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Re: Ask RBros Thread
« Reply #75 on: March 04, 2017, 08:57:59 AM »
Any guess on the actual weight difference.  I'm trying to determine if having a stiffer barrel, will be worth the weight.  If it is only 1/4 lb, then to me, yes, but if it is 3/4 lb, no. 
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« Reply #76 on: March 06, 2017, 01:52:36 PM »
Any guess on the actual weight difference.  I'm trying to determine if having a stiffer barrel, will be worth the weight.  If it is only 1/4 lb, then to me, yes, but if it is 3/4 lb, no.

Here's a pretty good calculator to play around with....
http://pac-nor.com/cgi-bin/bweight.cgi

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Re: Ask RBros Thread
« Reply #77 on: March 07, 2017, 05:03:55 AM »
A heavy Palma will be around 1lb more in weight.
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Re: Ask RBros Thread
« Reply #78 on: March 07, 2017, 05:43:53 AM »
tag great thread not sure how I missed it

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Re: Ask RBros Thread
« Reply #79 on: March 08, 2017, 06:21:47 AM »
I got a buddy in the process of getting the loot in order to have you build him a rifle this year. We have had the conversation many times about which model/caliber many times and" I don't know" seems to be the answer we arrive at. If you were to build 1 do it all hunting rifle for all big game that you could backpack in the mtns or lay down and practice out to 1000 yds & beyond, what model/caliber would you build him? Thanks

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Re: Ask RBros Thread
« Reply #80 on: March 08, 2017, 06:10:59 PM »
The LW Hunters or the new carbon hunters are solid choices for a lighter packing style rifle.  Build one in 7 mag or 300wm and it will do anything most will want
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Re: Ask RBros Thread
« Reply #81 on: March 08, 2017, 07:53:38 PM »
Cool thanks for the response. Is there any advantages or disadvantages with the carbon barrels to consider?

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Re: Ask RBros Thread
« Reply #82 on: March 08, 2017, 09:12:55 PM »
Travis I'm wanting to put a short section of rail on my rifle for bipod what are my options, it's for manners eh1 on my ultra mag you built
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« Reply #83 on: March 09, 2017, 04:41:35 AM »
Cool thanks for the response. Is there any advantages or disadvantages with the carbon barrels to consider?

Probably the biggest advantage I see to them is being able to use a full size brake on the light rifles.  Makes them much more enjoyable to shoot.  Basically they weigh the same as a fluted #4, but will accept a suppressor and more effective brakes. The added cost can deter folks however.
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Re: Ask RBros Thread
« Reply #84 on: March 09, 2017, 04:42:49 AM »
Travis I'm wanting to put a short section of rail on my rifle for bipod what are my options, it's for manners eh1 on my ultra mag you built

An atlas rail will bolt on. Take out the sling studs and the rail will attach there
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Re: Ask RBros Thread
« Reply #85 on: March 09, 2017, 07:34:46 AM »
Cool thanks for the response. Is there any advantages or disadvantages with the carbon barrels to consider?

Probably the biggest advantage I see to them is being able to use a full size brake on the light rifles.  Makes them much more enjoyable to shoot.  Basically they weigh the same as a fluted #4, but will accept a suppressor and more effective brakes. The added cost can deter folks however.

Travis, who's CF barrels have you used with good results?  Have you used any Hardy CF wrapped barrels or any of the Benchmark CF wrapped barrels yet??  Thanks!

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« Reply #86 on: March 09, 2017, 06:42:51 PM »
I've been using the proof barrels at this time. 
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Re: Ask RBros Thread
« Reply #87 on: April 28, 2017, 11:50:35 AM »
Has anyone used the WTO Switch Lug or a similar product? A buddy showed this to me and it looks like it could be a great thing...or it could be relying on 30 in/lbs to make or break your accuracy.

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Re: Ask RBros Thread
« Reply #88 on: April 28, 2017, 12:08:59 PM »
Has anyone used the WTO Switch Lug or a similar product? A buddy showed this to me and it looks like it could be a great thing...or it could be relying on 30 in/lbs to make or break your accuracy.

It's certainly an interesting concept, but no, we haven't used any of those.

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Re: Ask RBros Thread
« Reply #89 on: April 28, 2017, 12:14:26 PM »
TAG TAG TAG!!! :drool:

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Re: Ask RBros Thread
« Reply #90 on: June 04, 2017, 08:19:12 AM »
A couple quick questions for ya. I see you guys have done 1 day intro to LR shooting & hunting classes in the past. What is the cost of doing this? Also I was wondering, I know you don't do any smithing work other than builds now, could you recommend your favorite brake and somebody on the west side to install it? Thank you

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Re: Ask RBros Thread
« Reply #91 on: November 02, 2017, 02:08:44 PM »
Bump....

For our OP and sponser....if you were to choose one caliber for say 800 yards max shot distance on north American game, Your build, what would it be?
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« Reply #92 on: November 02, 2017, 02:22:44 PM »
north anetican game

A mofoing rocket!!!!!!
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« Reply #93 on: November 02, 2017, 02:25:26 PM »
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Yes, my FJ is pink, I'm all about Team Jacob, beer is not for the horses nor is whiskey for the men, they are both for me.

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« Reply #94 on: November 02, 2017, 02:28:12 PM »
 :chuckle:
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Re: Ask RBros Thread
« Reply #95 on: November 02, 2017, 03:31:17 PM »
I think the 7mm SAUM that he built for me would work great out to 800 yards. I haven't started reloading yet so ammo is hard to find and expensive.

I would like a LW Hunter in 7mm

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Re: Ask RBros Thread
« Reply #96 on: November 11, 2017, 05:10:30 PM »
A 7 mag or 300wm would be tough to beat.   A 7 saum would be in the running as well but the 7 mag will get you a little more.   Something like our new Carbon Hunter would give you the light weight yet still be able to run a more effective brake.   Lots of choices on cartridges that will all do the job   
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« Reply #97 on: November 12, 2017, 08:16:28 PM »
My 7mm SAUM shoots lights out. 3 for 3 on hunts with it. Haven't used any of my other guns sense I got this one.

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Re: Ask RBros Thread
« Reply #98 on: November 26, 2017, 12:16:31 PM »
Travis.....do you find your builds shoot certain bullets better? Are there certain brands (hunting w/ high bc) that you gravitate to?
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« Reply #99 on: November 26, 2017, 12:52:06 PM »
I primarily shoot Berger and Hornady bullets personally.  The rifles will shoot just about any bullet with a little work, but my test ammo either has Berger or Hornady bullets.  If there is factory ammo available, I will test it through them as well.  Have been really impressed with the Hornady Precision Hunter lineup.  Everything from 6 Creed to 300WM has been under 1/2 moa and very good consistency.  One of my latest LE contract builds the dept wanted to run 147 ELD match Hornady match ammo.  In testing, the ammo shot in the .1's consistently for 5 shot groups.
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