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Old 01-12-2017, 11:00 AM
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I'm shooting the 162AM with a 0.625G1/0.307G7 BC at 2735fps from a pair of SAAMI 7-08's. It's a fairly wicked combo that holds velocity just fine. The AI version would add 100 fps. 2700-2850 fps ain't no slouch You've gotta see it to believe how well that bullet plows through moose and elk...

The .260/140 and the 7-08/162 both drive to pretty darn close to 2750 fps. Neither is a bad place to be, so I'm not sure what all the chatter is about saying the 7-08 suffers in the velocity department with bullets of decent BC. A guy could even step down to a 150 like the LRAB or Scenar in the 7-08, if he was worried about velocity, and pick up another easy 100 fps while still maintaining a nice form factor.
This is how I set the 162 A-Max up in my Rem 700- V. I used a Neck Sized Remington Case and a CCIBR2 primer with the bullet seated about 30 thou off the lands. I did not fit in my magazine but 47.0 grains if H 4350 just filled the case and the Velocity was 2750 fps @ 10 Celsius and 2777 fps @ 20 degrees.

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It did quite well when I first shot it at 600 yards if you consider this group was shot from the bipod off of a picnic table. My ballistics calculator got me close enough to the bullseye that 1 click to the right and a moose wouldn't stand a chance.



I haven't had the opportunity to see if the 162 ELD Match bullet fits the same. Unfortunately, if the measurements I got from a friend are correct, the 162 grain ELD-X bullet does not fit the same. However it should still do quite well at 2600 fps which should be easy to get and it fits in his magazine.
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Old 01-12-2017, 12:58 PM
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Bob Jury, out of Red Deer, just made me two Savage prefit barrels for the 308. My testing as of now is awesome. His turn around time for your custom contour, chamber, and length is about 4 weeks. Stop by the house and take a look.

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I'll drop over this weekend maybe. What did each barrel cost you ?

Buddy want's $650 shipped for this Shilen, brand-new/never used.
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Old 01-12-2017, 04:19 PM
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This is how I set the 162 A-Max up in my Rem 700- V. I used a Neck Sized Remington Case and a CCIBR2 primer with the bullet seated about 30 thou off the lands. I did not fit in my magazine but 47.0 grains if H 4350 just filled the case and the Velocity was 2750 fps @ 10 Celsius and 2777 fps @ 20 degrees.

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It did quite well when I first shot it at 600 yards if you consider this group was shot from the bipod off of a picnic table. My ballistics calculator got me close enough to the bullseye that 1 click to the right and a moose wouldn't stand a chance.



I haven't had the opportunity to see if the 162 ELD Match bullet fits the same. Unfortunately, if the measurements I got from a friend are correct, the 162 grain ELD-X bullet does not fit the same. However it should still do quite well at 2600 fps which should be easy to get and it fits in his magazine.
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That'll work!

I'm in the same boat. It'll be a little while before I try out the 162 ELD/ELD-X, as I still have a shelf full of the 162AM I need to whistle through before I go looking for something else. I may even give the 180 ELD a go if the form factor warrants it. I'm thinking close to 2600 fps should be do-able.
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Old 01-12-2017, 04:37 PM
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Sorry Jordan, what you are suggesting would violate the basic laws of physics!

It doesn't have to be proved in the field by top shooters. A smart 1st year university student in a stem program could make you wrong on paper.

Big bullets matter at big ranges.

That being said I like fast bullets that go thwaaap when they hit stuff. So go 260.
Please feel free to elaborate on which of my comments you find to be mistaken. I majored in physics, so I'm interested to see what you're referring to. Don't be shy with the math "on paper", I dig it!

As far as exterior ballistics are concerned, the only things that matter at big ranges, are big velocity and big BC values over the course of travel....

I've posted this before, but since "big bullets matter at big ranges", I'll post it again. This target was shot at 1762 yards in shifting, gusty wind. The small splashes in the orange area are from 105AM bullets from the .243AI, the large splashes around the edges of the orange are from 300gr Scenar bullets from a friend's .338LMAI. Big bullets, even high-BC ones, aren't necessarily a trump card.

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