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    Posted: May/14/2017 at 20:34
Wanted to see if anyone has looked at the new hunting rifle from Barrett. I ordered one in 30-06. Comes as a package. Has Tally rings and mounts, a carbon fiber stock with cheek piece, push feed action in short and long lengths. Mine was the long action. Holds four shells in an internal mag that will accommodate  rounds up to 3.375 inches long, a Nightforce SHV 42mm 3-10 power, scope covers, and in 30-06 a 24" 1:10 twist 6 grove barrel in stainless. Weighs 7 lbs unloaded. For $1800 I thought it was a decent value.  Worked up a load for it today using the 168gr Badlands Bulldozer. H4350 worked the best.  Got 0.355" 3 shot group, with a fourth shot free hand standing that hit within 1/2 inch of the group. Using 57 gr H4350 I got an average MV of 2872 fps.  The Bulldozer under todays conditions would stay supersonic to 1400 yds.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote urbaneruralite Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/15/2017 at 07:51
I was interested when they said they would have some models with the bolt handle on the  correct side. Now that they have put that off, not so much.
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It is on the "right" side. Lol😊
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Looks comparable to a Sako Carbonlight...for about a grand less. Not bad. Of course I've been pretty happy with my Tikka T3 Lite with a Manners stock it's not heavy. I'd like the better mounting options for the Barrett though.
Reaction time is a factor...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote nralifer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/16/2017 at 04:55
Since my gun was a package deal and had the scope already mounted, I did not realize that the gun has three mounting screw holes on the front end of the receiver (best explained on the Barrett web site). They look like they are equally spaced and probably spaced to fit Talley bases. This configuration allows one to adjust the location of the front rings depending on the scope to be used. Screws used are #8-40. Kind of unique feature.

I'm surprised Tikka has not put Sako out of business. Their actions and rifles are every bit as good as Sako functionally, but less fancy and significantly less expensive. My problem with Tikka is that in 30 caliber they like to use 1:11 twist barrels which kind of limits the use of long bullets.
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My obermyer barrel has an 11" twist. It shoots 175, 180, and 190s extremly well. Before that i had a lilja with 11" twist and it shot all those bery well too.
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Just tried calling up 'Badlands Precision', unfortunately, it appears they can't afford a web-site,,,Sad
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Originally posted by nralifer nralifer wrote:

My problem with Tikka is that in 30 caliber they like to use 1:11 twist barrels which kind of limits the use of long bullets.

I haven't really put mine to the test with anything long. When it comes time to rebarrel though I'll probably get one of these Criterions: http://criterionbarrels.com/tikka-t3-and-t3x-prefit-barrels - 1:10 isn't much difference but a bit better.
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Originally posted by hatton mann hatton mann wrote:

Just tried calling up 'Badlands Precision', unfortunately, it appears they can't afford a web-site,,,Sad

Try searching badlandsprecision.com 
It comes up as Badlands Precision LLC
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One thing about bullet stability, is that they tend to lose some stability in cold air and high barometric pressure, that is the stability factor decreases.  Just play with the JBM stability calculator and vary the air temp. Also a marginally stable bullet may group well at a 100 yds in the summer but start to tumble at 300-500 yd in the winter. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hatton mann Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/18/2017 at 20:59
nralifer & supertool, thanks for the in-put.
When I tried looking them up, all I hit was their Face Page page.
I don't do social media.

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Originally posted by nralifer nralifer wrote:

Originally posted by hatton mann hatton mann wrote:

Just tried calling up 'Badlands Precision', unfortunately, it appears they can't afford a web-site,,,Sad

Try searching badlandsprecision.com 
It comes up as Badlands Precision LLC


I just cut and pasted the link badlandsprecision.com and it went to their site.

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Tried to post a pic of the group. Not working. Can someone help?Loco
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Let me be clear, the links/info provided by fellow members have proven effective.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sparky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/20/2017 at 18:30
I put badlandsprecision.com in the address bar and it went to their site. I did not use it to search for their site. Or you could call them at  1(605)665-1339.
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Thanks Mark. 👍 Average MV was 2872 fps.   
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Originally posted by nralifer nralifer wrote:

Thanks Mark. 👍 Average MV was 2872 fps.   

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Can't really crimp the copper bullets.
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That case neck looks crimped, is why I asked. 
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Was a Remington case that originally was factory loaded with a Cor-Lokt bullet.
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George, I just bought a Fieldcraft in 7-08 (which will no doubt come as a big surprise to many here) a couple weeks ago, and I really like this rifle! I like it even better than the NULA/Forbes that inspired its design, as the action is a slight enhancement of the NULA, and unlike the NULA, it has an NP3 coated action and stainless barrel. It comes out of the box with proper barrel twists for today's high BC bullets, SUPERB trigger, smooth operating bolt, extremely light weight, nice stock ergos, probably the best factory bedding job I've ever seen, and fit and finish is outstanding! I'm not aware of any other out of the box factory rifle that's lighter. The only modification I've made to mine is to lower the trigger pull from around 3 lbs to 2 lbs. My only complaint is that it has a bit excessive throat length, so despite its 3" mag box, I still can't seat bullets out close to or touching the lands and still feed from the box. However, it does shoot well. So far, the only bullet I've tested in it has been your 145 gr Bulldozer, the only powder tested being Varget. I've been able to get sub-MOA 5-shot groups, with the best hovering around 0.75 MOA. Load testing is ongoing, but I'm still happy with the precision I'm getting, and if I don't beat 0.75 MOA this week experimenting with different powders and OALs, I'll happily deer hunt this season with my existing load of 40.5 gr Varget behind the 145BD. 

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