First Blood With New Rig..

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by JCM, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. JCM

    JCM Member

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    My new rifle is finally finished after a long wait for the parts, but im out shooting it now and it has been very accurate. Its printing .275'' groups at 100 yards (5 shots) and i just shot a 3 shot 6.5" group at 1500 yards.

    Specs:
    6.5x55 Ackley Improved .294 Neck
    Barnard model S single shot action
    Barnard 17MOA rail
    27'' krieger #7 1-9 twist
    McMillan HunterClass
    NF 5.5-22x56 NPR2
    NF rings
    RifleBasix trigger set at 8oz

    My load is 48.5gr WC760 behind a 130gr Nosler Accubond.

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    Me and a mate took it out into the roar and the stags were roaring quite well and we managed to roar this 10 point Red stag out of a gully up onto a ridge top and I shot him at 485 Yards.

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  2. SUNDEVIL

    SUNDEVIL Well-Known Member

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    Congrats, that is one sick rig!!
     

  3. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    Nice rifle. What is the color percentage. I like the colors a bunch.

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  4. JCM

    JCM Member

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    60% Black, 20% Tan, 20% Olive
     
  5. 6BRBB

    6BRBB Active Member

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    Well done! Very nice looking rifle, and great to see other New Zealanders posting on this site. Who did you get to build the rifle? Who's mussle brake did you use? What velocity are your achieving with the 130gr Nosler Accubond?
     
  6. JCM

    JCM Member

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    Thanks,
    Tony Halberg and John Hastie built the rifle and the muzzle brake is made by them aswell, it is similar to a vais. The Accubond is doing 3050fps. I have also tried GS Custom HV bullets and I got the 95gr bullet doing over 3700fps! but accuracy was not near as good.
     
  7. landcbeitner

    landcbeitner Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful rifle, great pics!
     
  8. Steve7mm08

    Steve7mm08 Well-Known Member

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    Nice going
     
  9. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking rifle and a great shot as well!
     
  10. silvertip-co

    silvertip-co Well-Known Member

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    Darn nice rifle. That rail seems like a knuckle buster when you open the bolt, or is it just the foto.
     
  11. JCM

    JCM Member

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    Its just the photo, heaps of bolt clearance there