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    I want to build a pig

    I'm pretty happy with the two main rifles I have now, one a lightweight alpine sort of rifle, and the other a more dedicated long range hunting rifle. So, in the interest of covering all my bases, and because I hate not having something "on the go" I reckon I need to build a compact lightweight bushpig type rifle. I was hoping I could find a M70 extreme weather in 308 and build on that but the term hens teeth comes to mind. After Buzzman put that 284 barrel up for sale (I missed the boat) it got me thinking about building on the 284 calibre and just using a T3 as a donor for ease of finding parts and to keep costs under control, I have a brand new T3 in 270 sitting here so a simple barrel swap would give me the benefit of already having a long action mag and bolt stop right? (Forgive me 270 gods..) What sort of performance are people getting from short barrelled (16" ish) rifles? Ideally I would like to get out to 500 on deer size game without any worries if the opportunity presented itself? Will a short 308 get me the same results? Would be cheaper to build.

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    I'll only shoot my .308 to 400m on deer, mainly due to the slow 1:12 twist and 130gr projectiles I use. Could probably use 150gr but it's so nice to shoot with the lighter pills
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    What length barrel?

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    284 a realy cool Cal bro my mate that brought one of my 284 smokes stuff out to 600 with ease.with 09 powder and 160grn u get around 2750 on 18"
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    I have an idea but you will have to wait and see!!

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    18in 300wsm


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    Dont waste your time chasing every last fps, it doesnt matter in the real world, it wont make a difference, all it will do is cause head aches and frustrations. And dont listen to silly old cunts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smiddy View Post
    18in 300wsm


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    Have you built one Smiddy? I could see it having to be fed with R17 or some other difficult to obtain powder to get results and make use of the case capacity?

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    Go with a 16" 308 and a decent suppressor as below.
    I use the 125 accubonds

    http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.n...vations-27918/

    You also have the option as per below of having a fully suppressed sub-sonic load available for the same if wanted.

    http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.n...s-loads-29782/

    You will see part way through this thread that I have got the 90 grain XTPs shooting 1moa and very quiet
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    Yip 16"308, 165 Nosler BTs doing 2650, still got the goods to 550 (only killed to 300 so far). Once the Stug arrives next year it'll be a demon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    What length barrel?
    14.5"

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    I want to build a pig

    A 16 inch 7mm saum in a Remington model 7 /Tikka T3 pushes 150g Ballistic Tips at 3000fps with Remington brass, 2950ish with other brands.
    (Usual disclaimer :work up to these velocities if your rifle/brass allows)
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    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    I have a Model 7 in 7mm08 with gworks suppressor just about kissing Stug stock, Z6i 2-12... it is really light and handy. I am a model 7 fanboy though.

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    Ryan I have a 17" 284 T3 on long action. Was the 17" 7mm08 I got of buzzman.

    It was my most used rifle at the Toby shoot, was going good. 162 amax at just 2600 with 2209. Very accurate there.

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    Stumpy at 14 inches ... Its magic ...



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    Shoots fast 125 s really good.

    Had in a chassis for a while till I modded a stock for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWH View Post
    Ryan I have a 17" 284 T3 on long action. Was the 17" 7mm08 I got of buzzman.

    It was my most used rifle at the Toby shoot, was going good. 162 amax at just 2600 with 2209. Very accurate there.


    At 600 yards the 162 at just 2600 fps still holds 1,260 odd ft lbs.

    A bit of R17 would liven it up a fair bit I'd say.

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