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    Things are looking up

    Great Pistols ( Sights, too ) and,.. NICE, "Shooting" ! Them things are,.. tasty !
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    Hs Persision stock

    I Bed, the Recoil Lug and about, 1.5 Inches of the Barrels "Shank" Portion then, Free float the Balance of bbl. ( be sure to, support the Barrel, WHILE,.. Drying so, it doesn't,.. SAG ! ). I used One layer of, a fairly thick, Duct Tape over, one layer of, Masking Tape to, produce the desired...
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    6.8 Western- has it been abandoned already?

    The Petersons Article is mostly, B/ S as, the .270 Win, .270 WBY and .270 WSM,.. ARE all,.. Quite Popular, amongst actual, Big Game, "Hunters" ! They all tend to, "Rub each others Back" and NOT bad mouth anything, in the Sporting Goods, Industry ! The 6.8 West. probably isn't, going to,.. Stand...
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    7mm bullet tests

    In my 7MM Rem Mag ( a Newer, Rem 700 Bdl, Plastic stock, Glass Bedded, 26" bbl. ) the best groups for the 154's, were at, .010 to .012,.. max. "Off" the Lands and at, 3,050 - 3,060 FPS with, 1 grain under, a Max charge of IMR 7828 and F-215's ( Work up carefully ) these are, the Tangent...
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    7mm bullet tests

    Yup,.. THIS ^^^ Many "Fragments" in, the "Boiler room", make for,.. DRT, kills. Sold my un-named, but very popular, Bonded Bullets as, they were, "Slow killers" and the Elk that, I shot with them, walked around for, a while !! My Family made, 5 One shot kills on Deer / Elk, last Fall with...
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    7mm bullet tests

    Water is, a very POOR, Bullet Testing Media,.. Fun to watch, the "explosions", but, very Hard on, Bullets ! We've Killed Elk with, the 150 & 162 ELD-X's in 7MM-08 & 7 Rem. Mag. @ 247 and 295 Yards. Also used, the 140 gr. Berger, Classic Hunters, out of, my .270 WSM at, 3,200 FPS and that...
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    270 win bullet selection

    @ Hardrock,.. My Experience was that, ( 140 grain, Cl hunt Bergers ) ARE, a HARD Bullet that, penetrates very well and NOT too, Destructive. Worked real well at, 115 Yards on, an Elk with, a 1 1/2 inch, exit wound and about 7-8 "Fragments", in top of Lungs, that, made "Mush" out of them. I...
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    little barrel help

    Try the 1-8.3 Twist, Brux, .270 Barrel IF, wanting to use 165 -170 grain Bullets and,.. YES,. @ 24 - 25 inches ! Might also look at, the Very accurate, 130 gr. HVLD's or, 140 gr. Classic Hunter, BERGERS in, a 1-10 Twist at, 3,000 + FPS ( Plenty for, Deer ). I have shot, 5 inch Groups at, 700...
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    270 win bullet selection

    Yup,.. the 140 gr. Classic Hunter's, Kill like, the "Hammer of, Thor" on Elk ! Boiler Room OR,.. High Shoulder,.. AWESOME, bullet !! I shot THRU a Bull at 115 Yards, High Shoulder hit, thru BOTH Shoulder blades and Hides ( Mush, in the lung area ) bullet Base was tangled up, in the Hair on, the...
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    Problems with new gun

    Agree to THIS ^^^
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    Problems with new gun

    Still thinking that, you "may have", a MIS-aligned Chamber to, Bore Axis from, the above Noted,.. Re-Chambering Job. The bullet "Switch" that you made ( to Berger's ) , SHOULD have, "done it" for, you ! Assuming that, the Barrel was, cleaned thoroughly, FIRST ! Sadly, you "may" now have, an...
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    .264 or .284 or .277 for next caliber rifle

    Nobody, will, admit to, actually Owning, a "Needmoor" but, T-Rust Me, there ARE, a Lot of them, in use ( Especially, by Women & Kids ). A young Lady killed, a huge Bull Elk here, in the Idaho Desert at around, 450 Yards,.. ONE, Shot ( DRT ) with Factotry 6.5 creed, 143 Eld-X Ammo. Heard that...
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    .264 or .284 or .277 for next caliber rifle

    I'm Loving, my New 6.5 Creed, Tikka L-H, SS, 24" barrel with, almost NO Recoil using, the 120- 123 grain Bullets and it's, a "Thumper" with, Hornady 143 gr. ELD-X's and a full Charge of, StaBall 65 Powder at, over 2,750 FPS. It's my New, Light weight, Deer / Antelope and "Steel Fun", Rifle...
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    .264 or .284 or .277 for next caliber rifle

    For your son,.. the 6.5 Creedmoor or, 7mm-08, "Down Loaded" with,.. 120 NBT's is Plenty for Deer / Antelope, THEN, go with, Bigger Bullets when, he's able to, Hunt Elk. 143 ELD-X for the 6.5 and 150-162 ELD-X's in, the 7mm-08 later for Elk. The .270 WSM @ 3,200 FPS with 140's IS, a "Lazer'...
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    7mm-08 barrel length

    With RL-17 or StaBall Powders and pushing the heavier 154 gr to 168 grain, Bullets, I'd go, 24",.. every Day ! 22" barrels are a Bit "Handier" in, the Brush / Timber, tho ! Hated, the 26" 7mmMag rifle that, I "had",.. that Barrel, caught on,.. EVERYTHING
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