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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Nature Boy, May 6, 2020.

  1. 22250Rem

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    I've been following this thread also and it's very cool and fascinating. The whole concept of this build is exciting and I'm looking forward to seeing it all come together. Definitely gonna stay tuned for the next exciting episode.
     
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    Powder Valley has 245 Elites in stock, just got my 500 delivered last week. They shoot phenomenally well with H1000, Berger suggests 72-79 grains of the stuff if you can believe that. My rifle couldn't quite go as high as their suggested max but I could run them nearly as fast as the 225 ELD so I figure that's a win.
     
  3. Walkalong

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    6.8 Western. :D
     
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  4. horsemen61

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    You getting one?
     
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  5. Walkalong

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    Heck no. :)
     
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  6. Nature Boy
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    He's just stirring the pot!
     
  7. WisBorn

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    The more I read and see videos on the 6.8 western the more I like. Not enough to sell my 7mm rem mag but it does have some cool factor.

    I'm looking forward to seeing @Nature Boy new .30!
     
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  8. troy fairweather

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    It's pretty much a 270wsm that's been pushed back .090 neck looks a smidge shorter on the 6.8. I like the 270wsm had a sister rifle to my 7wsm Browning A-bolt ii I prefer 7mm and it shot better over the 270wsm.
     
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  9. WisBorn

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    It looks like the big win for the 6.8 is the fast twist barrel to stabilize the heavy long bullets.
     
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    That's what 7mms for lol. Don't think I'll ever get one, Winchester has about the worst cartridge support out there.
     
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  11. Gtscotty

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    That's obviously the point of the 6.8 Western, it's what the .270 WSM should have been.

    Might even be a little more practical than a .300 Womper-Stomper single shot... But @Nature Boy has never made any beans about that:
    Not that I'm not interested in seeing the outcome of this particular quest.
     
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    Not as bad as REM!!!! ;) :p
     
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    Beat me to it.......winchester new offerings just over promise and under deliver.....or well, they spins the story a little hard......

    Remington seemed to actively have it out for their cartridges........murdered a few in the crib even.
     
  14. horsey300

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    Now a Hornady backed 6.8 prc...........bet that would grow legs in a real hurry! I can see @Nature Boy launching 180 eols and tweaking seating depth because the group was still 5.5" at 1000........;) (Not that I fault him one bit)
     
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    perhaps we can bully him into it for a later project.....:evil:

    I would be vocally annoyed if he changed gears on this one now!
     
  16. Keyfer 55

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    Most of the new cartridges look like the old Dakota's.
     
  17. horsemen61

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    @Nature Boy


    Question to you good sir as I’ve never dabbled in the custom gun area

    Is this a normal amount of time to wait to get a project like this all together or isn’t taking longer because of Covid?

    thank you for your time!
     
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  18. Nature Boy
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    6-8 weeks seems to be pretty standard IF the gunsmith has parts and materials in inventory AND, what you're wanting done isn't exotic or complex. Add more lead time if you're waiting on components from vendors. For instance, Manners stocks = 12 months. McMillan stocks = 6-8 months, Krieger Barrels = 4 months

    In the case of this project, the gunsmith is ordering a reamer and it's taking a bit longer than expected. I'm also having a custom stock made, which will add some time.

    I've known from the start this was going to be a long process. I'll be happy if I see it by the Fall.
     
  19. Walkalong

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    I ordered a Manners (MCS-PRS1T) stock last Oct, they said 5/6 months, so maybe March/April/May probably.

    Other variants may very well be longer.
     
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  20. horsemen61

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    @Nature Boy can you tell us about the stock please?
     
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