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Old 02-08-2019, 02:49 PM   #301
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yep WIND keeps most of us VERY humble at long ranges.

Jordan are you wanting 1 "DO ALL" rifle? if so I think the 6.5 PRC would be your huckleberry

Hurry though only 5 hours left to order
Not sure if you just keep trying to mess with people or what? Roberts posted it is open till next Friday February 15... Havent seen any changes in that. I havent placed my order yet as im trying to work out a couple details...
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Old 02-08-2019, 03:43 PM   #302
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Not sure if you just keep trying to mess with people or what? Roberts posted it is open till next Friday February 15... Havent seen any changes in that. I havent placed my order yet as im trying to work out a couple details...
OMG OSU, damm, you are right, I got my dates screwed op, it is NEXT Friday the 15th

Jeez, I'm sorry everyone
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Old 02-08-2019, 04:15 PM   #303
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Any of you guys roll with the 257 Weatherby? It looks like an order quantity of at least 5 barrels is required. Still waffling between the 257, 6.5 PRC, or maybe the 280AI or even the 270 WBY. Mule deer / Whitetail / Antelope.

Ah, decisions decisions. Will be running a Swaro Z5 3-18.

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If you don't have any rifles covering that spread now, I'd probably go 6.5 Creedmoor first, especially if you don't reload. It's honestly overkill for the animals you're talking about taking.
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:48 PM   #304
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Already have a creedmoor.

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Old 02-08-2019, 08:55 PM   #305
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Already have a creedmoor.

I'd give it some room, then, and go smaller at .257/.243 or significantly larger at .280/.300, depending on what else you have. 7-mag, perhaps?
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:12 PM   #306
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Robert, trying to finish making all my decisions so I can get my order in but have a quick question on the stock for ya. Trying to decide colors and patterns. I know bare carbon stocks can be a little slick. Also looks like this stock doesn't have any molded in texture in the grip and fore end area. Does your 4 camo/carbon patterns you posted in this thread give very much grip/texture or should I be looking at the web patterns or maybe ambush? They will be hunting rifles and would prefer something not to slippery. Thanks!!
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Robert, trying to finish making all my decisions so I can get my order in but have a quick question on the stock for ya. Trying to decide colors and patterns. I know bare carbon stocks can be a little slick. Also looks like this stock doesn't have any molded in texture in the grip and fore end area. Does your 4 camo/carbon patterns you posted in this thread give very much grip/texture or should I be looking at the web patterns or maybe ambush? They will be hunting rifles and would prefer something not to slippery. Thanks!!
The bare carbon is pretty slick. Any of the paints, whether theirs or ours adds enough texture to knock the slick off them
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:47 PM   #308
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The bare carbon is pretty slick. Any of the paints, whether theirs or ours adds enough texture to knock the slick off them
Awesome, that makes it easy! Sorta... haha i like way to many of the combos.

One more quick question for ya. I know you touched on it a little earlier. Still torn on what to do. I wish I was more of an expert but I'm not.. I've tried to do as much reaserch as possible. One of the guns I'm going to order is a 300wm. Don't currently reload but may down the road. Plan to attempt to shoot factory Berger 215 which have a coal of 3.600. Not sure if that will fit in mag.. also could single feed those if they shoot amazing for longer range hunting. could get copper creek 215 which are 3.400. If those don't shoot will try something else. Hornady 212-200, nosler etc and those will be more Saami specs. So my question is would you keep with saami zero freebore or use the .187 reamer?
Thanks again for all the help!

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Yep, that's where I'm headed - 257 or 280AI. Already have the 7mag locked down.

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Old 02-09-2019, 02:42 AM   #310
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Planning on going with 7mm Mag, shooting Berger 180 VLDís.

Would there be a barrel length and twist rate you reccomend?

Would the brake be cerokoted to match action?
I was wondering on barrel length and twist for the 7mm Mag also ?
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Old 02-09-2019, 03:54 PM   #311
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Yep, that's where I'm headed - 257 or 280AI. Already have the 7mag locked down.

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Go 25prc. Probably would be the killer of them all.
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Old 02-09-2019, 04:19 PM   #312
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I was wondering on barrel length and twist for the 7mm Mag also ?
That's what I'm going to order. Robert told me 24"-26" 1-9 twist. He said it will cover the lights all the way to the heavy's with the 1-9. Hope this helps you out.

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Old 02-09-2019, 05:04 PM   #313
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Order just went down for my son:

Tier 1
6.5 PRC
1:7.5 twist
24"
Gill brake
Dark tungsten Cerakote
AG Composite's house camo pattern (like the ones on pg 1 of this thread) but dark gray/light gray

Spoiled brat...
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:09 PM   #314
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That's what I'm going to order. Robert told me 24"-26" 1-9 twist. He said it will cover the lights all the way to the heavy's with the 1-9. Hope this helps you out.

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Did you go with the 24 or 26?
Thanks!
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:18 PM   #315
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I was wondering on barrel length and twist for the 7mm Mag also ?
I went 24" and 1:8 on the 7mag I had built for last year's TBH special and it works well. I get 2900 fps + with 175g ELDs and the high twist rate seems to have no effect on lighter bullets like 160 Accubonds.
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:25 PM   #316
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Order just went down for my son:

Tier 1
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1:7.5 twist
24"
Gill brake
Dark tungsten Cerakote
AG Composite's house camo pattern (like the ones on pg 1 of this thread) but dark gray/light gray

Spoiled brat...
Now you have me thinking. Was gonna go with the more urban one. White and gray but that dark and light gray sounds awesome.
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:31 PM   #317
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Well it's done.

Tier-1
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24in 1:9 twist bbl
I went for a dark/light grey variant of the Desert night pattern on the stock with the darker grey on the receiver/bbl tips
All the cool kids are doing it.
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All the cool kids are doing it.
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:40 PM   #319
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Now you have me thinking. Was gonna go with the more urban one. White and gray but that dark and light gray sounds awesome.
Robert was going to talk to AG and see if they would do it. If not his painter would.
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Robert was going to talk to AG and see if they would do it. If not his painter would.
Sounds good. Thanks for the info.
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:48 PM   #321
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Sounds good. Thanks for the info.
Just helping out the other cool kids.
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:59 PM   #322
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Any idea what the weight will be on a tier 2 24" barrel with the ratchet flying? My scope will add a bit over a pound.

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Did you go with the 24 or 26?

Thanks!
Haven't got mine ordered just yet. Still working out some details but leaning towards the 24" as well. Cut off a few ounces and be able to handle the 24" a little better than the 26".

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Old 02-09-2019, 07:50 PM   #324
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Order just went down for my son:

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1:7.5 twist
24"
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Dark tungsten Cerakote
AG Composite's house camo pattern (like the ones on pg 1 of this thread) but dark gray/light gray

Spoiled brat...
Just curious why 1:7.5? Sounds awfully fast for the round
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:30 PM   #325
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Just curious why 1:7.5? Sounds awfully fast for the round
Leaves some breathing room for 150 gr + bullets down the road, and gains a few BC points on bullets available now. Really no reason not to go 1-7.5 on the medium capacity 6.5s unless you don't plan on shooting anything over 140 gr
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:32 PM   #326
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Leaves some breathing room for 150 gr + bullets down the road, and gains a few BC points on bullets available now. Really no reason not to go 1-7.5 on the medium capacity 6.5s unless you don't plan on shooting anything over 140 gr
Hmm interesting I thought 1:8 was the go to for heavies. My 1:8.5 in saum handles up to 147 for sure so just seemed odd.
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Hmm interesting I thought 1:8 was the go to for heavies. My 1:8.5 in saum handles up to 147 for sure so just seemed odd.
The 147 does great at SAUM speeds in an 8 twist. I don't doubt an 8.5 stabilizes it well for a good distance too. You can start to see a difference at distance with the 150 SMK. The 7.5 twist most certainly benefits that bullet. I'm guessing if Berger ever enters the 155/156 in the market the 7.5 will be the standard.
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The 147 does great at SAUM speeds in an 8 twist. I don't doubt an 8.5 stabilizes it well for a good distance too. You can start to see a difference at distance with the 150 SMK. The 7.5 twist most certainly benefits that bullet. I'm guessing if Berger ever enters the 155/156 in the market the 7.5 will be the standard.
Makes sense I guess me being in short action I wonít worry about those coming out anyway
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Just curious why 1:7.5? Sounds awfully fast for the round
Obviously Robert does a much better job of answering these kinds of questions but from a user's perspective, and being hunters and not target shooters, having the option to use a variety of bullet weights is appealing. I did the same thing with last year's TBH rifle opting for a 1:8 twist in a 7RM and it has worked out well.
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I've seen a few on this thread looking for premium 300WM brass. I was very lucky to find some at retail cost so I'm set for a while.

Here's some of what I found for Nosler. Nothing listed for Norma on GB at this time.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/792665319

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/797845284

I don't need any more, but this one is very tempting.
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/799376062

https://www.gunbroker.com/All/search...0brass&Sort=13
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Tier 1 buyers, 30mm Tube, 56mmOBJ, which scope rings are you going with?

always heard, get the scope objective "bell" as close to the barrel as possible without touching.

I found a set of Nightforce Ultralight rings (Lows) got unbelievable deal on them, If my guess was wrong, I will sell them to a Tier 1 buyer with a thinner barrel and buy Mediums.

Its always a coin-flip, some companies will let you return and exchange for a different height, MOST wont. I've been through it several times.

Medium is "maybe" the best choice, just to be sure and if you run Butler Creek or similar scope caps.

Whoever does this, post it here , we can see if we can swap.
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Those that have ordered are you going with the standard trigger or upgrading? I don't have much experience with high end triggers. My Christensen Ridgeline has a trigger tech primary and it seems ok. Just not sure how much better the special or diamond is over the primary.
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Those that have ordered are you going with the standard trigger or upgrading? I don't have much experience with high end triggers. My Christensen Ridgeline has a trigger tech primary and it seems ok. Just not sure how much better the special or diamond is over the primary.
At typical hunting weights, the diamond doesn't really offer any value in my opinion. It really comes into it's own at weights under a pound. If you are looking to go below about 2 1/4 lb, the "special" is definitely worth the upgrade. Anything above 2 1/4 lbs.....stay with the "primary" and live happily ever after.
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At typical hunting weights, the diamond doesn't really offer any value in my opinion. It really comes into it's own at weights under a pound. If you are looking to go below about 2 1/4 lb, the "special" is definitely worth the upgrade. Anything above 2 1/4 lbs.....stay with the "primary" and live happily ever after.
Ok thanks Robert. That makes since and I would like it right around 2 lb so maybe I will call and change my order to the special. Y'all are bedding my Ridgeline also, maybe I will see if y'all can adjust it to as low as it can safely go while you have it.
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Ok thanks Robert. That makes since and I would like it right around 2 lb so maybe I will call and change my order to the special. Y'all are bedding my Ridgeline also, maybe I will see if y'all can adjust it to as low as it can safely go while you have it.
The Primary will normally adjust down to 1.5 lbs but NOT in the Ridgeline they way it comes. About 2 lbs is as low as it will go unless you change the firing pin spring. I installed a PTG 18 lb spring and it adjusts down to a safe 1.5 lbs and no adverse effects to firing control.
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The Primary will normally adjust down to 1.5 lbs but NOT in the Ridgeline they way it comes. About 2 lbs is as low as it will go unless you change the firing pin spring. I installed a PTG 18 lb spring and it adjusts down to a safe 1.5 lbs and no adverse effects to firing control.
Good to know. Maybe apr can do that for me while they have it. I would definitely like it lighter than it currently is. I'm sure they can do anything for the right amount of $$.
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At typical hunting weights, the diamond doesn't really offer any value in my opinion. It really comes into it's own at weights under a pound. If you are looking to go below about 2 1/4 lb, the "special" is definitely worth the upgrade. Anything above 2 1/4 lbs.....stay with the "primary" and live happily ever after.

I upgraded to the special and would like them set to 1.5lbs on both rifles. But that was not in my build sheet for them. Is that something you guys would do?
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An article about the way TriggerTech has taken over the precision rifle world.

https://precisionrifleblog.com/2019/01/20/best-trigger/
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I upgraded to the special and would like them set to 1.5lbs on both rifles. But that was not in my build sheet for them. Is that something you guys would do?
The Trigger Tech's can be easily adjusted with an allen wrench from the outside of the rifle. Takes 30 seconds to adjust it however you want.
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The Trigger Tech's can be easily adjusted with an allen wrench from the outside of the rifle. Takes 30 seconds to adjust it however you want.
Thatís probably so. Iíd rather leave it to the gunsmith then have to mess with it myself later.
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Muzzle Brakes - Area 419 Hellfire +$179/ Blended Radial +$125/ Blended and timed Gill +$150
What are the pro/cons of these brakes. Please help me choose. Thinking Tier 1 6.5PRC with 24 inch barrel. I want to be able to spot hits.
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if you shoot mostly prone, go the Hellfire or Gill. this prevents a ton of dust and dirt from muzzle blast. it goes sideways, shooting from a bench, it will drive the shooters next to you crazy with muzzle blast

the radial is more all around brake.

to be honest, they all kick up dust from prone.

i prefer the radial seamless fit. they work great and look good


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At typical hunting weights, the diamond doesn't really offer any value in my opinion. It really comes into it's own at weights under a pound. If you are looking to go below about 2 1/4 lb, the "special" is definitely worth the upgrade. Anything above 2 1/4 lbs.....stay with the "primary" and live happily ever after.
Hi Robert,

I ordered the Special, I don't mind paying the upgrade fee as it is minimal anyway and I did hear that maybe the special is slightly more refined than the primary. I run most of my hunting rifles at 3-3.50 lbs. never more, but possibly less? But I hear the weights they advertise are "avg", and can change depending on the action. Did I make the right call in your opinion?

Thanks - can't wait to get the new stick into action!!!

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Hi Robert,

I ordered the Special, I don't mind paying the upgrade fee as it is minimal anyway and I did hear that maybe the special is slightly more refined than the primary. I run most of my hunting rifles at 3-3.50 lbs. never more, but possibly less? But I hear the weights they advertise are "avg", and can change depending on the action. Did I make the right call in your opinion?

Thanks - can't wait to get the new stick into action!!!

wily
If you want to be in the 3lb range, call and change it back to the primary. It will save you some $$ and it will be right where you want it to be. Other than pull weight, they all have the same feel and "break".
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Getting down to the final details. Going with 300WM with a brake. Trying to finalize color choices but wondering if the brake can be cerakoted or not?
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Getting down to the final details. Going with 300WM with a brake. Trying to finalize color choices but wondering if the brake can be cerakoted or not?
NVM, found answer from Robert above.
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I was hoping to have the option to have the flat trigger. But when I placed my order the guy said that wasnít a choice. Trigger techs website shows the primary coming both ways I thought.
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:44 PM   #348
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What are your thoughts on the dbm? Will be used as an elk gun.
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:10 AM   #349
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I was hoping to have the option to have the flat trigger. But when I placed my order the guy said that wasnít a choice. Trigger techs website shows the primary coming both ways I thought.
He states in the beginning we would be limited on options to keep the price down. Not everything they offer is an option.
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:21 AM   #350
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I went with the Diamond in my .22 Creedmoor. 1.5lbs

most shooting off a bench, this trigger rocks.
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