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Practical, Tactical Or ? By Ward W. Brien

 
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:29 AM
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Re: Practical, Tactical Or ? By Ward W. Brien

Thank you, and also for the kind words for my Son.

The barrel contour on the Tactical Hunter was a Modified Palma. It was 1.25" at the breech and .8 at the muzzle. Finished length was 26". It was one of the very nicest rifles that I have ever owned and an excellent shooter.
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Re: Practical, Tactical Or ? By Ward W. Brien

Well thanks I am going to copy it a bit I hope you dont mind?
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Re: Practical, Tactical Or ? By Ward W. Brien

Heck No, go for it. The one thing that I might change on it, would be the barrel length. Even though that rifle shot the Berger 185 VLD's very very well, I would recommend adding 1.125" to the barrel length, making it 27.125" long.

Without going into a lengthy dissertation, the 300 win mag was originally designed to maximize the 180 grain bullet. The twist rate was determined to stabilize the bullet the best with a 1:10 twist rate and barrel length of 27.125".

If you were to compare ballistics between the Berger 185 grain VLD and the Berger 210 grain VLD, you will see that the 185 out performs the 210 with a higher velocity and more foot pounds of energy at 1000 yards. However, the 210 grain bullet fly's very well.
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Re: Practical, Tactical Or ? By Ward W. Brien

Well I got all the parts gathered up except for the stock. I was trying to decide between the Win mag and the RUM but I think for what I am going to do with the rifle the win mag suits my intended role better.

I am using a barrel with a 1-10 twists it is a 28" blank so I sould be able to get 27 something out of it if Im lucky. My profile is just a bit smaller than yours however but I dont think it matters much.
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Re: Practical, Tactical Or ? By Ward W. Brien

There are three stocks that I like a whole bunch. Those are made by McMillan, Manners and AI.
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Re: Practical, Tactical Or ? By Ward W. Brien

Well I have a McMillan Mchale on my 308 now and an HS precsion on my 260rem But they are both on Rem 700 style actions. The next action I am building on is a HOWA so I am looking at the Manners MCT in flecktarn.
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Re: Practical, Tactical Or ?

I suppose if I were serious about a 338 it would be a Barrett 338 Lapua. You are talking one awesome caliber and rifle. As to the 300 magnums, I would probably go with the 300 Weatherby. It is very popular and one great rifle (I have 3 of them). Very easy to reload and guaranteed lethal to nearly every North American Animal (you could convince me that a 340 Weatherby is more appropriate for large animals). We could argue about this and that but the Barrett in the 338 Lapua is being used by our military marksman (as is the 50 caliber Barrett) and those guys know what they are doing!
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