Hi all, thought i would join up with you. been shooting long-range now about 5 years , shooting the 7x300 , 300 win. also the 7mm mag. hope to get in on some of the discussions . just retiring from the pipe fitters local 26. So going to have more time to shoot. located in northwest washington . shoot at the Custer gun club.
Can you detail me the specs on your RUM-McMillan build... I’m wanting to pretty much copy the build but with a defiance rebel, can detail what proof barrel that is along with the McMillan stock type, paint style etc.
My .260 Ackley used 4350 and I am unlikely to try anything else because of 1) temperature intensity and 2) My load produced a 3 shot group of .268 INCLUDING THE BULLET! I am about repeatability and it trumps speed all day long. My barrel life should be pretty good as at 2950 my 140's are just cruising. I thought I would see 3025 or so but you don't see too many .004 OVER groups!
I too have a .260 AI, and with your 30" barrel, honestly I would use a slower powder, it will get you better performance. I got the 140 VLD's up to 3170 in my 30" .260 AI with Reloder 26....my most accurate node was at 3090 though, so this is my load
Lapua .260 brass, formed
140 VLD-H seated .005" off (2.900" OAL )
49.1 grains Reloder 26
I worked up to 51 grains, which on a 65 degree day was 3170 and giving ejector marks but no heavy bolt lift. That load was pretty hot, obviously. If you try it, start lower and work up, and keep in mind you will NEED a drop tube to fit all this powder without heavy compression. 49.1 grains, with a 6" drop tube, is right at 100%
My previous load was 47.8 grains H-4831sc, and it sent the 140's at 2930. I got up to 3020 with 49 grains, but the best accuracy was at 2930.
I tried the federal 215 match and didn't have good results. I then took out loads with cci 250 and cci 200 primers. The 250s were giving me double digit SD. The 200 gave me single digit SD. They are a non magnum primer and they great in the win mag. Had them out to 1200 and vertical was 3-4 inches. I hope this helps you. David
My name is Anders and I'm from Sweden
I wonder if you can share the drawings for the 378 Zayne ? I have start to build anew rifle based of Mark V 460wby action and a new Krieger 17# countur 32" 375 barrel and 1-10 twist I plan to shoot 350 grain SMK and 330 grain le high bullets and in the beginning I planed to built 378 Wby then I saw the 378 ackley magnum and now i have seen your 378 Zayne and I'm very interested to build on your wildcat
Call their number and talk with Cade Penny, he will probably answer the phone. Tell him I sent you. I have the same barrel on order now. But it is special order and they need to wait for enough orders to do a run. I can't tell you the lead time, but Cade should be able to get you close.
Sorry I didn't see this sooner, been out hunting. I really don't remember exactly what Shawn charged me but it is worth every cent. Shipping is really easy, just pull the stock and bolt, wrap the barrel and action in a pool noodle / cardboard and take it to the post office. I think it was about $12 each way. I'd suggest just calling Shawn direct. He is a super good guy, really great to work with. I have had a few friends send theirs in and all have been equally pleased. Good luck, hope this helps.
I want to put a DE brake on my rifle, will happen after elk season. About how much did you pay to have them install it? I may just drive up cause it's not terribly far and we have some friends in the area.
Hello Michael, unfortunately I am not familiar with that area, I am much farther north. good luck on your search! I suggest calling the local game warden, I have found that to be very helpful when looking for public areas to hunt.
Howdy ,my name is Michael E. Bell, seeing how you are from Idaho I was wandering if you would be willing to shed some light on the Idaho general deer season. I am not looking for somebody's honey hole. I am looking at GMU 27 near Chalis. My questions are centered around crowded hunting and just killing legal deer or possibly a bear in early October. If you are interested in sharing some info just Message me on the forum.
I bought my 66mm at eagle optics, they do have a sales program where they will sell it for you, they do charge some, but then if you are buying new optics they credit you. If you are not looking to get something else optic wise no help.
Just thought i might let you know. That is what i will do when i finally can afford to upgrade to the 88mm straight
Hi Don Joel here....drop me a line if you come through Edmonton with your LRKM....sounds like end of October mine will be here. ....you been shooting much? We went to Fort Assiniboine last week for a nice long cut line shoot! Hope all is well
Hey long shot just wanted to say hi from Canada! I seen u mention you run a homedepot! I'm in the same profession up here but with Home hardware as a store manager! Never meet many people that are in that kind of buisness and are longrange shooters also!