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05-03-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,311
Posted By Scott Gags

I have used it with great results on my Savage...

I have used it with great results on my Savage 116. I only used 1/2 the bullets. 5 of each different compound because I was paraniod it would mess up the barrel. It improved accuracy and it cleans...
Forum: Reloading
02-25-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,073
Posted By Scott Gags

Reloader Magazine did an extensive test on 308...

Reloader Magazine did an extensive test on 308 brass several years ago. Nosler had the worst brass life but the best accuracy.

Ranked from best brass life to worst below with the number of...
Forum: Reloading
02-21-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,143
Posted By Scott Gags

I use bolt lift and velocity as my guide for...

I use bolt lift and velocity as my guide for excessive pressure. If you compare your velocities to max in the manual you should get a good idea of the pressures you are running. Once you match the...
02-09-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,219
Posted By Scott Gags

I would suggest the 200 grain accubond. It has a...

I would suggest the 200 grain accubond. It has a .588 BC which means it shoots about as flat as most 180s at long range and hits a lot harder.

Most Weatherbys have lots of freebore and also...
Forum: Guns
02-04-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,053
Posted By Scott Gags

For a long range rig I would suggest looking at...

For a long range rig I would suggest looking at the Savage Long Range Hunter in either 300 WM or 7MM Rem Mag.

Much heavier barrel contour than a standard barrel, two inches longer barrel and...
Forum: Reloading
02-04-2011, 04:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 17,135
Posted By Scott Gags

If you want superperformance like velocities just...

If you want superperformance like velocities just load with RL17.

I am getting 3012 FPS with 168 Nosler BT and 59 grains MAX in my rifle. My OAL is 3.41 and primers are CCI large rifle. ...
Forum: Guns
12-17-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,452
Posted By Scott Gags

The case capacity of the 300 WM is about 50%...

The case capacity of the 300 WM is about 50% larger that the 308 for starters. The effective is range is about 200 yards further depending on the bullet used, altitude, etc.

Recoil for the 300...
12-13-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,981
Posted By Scott Gags

If your only consideration is accuracy I would...

If your only consideration is accuracy I would bet on the Savage for accuracy. You could also spend the savings to buy much better glass also.

If you consider fit finish and looks first, and you...
Forum: Reloading
12-13-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,905
Posted By Scott Gags

This post has got me thinking a bit. I neck size...

This post has got me thinking a bit. I neck size with a Lee collet die and am on my 11th sizing. I have had to full length size once because of tight chambering after 7 firings. Does neck sizing...
Forum: Guns
11-29-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,135
Posted By Scott Gags

I you reload it is 6 of 1, 1/2 dozen of the...

I you reload it is 6 of 1, 1/2 dozen of the other. They are very similar in on game performance. If you are buying factory ammo I would go with the 06. 7mm Rem mag ammo is approx 50% more...
Forum: Reloading
11-19-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,204
Posted By Scott Gags

I should mention I am actually loading to 270...

I should mention I am actually loading to 270 winchester pressures. According to quickload 54 grains with the 200 grain accubond is 64,500psi. Along with the classic pressure signs I also keep an...
Forum: Reloading
11-17-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,204
Posted By Scott Gags

At 2700 fps or less it will perform fine. In fact...

At 2700 fps or less it will perform fine. In fact you should have 60% plus weight retention which is comparable to many premium bullets.

I really like the 200 grain accubond (.588 BC) in my 06. I...
10-29-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,073
Posted By Scott Gags

I really like the 168 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip...

I really like the 168 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip it has a high .490 BC and has a heavier jacket than the 165 and 150 grain BT.

They will perform very well at 06 velocities and carry energy...
Forum: Guns
10-18-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,377
Posted By Scott Gags

This company has some good elk loads. ...

This company has some good elk loads.

http://www.doubletapammo.com/php/catalog/index.php?cPath=21_58

They actually sell a 160 grain NP if heavy is what you want.
Forum: Reloading
10-09-2010, 05:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,168
Posted By Scott Gags

I have used RL22 for 180 and 200 grain bullets...

I have used RL22 for 180 and 200 grain bullets but never tried it at 165. My 180s were highly compressed so I did not even try it with 168s.

I have since switched to RL17 and it outperforms...
Forum: Guns
10-07-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,888
Posted By Scott Gags

Of the two I would choose the 325WSM. It has a...

Of the two I would choose the 325WSM. It has a lot better down range performance than the 45-70 and an 8MM bullet is actually a pretty big bullet even by elk standards.

A handloaded 06 with...
Forum: Guns
10-02-2010, 05:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,199
Posted By Scott Gags

300 savage is near perfection for a first rifle. ...

300 savage is near perfection for a first rifle. It comes in short action rifles has more than adaquate power but considerably less recoil than the 308 winchester.

Power wise it splits the...
09-16-2010, 05:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 22,511
Posted By Scott Gags

I have to agree with you that premium bonded...

I have to agree with you that premium bonded bullets are not needed although I also use them. They are insurance. I would not hesitate to use a 180 Ballistic Tip from an 06 on elk. The weight...
09-02-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 22,511
Posted By Scott Gags

I lean towards heavy bullets in general. I have...

I lean towards heavy bullets in general. I have taken elk with 165 grain bullets and had complete pass thrus so a well built 165 is adaquate.

But I really like the 200 grain accubond because...
Forum: Guns
08-23-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,688
Posted By Scott Gags

The difference between the 300 win mag and 06 is...

The difference between the 300 win mag and 06 is approx 100 yards. Take for example Federals 180 grain NP it lists the 06 at 2700 fps and the WM at 2960 fps at the muzzle. At 100 yards the WM is 2701...
Forum: Guns
08-22-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,688
Posted By Scott Gags

School if you are looking for a step above the 06...

School if you are looking for a step above the 06 I would go with the 300 Ultra Mag if you reload. The win mag does not give a lot of meaningful separation like the Ultra would.

If you find the...
Forum: Guns
08-20-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By Scott Gags

BC is right on the money. When the bullet exits...

BC is right on the money. When the bullet exits the muzzle the gases from the powder actually accelerate and according to Newtons Law that will increase recoil. The 165 grain Light Magnum 06 loads...
08-03-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,139
Posted By Scott Gags

The Interbond is the exception to the rule which...

The Interbond is the exception to the rule which is why I mentioned it. The 150 grain .277 cal interbond has a .525 BC. When lauched at 2830 it carrys 1500 ft/lbs to about 440 yards just ten yards...
08-03-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,139
Posted By Scott Gags

The 06 has higher KE and momentum at the muzzle....

The 06 has higher KE and momentum at the muzzle. Both have plenty of energy at the muzzle of course but as the bullet travels downrange and looses KE due to friction at some point the round is not...
08-03-2010, 04:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,139
Posted By Scott Gags

I would load up the 270 and have at it. You will...

I would load up the 270 and have at it. You will loose approx 75 yards max range to an 06 but within that limit there will not be problems.

I am a fan of the Interbond bullet and would suggest...
Forum: Guns
07-28-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 17,351
Posted By Scott Gags

I certainly would not use Uncle Sam as a gold...

I certainly would not use Uncle Sam as a gold standard for spending money wisely. Not a knock on Remington just an observation.
Forum: Guns
07-28-2010, 04:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,009
Posted By Scott Gags

A 1:10 twist will stabilize anything up to 220...

A 1:10 twist will stabilize anything up to 220 grains so I think you are find to shoot anything from 150 to 220 grains.
Forum: Guns
07-27-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,273
Posted By Scott Gags

Unless a lightweight rifle is a top priority I...

Unless a lightweight rifle is a top priority I would go with the 06. Ammo cost is the same on average and the 06 offers an advantage in terminal performance. The ammo gets alot more expensive once...
Forum: Guns
07-27-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 17,351
Posted By Scott Gags

I own a Savage 116 and have no idea what you are...

I own a Savage 116 and have no idea what you are talking about above. My Savage has done nothing but work and feed flawlessly since the day I bought it. What kind of problems are you talking about?
Forum: Guns
07-27-2010, 05:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,765
Posted By Scott Gags

If you handload and the 35 Whelen is an option in...

If you handload and the 35 Whelen is an option in barrel choice that would fit the bill for a non magnum thumper.

The Whelen with a 280 grain AFrame is up to the task for even grizzly while the...
Forum: Guns
07-27-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,009
Posted By Scott Gags

This is the hardest hitting 308 round I have...

This is the hardest hitting 308 round I have seen. If it shoots accurately in you rifle it would be hard to beat.
...
Forum: Guns
07-27-2010, 05:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 17,351
Posted By Scott Gags

Savage just won the F-Class world championship...

Savage just won the F-Class world championship shooting stock Savage target rifles. So if I had to make a bet I would pick a Savage. The new Long Range Hunter models in particular have recently had...
Forum: Guns
07-27-2010, 04:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,677
Posted By Scott Gags

It depends on your max shooting range. I would...

It depends on your max shooting range. I would determine what is the longest shot you can consistantly place in the vitals under ideal conditions. I would pick a cartridge that can deliver 1,750...
Forum: Guns
07-18-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,902
Posted By Scott Gags

Of the 3 you listed I would choose the 7mm rem...

Of the 3 you listed I would choose the 7mm rem mag since you do not reload. It has double the ammo options of the wsm and it will easier to find that load that likes your rifle. It is also a solid...
Forum: Guns
06-24-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,544
Posted By Scott Gags

I chose an 06. I like 30 cal especially on elk...

I chose an 06. I like 30 cal especially on elk sized game. 06 ammo is priced the same as 243, 308, 270 etc but it is a more powerful round.

I can tolerate the recoil even at the bench yet it...
Forum: Guns
06-03-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,609
Posted By Scott Gags

I chose a 116 Weather warrior in 06. I could not...

I chose a 116 Weather warrior in 06. I could not decide between the 308, 06 and 270 for the longest time but settled on the 06. The cost of ammo is the same for all three but the 06 offers greater...
Forum: Guns
06-03-2010, 05:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,946
Posted By Scott Gags

I would go with a Kimber Montana in 243,260...

I would go with a Kimber Montana in 243,260 remington, or 7mm 08 for that kind of money. It is only 5.2 LBS.
Forum: Guns
05-17-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,597
Posted By Scott Gags

Just wanted to mention that the new savages are...

Just wanted to mention that the new savages are supplied with the Accustock. I handled one in a local shop and the forends on the Accustock are rock solid. The biggest weakness of the savages were...
Forum: Guns
05-12-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,597
Posted By Scott Gags

If you have the money buy the Savage and you will...

If you have the money buy the Savage and you will most likely be happier down the road. The Marlin is a good gun for the money if you choose that. I would just say you are picking from two winners...
Forum: Guns
05-02-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,702
Posted By Scott Gags

School it sounds like you are concerned with...

School it sounds like you are concerned with being scoped not your shoulder so I would do some research and look for a scope in the magnification you want with the maximum eye relief possible.

If...
Forum: Reloading
04-29-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,347
Posted By Scott Gags

I do it the same way with a couple refinements. ...

I do it the same way with a couple refinements. I squeeze the neck of a fired case until it is slightly oval to firmly hold the bullet. I then use a magic marker to mark the bearing surface of the...
Forum: Guns
04-25-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,702
Posted By Scott Gags

The 7mm 08 using Remington's managed recoil ammo...

The 7mm 08 using Remington's managed recoil ammo would fit the bill now and would make a dandy deer rifle when they grow up.
Forum: Guns
04-25-2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,918
Posted By Scott Gags

I would consider a 6.8 SPC. Its case capacity is...

I would consider a 6.8 SPC. Its case capacity is just slightly larger than the 223 rem but it hits harder than the 30-30. Max powder charges are around 30 grains max.

Trajectory wise its muzzle...
Forum: Guns
04-23-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,028
Posted By Scott Gags

6.5-06AI if you are looking at something for long...

6.5-06AI if you are looking at something for long range work on medium sized game or 35 whelen for the brown bear option.

The 6.5 can push a 130 grain bullet at 3200 fps+. The 35 Whelen with a...
Forum: Guns
04-19-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,372
Posted By Scott Gags

Since you already have a 270 Weatherby I would go...

Since you already have a 270 Weatherby I would go with the 25-06. The 270 Weatherby will actually match the 257 weatherby trajectories at 400 yards due to the higher BC bullets available in 270...
Forum: Guns
04-13-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,771
Posted By Scott Gags

2 inches of barrel is usually around a 50 FPS...

2 inches of barrel is usually around a 50 FPS difference with most cartridges. When you look a the ballistics 50 FPS equates to around 25 yards more range. In other words a 30-06 that pushes a 180...
Forum: Reloading
04-07-2010, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,717
Posted By Scott Gags

In a 308 I would try to load a high BC bullet to...

In a 308 I would try to load a high BC bullet to extend its effective range. I assume you are reloading since you asked about a bullet and not ammunition. I would look at the 168 grain etip with a...
Forum: Guns
03-18-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,636
Posted By Scott Gags

I load slow for caliber powders for exactly this...

I load slow for caliber powders for exactly this reason. If I mess up and overcharge significantly I will not be able to seat the bullet. One way of idiot proofing my reloading.

While I could...
03-18-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,141
Posted By Scott Gags

Another 30-06. Savage 116 weather warrior with...

Another 30-06. Savage 116 weather warrior with Burris Fullfield2 scope. 200 grain accubonds at 2700 fps gets it done.
Forum: Reloading
03-16-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,145
Posted By Scott Gags

I would second the Lee Collet dies. Really...

I would second the Lee Collet dies. Really simple to use and easy on the brass. It also keeps runout to a minimum.
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