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#5451579 - 07/24/11 Re: Short to Mid-range Compact Thumper (New Custom) [Re: 257heaven]  
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I wouldn't change a thing on that rig - VERY freaking cool!!!!


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#5451590 - 07/24/11 Re: Short to Mid-range Compact Thumper (New Custom) [Re: Savage_99]  
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Originally Posted by Savage_99
I favor the M70 Featherweight contour barrel on M70 at .560". I will take that rifle or a 99, or a MS full stock over any Rem 700 type for hunting game.


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#5451594 - 07/24/11 Re: Short to Mid-range Compact Thumper (New Custom) [Re: 257heaven]  
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Between #1 and #2
257,

How fast will that 200 grain hornady go from the 358? I'm wondering how far off my little 358 WSSM is from the 358 Win. Thanks!

#5451679 - 07/24/11 Re: Short to Mid-range Compact Thumper (New Custom) [Re: Kimber7man]  
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Velocity out of the 18.5" barrel will be between 2550 and 2600 fps. Built it mainly as a truck gun when on the lease for hogs and for deer out to 300 or so yards. Most of our shots are around 100 yards.



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#5451781 - 07/24/11 Re: Short to Mid-range Compact Thumper (New Custom) [Re: 257heaven]  
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Real nice rig 257 cool smile

#5451924 - 07/24/11 Re: Short to Mid-range Compact Thumper (New Custom) [Re: SKane]  
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Originally Posted by SKane
I wouldn't change a thing on that rig - VERY freaking cool!!!!



I like the rifle a lot. Very nicely done.

However, I would put a lighter, short to mid range scope on it with a wider FOV and get that Swaro the heck off of it. It is out of place on such a rifle IMO(even though it looks real nice).

I'd throw a VX3 1.5-5x20 or the like on it......

#5451951 - 07/24/11 Re: Short to Mid-range Compact Thumper (New Custom) [Re: 2muchgun]  
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Originally Posted by 2muchgun
Originally Posted by SKane
I wouldn't change a thing on that rig - VERY freaking cool!!!!



I like the rifle a lot. Very nicely done.

However, I would put a lighter, short to mid range scope on it with a wider FOV and get that Swaro the heck off of it. It is out of place on such a rifle IMO(even though it looks real nice).

I'd throw a VX3 1.5-5x20 or the like on it......
....Yep! I agree too. That Swaro is too much scope with too much magnification for that rifle`s theme and purpose.

A 1-5x20, 1-4x20, a fixed 4x, a 1.75-6x32 (tops) would be better on a compact short to medium ranged thumper.


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#5452012 - 07/24/11 Re: Short to Mid-range Compact Thumper (New Custom) [Re: bigsqueeze]  
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Haha. You guys busted me.

This is the first time I've ever had a rifle and didn't already have the proper scope to put on it. Tried a 2.5-8 and only had one with a B&C reticle and it wasn't right. Tried a few others and settled on the 3-9x36. I agree and will be looking for maybe a 1.5-5 or a straight Leupold 4x. The Swaro will do for now.

Also the first time I've ever been busted. whistle


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#5452086 - 07/24/11 Re: Short to Mid-range Compact Thumper (New Custom) [Re: 2muchgun]  
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Originally Posted by 2muchgun
Originally Posted by SKane
I wouldn't change a thing on that rig - VERY freaking cool!!!!



I like the rifle a lot. Very nicely done.

However, I would put a lighter, short to mid range scope on it with a wider FOV and get that Swaro the heck off of it. It is out of place on such a rifle IMO(even though it looks real nice).

I'd throw a VX3 1.5-5x20 or the like on it......



Ummmm, well, yeah. I was referring to the rifle and his inclination to swap out the stock or perhaps shorten. Twer it mine, it'd wear a Leupold 1.75x6 short/fat - like my .358 does. whistle laugh

#5452447 - 07/24/11 Re: Short to Mid-range Compact Thumper (New Custom) [Re: 257heaven]  
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Originally Posted by 257heaven
Haha. You guys busted me.

This is the first time I've ever had a rifle and didn't already have the proper scope to put on it. Tried a 2.5-8 and only had one with a B&C reticle and it wasn't right. Tried a few others and settled on the 3-9x36. I agree and will be looking for maybe a 1.5-5 or a straight Leupold 4x. The Swaro will do for now.

Also the first time I've ever been busted. whistle
....And btw, the stock`s length looks good.


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#5458530 - 07/26/11 Re: Short to Mid-range Compact Thumper (New Custom) [Re: bigsqueeze]  
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Straight Leupie 3x would look good, work good.

#5461455 - 07/27/11 Re: Short to Mid-range Compact Thumper (New Custom) [Re: SKane]  
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Way, Way cool! The barrel diamater and length make the look, plus the caliber is prefect. One of the best builds I have seen in a long time.


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#12080656 - 06/09/17 Re: Short to Mid-range Compact Thumper (New Custom) [Re: 257heaven]  
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Wanted to re-fresh this thread. 257, ever sling any 225 Sierra's? Also, when I had a 350 I used 158s for plinking, they are hell on milk jugs at 200, would jelly lungs on closer shots, they come out screaming. I bet that WCF might be on the heels of a RM with those light weight pills for cheap plinking.

I never warmed up to the idea of the lower bc 200s but know they are a chunk of lead and work well. How far have you used them on game out of curiosity?

Oh, the purple does look nice on the current stock.

#12099762 - 06/19/17 Re: Short to Mid-range Compact Thumper (New Custom) [Re: 257heaven]  
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now that you have had the rifle awhile what bullets have worked for you?

#12104357 - 06/21/17 Re: Short to Mid-range Compact Thumper (New Custom) [Re: 257heaven]  
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See how I don't have time to get on here much any more?? LOL.

Only have the Hornie 200's for this rifle. Have not shot any game with it. Have shot lots of caliche rocks. I may have to try the 158's - sounds like fun!!


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