Got my new Rifle and loving it

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  1. Chevy4x4

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    I just felt like I had share with everyone , This thing was accurate with store bought Ammo but with my own reloads shooting golf balls at 200 yrds seems to easy.., And rounds go right thru a 1/2 plate of steel at 150 yrds . South Bay Rod and Gun is 300 yrds but does anybody know where you can shoot farther then that? I've been told this rifle will get me out to 1000 yrds I'd like to see that.

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    I was told there is an area out by Scissors Crossing to shoot 1,000. Never been there though. Nice Rifle!
     
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    Nevermind.
     
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    BEAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful BEAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Pala gun range has a 1000yrd set up... what caliber?
     
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    Wow that is one of those scary AR guns * (assault rifle)! It even has the scary adjustable back thingy and a really scary handgun grip! I'll bet you have a clip that holds a scary lot of bullets!:emoji_fearful:

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    Sweet looking setup? What Caliber????
     
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    The standard match 172 grain in 7.62 mm or 30,06 in a match rifle will drop +/- 55-60 clicks (1 clk =1 " at 100 yds) at a 1000 yds. I assume it's in one of those calibers. Much less in .300 mag or .338 mag. The heat index and wind will also come into play at that distance. Have fun and watch the the heat insignia as the bullet travels to the target.
     
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    Bet it’s one of the 6.5mm calibers
     
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    Yea your probably right I think they call it a 6.5 mm Creedmor and it has a 140 grain projectile. However that would be kinda light to buck the wind at 1000 yds.
     
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    All 6.5 mm slugs have good sectional density and high ballistic coefficients , tend to buck the wind really well . 6.5 Creedmor was designed for maximum efficiency of case space to optimize grains of powder used verses velocity and recoil for long strings at the Creedmor matches . Most bang for the buck so to speak . Also doesn't beat the shooter up after firing many rounds . Guess the effort was worth it to change from the 6.5 X 55 Mauser round in someones eyes . WR
     
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    Also the Creedmoor is a lot more shoulder friendly when your shooting alot of rounds for a match.. I love my 300 Wm but unless I put a muzzle brake on I don't really like shooting more then 20 rounds in a range trip... my 300 is for hunting so it will never see a brake... I can still hit a dinner plate are 500 yards free hand shooting off sticks or sitting (basically like you have to make most hunting shots)
     
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    It’s amazing to me how the 6.5 X 55, developed as one of the first smokeless powder cartridges in 1891, has held its own for so many years. It’s probably killed more moose than any other cartridge out there. It’s taken a long time for it to become so popular in the U.S. The Winchester 264 Mag got a bad rap for burning up barrels and the Remington 6.5mm Mag died a quick death but the Remington 260 became very popular and now the Creedmor. Nosler and Weatherby even came out out with their flame thrower versions.
     
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    A lot of game in Africa has fallen to the Swede . Reputation for being a real killer on game . Kind or funny how OLD becomes new . I took my first elk with a Rem. 660 in 6.5 mag . still have the rifle but rebarreled it to 7mm 08 back in the late 70'S . More slugs available for reloading at the time . Rem. custom shop did a good job as I recall for less than $ 150 , try and do that now . Kind of wish I kept it stock in retro spec . Good hunting !
     
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    Yes, the 7mm was the poster child back then.
     
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    Just before I got out of the Marine Corps at WPNsTRNG BN Quantico in 1969 the guys in the shop that built match rifles/pistols for the shooting teams and sniper program offered to make a rifle in any caliber from Mdl 70 (Winchester) or Mdl 700 (Remington) actions/spare parts for $150. I was going to get a 7mm mag, which was the hot caliber back then, custom made up for me but my wife talked me out of it as we needed the money for furniture. Stupid me. :emoji_unamused:
     
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    I have a .300 Win Mag. Savage with Muzzle Brake. Only punched maybe 10 rounds through it.

    Anyone interested? Newest rifle and don’t need it. My go to is my 30-06 Model 70....

    Need money for boat and Bluefin Tuna Gear!
     
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    thats a bummer you didnt jump on it... i also have a 7mag but i just feel more confident in long game shots with then 300.... i have dropped both coyotes and pigs at 600-625 yards and a deer at 590 with the 300
     
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    Thank you for your service Weldon , those years were a tough time to serve , A lot of guys I knew never made it back from South East Asia . For those who did make it back it was a country in turmoil and crowds with disrespect . Semper Fi Marine !
     
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