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Rifles / Anybody Interested
« on: January 15, 2019, 02:27:28 PM »

I have a McMillan G30 Dynasty in 270 WSM with Leupold VX-6i. I really don't want to put it on Gun Broker so I thought I'd offer it on here first and see if there's any interest. They say that this rifle was made during McMillan's golden era before they sold to Strategic Arms. I just don't shoot it anymore so it's collecting dust. It is in a traditional McMillan hand laid glass stock (Black). New it was around 6,000.00  without glass, I'd like to get 4000.00. + Shipping to your FFL (I'll need a copy of the FFL before I can ship it). If you're interested Message me.


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Did a little test at the range yesterday. I was shooting my Bergara B-14 HMR 6.5 Creedmoor. I shot 15 rounds then did my slow fire soak test. There was some cooling between the 15 rounds and the time it took me to reload the mag and the rifle does have a bull barrel but as you can see in the attached image, it only took two rounds to get it hot enough to affect powder burn rate. The shot sequence is right, left then lower, lower, lower. The hot barrel and round soaking in that heat definitely slowed the burn rate of the powder. I was using  43g of H4350 with 120g Nosler ballistic tips. Not very scientific since I didn't have the LabRadar with me but I think the results do show that there is an effect.


Side note: Best group was with 41g H4350 and 129g Nosler ABLR's

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Anybody have a 50 BMG
« on: January 10, 2019, 09:15:48 PM »

I've been playing with the idea of getting a Barret 50 BMG. It's just for fun and they are pretty accurate so there's that part too. I know I can stretch all my B's out to 1000 yards with a little practice but those are my hunting rifles and I don't want to burn them up on the range.


The cable is out and I've cleaned the house and the garage so now I'm just siting here in the quiet thinking up dumb stuff.

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The convention is at the Reno/Sparks convention center. Weatherby is there. I'm probably going either Friday or Saturday.

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Optics / TRR and Light Weight Rifle scope bases
« on: January 07, 2019, 09:47:19 AM »

If anybody has a lightweight or a TRR and can't find a base that fits, NightForce makes a 20moa and Talley makes both a 0 and a 20 moa. If you go online to Talley's website you will not find them but if you put the following part numbers in the search box, it will bring them up and you can order them. For the lightweight and ultra lightweight's I would email Talley and verify the fit, they are quick to respond. They verified that these would fit my .308 TRR.


Talley -
P00252706 flat rail
P0M252706 20moa rail
 


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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Weatherby Long Range Shooting
« on: January 05, 2019, 07:50:20 PM »

Thought maybe you guy's might like this.. Sorry if you've already seen it.



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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Shadow Warriors
« on: January 05, 2019, 02:20:59 PM »


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Optics / Swarovski Demo Sale
« on: January 04, 2019, 11:28:34 AM »

EuroOptic.com has just received a bunch of Swarovski demo's. Some are in A condition others in B condition. Prices looked pretty good to me. If you're looking for a pair of field binoculars, a scope or spotting scope, Swarovski's are pretty darn good in my opinion.


Here's the link to the Demo's:  https://www.eurooptic.com/sale/swarovski-demo-sale.aspx?utm_source=Site+Subscribers&utm_campaign=61f44c3054-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_01_04_04_48&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dde3ccfa21-61f44c3054-159017685

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Rifles / Jeweled
« on: January 04, 2019, 11:15:12 AM »

Pretty sure most of you know what a jeweled bolt is. The one in the attachment was brush jeweled and has over 600 impressions. Typically the more impressions the prettier it is and the more work involved. I have all the stuff to make it as easy as possible but it's still a five to six hour job. I did this one yesterday.


Brush jeweling is not my favorite because it's messy and hard to see your progress. You just have to get into a rhythm and trust. Damascus is my preferred method but I dropped and broke my stone so I used the brush/lapping compound method.


What you may not know is that beyond being pretty, it's also functional. That's correct, there is actually a reason for engine turning a piece. It will cause the piece to hold a very thin layer of oil and prevent corrosion. Bet you didn't realize that.

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Rifles / Odd Ball Mark V
« on: December 31, 2018, 06:37:56 PM »

Came across a 2002-2004 Mark V TRR in .308. New in box and the store just wanted it gone. I know the owner and he said he didn't know he had it until the Feds came in and did an inventory. So what do you do when you come across an odd ball Weatherby? Well you buy it of course.



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