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    Finally got to pick up my bob.



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    You scored, that's a great looking gun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50bowhunter View Post
    Short action.

    I'll probably start with RL19 or 4350. I'm not looking for a barn burner load, if I can hit 2900 with 110's, or 2800 with 120's I'll be happy as long as it's accurate.


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    I tried 4350, but RL19 shot tighter groups. Mine will shoot 115 Partitions better than the Accubonds but the Accubands are still about MOA. I should have a pronghorn tag this year, so maybe I will do a little more load developement.

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    I've had a 700 classic since it was new in 1982. I've used a number of different loads over the years and they have all been deadly. You should try a 117 sierra sbt start a load of H-4831 at around 46 grains and work up to 48. It should be pushing a little over 3000 fps. Another good load is the 110 accubond with Reloder 22. Start around 47 grains and work up to 49.5. This load will show over 3100 fps. You can get similar performance with the 115 ballistic tip too. My classic has never grouped as well with 100gr bullets as it does with 110-117gr. Winchester brass and Federal large rifle primers will round out the load. The OAL on my Accubond load is 2.95". By the way, I think the new IMR-4451 powder may be a barn burner in the "Bob".

    I guess I should add that these loads are good in my Model 700 but may be a bit hot for a pump action or older bolt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Mc View Post
    I've had a 700 classic since it was new in 1982. I've used a number of different loads over the years and they have all been deadly. You should try a 117 sierra sbt start a load of H-4831 at around 46 grains and work up to 48. It should be pushing a little over 3000 fps. Another good load is the 110 accubond with Reloder 22. Start around 47 grains and work up to 49.5. This load will show over 3100 fps. You can get similar performance with the 115 ballistic tip too. My classic has never grouped as well with 100gr bullets as it does with 110-117gr. Winchester brass and Federal large rifle primers will round out the load. The OAL on my Accubond load is 2.95". By the way, I think the new IMR-4451 powder may be a barn burner in the "Bob".

    I guess I should add that these loads are good in my Model 700 but may be a bit hot for a pump action or older bolt.
    I use the same Sierra bullet in my 25-06 and it is really great, I also use 4831 SC powder. I love .25's, shot probably 100 deer/antelope with my .25 and it does a great job.
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    Very nice looking rifle you have. The Classic is one of the better looking 700's they ever made and I really like the 24" barrel.
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    That is a sweet looking gun, congrats. I have a browning a-bolt in 257 roberts and I love it! In fact, I don't know why I ever changed. I shot everything from praire dogs to elk with it and it worked like a charm every time. I used to shoot 117 gr. Hornadys atop imr 4064. Last time I shot it I didn't have any so I bought some Nosler 110 gr. accubonds and they shot very well and put the cow elk down. I love that gun, it was passed down from my mother to me and I can't wait to pass it on to my son.
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    I have a Rem 722 bob shooting RL19 and Barnes 100 gr tsx bullets. It is a great shooting riffle and in the McMillan stock felt recoil is less than my wife's pre 64 mod 70 FW 243

    You are going to love the little quarter bore.

    I'll get load data tomorrow for you.

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    46 grains RL 19 OAL 2.780

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim McCoy View Post
    You scored, that's a great looking gun!
    That's for sure, I just love a beautiful wooden stock. I don't care how much more practical a composit stock may be, they are just plain ugly.
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