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    New to reloading and long range hunting.

    I tell everyone who ask this similar question the same thing. Find a good club near you and find a mentor. Any club that holds long range matches will be where you want to be. These people are great at helping newbies get into long range. They are some of the nicest people you will come across...
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    Reducing ES

    I didn’t read every post word for word but the main thing I would look at is ignition. I can’t get any load to shoot that big a spread in my rifles. A bad es for me is 20 and it’s not hard at all to get in the 6 to 8 range. But since it was very cold you need to have a perfectly clean bolt...
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    T1x vs 457 vs CA Ranger

    Don’t overlook the Bergara B14R. Remington 700 footprint and triggers and stocks all fit. Lots of YouTube videos on them. Mine shoots great and runs flawlessly. shep
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    18” carbon barrel 243 ai

    There is a huge thread on here that has load data. The absolute hammers are a different kind of animal. shep
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    Cold temperature problems with .22LR

    Thunder bolts are about the cheapest crapola you can get. I got lucky and my gun likes them. No fliers yet either. My ruger 77/22 shoots the win wildcat under 1/2 at 50. It’s crapola too. The r-50 is Rws and I have had good luck with it and r-100. Eley is definitely the best stuff you can buy...
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    18” carbon barrel 243 ai

    https://hammerbullets.com/product/243-cal-87g-absolute-hammer/ This is what I would try in your new rifle. shep
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    18” carbon barrel 243 ai

    An 8 twist will shoot almost all the 6s decent. In your little model 7 regular 100 gr hunting bullets should fit just right. But you can shoot 105 hybrids or 108 Berger’s too. And one of my favorites is the 115 Dtac. In my 1000 yard gun with 29 inch barrel I shoot the 115s over 3200fps with...
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    18” carbon barrel 243 ai

    Looks cool is always a good reason. 243ai is a great little round. I shoot one in 1000 yard matches and it does quite well. I do believe it’s one of Kenny Jarretts favorite cartridges and he likes it in short barrels. Good luck with your project. Shep
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    To Remage or not to remage

    I agree that most actions don’t really need trued up to shoot 1/2 moa. A good barrel and bedding will usually get it done. I’ve built semi customs on 700s for over 30 yrs and I’ve seen them be very straight and shoot crappy and very crooked and shoot good. One had lugs that were .010 off of each...
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    Anyone know what this is?

    Sure is a beautiful old school rifle. I like it. shep
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    To Remage or not to remage

    If you want a zero headspace chamber then a barrel nut prefit will do it. If you want a prefit that has perfect headspace then you can measure your action and send those measurements and get real close. Most 700s are .697 from the bolt face to the receiver front. I haven’t seen any more than...
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    Cold temperature problems with .22LR

    I scored a bunch of R50 on gunbroker just recently. 11.99 a box. That’s basically pre shtf pricing. I shot my B14R today for the first time. It was 14 degrees. It shot Remington thunderbolts and R50 into a .277 inch group. Contact and wolf match extra shot just over 1/2 inch. Not bad for...
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    Cold temperature problems with .22LR

    I wish my rifles were self cleaning. 😂 Shep
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    Cold temperature problems with .22LR

    22 rimfire and barrel cleaning are not used in the same sentence much. Until you ask a rimfire BR shooter about cleaning. I’m not a BR rimfire competitor but do smithing for a world record holder and it’s a whole different world. I will stick with center fire. No bloop tube. No noodles. No...
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    Cold temperature problems with .22LR

    I agree with ignition being a very likely cause of the issues. 22s are very dirty shooting guns and need cleaned often. The barrels need cleaned too. Remember the bullets are all coated with liquid wax or lube. This stuff gets thick in the extreme cold. A lot of match ammo will actually shoot to...
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