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    Today, 01:29 AM
    mcdaniel.mac replied to a thread 6.5 BlowMore in Factory Rifles
    I tend to look for a long MPBR for hunting cartridges, and even for 600yd shooting a like something a little flatter than a .223 Rem, but bucking the wind becomes more important IMO. That's where the 6.5 chamberings tend to shine.
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    Yesterday, 10:02 PM
    Start with CLP on a nylon brush and see what that's doing. Paint or cerakote over it isn't a bad option either.
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    10-19-2017, 05:20 PM
    I'd have gone with a Grendel or similar, the barrel life on the Creedmore is too short for a service rifle. That gets important for sustained fire!
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    10-19-2017, 03:40 PM
    In the age of the internet I would keep a low profile even if I didn't own expensive toys. Too easy for someone to get their underoos in a knot and resort to anonymity to slander and harass.
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    10-19-2017, 02:26 PM
    I agree an RPR or Bergara would be ideal, I just need to find one in a .223/5.56 to complement the .308 in the safe. I'll continue selling stuff and see if I can find one. I'm still going to pursue the project. The cost is less an issue than the...
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    10-19-2017, 11:55 AM
    Yep!I wasn't aware of the 1k range! It will be awhile before then, but maybe I'll try it after I shoot the barrel out. I live down in the city of St. Louis proper, so the hour drive is still a long way, but shorter than Little Indian Creek for me.
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    10-19-2017, 09:43 AM
    I'm tired of driving an hour or more for a 100yd range, and the RPR in the save is getting antsy. I'm looking at Bench Rest Rifle Club (near Warrenton) and their annual fee is more than I was paying for an indoor membership but having access to even...
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    10-17-2017, 01:18 PM
    Bowie Tactical would be my suggestion. Ship it off and have it done right.
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    10-15-2017, 01:50 AM
    I have the FFIII on a G17MOS and it's great. Make sure you get the model with a top-loadig battery so you don't have to remove the entire thing to change batteries though
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    10-12-2017, 10:32 AM
    I'm looking for bench, prone, and standing. Calibers right now are .223 and .300blk. the reach on a side-charger is a bit long to shoot standing without breaking cheek weld. A left-side or ambi side-charger is an option, but a last resort. I'll...
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    10-12-2017, 09:56 AM
    I looked at the PAR and similar. I'd jump on a 1715 or the .308 counterpart given the chance, but pumps are a pain to shoot prone or benched.
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    10-12-2017, 12:50 AM
    I hope this is in the right place, I considered factory or military rifles hut seeing as I want to get wierd with it I figured this is better. Not to head off the answer I know will come, simply plugging or eliminating the gas port still leaves...
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    10-12-2017, 12:14 AM
    You could consider something like the DOLOS quick-change barrel system, but you'll be spending more than if you just went with a dedicated upper
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    10-05-2017, 03:04 PM
    I picked up a Vortex 4-14 (Crossfire II) for my spare 10/22 and I have to say I would choose vortex over Leupold again. My other Leupold scopes are the VXII 2-7 and before that I used a VXII 3-9. The Vortex is clear enough at 14 to see my hits with...
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    10-03-2017, 12:06 PM
    mcdaniel.mac replied to a thread suppressor strikes in Gas Checks
    Depends on the severity of the strike. Beat case (as happened to me last week) you just get a scrape. Worst case, the gas check gets stuck and the next round makes it do a bad bad thing.
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    09-27-2017, 10:37 AM
    The trouble with packing is that it gets packed with crud (carbon et. al) and worse, can get pulled into the bore axis causing bore obstructions. Especially with sealed cans, packing shortens the life considerably. Packing also increases heat...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check