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Unread 07-27-2011, 05:52 PM
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Re: Importing a custom rifle to Oz??

Wind is the enemy and dont expect to do this with a few cross gully breezes and up and down drafts, It was nearly perfect!
For Sambar .. personally keep it under 800 and use the new Gen 2 Bergers when they arrive. In fact I possibly wouldnt take the real long shot shot untill the new 300gn Mk 2 Berger arrives. If there is a 5mph wind swirling you will or should get closer. You will need to reshoot the rifle with this bullet and work up a load again. Mine used to shoot Gen 1 Bergers very well with 90gn of 2217.

90 to 92 with the 300gn bullets yields great accuracy! The SMK is a little upredicatble if you dont hit bone. Shoulder is a must with SMK in our tests.



A good 250gn bullet could also be sucessfully used ast higher speeds..Time behind the butt is not wasted and there are no flys on a high BC 250gn pill. Expansion is the issue out there.. Interbonds and Game Kings work well out wide if accuracy is there.
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    Wind is the enemy and dont expect to do this with a few cross gully breezes and up and down drafts, It was nearly perfect!
    For Sambar .. personally keep it under 800 and use the new Gen 2 Bergers when they arrive. In fact I possibly wouldnt take the real long shot shot untill the new 300gn Mk 2 Berger arrives. If there is a 5mph wind swirling you will or should get closer. You will need to reshoot the rifle with this bullet and work up a load again. Mine used to shoot Gen 1 Bergers very well with 90gn of 2217.

    90 to 92 with the 300gn bullets yields great accuracy! The SMK is a little upredicatble if you dont hit bone. Shoulder is a must with SMK in our tests.



    A good 250gn bullet could also be sucessfully used ast higher speeds..Time behind the butt is not wasted and there are no flys on a high BC 250gn pill. Expansion is the issue out there.. Interbonds and Game Kings work well out wide if accuracy is there.
    Don't worry mate, I won't be trying any real long shots until I have got the confidence to do so.
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    Unread 07-27-2011, 10:49 PM
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    Apples,
    I am not surprised that "Signature" offered to swap his Remington 7mm for it? That fat duck would have to lay golden eggs for it to be a fair swap.

    You have a nice rifle there, just get plenty of practice and you will do well. Keep us informed on how you go and if you need any help just give me a call.

    Cheers Norm.
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    Unread 07-28-2011, 02:33 AM
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    Rifle is more than capable...Okay I'll throw in a T3 ! I knew I was a bit generous with the duck.

    Nice build..... they did a good job at APRS
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    Unread 07-28-2011, 04:15 AM
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    Thanks top shot, your help is much appreciated and no doubt will be called on again soon. Signature, I reckon I might still give her a miss even with the t3 thrown into the bargain mate. But yeah the guys at aprs did a good job and were very good to deal with, I'd highly recomend them to anyone.
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    Re: Importing a custom rifle to Oz??

    Iím looking for the exact same thing, for the exact same purpose, I had a look at APRS they make the 338 edge. Itís what Iíll be getting for sambar in the high country out to 800m
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    Unread 10-13-2012, 09:51 PM
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    Re: Importing a custom rifle to Oz??

    They do a good edge that's for sure, just hope you aren't in a rush for it..
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