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Thread: The mans gun - 7mm08

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    The mans gun - 7mm08

    Ive had this for ages now, posted up some pics over on fishnwang, but spose I should put it up here to increase my post count.

    Abe did some work on it for me, recrown, bed and paint. He also filled the stock up to the days with devcon ceramic filler, so its almost as stiff as a very stiff thing and its been sanded out so the foreend will never touch.

    I put a farrel 20moa base on it, with a new scope just in from the states, took 6 months to get here, but its pretty sweet. Got some of the new Jon Aadland triple lug rings. These suckers are way overkill. Didn't lap them for fear of baldbobs wrath. Highly recommended for big guns (aka something kiwi greg would cream over)

    Just your average rem spss 7mm08, got it because the .223 just didnt quite cut it. It was MOA to 400m, but then past there you couldnt spot the hits. This will run 162 amax's at maybe 2700, for very similar performance to my winmag that has now passed on. If it shoots MOA i'll be happy.

    Thanks again to abe for the painting and smith work, even though im sure the green is laquer



    Guess the scope



    And the pills I am to use. 162 amax for LR practice, and 150 barnes TTSX for tahr and deer rut.



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    Be interested to hear how the TTSX 150's work in the 7-08. All advice suggests the 120 is the goto for the latte lover.
    I doubt you will ever mistake your rifle in a crowd either

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    Baldbobs wrath lol Didnt realise it was famous haha

    Id guess the scope but I know so ill leave it to the rest...

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    cheeky cunt!!! she was all done witht the good stuff

    Must be time to get ya hand off it an get some down range
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    Scope looks like a SWFA 5-25. There's definitely no mistaking it as your rifle. Hope it shoots well for ya.
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    Ahh ya bastard

    Yeah SS 5-20. Real nice, best buy I've made so far.

    Aint no way I'm loosing this in the tussock!

    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by crnkin View Post
    Ahh ya bastard

    Yeah SS 5-20. Real nice, best buy I've made so far.

    Aint no way I'm loosing this in the tussock!

    Chris
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    Well id rather loose this than the 6.5, time for a paint job

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    Nice rifle, but at the colour??

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    Its Abe's interpretation of OD green

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    Can't see the images? Sounds interesting. I inquired through their site about getting a SWAFA 3-9 but just hit a brick wall. Sounds like you did it though.
    Last edited by Grim; 02-04-2012 at 08:24 PM.
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    Nice,how long before you blister the paint off the barrel
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Ok, can see the images this morning. That's bright.
    I would be keen to know how you got your 'scope from SWFA and out of the States? Through a third party I'm guessing?

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    Yeah SWFA wont ship out of the states

    Chris

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    Interested to hear how the 150gr TTSX go at 7/08 speeds - I was always under the impression you need to drop down in weight and drive them fast in order to get any decent expansion?

    I've been contemplating shooting the 120gr version in my 7/08 - but can't fault the current 140gr BT load at all.

 

 

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