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Messages - Cold Trigger Finger

General Discussion / Re: Moose crossing
Had to park the truck to wait for this one to decide to get off the road..

And , tho a different topic. Why I got into the 6.5 Creedmoor !
 I have an XL hand
Hunting / Re: Moose, Bear, Deer
  Even if a guys rifle just Luuvvs some load with a Berger or ELD ect bullet. And that bullet works for the hunter on a prey species. That's fine. Its pretty easy to load up a few boxes of heavy game/ close range, rounds for the pack out.
  Tho bullets like the Sirocco2 or ABLR are bonded and may work well on heavy bone and thick muscle. I haven't tried them so I can't say how well they would hold together.
Hunting / Re: Moose, Bear, Deer
A 6.5 Creedmoor with a 130 or 140 grain TOUGH/STRONG bullet. TSX, A-Frame, GMX, ect will work every bit as well as a 270 Win , 280 Rem, 30/06 on brown bear.
  It's all about shot placement.
 Put a good bullet @ 2400 fps impact velocity in the right spot and the bear will be on the ground.
 Even the 300 mags require precise shot placement for them to work effectively. That's why many people claim the 06 kills bear as well as the 300. Meaning fewer shots to get and keep a bear on the ground. Most people tend to shoot the 06 better than they do a 300.
  Even the 338 and 375s need pretty good shot placement.
  The 416s and 458 Win , Lott, ect. Give much more fudge room and still provide spectacular one shot kills.
  Nothing shy of a 416 is an actual ( Brown Bear gun) but the 375s do pretty good.
  But shooting a lightly constructed bullet in the Creed. And pokin a brown bear with it is just a real bad idea.
Hunting / Re: Ammunition question/problem.
 The Accubond and the Sirocco2 are 2 plastic tip bullets that alter the results most high bc plastic tip bullets have.
 Why Hornady quit making the InterBond is beyond me.
General Discussion / Re: New Acquisition - A Creedmoor Leap of Fate
 The barrel on my 6.5 is just a factory Ruger stainless barrel. But it does shoot very well some of the shots I've accomplished while hunting with the rifle are truly impressive. So I don't want to burn it out playing around. But I do need to get going on the long range shooting and hitting. From our place I can see far enough to pop a yote out to 700 yards. But I'm not even remotely ready for such a shot.
  With the different barrel lengths I can duplicate the velocity of my carbine with a low node load in the rifle barrel. Get me closer and closer to knowing what's goin on out there and how to do it.
  At this point I'm good to 400 with the carbine. I want to be this good to 700
General Discussion / Re: aftermarket stocks
Welcome to the Creedmoor forum.
 I'm another very satisfied Boyd's laminated stock customer.
 If you are after a sawn lumber wood stock , Boyd's also makes those.
 I don't do sawn lumber stocks any more. So I am not much help there and would always try to talk someone out of going that route.
 But I love laminated stocks.
General Discussion / Re: New Acquisition - A Creedmoor Leap of Fate
  I think you have a great plan.
 One easy way to add weight is a Heavy bipod. That's mainly why I keep the bipod on my carbine. Adds enough weight out front to steady out some tremors when shooting from field positions.
 I actually want to do the same thing only reversed. I want to shoot the heck out of a target/precision rifle so I get better at distance and in the wind with my hunting carbine.
  Since the Hawkeye Precision comes with a Cro Mo barrel. I won't feel bad about burning it out so I can rebarrel it with a good stainless barrel.

  If u put a couple pounds of lead ingots on each leg of your bipod you will use for practice. Or attach a short pic rail section to each leg and use1" or 30 mm round stock lead in a scope ring , attached to the pic rail sections on the bipod.
 There are many options for gaining rifle weight.
General Discussion / Re: New Acquisition - A Creedmoor Leap of Fate
That sounds like a logical plan, and the fact that your wife likes it as well is all to the better.
I’ve been thinking along the same lines as far as simplifying and having one caliber for hunting and match. I have a Sako carbonlight in .243 and two target rifles, both are Tikka CTRs in .308 and 6.5 CM. So my plan is to put a new barrel on the carbonlight and get rid of one of the CTRs. Just can’t decide whether to go .308 or 6.5 CM. I like the barrel life and flexibility for hunting deer or elk of the 308, but the recoil and ballistics of the CM are better. I will mainly be shooting within about 500 yds so the ballistics are not a critical. It may come down to the best deal I can find on a Sako donor barrel (from a Tikka T3).

 6.5 is fine for elk. Just put a good bullet where it needs to go and you have a dead elk.
Reloading / Re: 6.5 Stabal test
 Good to see some testing with the 65StaBal.
  The ease of metering will be great.
 Anyone done any testing of this powder in the 6.5 Creedmoor yet ?
 I just saw it on Hodgdon's site this evening.
General Discussion / Re: Newbie
 They would be awesome in an 8" twist 22/250 I think.

 But I'm NOT going to get an 8" twist 22/250. Nope. I probably have all the cartridges I need . I do think that would make a dandy fine rig tho.
 3400 fps with the 70 gr tsxbt. That would be a pretty fine load.
General Discussion / Re: Newbie
 Kansas; what twist did your 223s have ?
  I have never had problems with any Barnes. X, XLC, TSX or TTSX bullets expanding.

 But I do agree to push them fast !
 I was unimpressed with the SST performance. But it would probably work great on deer. I also think the 120-130 gr bullets are perfect on ruminate up to 400 lbs out to 4 or 500 yards.