My New 270 AM

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by magicofmt, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. magicofmt

    magicofmt Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    441
    Joined:
    May 9, 2005
    Here's pictures on my new 270 AM Extreme Sportter that Kirby has built me. Went out to fireform some loads, 92 gr 872 with 130 gr NBT and it shot great at 200 yds, even with this really light load. I'm sure the gun shoots better than I can. Bull is 1 1/2 inches. Can't wait to get the barrel fully broke in and start shooting real loads with fireformed brass.

    McMillian Stock, Lilja 30in barrel, Holland Muzzelbreak, Basix Trigger, etc, etc.. etc....

    Thanks Kirky, I love the gun so far!



    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. bailey1474

    bailey1474 <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

    Messages:
    1,922
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2004
    Good looking rig. There is no question that Kirby builds some fine rifles!!
     

  3. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

    Messages:
    8,853
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2004
    Jealous, jealous, jealous

    Gloom, dispair and agony on me!!

    What contour and flutes? Tell me #7 w/BMG flutes, will ya huh? Please will ya, huh?

    I was crying myself to sleep last night and my wife asked, What's the matter honey? I sobbed, I don't have a 270 AM. She smacked me! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  4. magicofmt

    magicofmt Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    441
    Joined:
    May 9, 2005
    Roy, yes it's a #7 contour. My wife saw me taking pictures of the gun and said, not another gun????? Try to explain to a woman that it's a very special gun, Ha!
     
  5. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,067
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2002
    Beautiful Rifle! What's that pretty thing weigh? I really like the look of that rifle. That's pretty close to what I had in mind for my .270AM. Thanks for posting.
     
  6. magicofmt

    magicofmt Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    441
    Joined:
    May 9, 2005
    About 9 lbs w/o bipod
     
  7. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    953
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2005
    thats a good looking rig, thats about how I'll be building mine, i like it.
     
  8. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

    Messages:
    8,853
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2004
    [ QUOTE ]
    Roy, yes it's a #7 contour. My wife saw me taking pictures of the gun and said, not another gun????? Try to explain to a woman that it's a very special gun, Ha!

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I have one coming just like it but w/a black stock. I'm kind of anxious about the stock. I should have spent the big bucks first, I think, but I don't know, maybe, /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    9 Pounds with the scope sounds very good.

    BTW, your bottom picture, if you don't know the layout of your place is quite an optical illusion. It took me a bit to figure it out.
     
  9. 41mag

    41mag Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    752
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2005
    Nice looking rig for sure. You will definately appreciate the brake on it once you get on up the scale a bit on the loads and bigger bullets.

    Good luck on your load development and keep us posted on your progress. Being down here in thick air and surrounded by a moisture blanket, I had to back off what some folks are using for loads with the 869. I am about 8 or more grains shy of most folks loads. However, I am still in the ball park with the velocities and accuracy.

    Have fun,
     
  10. TMR

    TMR Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    555
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2006
    Which scope are you using? Nice looking rifle.....Kirby is building me a 7mm AM now, but thinking about having him rebarrel my 7mm STW Sendero to 270 AM. Thinking a little harder now.
     
  11. magicofmt

    magicofmt Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    441
    Joined:
    May 9, 2005
    TMR
    Scope is a Leupold Mark 4 6.5x20x50mm
     
  12. strictlyRUM

    strictlyRUM Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    225
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2006
    How wide and deep are those flutes on that. They look perfect for that contour.

    Jason
     
  13. Northman

    Northman Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    135
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2005
    Whats the name of that stock??

    Looks like a nice rifle!!
     
  14. 41mag

    41mag Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    752
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2005
    Just a heads up on some fire forming loads if your interested.

    I was out to the range yesterday and had some I loaded up several months ago, and had been saving for a close in pack of hogs. However, I just got tired of them sitting around in the box so decided to chrono them. The load is 98grs of 872, Rem cases, and Fed 215's. The bullets are Nosler 150gr Solid bases, I have had for several years. Figured why not put them to good use. I seated them to .015 off in my rifle. The velocity was mid 3400's with no signs of pressure and here is the target I shot @ 200yds,
    [​IMG]
    The shot to the right was from another load that I was going to test but scrapped, the 7 shots on the right of the bull are the 150's, the C-C measures 1.250" for the whole bunch and the 5 cluster, is .556" C-C.

    On the cases, they are simply regular factory 7mm RUm cases necked to have just a slight squeeze on the them as the bolt closes. I think it's about a 16th or so up from the neck. Other than that they were just loaded and shot. I think I will keep some more of them around just in case I get a shot on a nice whitetail out a ways, I really wouldn't want to shoot one too close with this bullet. I know they don't make the 150 SB's anymore but they do make the BT's and that would make an awesome varmint and practice load while your forming up some cases.


    Let us know how yours is coming along.