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Brithunter 02-20-2015 04:52 AM

Re: A New Rifle
 
Well I took a look and cannot see how it can be called beautiful :huh: ................................. sorry.

I hope you like it after all it's YOUR RIFLE so that's all that really matters.

recoil junky 03-04-2015 09:15 PM

Re: A New Rifle
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Brithunter (Post 137539)
Well I took a look and cannot see how it can be called beautiful :huh: ................................. sorry.

I hope you like it after all it's YOUR RIFLE so that's all that really matters.

:MOGRIN:

We all know your love of Remingtons runs deep BH. :greentongue:

I have the rifle in my possession now after returning from a much needed weeks worth "warming up" in Florida. I'll 'put it together" on Friday. and fire form a few cases to get the new off. If all oes well I should have a group or two to share later in the weekend.

My next rifle is definitely going to be a Sako of some sort. I deserve one.

RJ

recoil junky 03-08-2015 04:10 PM

Range Report
 
and pictures!!!

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...pslojj8yje.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...psdcz2fp85.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...psmu5xiclb.jpg

The scope is a 4.5-14X44 "take off".

And now some groups.

A group I shot yesterday before I got "tired".

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...pszn4exay4.jpg

Hmm, not quite there yet . . . .

And today's group. Definitely not a "10" but closer to a "6 1/2"

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...ps641elgch.jpg

Everything the same as before but more powder, shorter COAL, trimmed and flasholes deburred. So far, cases aren't growing like I had expected them to. After initial trimming and fire-forming, the same five only grew (on average) .004" over ten shots apiece. One of them had 11, but I don't know which one :o Probably the one that was 2.489".

So what IMO does a "Ten" group look like? I have yet to shoot one, but this one from my .243

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...pseee3f7a7.jpg

is an 8 1/2. All because of operator error.

Velocity is 3173 fps (avg.) with an extreme spread of 21.3 for 5 shots. Both Lyman and Hogdon say this (maximum) load should be 3020-3035. This isn't the first time I've been able to beat what the books say and still show no signs what-so-ever of pressure. Not that I go around trying that, it's just the way it works out sometimes.

So that means those five pieces of brass? They've been fired a total of 11 (12 if you count the one in an actual 30-06) times now, only trimmed once. Not bad for junk Remington brass.

I'm going to run another 50 rounds of this load, then see what group size looks like. If it's like my .243, 300RUM and one of the .223's (all Remmys) they tend to need some tweaking after some more barrel break-in.

RJ

Brithunter 03-08-2015 05:05 PM

Re: A New Rifle
 
Actually it's my real dislike of plastic stocks They look cheap, feel cheap and to me feel dreaful and it don't matter what the make is.

I will have to admit that I really don't like the Rem 700 ............................ at all :no:regardless of stock. The 700 Classics look OK from a distance. Their lines are right but I still wouldn't have one.

Jamie.270 03-08-2015 06:57 PM

Re: A New Rifle
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Brithunter (Post 137867)
Actually it's my real dislike of plastic stocks They look cheap, feel cheap and to me feel dreaful and it don't matter what the make is.

I will have to admit that I really don't like the Rem 700 ............................ at all :no:regardless of stock. The 700 Classics look OK from a distance. Their lines are right but I still wouldn't have one.

Gee,... Really?
Gosh BH, I never woulda guessed!
:cheesy: <--- This is my sarcastic face!

:grin:

Nice piece RJ!
With a 6.5 and a .270 I really have no use for a "quarter bore," but that looks like the ideal platform for one.

gitano 03-08-2015 07:22 PM

Re: A New Rifle
 
I don't know what it is about the .25 caliber, but I have always been drawn to it. Didn't care for .243s for some reason. Been down the .270 Win path, and while I think it's a great cartridge, it's just not held my interest. I think the .284 edged the .277 out for me. Don't know why the 6.5/264 never really turned my crank either. I like the 6.5x55, but that cartridge seems to be a "big game" cartridge, and there are so many others - like 7mm/.284 - that just hold my interest more. Such are the things horse races are made of.

I like .25s. The .25-06 is certainly the largest case I would entertain, but with the 'new' powders AND a barrel at least 26" long, 'I'm a believer'. I think it's a great caliber for pronghorns, western whitetails, and mulies. I think the .25-06 might be a bit 'much' for small varmints, and it's certainly not going to be 'fur friendly' for foxes and coyotes.

What bullet and powder are you using?

Lookin' forward to dead critter pictures.

Paul

recoil junky 03-08-2015 07:26 PM

Re: A New Rifle
 
I would have liked to get the 25-06 with a nice Walnut stock, but unfortunately NO ONE makes a 25-06 with a 26 inch barrel other than Remington, so I was "forced" to take what I could get.

BH, I don't begrudge you our dislike for Remingtons. We all have our flaws. I'd like nothing more than to have a Sako, Parker Hale or Husqvarna rifle. Someday I hope a Sako will be in my gun cabinet and a John Deere in my tractor shed.

I've always had better than good luck with Remingtons. Even with their plastic stocks, trigger problems and safety recalls, mine always shoot.

RJ

gitano 03-08-2015 07:31 PM

Re: A New Rifle
 
Quote:

I've always had better than good luck with Remingtons. Even with their plastic stocks, trigger problems and safety recalls, mine always shoot.
:biggthumpup:

paul

Brithunter 03-09-2015 12:14 AM

Re: A New Rifle
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jamie.270 (Post 137871)
Gee,... Really?
Gosh BH, I never woulda guessed!
:cheesy: <--- This is my sarcastic face!

:grin:

Nice piece RJ!
With a 6.5 and a .270 I really have no use for a "quarter bore," but that looks like the ideal platform for one.

Ahhhh when ever did use become a requisite for buying another rifle??

BTW have handled and shot a fair few Remington 700's and I just don't like them. I like the way they are made even less as they really do remind me of "The Woolies Gun" .................................. for those that don't know due to the very cheap way the Sten gun was made it was called this. Woolies =Woolworths the bargin store which originally had just one price for everything Sixpence.

gitano 03-09-2015 12:05 PM

Re: A New Rifle
 
Kinda like to keep this thread on topic. RecoilJunky's new rifle. I suggest that a diatribe on how much one hates Remingtons can be started in another thread.

Paul


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