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Old 03-12-2012, 20:05   #26
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I bet that was a chilly day. I was only messing around in the back for a while today and froze out.
a couple of the big old growth firs in the front yard dumped a half dozen limbs on the high lines. Lost power 3 times so far. Will be rebuilding deer and elk fence surrounding the orcard tomorrow. at least 3 post popped in half. will probably loose it tonight again as it is still blowing well.
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:45   #27
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It snowed about 1" last night and was snowing a bit again this morning so I called my employee and told him to take a snow day...


Oh man will I ever learn...

I am into Contender carbines but am I happy with that = noooo while I was searching the net I found and put an offer in on a fired max 40 times 28" s/s Prohunter in 7mm-08 this morning.

If I get it I plan on shortening the fluted barrel to 20" - 23" then I am going to start looking for a barrel in 376 Steyr or 375H&H and have it shortened to 21" - 22" and install black/gray/pepper laminate stocks.

Took this pic off of SSK Ind site this is what I would want the muzzle to look like.

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that sounds good. 7-08 nice round. 375's man you are looking at some serious big game. That will make a juicy setup for sure.
I have always been a fan of the step crown. A small inset cut clean with a lathe tool and a light debur with abrasive cloth. Of course that is a style of the 60's when I was building rifles. But it sure worked well. Bill Prator head P.O. Ackley barrel maker and instructor at Trinidad State swore by that system. It protects the actual bore and lands from accidental abuse.
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Old 03-14-2012, 19:39   #29
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Slight change of plans I've decided not to go with the Prohunter right now figured I need to finish finishing my G2 GunStocksInc black/gray (pepper) laminate butt stock for my new G2 then work up loads for my 6.8SPC barrel that I have mounted on it before I take on any other projects.

I also have one of the fairly rare 50 cal magnum Gonic muzzle loader kits that I need to spend some more time with and a 17 Rem barrel that I need to also spend more time working up a load for.

Then there is my Rem 700 LSS in 30-06 I have had it for a few years but have not worked up a load for it yet I had the barrel shortened to 20" for hunting heavier timber.

Yeah... the 375RUM is for big game I shot this interior grizzly skull measured 24 1/16" with my first 375RUM loaded with 300gr Partitions @ 2800fps a couple years ago shot distance was appr 230 - 250 yards.

Then later went in the thick bush after him with my Marlin 1895GS 45-70 loaded with 525gr Beartooth Piledrivers bear made it 75 - 80 yards into the thick bush before it piled up.

This is why I put together the 21" 375RUM short overall length of the Marlin and the long range thump of the 375RUM one gun for everything I will ever need to do in the north/central interior of BC.

I mount a VX3 4.5-14X40 B&C reticle scope on Leupold QRW rings and bases when I want the scope off I just remove it and install a tall Weaver XS Sights backup ghost ring sight onto the rear scope base...







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slick. nice photos
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I've been out shooting my6 23" bull s/s 6.8SPC barrel with 95gr TTSX and 110gr Prohunters with the barrel on my new G2 frame 1 in 3 shots were misfires I would just recock th ehammer and try again until it shot.

I put the barrel onto one of my original s/s Contender frames no misfires of any kind.

I am going to contact Mike Bellm and order one of his heavier # hammer spring kits for th eG2 frame I feel I need the hammer to hit harder.
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Another update have switched the 6.8 barrel over to one of my s/s Gen 1 Contender frames and worked up a load = no misfires ever and MOA 100 yard groups haven;t had time t shoot it further though.

I have been reading up on the 110gr Barnes TTSX bullets being to long to load in a AR but work fantastic in the Contenders or bolt rifles I'm thinking this bullet maybe my do everything bullet for my Contender barrel need to get some and give them a try.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:09   #33
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I finally put it together a 95gr TTSX/AA2200 load = 1/2" 3 shot 100 yard groups.

I was having issues with working up a load for this barrel = 2" - 2 1/2" 3 shot groups @ 100 yards with almost everything I tried then I heard about AA2200 powder giving high velocities and great accuracy so when I finally found some I snapped it up.

I actually loaded these for my 18.6" barreled Robinson Arms XCR-L in 6.8SPC spec 11 chamber so being restricted to mag length COL was set at 2.29" instead of a max 2.4" that I was using while at the club one day I figured I would give them a try.

To say that I was amazed at the accuracy is an understatement I haven't had a chance to chrono the load yet but I'm thinking it should be close to 2850fps been packing this combo coastal blacktail hunting a few times this fall now been so hot that the deer haven't been moving yet but hopefully one day soon I will get to give it a try.
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Recently I picked up a brand new factory barrel in the 6.8 for my Encore. Havn't had a chance to try it out yet. Just wondering, and just a thought off the cuff, I wonder if anyone makes just a neck sizing die once the shell is fireformed to your particular chamber?
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