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Practice rifles?
« on: January 31, 2017, 12:24:01 AM »
 

Jeff M

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Anybody here have practice rifles built?

If so, in what caliber, and how closely does the rest of the setup mirror your competition setup?
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2017, 12:16:29 AM »
 

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I have a 308 setup in the same type chassis as my 6.5x47. Cheap to load and keeps my wind calls honest. But not an exact duplicate per se.
 

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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2017, 07:43:54 PM »
 

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Yeah, I thought about a 308 since I already have dies and shit, but decided on 223AI.  Wind calls are just as hard, and it's even cheaper than 308.  :D
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2017, 09:02:31 PM »
 

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I agree. I also have a 223 that runs 80gr but it has a traditional stock. Good cheap practice. I even ran it at one of our PPR matches here and placed well with it.
 

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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2017, 09:05:02 PM »
 

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Gratuitous glamor shot of the 223. Criterion 1/8 twist loves Nosler CC 80gr. Cheap practice.
 

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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2017, 09:35:32 PM »
 

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I've got a Rem 700 SPS in 223 that I shot the barrel out on and is now at the smith's shop getting trued up and a fresh barrel put on it. It sits in the same stock as my match rifles do and will have a very similar weight and balance even with a slightly lighter barrel profile. Also has a different scope but that's mainly due to financial constraint it wears a Gen 1 Razor and my match rifles both have Kahles K624i's on them. It's as close to my match rifles in ergonomics, fit and balance as possible.

Main reason I went with and am staying with 223 is price of ammo and barrel life. I ran over 5000 rounds through that rifle last year and I have a load that shoots great out to about 700 that I can load on my Dillon 650 for about 20 cents a round discounting brass. Since 90% of my practice with this rifle is positional, I don't really need it to hammer out longer than about 600 so it's perfect, and cheap as possible from an ammo and barrel life standpoint.
 

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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2017, 06:32:48 PM »
 

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Eventually I'll have a spare .308 or 6.5 Creed barrel laying around for my AX.
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