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    Sako carbonlite

    I brought a 7mm mag in carbonlite today. Iíve got about 800 162 gn amaxes left so it should see me out. Iíve put a VX5 HD 3x 15 on it with sako rings. Lightweight carbon bipod Iím good to go. Will come in well under 4 kg

    Has anyone else got one yet ? Thoughts ?
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    Sounds good. I have the same setup with a T3/carbon stock. I will be interested to hear an exact weight (ready to go).
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    Have one in rem mag (a few years now) everything that a Finnlight is and lighter

    They all like Norma/Nosler brass

    Fed 215 primer

    72g Of ADI 2217 powder (least temp sensitive)

    And a 162 g amax at a ZCL of 2.660 inches for 3050-3080 FPS

    They have seriously consistent chambers

    Your Nosler/Norma brass will end up with a.......

    Sized neck of 303.5 inches
    Loaded neck of 308.5 inches
    Fired neck of 315.5 inches

    That’s 3.5 thou neck clearance a side which is fine with a 5 thou jump to the rifling lands

    They often shoot .3 to .5 MOA with those neck clearances in this ammo combo


    Dead deer out as far as you can see them



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    Fed 215 primer

    72g Of ADI 2217 powder (least temp sensitive)

    And a 162 g amax at a COL of 2.660 inches for 3050-3080 FPS

    Thats exactly the same recipie I have for my wood stainless 85 in the same calibre . Except I use winchester brass . Should pick it up Thursday and will shoot it through a chrony at 200 yds on the weekend. Then will get out and amax stuff the following weekend.
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    How's the soft touch coating holding up?

    Does it wear off like on the finnlights?

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    Very beautiful setup there Saum
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    Picking mine up next week, should look identical to 7mmsaums (7mm mag too)

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    Any issues with ejecting a fired case? A friend had one in winmag which wouldnt eject properly but I am interested to hear about the rem mag as I would like one!

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    Fantastic info.
    I run one with ADG brass, a touch less powder and using a Andy&bix trigger (very nice)
    But struggling with accuracy so Iím going back to the drawing board to check Iíve not stuffed something up before I commit to a bedding job.

    I get 2960 with my 22.5in barrel. Using 70.5gr. Can do .3-.5 MOA and shit deer out to 700+ yards but not today.

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    I put sniper tape on the high wear areas to protect the stock and run a DPT,or she would behave herself a A-tec Optima. Which is light and very quiet.

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    @7mmsaum those are some stunning photos

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmsaum View Post
    Have one in rem mag (a few years now) everything that a Finnlight is and lighter

    They all like Norma/Nosler brass

    Fed 215 primer

    72g Of ADI 2217 powder (least temp sensitive)

    And a 162 g amax at a ZCL of 2.660 inches for 3050-3080 FPS

    They have seriously consistent chambers

    Your Nosler/Norma brass will end up with a.......

    Sized neck of 303.5 inches
    Loaded neck of 308.5 inches
    Fired neck of 315.5 inches

    Thatís 3.5 thou neck clearance a side which is fine with a 5 thou jump to the rifling lands

    They often shoot .3 to .5 MOA with those neck clearances in this ammo combo


    Dead deer out as far as you can see them



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    Quote Originally Posted by Benj View Post
    Any issues with ejecting a fired case? A friend had one in winmag which wouldnt eject properly but I am interested to hear about the rem mag as I would like one!
    Iím betting they have issues. Iíve got two 85ís - one WSM and a 270 and they both do it. You canít run low rings and they work best with a quick cycle of the bolt that works 80-90% of the time and a scope with a low profile windage turret. Running the ejector at 6 oíclock was a huge design flaw from Sako imo. Yet I still have two so Iím obviously prepared to put up with it. Retrofitting a plunger ejector in the bolt face would likely cure the problem, but I havenít heard of anyone offering that fix.
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    One day i hope to own a rig just like that. Very nice

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    They are a bugger to bed if they need it.

    Nice but canít help thinking a Tikka lite in a carbon stock and you are 90% there for less and 1/2 the cost.

    Didnít stop me buying one though.
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