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Both of these were built by Tim Thompson- Mine is the bottom one, the top one is one that a friend of mine had built after seeing and shooting mine. He wanted a lighter version of mine. They are identical except for the stock ( and his is a left handed action). I went with the McMillian HTG Adj and he went with the Roberston Composite stock rest is the same- kreiger, jewell, williams bottom metal, black teflon and both nightforce rings and bases. His gun comes in a few pounds lighter than mine. I have leupold 6.5x20x50 and he went with the Nightforce 5.5x22x56. His rifle turned out great and he has dropped it off with me for the next couple of weeks to do the load development and sighting in for him. My only concern is after spending a little time with that nightforce i am afraid i am going to want one. I will post some pics and targets when i get a chance to take them out and do some shooting.
 

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after walking out into the back yards last night right at dark i am now trying my damnest to justify a nightforce. It was really night and day difference in the clarity and brightness right at dark over the leupold.

Tim did a great job on both guns. mine will see a lot of shooting (hell its already got 543 rounds down the tube and i dont get to shoot that much anymore), the other one will be shot two or three times before deer season and the guy that owns it will kill a few deer with it and that will be it. I suspect i will fire it more times during barrell brake in and load development than he will over the next 3 years. I am hoping i can get him into going out and practicing shooting at longer ranges so that it will be second nature for him come deer season.
 

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i try to stay away from NF scopes because i will start pawning stuff to get one lol I sold a few for Tim out of the store i ran back home. only problem i see with them is people getting them and have no clue how to use them...
 

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that will most definatly apply to the one on the above rifle. That is why its on my bench to be sighted, load developed, and i will print a drop chart out for him and put it on his stock so at X dist. he can turn "top" knob x times up and point and shoot.... then shoot again and probably again. Then the miss will be blamed on eq failure or something. I am hoping the long distance bug will bite him and he will take an interest in it. I have told him his gun and scope are up to the job but without him practicing shooting at distance it will not do him much good.
 

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Those sure are purdy!!

i love my 300wm, it shoots good out to 1000yds.

What gr bullet you goin to use for each rifle?
Im shooting a 210gr Berger at 2800fps and its about .6moa
 

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i have a butt load of 180 BT and they have always shot well in my 300wm so i will do a good bit of shooting with those. For actual hunting round i use accubond.

180 gr accubond on deer. 76gr h4831 chrono around 3100fps - i know its over published but that what it likes and no pressure signs. This was the load recommended by gunsmith and i was skeptical but worked up to it and it performs very well in this rifle. I had a sendaro in 300 that would show pressure signs around 75gr of 4831 and it shot best w/ 4831 @ 74.5gr.
 

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yep i asked him a couple a times about that load then even called back to verify. It likes what it likes. Even though the top gun was cut w/ the same reamer and should be identical i will be starting with a lighter load and work up towards that.

I have heard great things on the 210 berger and may have to give them a try. I have always liked heavier bullets for each caliber. I used to laugh when people would question why i was loading 175 gr bullets in my 7/08, these were the same people who thought a 180 gr bullet was the cats meow for a 308, but that 175gr bullet was just to big for a 7/08.... morons had no clue that they were same case just different diameter bullet. they also believed the 7/08 was only good out maybe 200 yards but that 308 was good for a mile cause thats what them marine snipers use. I had lots of fun with these idiots around the campfire.
 

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If Tim were not so far away...I'd get him to trick a rifle out....Beautiful weapons....Comparing a $1800 NF to a $1000 Leupold just aint fair :lol4:

Lots of knob turning gets complicated...and none of it matters if your buddy don't have a range finder for his distances....

I've hunted 30 yrs with Leupold and was always happy...and 10 min shooting a NF ruined me....

It will be fun getting it figured out...I'm keeping the Nikon 4 -16x50 BDC on my 300...I think that will be good enough for Mr. Elk at 400 or so....

300 is way too much recoil for me to shoot at a F class match where the NF would come in quite handy.

Thanks for showing off them purty guns :10:
 

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Come on Neck, im gonna be sending some 210 grainers down range at the next Fclass with my 300.. gotta take the brake off tho :(
 
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