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    A theoretical question

    Ive decided to keep my 308 Weatherby Mk V ultra-light, but if I wanted to stretch it's legs a bit, what calibre could I open it up to ?

    It's currently a 308 but runs off a long action ( thats blocked ) & the barrels mint so I want to keep it 30cal. So what's my options, 30-06, 30-06ai any other ideas ?
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    .30 Lazzeroni Warbird

    What about a good old .300 mag? Or are you wanting to keep the bolt face unchanged?
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    30-284 is another option

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    Is that what you changed yours to Cam? What kind of velocities you getting now? And what twist barrel you get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibblet View Post
    Is that what you changed yours to Cam? What kind of velocities you getting now? And what twist barrel you get?
    Yes.
    2975fps with 178gr amax.
    10 twist.

    It would go better out of a longer action and throated to suit.

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    So does that work out to 200-300fps more than normal for you with that round?

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    225fps gain with 10grain heavyer bullet.

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    Or 10 inches (20 percent) less wind drift at 600y.

    30 06ai may do better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philipo View Post
    Ive decided to keep my 308 Weatherby Mk V ultra-light, but if I wanted to stretch it's legs a bit, what calibre could I open it up to ?

    It's currently a 308 but runs off a long action ( thats blocked ) & the barrels mint so I want to keep it 30cal. So what's my options, 30-06, 30-06ai any other ideas ?
    The 30-06imp I do is an extremely impressive performer Philipo.

    I got 3150-3200fps with 168s & 24" factory 30-06 barrel.

    It is one of the "bigger" 30-06 improved, dies etc are simple, virtually the shelf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudattack View Post
    .30 Lazzeroni Warbird

    What about a good old .300 mag? Or are you wanting to keep the bolt face unchanged?
    That Warbird has farken cool specs

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    The 30-06imp I do is an extremely impressive performer Philipo.

    I got 3150-3200fps with 168s & 24" factory 30-06 barrel.

    It is one of the "bigger" 30-06 improved, dies etc are simple, virtually the shelf
    Sounds good, will give ya a holla when I get a chance

    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Yes.
    2975fps with 178gr amax.
    10 twist.

    It would go better out of a longer action and throated to suit.

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    That sounds pretty cool to Cam
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philipo View Post
    Ive decided to keep my 308 Weatherby Mk V ultra-light, but if I wanted to stretch it's legs a bit, what calibre could I open it up to ?

    It's currently a 308 but runs off a long action ( thats blocked ) & the barrels mint so I want to keep it 30cal. So what's my options, 30-06, 30-06ai any other ideas ?
    6.5/06 plenty of grunt versatile selection of projectiles to shoot from hares to moose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    The 30-06imp I do is an extremely impressive performer Philipo.

    I got 3150-3200fps with 168s & 24" factory 30-06 barrel.

    It is one of the "bigger" 30-06 improved, dies etc are simple, virtually the shelf
    has the 6.5/06 been AI ed

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    Quote Originally Posted by mucko View Post
    has the 6.5/06 been AI ed
    Artificially Inseminated? Shit Mucko you are not helping the already confused.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Don't think a 6.5 will be accurate in a 30cal barrel Mucko

 

 

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