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Thread: Forbes M24B 280AI

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    Forbes M24B 280AI

    Forbes M24B .280AI

    Been gathering dust in the safe the last couple of years. I don't have any fresh targets but it's around a 3/4" shooter with 154 SST's & 150 NBT's from recollection.

    Lightweight mountain rifle
    Only 5.5lb's bare!

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    Slimmed down receiver & bolt reduces weight.
    Spiral fluted bolt with lightweight shroud.
    Sako style extractor.
    Timney trigger.

    24" #2 ER Shaw chrome moly barrel, matte parkerized finish.

    Lightweight kevlar/graphite bedded stock, ADL style mag.

    Has a few small scratches & chips from hunting (shown in pics).

    Comes with Talley lightweight 1" rings and hard gun case.

    DOES NOT INCLUDE SCOPE!

    Rod & Rifle review
    https://www.rodandrifle.co.nz/forbes-rifles.html

    Looking for $1,850

    Located Dunedin
    Moa Hunter, Mathias and stevodog like this.

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    it does look nice eh

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    Any dies and cases inc?

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    That is a seriously nice buy for someone

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    Quote Originally Posted by dale View Post
    Any dies and cases inc?
    Sorry I'm keeping the dies & brass as I have a .270 that I may rebarrel at some point

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    Nice, what speeds were you getting, I'm very interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nor-west View Post
    Nice, what speeds were you getting, I'm very interested.
    Dug out some of my old reloading notes
    Had a bit of a play with IMR4831, AR2213SC & RE22.
    RE22 produced the best speed ~3,100 fps max with 150's but the groups were starting to open up, would probably be worthwhile doing some more development with RE22 or.... RE26
    IMR gave the best accuracy & lowest SD but was quite a bit slower 2,800-2,900 fps.
    I settled on 150gr NBT's & IMR.
    Never tried 140 gr NAB or Berger VLD's but they would hustle.

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    I use RE26 in my Forbes. 2970fps with 162gn ELDM.

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    PM on its way

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    SPF
    Cheers

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    Glad to hear, great rifle.

 

 

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