30-284 / coyote / gallon milk jugs

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  1. 1ASSASSIN

    1ASSASSIN Active Member

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    Distance was laser ranged at 812 yards
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    1,000 yds...
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    1,200 yds...

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    800 yds...

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    900 yds...

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    Gun is set up as a single shot


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    Here is a list of specs on this rifle:

    ACTION: Winchester M70 / blue-printed / set up as a single shot...

    BARREL: Lilja / 29" / 3 groove / 1.250" diameter /muzzle brake / overall barrel and brake length - 30 1/2"...

    CALIBER: 30-284...

    STOCK: McMillan Tooley MBR / pillar and glass bedded...

    TRIGGER: Rifle Basix / rebuilt / adjusted to 10 oz...

    BASE & RINGS: EGW .040 tapered scope base and Burris Signature ZEE rings...

    SCOPE: Vortex Viper 6.5X-20X-50mm 30mm tube with fine duplex reticle...

    BI-POD: Sinclair F-Class...

    Heavy duty firing pin spring and titanium firing pin...

    Bushed firing pin hole...

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    My 30-284 is loaded using Lapua 6.5-284 brass, necked up to .30 caliber...

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    155 gr. ballistic tip bullets clocked in at a very uniform and FAST 3,400 fps!
     
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  2. 1ASSASSIN

    1ASSASSIN Active Member

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    This is my favorite picture!

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  3. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    I love it...
    If for nothing else than coyotes are lumped into the same category as a milk jug!
    :)
     
  4. Hatrick

    Hatrick Well-Known Member

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    And the coyote and the milk jugs had the same ending.
     
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  5. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

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    Cool gun. I never thought a 30-284 could chuck a 155 that fast. What made you choose to build 30-284 among the plethora of 30 cal options?
     
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  6. 1ASSASSIN

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    Well, I like to shoot and shoot a lot, and I wanted a .30 caliber that would allow me to send a LOT of bullets downrange, without being too hard on barrels, and the 30-284 at least to me, seemed like a most logical choice.

    I already have a 7mm STW and a 300 Weatherby Magnum, and just decided I "needed" something a little bit smaller to work with. I have absolutely no regrets in my decision, and with the rig set up like what you see in the pictures, recoil is comparable to that of a 22 Hornet, and I get to watch the bullet impact through the scope!
     
  7. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    Are you using Varget or H4350?
     
  8. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    Also, 30 caliber Ballistic tips are Green not red, and they are not made in 155gr only 150, 165, 168 and 180gr,
    Are you sure they're Ballistic Tips?
     
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  9. BeaverHunter

    BeaverHunter Well-Known Member

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    Looks like an eld-x to me. Either way, that is a bad a** looking and shooting gun.
     
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  10. 1ASSASSIN

    1ASSASSIN Active Member

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    My mistake, I don't know why I said Ballistic Tip because it is not! It is a 155 gr. Hornady A-MAX.
     
  11. 1ASSASSIN

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    The 155 gr. A-MAX bullets are the only bullets that have ever been shot in this gun.

    I could not get enough IMR-4350 or H-4350 in the case, so I went with the ball powder equivalent.... H-414 with bullet seated .007 into the lands.
     
  12. Andrew Massi

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    Awesome shooting
    3400fps? Isn't case capacity nearly identical to a 30-06?
     
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  13. 1ASSASSIN

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    When my Oehler 43 PBL showed 3,400 fps., I pulled out the Oehler 35P to double check, and it gave the same exact reading. So yes, 3,400 fps. is correct!

    I do not shoot a 30-06, so I really don't know what a case capacity comparison would be.
     
  14. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    I should have guessed it was Amax, forgot about those.