2009, 02:00 PM
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Re: Aussie's, what rifle/caliber you using!

Hi John,

The 6.5 x 47 should be a real handy package. I am stoked with the 6x47L he cambered for me, it shoots real nice!!

The 338 Edge consists of:

Manners T2A stock
Rem 700 LA Trued, Sleeved, Bolt lightly fluted, better bolt knob, Rifle Basix trigger. Sleeve has integral 35MOA picatiny rail.
Seekins 338 Lap Bottom metal.
NXS 5.5-22 Mil/Mil scope, NF rings
Maddco 338 HV taper barrel.
SSS 5 port brake

I don't have any pics yet, I should have some in the next few days.

Has been in the build process for about 9 months - mainly waiting on parts. When all the bits arrived Redback took next to no time to put it all together.

And to my utter disbelief my local range banned the use of Muzzel Brakes just weeks before it was finished :( so it has been sitting in the cupboard for the past 4 weeks, I got to run it in at another range last weekend, but ran out of time for load development.

I am hoping to do some load development this weekend - If I can get access to a local property.

Cheers

Muz

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Old 10-06-2009, 03:22 PM
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Re: Aussie's, what rifle/caliber you using!

Muz,

Sounds terrific and 9mths is pretty darn good really. Bummer about the range but my friend who has a 338 Lapua told me that the SSAA range in Silverdale now does not allow the use of 338 Lap & Chey Tac calibres. Said its a Firearms Registry ruling! But OK to use it at the indoor range at St Marys which is only 50m - so what a waste.

I think they just want to make it hard on us.

Look forward to the pics.

regards
John
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