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Thread: My recipe for .308 Bush Gun that has become successful (Finally) Not open check book

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    My recipe for .308 Bush Gun that has become successful (Finally) Not open check book

    After ages working with Tikka T3 Lites in .270 WSM,.308 and 300 Win mag
    follows what both myself and hunting mate the midget ended up doing to both our .308 s.
    Results stunning can shoulder shoot and hit the bottom of 1 litre milk plastic bottle full of water at 200 mtrs
    every time. To me that gotta be a kill shot but have only shot 3 Puke at 150 mts so far during testing stage.
    Final test will be in the bush week 1 next month. Bit more sighting -checking at mates farm next week.

    Any how heres what worked so far for the two indentical guns.

    Step 1 : Take 1 x brand new T3 Light and pull it completly to bits.
    Step 2 : Forward barrel to Hardy engineering to be shortend to 18" and have one of his suppressors fitted.
    Step 3: Include trigger and get it set to 2.5 lbs
    Step 4: When it arrives back check all barrell to stock clearances as you will need to Dremel in some places.
    (Four from Four of the Tikkas we've played with need some relief some where. My rule of thumb two $10.00
    notes must clear all the way down when assembled.)
    Step 5 : Reassemble but before doind so put some grease on the alloy block in the stock to prevent
    alloy corrosion should the gun get that wet.
    Step 6: Purchase a 0 MOA Picca rail kit and fit to the gun using loctite as per normal and even torque settings.
    Step 7: Fit Limbsaver Recoil pad.

    Scopes : I choose a Leupold VX 1 (Remember it was not an open chq book job was budgeted for and done over time ,
    I actually paid Gun City off over a few weeks for this gun as had other housing project happening ie : roof leaks nahh kidding but urgent)

    So Leupold VX1 3 - 9 x 50 I like extra light as wear glasses. High mounts to clear rail paid good dollars for the Leupold ones.
    The midget got a Leupold VX 1 3-9 4O with his gun so used a rail and low mounts on his.


    Lastly Harris Bi pod with swivel and swivel lock kit just a short one to keep weight down.
    With 18" barrell and bi pod the gun is just a tiny bit front heavy to hold up for long periods but its
    a bush gun the 270 WSM is the long ranger. A mate makes us the pod spikes Yep we copied them from someplace.

    This I have carried from the bottom of the Kaimais to the top and back down at least 4 times.
    Yep taking the gun for a walk no lucky ending but its a joy to carry around and I dont find it gets heavy at all.
    Took mates son to Whanganui, 12 year boy carried one of these all day and shot two fallow hinds.
    Not one word of complaint from him , first deer, plus smart ass skull capped two goats.
    Its honestly something you carry and go oops theres a magpie and now there isnt.


    Happy as with the result and I reckon a grouse bush gun Hi tech not too high value both under $2800.00
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    Reloading for these as follows :

    Hodgdon Cfe 223 165 Hornady btsp

    Bullet Weight (Gr.) Manufacturer PowderBullet Diam. C.O.L. Grs.Vel. (ft/s) PressureGrs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure

    165 GR. HDY SP Hodgdon CFE .308" 2.750" 45. 4264946, 700 PSI48.3 2839 61,500 PSI

    Chrony tells us it around the 2750 ft second mark.
    Eyesight tells me its fast and make Pukekos into flat pizza shapes.
    Will put up some pics if hunt trip in two weeks proves fruitfull.
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    Looks nice
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    Hard times for the Pukeko

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillipgr View Post
    Hard times for the Pukeko
    They must of had a good breeding season cos we have heaps of them....
    Cagey buggers too . They beat up my duck pond aggressive as to new plants.
    Onae at a time , ha one at a time..

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    flute barrel and bolt and get a lightweight stock next lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by rambo-6mmrem View Post
    flute barrel and bolt and get a lightweight stock next lol
    Ha ha don't times change .308 Top Pic .. ... Name:  IMG_0963S.JPG
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    nearly standard 6.5 bottom pic

    Now have another as well bit lighter with full mag and suppressor

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    Excuse my rough as stock mods but I have a few spares now...

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    fuck just realized this was from 2012 lol
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    Nice one D

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    How much does the rig with the mdt weigh?, am putting bits together for a 284 build at the moment and like the looks of these

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick-D View Post
    How much does the rig with the mdt weigh?, am putting bits together for a 284 build at the moment and like the looks of these
    Not too sure Nick but heavier than standard. 4.5 or 5 kgs.?? I didn't want to weigh them ha ha ...
    You wouldn't want to carry that 223 too far .Heavy ish scopes though. The 308 you'd manage to carry all day though..

    Im seriously thinking about attacking the alloy stock with the milling machine ...
    "This is my Flag... Ill only have the one ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy View Post
    Ha ha don't times change .308 Top Pic .. ... Attachment 35804
    nearly standard 6.5 bottom pic

    Now have another as well bit lighter with full mag and suppressor

    and VX3 at sub 3.5 Kgs complete Attachment 35805

    Excuse my rough as stock mods but I have a few spares now...

    Attachment 35806 This one is accurate... and fun.
    That loopy on the top rifle looks familiar
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    Classic, I have the same in a 708 but with a Luppy VX1 4-12x40 and the LR retticle, Also added after market bolt shroud and it came with a set trigger, Is my main go to gun

    Running 140g Berger VLD, with 48g 2209, doing 2660FPS, 6shot group at .5MOA. On the LR reticle i have 0@100m, first dot 220m, second dot 315m and top of post 405m so covers most i am doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy View Post
    Not too sure Nick but heavier than standard. 4.5 or 5 kgs.?? I didn't want to weigh them ha ha ...
    You wouldn't want to carry that 223 too far .Heavy ish scopes though. The 308 you'd manage to carry all day though..

    Im seriously thinking about attacking the alloy stock with the milling machine ...
    Yeah, be a shame to lose the ridgidity though. Cool looking rigs though for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by HNTMAD View Post
    Classic, I have the same in a 708 but with a Luppy VX1 4-12x40 and the LR retticle, Also added after market bolt shroud and it came with a set trigger, Is my main go to gun

    Running 140g Berger VLD, with 48g 2209, doing 2660FPS, 6shot group at .5MOA. On the LR reticle i have 0@100m, first dot 220m, second dot 315m and top of post 405m so covers most i am doing.

    Hamish
    Cool man. Can you reach the lands with the vld's in standard mage length? I have pretty much the exact same rig as you, will start loading for it shortly. Havn't bothered yet as the el cheapo corlokts shoot so well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick-D View Post
    Cool man. Can you reach the lands with the vld's in standard mage length? I have pretty much the exact same rig as you, will start loading for it shortly. Havn't bothered yet as the el cheapo corlokts shoot so well
    Nope but it shoots well just in the mag, not even sure how far of lans it is. If you can get the classic hunter then go with them as they dont mind a jump
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