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Thread: Barnard Tactical Model 07 rifle.

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    Barnard Tactical Model 07 rifle.

    I have been thinking about taking up F class shooting in 308 caliber for a while now and have been thinking about which rifle to go for.
    I was originally thinking a custom build, but I was looking on the Barnard site and I saw this rifle. it costs $5280 plus GST.

    Have any of guys fired one before, or know about them?

    Any information about this rifle or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers guys.

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    Suggest you drop @BRADS a pm. I seem to remember his new custom LR rig although not 308 had a Barnard action on it.

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    what if you dont like fclass???
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    My old man has one in 260, bloody accurate rifle!
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    Ifn you haven't already tried F-Class shooting the your local rifle club will probably rent you a rifle and amminition at club days to give it a try.

    You'll need to add a scope, bipod or rest, rear bag to the Model 7. More $$$.
    For longer ranges with manually marked targets you'll need a spotting scope of good quality binoculars.

    My son started in FTR using a borrowed rifle, we then went to an off the shelf .223, added scope, bipod, rear bag. (he was a skinny 14 year old).

    Now I've built up a rifle around a Barnard P-Action in .308, 32" True-Flite barrel, custom stock, NightForce scope, Sinclair bipod. A good rifle, shoots well. Added cases, dies, projectiles for reloading.

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    Hi,

    It is a very nice gun, and great NZ made actions, world class in fact. However rather pricey for F class, note its plus GST and plus a scope.

    A Barnard P action for 308w which is single round about $1600.
    Chassis about $1000~1400,
    Krieger Match grade 30/32inch hvy barrel about $1000.

    = (roughly) $4000 incl GST

    Sightron Scope 8x32 or 10x50 about $1800

    If you want a bit of flexibility then yes the SM version of the action.

    then spend years learning to read the wind...
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    Quote Originally Posted by marky123 View Post
    what if you dont like fclass???
    If I don't catch the bug, that's OK, I will have an accurate 308 rifle.
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    I would look to see if you really need a repeater Barnard using AI rem700 detach mags , as it brings 2 things that are maybe not ideal to using this in 308 FTR class ? , one is the mag lenght , the AI rem700 mags , both 5 & 10rds restrict the OAL to similar to a Rem700 short action , ie donot allow you to seat bullets long , and other is that the repeater barnard action takes , Rem700 triggers only , ie its not available with good Barnard target trigger , all the other single shot Barnard actions , use the nice Barnard trigger .

    Just somehting to think about .

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost View Post
    My old man has one in 260, bloody accurate rifle!
    Thought you had claimed that one

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisF View Post
    I would look to see if you really need a repeater Barnard using AI rem700 detach mags , as it brings 2 things that are maybe not ideal to using this in 308 FTR class ? , one is the mag lenght , the AI rem700 mags , both 5 & 10rds restrict the OAL to similar to a Rem700 short action , ie donot allow you to seat bullets long , and other is that the repeater barnard action takes , Rem700 triggers only , ie its not available with good Barnard target trigger , all the other single shot Barnard actions , use the nice Barnard trigger .

    Just somehting to think about .
    The Barnard trigger may be nice but they are not that reliable in dusty environments - you have to keep them religiously clean or else your'l be having slam fires. Nothing wrong with a rem pattern Jewel trigger & seem to be a little more tolerable of dust etc.

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    I am aware they can cause problems , but so can the tight Barnard action it self , my point is he is shooting a target comp , use a target rifle , and be ready to strip it down and flush out brakekleen or 556 etc , usually have time on most comps .
    I have seen not only the Barnard trigger cause problems , but the whole Barmard action it self , in particular the firing pin assembly etc .

    My point is he is trying to have a bob each way , me go fit for purpose , ie dedicated , its up to him .

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    At the moment I am aware of 2 guys in NZ shooting 07s on the FTR circuit. Both up in Auckland.

    The 07 is very well constructed, and is surprisingly stiff, much more so than a Dolphin stock.

    As mentioned before, I do not think the magazine fed option is a benefit in FTR. It is a very expensive rifle, but hey, that is what some guys want...

    My 2 cents : visit a local club, shoot with the club rifles, and figure out if the sport is really for you. Having spoken to you before, I suspect you'd be more interested in service rifle and field shooting than fullbore. Anything "tactical" or "sniper" related is generally frowned upon in fullbore target circles.
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    Very keen for an insight into Barnard firing pin problems? Also mag length not an issue for FTR as loading will be single shot, not from the mag.
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    Cheers fellas, some good stuff to think about.

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    Just buy a rem 700, shoot 155gr's and Varget. Problem sorted
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