Hell's Canyon Long Range 28 Nosler help/questions

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Bill72, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. Bill72

    Bill72 Member

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    Can't swing a custom rifle right now and can't find a factory gun that isn't 1 in 9. This would only be for hunting, and I wanted to know how limited I am on bullet weights. Realistically I'll probably only be shooting factory ammo for the next year but would like to shoot the heaviest bullet I can get. I can get a Browning Hell's Canyon Long Range for $1035 out the door after rebate. I thought it might be a good and economical way to get into 28 Nosler. So how limited am I with this gun, and do you think this is a good way to get into 28 Nosler?
     
  2. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    A 1:9 twist will handle almost all of the bullets out there. A couple of exceptions for a hand loader, but can't think of any factory ammo.
    There is also custom ammo from a variety of folks, that could help you get the most out of whatever rifle you choose.
    The rifle I know nothing about, but it looks like a reasonable entry level rifle
     
  3. Hatrick

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    Is it a 26 or a 28 Nosler?
     
  4. 257Tony

    257Tony Well-Known Member

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    Looks he typoed the title. 1:9 will work with just about anything if you're at some altitude. Even the 195 Berger should be fine according to their stability calc at 5000+ feet.

    The only issue I see with the x bolt is magazine length. You may not be able to chase the lands with longer bullets.
     
  5. 3stooge

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    Title says 26 Nosler but the post says 28 Nosler twice.
     
  6. Bill72

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    Sorry about the typo. Yes it is a 28 Nosler. It is very unlikely that it will be shot at elevations below 5000 ft.
     
  7. Jakeleg

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    I can't commment on the 195s yet as I just bought one of these and have only reloaded 180s and 175s so far.I bought it after a friend brought one over to my range and wanted me to reload for him.After his rifle was shooting so well and being I was in search of a lightweight hunting rifle I bought one and it shoots amazing.After finally getting trigger to my liking I love this thing so far.
     
  8. Bill72

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    Jakeleg- How did you get the trigger to your liking?
     
  9. Jakeleg

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    Bill,I took it out and disassembled and had a heck of a time driving out the sear pivot pin but I got it apart and was going to shorten the spring but ended up swapping it out with a lighter spring I shorted out of a ink pen laying on my reloading bench, ended up nice and probably more around 2 lbs or a little less. I found a site I believe was erniesgunsmithing or something where he used to sell replacement springs but quit because everyone was having trouble getting trigger back together I believe. I had no problems other than the two pins especially the sear pivot pin was tough to remove but glad I did much better trigger now.