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Offline Calvin Rayborn

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Re: Whats everyone tinkering with these days?
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2017, 05:58:47 PM »
Still waitin' on my Fullfield II. Waiting sucks...

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Re: Whats everyone tinkering with these days?
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2017, 10:08:20 PM »
I filled my 2017 Ram tag in September, Taking it in to get all prettied up on Tuesday, pretty excited $500
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Re: Whats everyone tinkering with these days?
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2017, 10:09:28 PM »
Kicking around the idea of picking up a Proof Research AR10 carbon fiber 6.5 Creedmoor barrel and if I do.

20", 22" or 24"?? :beatdeadhorse:

I'd steer clear of Proof barrels for a while. I've recently watched a couple of their barrels burn out so fast that nobody could explain it. The smiths who cut the barrels all said that they felt soft while chambering them. To be fair though, they shot great for 800 rounds before they just went off the rails.

For new projects, I still trying to figure out something to work on. I'm bored with everything I have but I can't come up with anything good to work on. It happens every couple of years; I get bored and have to come up with a new focus for the next round of guns.

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Re: Whats everyone tinkering with these days?
« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2017, 07:24:46 AM »
i've been kind of itching for a .25-06, 6.5x55 or .280 of some kind.  getting burned out playing with my .264 mag, with a 24" barrel and 1-9 twist, i can't seem to really push it farther than 2900 fps with a 140gr bullet without going way outside of published loads.  burning 65gr of powder for 150fps faster than some people are getting with a 6.5 creedmoor is sort of depressing.

i've considered rebarreling it(either with a 26-28" .264 barrel, or 7mm, or 300 mag), reboring it to some big thumper like a .358 norma that i'll probably never need, or sell it to make room in the safe for something else.
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Re: Whats everyone tinkering with these days?
« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2017, 07:41:56 AM »
BGT - what powders have you worked with in your 264WM? I'll admit I almost gave up on mine but finally landed on some magic.

I wanted to shoot the 143 ELD-X but couldn't find wwhat I was looking for with retumbo, H1000, or H50BMG. Could get to 3200 but not without blowing primer pockets. Accuracy and ES suffered as well.

After talking with Scott at Quarter Minute Magnums over in Idaho I switched to the Berger 140 VLD and H4831SC. Magic combo in the 264WM. I'm running a 3100 fps (26" tube) with bughole groups at 200 yards. ES is not qui perfect but under 20. That combo might be worth a try if your looking for options.
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Re: Whats everyone tinkering with these days?
« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2017, 08:06:22 AM »
Possibly a 224 Valkyrie AR 15.------



Nope, bought an AR 10 in 6.5 Creedmoor instead..
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Re: Whats everyone tinkering with these days?
« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2017, 08:27:00 AM »
BGT - what powders have you worked with in your 264WM? I'll admit I almost gave up on mine but finally landed on some magic.

I wanted to shoot the 143 ELD-X but couldn't find wwhat I was looking for with retumbo, H1000, or H50BMG. Could get to 3200 but not without blowing primer pockets. Accuracy and ES suffered as well.

After talking with Scott at Quarter Minute Magnums over in Idaho I switched to the Berger 140 VLD and H4831SC. Magic combo in the 264WM. I'm running a 3100 fps (26" tube) with bughole groups at 200 yards. ES is not qui perfect but under 20. That combo might be worth a try if your looking for options.
i've mostly played with 7828 and retumbo.  would like to try some RL33 but it's completely disappeared around here.  i think it's just my barrel -- too short to be optimal, and book max loads won't give me anywhere near the velocity that they say(i tried some 120gr barnes, and just barely cracked 3000fps with their max for retumbo, which according to their data should give 3280fps from a 24" barrel).

i feel that my barrel might just be shot out -- the rifle is a 1965 M700 with a factory stainless tube.  it's got a very short throat that i think might be part of the problem, my first 7828/140AB loads would hit published velocity, but i soon after learned that they were jamming in the rifling(i love the OAL gauge i bought since then), probably causing pressure to be higher.
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Re: Whats everyone tinkering with these days?
« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2017, 08:36:25 AM »
Natchez has RL33

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Re: Whats everyone tinkering with these days?
« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2017, 09:03:30 AM »
Ive got a new 28 Nosler Im playing with.  I also have parts for a 6.5-280ai I need to get put together.

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Re: Whats everyone tinkering with these days?
« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2017, 09:12:27 AM »
BGT - what powders have you worked with in your 264WM? I'll admit I almost gave up on mine but finally landed on some magic.

I wanted to shoot the 143 ELD-X but couldn't find wwhat I was looking for with retumbo, H1000, or H50BMG. Could get to 3200 but not without blowing primer pockets. Accuracy and ES suffered as well.

After talking with Scott at Quarter Minute Magnums over in Idaho I switched to the Berger 140 VLD and H4831SC. Magic combo in the 264WM. I'm running a 3100 fps (26" tube) with bughole groups at 200 yards. ES is not qui perfect but under 20. That combo might be worth a try if your looking for options.
i've mostly played with 7828 and retumbo.  would like to try some RL33 but it's completely disappeared around here.  i think it's just my barrel -- too short to be optimal, and book max loads won't give me anywhere near the velocity that they say(i tried some 120gr barnes, and just barely cracked 3000fps with their max for retumbo, which according to their data should give 3280fps from a 24" barrel).

i feel that my barrel might just be shot out -- the rifle is a 1965 M700 with a factory stainless tube.  it's got a very short throat that i think might be part of the problem, my first 7828/140AB loads would hit published velocity, but i soon after learned that they were jamming in the rifling(i love the OAL gauge i bought since then), probably causing pressure to be higher.

I have a .264wm M70 with 24" barrel with 1:9 twist.  I hear you on the depressing velocity part.  What is depressing is when my brother shoots over my chrono with his 22" barrel .270 win with 140 gr VLD's and gets 3100 fps.   :(  Here I am with a magnum, way more powder than his, and 150 fps or more less than his .270 win.

I'm going to bed the rifle after duck season and hope to get some better groups with it, but I'm really questioning even keeping the rifle when I could really just go with a .270 win and get better velocity.
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Re: Whats everyone tinkering with these days?
« Reply #35 on: December 22, 2017, 10:23:25 AM »
I've been on the lookout for a unique product to induce my buddy to pull the trigger on the cnc machine.

 

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Re: Whats everyone tinkering with these days?
« Reply #36 on: December 22, 2017, 09:38:28 PM »
I've got a 28" custom 22-250 that was made in about 1964 that is getting shot out. It's on a FN Commercial 98 action, I'm thinking about having it board out to 6.5 chambered to Creed. 
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Re: Whats everyone tinkering with these days?
« Reply #37 on: December 22, 2017, 10:41:39 PM »
I have a 30 Nosler in the works. Got a 7 rem mag that I have to learn and play with some new loads in my 7stw.
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Re: Whats everyone tinkering with these days?
« Reply #38 on: December 22, 2017, 10:42:57 PM »
After swearing off ARs after getting out of the military... Carpsniper caught me hook line and sinker with a beautiful 6.5grendal. Now I'm just trying to find a way to apologise to the wife  :chuckle:

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Re: Whats everyone tinkering with these days?
« Reply #39 on: December 23, 2017, 08:36:39 AM »
 :yeah: :chuckle:
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Re: Whats everyone tinkering with these days?
« Reply #40 on: December 23, 2017, 04:24:36 PM »
I'm so out of touch with today's trends.  I'm in the process of restoring a 1960's era 20 gauge SXS.  Making it great again for another half century of service.  Everyone should have a meaningful winter project.  Whatever it may be.
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Re: Whats everyone tinkering with these days?
« Reply #41 on: December 23, 2017, 05:23:27 PM »
I recently purchased a s&w m&p compact which is my first real bottom feeder. So Ive been spending some time familiarizing my self with it. Im also preparing for an optic upgrade. All my funds are headed that way. After that Im either going to restock my cuz 527 or possibly build a 10/22
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Re: Whats everyone tinkering with these days?
« Reply #42 on: December 23, 2017, 08:39:18 PM »
kicking around the idea of a 40 super long slide, but don't like the double stack mag issues, who wants to single stack?  Still, it'd make a nice hunter.

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Re: Whats everyone tinkering with these days?
« Reply #43 on: December 24, 2017, 01:09:42 PM »
I'm so out of touch with today's trends.  I'm in the process of restoring a 1960's era 20 gauge SXS.  Making it great again for another half century of service.  Everyone should have a meaningful winter project.  Whatever it may be.
I have to say a side by side is my favorite gun to hunt with. I need to do more upland so that I can use mine more.

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Re: Whats everyone tinkering with these days?
« Reply #44 on: December 24, 2017, 03:06:51 PM »
I did a little temp testing of rl 26 and N570 last week.  Between 32-72 degrees there was 10 FPS average difference.  I tried the 147 eldm out of my 6.5 wsm.  Picked .010 off the lands and loaded 60-61.6 in .2 grain increments and shot this group. Going to do a ladder soon to see what shakes out.

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Re: Whats everyone tinkering with these days?
« Reply #45 on: December 24, 2017, 10:17:29 PM »
Picked up a Model 70 Sporter in 222 Rem and have fitted a youth stock to it and working up loads for coyotes 52gr Speer and jackrabits 33 gr light loads.  Ran into a deal on a Sako L-461 Mannlicher in 222 Rem, short/youth stock perfect for me and less than half the price if the stock were long.  Injury this fall has prevented hunting, finally got out after some ducks two days ago, took the Husqvarna hammer sxs, love hunting with the old stuff.
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Re: Whats everyone tinkering with these days?
« Reply #46 on: December 27, 2017, 01:54:36 AM »
Fullfield II (6.5x20x50) is on and ready to start punchin' paper! 2 trips to Sportsman's  to find the right stinkin'  Butler Creek covers (They don't make  large enough "blizzard" see-through covers to fit,  although they are advertised as compatible on their manufacturer's chart).

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Re: Whats everyone tinkering with these days?
« Reply #47 on: December 27, 2017, 08:07:04 PM »

Start reloading for two new to me rifles
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Rebarreld R.E.M. 725 22-250


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Re: Whats everyone tinkering with these days?
« Reply #48 on: December 27, 2017, 11:02:47 PM »

Start reloading for two new to me rifles
300 weatherby mark 5 west German
Rebarreld R.E.M. 725 22-250



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Re: Whats everyone tinkering with these days?
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I don't think them will work with the 1-12 twist

 

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