7.82 warbird

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  1. Louis3300

    Louis3300 Member

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    Is it possible to rechamber a Sako 75 magmum action to a 7.82 Warbird? Thanks

    Frank
     
  2. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty surethat it woulden't be any problem in fact I think that Sako offered that round in that gun at one time.

    the only problems your gonna run into is that you gun will never reach the stated velocities unless your pressure is so high that its gonn abe dangerous
    and once you get your pressure so high to reach close to the BS velocities , your gonna ruin that expensive ass , crappy brass !!!. Unless you plan to shoot the $90 a box factory ammo that I have never once heard one positive thing about.

    As you might have noticed I'm not a fan of Lazzeronni , you would be much better off with a 300RUM chamber , you'll get more realistic velocities for a whole lot less money.

    Any particular reason you want the Warbird?
     

  3. Louis3300

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    No special reason. I just have an extra gun sitting around that I don't shoot anymore so I figured that I would make a project gun out of it. I already have the 300rum in the Sako, but I was interested in something else. I was also throwing around the idea of a 338 lapua or a 338-378. Right now I am in the planning stage. Any ideas or insight would be greatly appreciated.
     
  4. Black Diamond 408

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    Chaser,
    Consider a 338-416 rigby imp. Long version of the 338 Lapua.
     
  5. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    One of the big 338 cals is a good idea if your wanting major power down range.

    I was thinking about either a 7mm Allen mag or somthing along those lines.

    I guess it realy boils down to how much your willing to spend and what your wanting the gun to do.

    If your wanting a biger LR gun I would sell the Sako and buy a big Lawton action and go with one of the 408 Chytac cased rounds,again depends on your budget
     
  6. Louis3300

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    I haven't heard of the Chytec rounds. What information have you got?
     
  7. James Jones

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    BlackDiamond408 and Fiftydriver (Kirby) are the guys to talk to about that case , I'm wanting to say it holds around 150grs of powder. The 408 Chy-Tac was supposed to have been desgined to bridge the gap for the military between the 50BMG and the 338 Lapua or somthing along those lines.
    Kirby is also working on a 50 cal round based on this case and so far doesen't seem to be to far behind the 50BMG performance wise and burning ALOT less powder.
     
  8. .30-378

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    It is a ballistic twin to the .30-378 Weatherby Magnum and is in the area of 120 grains of powder with most of the loads being between 100 and 115 grains. Junk brass that is expensive and expensive loaded ammunition make it a pig. Put a little lipstick on it by calling it a Warbird and it gives you a pig with lipstick on it.
     
  9. klallen

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    I've got a Warbird in a Sako TRG-S. Kinda the utility model that Sako offers. I bought it 6 years ago. Found early lots of brass to be extremely weak. Top end velocities of just over 3400 fps with the 180 gr. Ballistic Tip was as good as I could do and expect any 'semblence of case life. A couple years back I had heard rumor of improvements in the strength of their brass so in 2004 I bought myself a new working lot. Settled on a load using 104 grs. of Retumbo and the 180 gr. AccuBond that averages 3511 fps from this 26" factory barrel. Would like a 28" or even 30" Lilja on it. Have talked with 50 on several occasions when we've been spit-balling about different projects about it but the way it shoots now, I'm having a hard time changing anything. All in all, with this new stronger lot of brass, I do like the round. If $2 per piece of brass really bothers ya, it probably isn't for you. I've never really considered it that big a deal. >> korey
     
  10. Louis3300

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    Korey,
    WHat has been your experience shooting game with the cartridge?
     
  11. Black Diamond 408

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    Chaser,
    If you want info on the big 338 rounds based from the 408 chey-tac case, drop me an email. To date they are the most powerful 338 out there. 300grn bullets in the 3300+ fps.

    Dave
     
  12. klallen

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    Korey,
    WHat has been your experience shooting game with the cartridge?

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    I haven't taken a boat-load of game with the gun, as it's switched up year to year with other big game guns in the safe that I like to use, as well. That said, I have no complaints with the on-game performance that I've experienced using the cartridge. It's been used on Whitetail and Mule Deer up here in MT. It certainly hasn't been tested, range wise, with all shots falling between the 175 - 290 yd. range. It may be a smidge over-powered for such game, but I've never concerned myself with such things. Between the 180 gr. Ballistic Tip's, 180 gr. AccuBond's and 200 gr. AccuBond's that I've used at various times on game, I've yet to recover a bullet. Wound channels have been devastating and if animals haven't fallen where they've been hit, they're recovered only a short distance from that point. I wouldn't hesitate using it on elk but would stick with the 200 gr. AccuBond to do so. Matter of fact, it will be the back-up gun taken on a family elk hunt in Aug. of next year so depending on how things work out, I may get to see it perform on that sized game.

    As said earlier, my only real complaint about the round in the beginning was the sub-par brass construction. I was disappointed to only be getting .300RUM performance and it did, on a couple occasions, almost lead me to selling the rifle. But with the Warbird being a long standing desire of mine to own, I stuck with it once I had it in my grasp, even with the lack-luster performance and now that the case issue has been addressed to my satisfaction, making the advertised 3500 fps (+/-) easily attainable with a 180 gr. bullet, I'd consider it as good a choice as any for big game hunting. It is a solid, solid big game cartridge. Later. >> korey