Mountain Rifles Inc 30-378

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by hockeyman, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. hockeyman

    hockeyman Member

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    Does anybody have any info on a 30-378 super mountaneer built by mountain rifle inc, I just purchased one and would like some info on them.

    thanks
    casey
     
  2. hockeyman

    hockeyman Member

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    anybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

  3. LouBoyd

    LouBoyd Well-Known Member

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    I own a couple of 30-378's but they're SAKO M995s and fairly heavy but no brakes. The 30-378 does have a bit of recoil. You might want to use hearing protection.

    Here's all I know about Mountain Rifle Inc. (just a web search).
    https://store.bluebookinc.com/InstantAccess/Model.aspx?product=5&id=1267
    http://www.icollector.com/images/1618/17521/17521_0819_1_lg.jpg
    BBL: 26 inch round
    Stock: composite
    Gauge: 30-378
    Finish: black
    $3,750.00USD (sold at auction).

    It looks like an ultra-light design. Is that what your's looks like? . What does yours weigh?
     
  4. B23

    B23 Well-Known Member

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    X2 on the hearing protection. I don't have a 30-378 but I do have a Accumark 338-378 and I wear plugs and muffs cause it is LOUD!!!

    Recoil is reasonable but the report is off the chart.
     
  5. hockeyman

    hockeyman Member

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    that is what mine looks like without the thumb hole stock mine weighs 4.25 pounds without scope i have a swarovski 3x10 the total weight is 7lbs. i purchase weatherby ammo and it is to hot the casings get stuck so i wish i could find somebody who has one to fill me in on some reloading tips and tricks im very new to this big calliber hunting.

    casey
     
  6. bdweis73

    bdweis73 New Member

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    They were made in palmer alaska by a man named Dan Campbell. Who was my uncle. I will try to find more info for you. My father has same rifle an has load for it a 160 grain I think movin at 4200 fps.
     
  7. hockeyman

    hockeyman Member

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    ttt please
     
  8. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    I bet he did them without the wby freebore. That is why they are to hot.
     
  9. Loner

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    Ah, finally..some boys that enjoy recoil. It's like eating hot chili ain't it?
     
  10. toyota86

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    Hey Hockeyman
    Im married to Dan Campbells daughter, I may have info your looking for by asking his wife. Let me know what you would like to know about your rifle and ill get that info for you.
    Thanks Brian
    gun)
     
  11. dig

    dig Well-Known Member

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    Post some pics guys! And yes good to not hear a bunch of wimpering about recoil on a hunting rifle.
     
  12. goatboy

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    Brian

    I work with hockyman, I'll get him that info thanks!
    By the way, I was the one that had him look into those Mountain rifles Inc 30-378s what a work of art they are! The ultimate hunting rifle really, super lightweight and with that break he built it kicks like a .270 and with the concave ports on the break the sounds cancels itsself out when they hit limiting allot of the blast noise to a point. What a great find that rifle was for him!
     
  13. CENTURY

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    Family and a friend bought four or the 30-378's from Dana ( some called him Dan I guess ) love these guns, light weight and very potent. The load we are shooting now was on the suggestion of Dana, which was to work up a load using the 140 gr lost river ballistic technologies bullets. They have a very high BC. Some say they are to light for elk but I have not lost one yet. Many elk taken between 500 and 800 yards. The load I settled on is using 113 gr of reloader 25. Getting 3940 fps on 3 of the guns and 3850 fps on one gun. These guns are awsome. they shoot VERY FAST and FLAT.