Range Report - Custom 7mm-08 & 120 Nosler BT's

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by firstshot425, May 10, 2014.

  1. firstshot425

    firstshot425 Member

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    I finally got to the range today to shoot my new custom 7mm-08 for the first time. The rifle was build by Mark Pharr of Tumbleweeds Custom Rifles in Round Rock, TX.

    Today I was shooting 140 Sierra Pro Hunters on top of IMR 4350 and 120 Nosler BT's on top of H414.

    I started with the Sierra's and they did "just ok" averaging between 3/4" and 1" CTC. I've always gotten good results with Sierra's and was a little disappointed with these results; however, this was the first 25 rounds shot out of the rifle so maybe they will do a little better when the rifle gets broken a bit more.

    I've never shot 120 Nosler BT's before and I must say that I was very impressed. Except for the first couple of groups, they were all 1/2" or better with several "outstanding" groupings considering the rifle is still being broken in. Here are a few pics:

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    To say I'm quite pleased is an understatement. Thanks to Mark for building me a shooter.

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  2. sourdough44

    sourdough44 Well-Known Member

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    Looking good.
     
  3. 4bycamper

    4bycamper Well-Known Member

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    Great targets for bragging rights.
    How about some pix of the rifle?
     
  4. firstshot425

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    LOL... I'm just glad that after spending the money on a custom build that the dang thing will actually shoot. :)

    Here are some pics:
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  5. 4bycamper

    4bycamper Well-Known Member

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    Nice!
    Who's good lookin hunting stock is that?
     
  6. firstshot425

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    4bycamper Well-Known Member

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    Sweet.
    I have Prarie Hunter on my 284 Win Remmy. But no checkering.
    Looks like I missed the boat. That checkering looks good.
    I see you got all the bells and whistles on that one. :D
     
  8. firstshot425

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    Yea.. it was my first and probably only custom build so I bit the bullet and got everything I wanted on it. So far I am very pleased. I especially like the Kepplinger single set trigger.
     
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