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    Brass sizing question

    I have some once fired Lapua brass (from Berger factory ammo) that I am reloading for my 260 rem. Dies are standard Redding FL (not bushing), and I am using the Redding competition shell holders that help uniformly control the shoulder bump. When sizing the brass, I notice some of the cases...
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    Hammer bullets in 7mm

    Varmint, what twist barrel do you have. Mines 9.5. Berger’s stability calculator says I should be right at 1.5 from my 7mm wsm at hunting altitude. Still, Hammer recommends 9.25 or faster. Think I’ll try the 143 anyway, as 131 seems light for elk.
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    Hammer bullets in 7mm

    For those of you that have been using Hammers for a while - Im new to mono bullets, and Hammers in particular. I’m looking at ballistics and thinking about shots out to about 500-600 yards on elk. I’m able to maintain the recommended 1800 FPS but the lighter bullets I would need to work in my...
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    7mm wsm load recommendations

    Why are some of you guys using the eldm vs. eldx?
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    7mm wsm load recommendations

    I had 19 as a non resident. I gave up on Mt Emily and Wenaha. Tired of getting farther behind every year
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    7mm wsm load recommendations

    Yeah, that...
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    7mm wsm load recommendations

    Thanks guys. I’m hunting in the Mill Creek Watershed, close to Walla Walla
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    7mm wsm load recommendations

    I drew a bull tag in Oregon this fall and will be using my 7mm wsm. It is a factory Winchester model 70 with 1:9.5 twist barrel. I would expect shots between 200-600 yards or so. I’m currently looking at these three bullets: 160 Accubonds 168 Berger vld 162 eldx I’m thinking I can play with...
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    Kimber Montana bedding question

    Gentlemen, thank you for the responses.
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    Kimber Montana bedding question

    I would really appreciate some advice for my first bedding job. I have an older Montana 7mm08 that I would like to epoxy bed. It is supposedly pillar bedded from the factory, though the pillars are not readily visible. It appears the factory bedding slightly covered them up. Would I likely be...
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    Bergara b14 hmr vs Sako a7 long range

    Canhunter, thanks for the solid comparison. These two rifles and the Tikka CTR are on my short list for a reasonably priced target/long range coyote rifle. Are you happy with your choice? Would you mind measuring the mag length on your Sako? Wondering if you can load out to over 2.9” like the...
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    260 barrel length

    I get that this is an old post, but I also don’t mind seeing replies well after the fact. These topics live in cyber space a long time for many of us to find later - preferably without ridicule. I personally just saw the thread today, and the info is still relevant even if the OP’s question was...
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    "Mountain rifles" for backpack hunting

    I recently played Kimber roulette and purchased a used Montana in 7mm-08 off Gunbroker. Unfortunately it had a bulge in the barrel (not Kimbers fault). Kimber was very helpful and replaced the barrel for a reasonable price. I now have a 6 lb 2 oz rifle including a 4.5-14 vx3 with B&C reticle...
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    Time for new coyote/target rifle

    I finally picked up a used Remington 7-08 that I will be making into either a fast twist 243 or a 260 Rem. The plan is to place this action onto a 26" Dougles varmint contour barrel, pillar bedded on a laminated wood varmint stock. I would appreciate any thoughts on the caliber choice above. The...
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    Time for new coyote/target rifle

    Thanks for all the great responses. I found a very nice used Remington 700 CDL Boone and Crocket in 243. This is a "heavier" 24" fluted barrel with a 1:9.125 twist and a beautiful laminated wood stock. Would this seem to be a good starting point for this project at their right price? My hope...
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