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Re: Long Range Heavy Bullet Rifle Help?
« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2018, 12:19:35 PM »
Have you looked at bergara rifles?

Never really researched them.  Have been looking at these rifles in multiple calibers.....Wby models: 

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Re: Long Range Heavy Bullet Rifle Help?
« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2018, 12:22:27 PM »
I would need to get the barrels threaded and a break placed on either of these rifles.  I would also consider the Savage Stealth....but they don't offer a stainless option.  I really want stainless.  I will be dipping my 6.5 stealth this year as the bluing is super prone to rust in wet weather.  I had to carry a WD40 rag in my pack this year while hunting Idaho to keep the surface rust at bay.   :bash: :bash:

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Re: Long Range Heavy Bullet Rifle Help?
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2018, 12:24:18 PM »
Wow....so many great posts / responses.  I guess I have a lot more research to do.....problem being, everytime I research a caliber, I find 3 more to add to the list.   :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:   Example:  I am pretty sure I will have to own a 6.5-300wby some day.  My obsession continues to be expensive.  LOLOLOL

Leaning a little more toward the 300 win mag due to components and capabilities.  Just seems a little boring LOL.  Not sure I will go 100% custom build.....just becuase most factory rifles shoot so well these days.  I like the idea of saving money on a factory rifle and tweaking it to my likes over time. 
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Re: Long Range Heavy Bullet Rifle Help?
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2018, 12:25:30 PM »
Also considering the Christensen arms classic stainless.....Anyone have any experience with this rifle? 

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Re: Long Range Heavy Bullet Rifle Help?
« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2018, 12:26:19 PM »
Wow....so many great posts / responses.  I guess I have a lot more research to do.....problem being, everytime I research a caliber, I find 3 more to add to the list.   :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:   Example:  I am pretty sure I will have to own a 6.5-300wby some day.  My obsession continues to be expensive.  LOLOLOL

Leaning a little more toward the 300 win mag due to components and capabilities.  Just seems a little boring LOL.  Not sure I will go 100% custom build.....just becuase most factory rifles shoot so well these days.  I like the idea of saving money on a factory rifle and tweaking it to my likes over time. 
go buy Mitch Rolen a cup of coffee sometime☺

I may have to....he does great work.   :tup:

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Re: Long Range Heavy Bullet Rifle Help?
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2018, 02:31:55 PM »
Also considering the Christensen arms classic stainless.....Anyone have any experience with this rifle?

That would be great for hunting, but if you want to bust rocks way out there you might want the ELR

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Re: Long Range Heavy Bullet Rifle Help?
« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2018, 02:39:50 PM »
Also considering the Christensen arms classic stainless.....Anyone have any experience with this rifle?

That would be great for hunting, but if you want to bust rocks way out there you might want the ELR

Not sold on carbon wrapped barrels......not sure why, just don't know alot about them.  I am considering the Mesa Long Range. 


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Re: Long Range Heavy Bullet Rifle Help?
« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2018, 02:47:48 PM »
Show love to the carbons.  Cool quicker. Lighter.  Shoot more

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Re: Long Range Heavy Bullet Rifle Help?
« Reply #38 on: January 03, 2018, 02:57:14 PM »
Show love to the carbons.  Cool quicker. Lighter.  Shoot more

Gun smith told me the carbon wrap makes it stiffer, so you get the extra stiffness of a bull barrel but without the weight. Who knows if that's all just a theory to sell though but it sounds good if it was true 

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Re: Long Range Heavy Bullet Rifle Help?
« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2018, 03:00:08 PM »
True !  And stay cooler

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Re: Long Range Heavy Bullet Rifle Help?
« Reply #40 on: January 03, 2018, 03:08:22 PM »
How durrable are the carbon wrapped barrels?  I'm not rough on my stuff, but heaven forbid someone took a fall in the woods....would the carbon wrap potentially fracture / crack? 

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Re: Long Range Heavy Bullet Rifle Help?
« Reply #41 on: January 03, 2018, 03:22:48 PM »
How durrable are the carbon wrapped barrels?  I'm not rough on my stuff, but heaven forbid someone took a fall in the woods....would the carbon wrap potentially fracture / crack?
I can't speak to other barrels but the Hells Canyon Armory barrels are tough as they come.  Mike even fluted one just to see if it would stay wrapped and it still shot great.  All carbons are not created equal though
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Re: Long Range Heavy Bullet Rifle Help?
« Reply #42 on: January 03, 2018, 03:31:31 PM »
Also considering the Christensen arms classic stainless.....Anyone have any experience with this rifle?

That would be great for hunting, but if you want to bust rocks way out there you might want the ELR

Not sold on carbon wrapped barrels......not sure why, just don't know alot about them.  I am considering the Mesa Long Range. 




@Justin C.  had some input for me on the Christensen Arms guns a while back when I was thinking about one.
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Re: Long Range Heavy Bullet Rifle Help?
« Reply #43 on: January 03, 2018, 06:42:53 PM »
Carbon is very durable John. Good for normal rate of fire. Had many turned and wrapped by Loomis. Light, stiff, and cool to the touch. But not meant for volumn shooting (auto or rapid fire). R&D on an ar Carbon wrapped barrel literally caught fire after 70 30 round pmags of 5.56 ball was run thru as fast as one can reload and pull the trigger. But, who fires like that normally lol!
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Re: Long Range Heavy Bullet Rifle Help?
« Reply #44 on: January 03, 2018, 07:07:12 PM »
Carbon is very durable John. Good for normal rate of fire. Had many turned and wrapped by Loomis. Light, stiff, and cool to the touch. But not meant for volumn shooting (auto or rapid fire). R&D on an ar Carbon wrapped barrel literally caught fire after 70 30 round pmags of 5.56 ball was run thru as fast as one can reload and pull the trigger. But, who fires like that normally lol!

2100 rounds ????  Would a non-carbon barrel handle that ?

 

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