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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerardo View Post
    I disagree in regards to performance.
    And 284 is because I have all the reloading components for it, so I'll stick with it.
    You're right about the fluting looking ugly when chopped, so might not.

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    I'll send you a pic of my 18" fluted barrel that had the fluted section threaded and is used as the cap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caberslash View Post
    Few options:

    1. Howa Alpine

    2.Rem Model Seven

    3. Cheapest- eat some cement and harden the fuck up.
    It's a shame that Howa doesn't make the Alpine model anymore.
    I always wanted to get a light rifle with a hinged floor plate magazine, it seemed ideal.
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    7mm08 tikka with 20" barrel. Sends 162gn eldm @2630fps with 2208 and stupid accurate. For moderate range the 284win doesnt in my mind make the faff of sourcing brass and limited resaleablity worth the extra few fps my mind. Don't get me wrong I've lusted a 284 but tried to be pragmatic....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunty1 View Post
    7mm08 tikka with 20" barrel. Sends 162gn eldm @2630fps with 2208 and stupid accurate. For moderate range the 284win doesnt in my mind make the faff of sourcing brass and limited resaleablity worth the extra few fps my mind. Don't get me wrong I've lusted a 284 but tried to be pragmatic....
    What sort of practical range would you get out of that on reds ? Will be sorting a load for my 708 shortly was looking at 150gn eldx due to the success I've had with the 145gn in my 270win
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyb View Post
    What sort of practical range would you get out of that on reds ? Will be sorting a load for my 708 shortly was looking at 150gn eldx due to the success I've had with the 145gn in my 270win
    Further than I would shoot! Ballistic calculator says it holds >1000ft/lbs and 1680fps to 800yards

    Also tried the 150 eldx but got the same velocity as the 162 eldm. Suspect the eldx has a harder jacket that ratched the preasure up quicker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunty1 View Post
    Further than I would shoot! Ballistic calculator says it holds >1000ft/pds and 1680fps to 800yards
    Bloody heck that's not bad, wouldn't personally take it that far with the scope that's on it, but that's impressive.....if only 162gn eldms weren't so scarce now
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    I am lefthanded and struggled to find an Ultralite factory rifle without customizing something to fit and be not too heavy
    Tikka rifles are good but just don,t fit me
    I found a Forbes 308 L/H action rifle and it fits like a glove straight out of the box but probably will not last a lifetime but love it so I don,t care where a Tikka might if I spend the money so I got one and am slowly customizing it, work in progress as I can afford to
    fitted a Stug stock fluted bolt and it had an 18-inch barrel when I got it but have re-barreled it to 6.5 Creedmore from 308 as I don't need 2 308s but will be putting the 308 barrel back on if the Forbes becomes unfixable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synthetic View Post
    It's a shame that Howa doesn't make the Alpine model anymore.
    I always wanted to get a light rifle with a hinged floor plate magazine, it seemed ideal.
    Did a bit of research before getting mine, Howa/Legacy Sports International (US Importer) and Randy Newberg did a deal with Mark Bansner of High Tech Stocks to supply them with stocks, and bolted in a Cerakoted lightweight action (slabbed from the factory) and barrel. Quality items, they are a fiberglass stock with pillars installed from the factory.

    The pattern is still available as their 'Sheep Hunter' stock: https://www.bansnerandcompany.com/ba...-rifle-stocks/ but they don't inlet for Howa's anymore. Supposedly supply of the stocks were a problem yet the premium paid for the Alpine version made it a bit of a slow seller according to US sites. Obviously the Gunbroker price spiked once they stopped making them, especially for the 6.5 NeedMore ones.

    Paid 500 for mine with an Aimsport Moderator, so I think I got a good deal.

    My 7mm-08 Rem Model 7 Stainless (older, 3 hole receiver from the late 90's) is arguably even more of an ultralight rifle, especially since the former owner had it chopped to 16"

    In fact, the McMillan KS it sits in is worth quite a bit if you believe the US forums. It's quite a nice stock, very light, stiff, bedded in some way but no pillars. Had to bin the factory trigger for a TriggerTech and put a 20MOA EGW rail on, but that's it. Could not believe the shop sold it to me for 400... seems that mountain rifles are not valued in the UK, says it all really!
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