new .30-378 pics

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by gjk5, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. gjk5

    gjk5 Well-Known Member

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    got this rifle pretty much done;

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    Weatherby Accumark, Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20X, Kenton Ind. turret, Harris swivel bipod, Vortex level.

    So far best group is 180gr TTSX @ 3370fps for a .287" group @ 100 yds. Had the turret set for that load @ 7500ft altitude and 40f temp.
     
  2. Bullet bumper

    Bullet bumper Well-Known Member

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    Very nice gun . It is amazing that a fairly light gun in 30-378 can shoot such a tight group . You are at about the same spot as me only having to fit a pod lock . I like the custom turret option also. Just remember that shooting up or down a steep hill will also change your trajectory . I guess you already know that . What will you hunt with that rifle , Elk maybe ?
     

  3. lsm62

    lsm62 Well-Known Member

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    What is your COAL?
     
  4. jackem

    jackem Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful weapon, looks like the Bookcliffs in the background.

    Jack
     
  5. gjk5

    gjk5 Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the replies, yes this will be an elk (and muley) gun and I am going to S TX this fall and hope to take a Nilgai with it as well. Lots of long shots where I hunt and I had to pass on a couple last year due to limitations of the rifle. I have the podlock on order but it has not come in yet. The Kenton turret is very nice and I can still use the holdovers on the Zeiss Varmint Z reticle as well, have the holdover #'s printed on the inside of the scope cap.

    I will get COAL and post it when I get home.

    Yes those are the Bookcliffs from my patio, we just moved up the 6 months ago, the views are incredible.
     
  6. gjk5

    gjk5 Well-Known Member

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    COAL is 3.65"
     
  7. gjk5

    gjk5 Well-Known Member

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    I almost forgot:

    Work was done and load worked up by Rocky Mountain Precision Ammo, Les Szabo. He is a member here and I was thrilled with his work. I know several folks here locally that swear by him as well.
     
  8. lsm62

    lsm62 Well-Known Member

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    Looks great. Its alway nice to see a good Weatherby.