New F Class build

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New F Class build

#1 Postby macguru » Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:44 pm

This is going to be a Barnard F Open rifle in 6x47 ......
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Re: New F Class build

#2 Postby Sam Walker » Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:47 pm

Do you need some Wilson dies :wink: ?
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Re: New F Class build

#3 Postby plumbs7 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:54 pm

Nice !

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Re: New F Class build

#4 Postby Julian D » Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:20 pm

Very nice !

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Re: New F Class build

#5 Postby RDavies » Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:33 pm

Those stocks look great and well designed. It will be good to see this up and going.

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Re: New F Class build

#6 Postby Amac » Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:17 pm

Hi

Have used one previously in a R700 6.5 Creedmoor. Wasn't great for me at the time as the throat was wearing out. I also have a few of the hunting variants and they are super comfortable.

I also got a few others to try out too a Hybrid for a FTR build off a R700 - should have ready to go within a month. Waiting on Cerakote. Also just got one of the new F Open types - Kelbly X Eater ineltted for a Panda - hoping to use a for a 300 WSM. It is not longer in the front end than the F Open model with the butt configuration the same.

My understanding is that they will inlet for your rifle on request in Finland for the type of stock you want.

Overall I find them to be a quality product pretty finished and ready for dropping in the action with some bedding and pillars.

Once I get them sorted I'll post some photos.

Good with the build.

Cheers Andrew

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Re: New F Class build

#7 Postby macguru » Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:06 pm

Just a brass pic showing R to L, 6x47 unfired formed from 6.5 x 47 , 308w for scale, and my current 7mm SAUM on the left (just starting to give good results but a bit overkill for most ranges) That saum round has been shortened a bit to try in a magazine, the actual loads i shoot are a bit longer...

PS sorry Sam I already have my dies ...
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Re: New F Class build

#8 Postby macguru » Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:24 am

Here is the finished rifle its only fired 6 shots but the last 3 were x's :)
I will give it a better run today , not sure if i will use it in the queens or the saum ...
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Re: New F Class build

#9 Postby Julian D » Sun Sep 06, 2015 6:45 am

Very nice .

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Re: New F Class build

#10 Postby macguru » Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:27 pm

Looks like its very accurate, shot a possible with a light load then when i upped it a bit it started laying x's on top of each other. Needed a couple of shots to settle down after cleaning so ill run it dirty for a few stages and see what it does

I am going to run it without the cheekpiece for the moment as it gets in the way, then we are going to trim it a bit and ill fit my higher nightforce rings. I dont miss it much , its probably better to not use any cheek pressure anyways.

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Re: New F Class build

#11 Postby Tod7.62 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:08 pm

What model barnard is it?

Cheers Tod

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Re: New F Class build

#12 Postby macguru » Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:57 pm

Its a PE

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Re: New F Class build

#13 Postby macguru » Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:54 pm

This is one of the early groups :)

They have tightened up more now that I have only 0.001" neck tension, but I dont have another electronic group to show you ....
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Re: New F Class build

#14 Postby KHGS » Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:36 am

macguru wrote:Looks like its very accurate, shot a possible with a light load then when i upped it a bit it started laying x's on top of each other. Needed a couple of shots to settle down after cleaning so ill run it dirty for a few stages and see what it does

I am going to run it without the cheekpiece for the moment as it gets in the way, then we are going to trim it a bit and ill fit my higher nightforce rings. I dont miss it much , its probably better to not use any cheek pressure anyways.



You will get imbedded carbon if you don't clean properly in the barrel's early life!!!! You would be familiar with that I imagine. During the first 200 rounds,i t is critical that you clean correctly during this "seasoning" period or you can ruin the barrel. If you must "experiment" with fouled barrels again, my advice is to leave it until you have fired 100 to 200 rounds.
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Re: New F Class build

#15 Postby macguru » Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:36 am

Yes Keith you are right, that was an older comment of mine but the results above and a recent 60.10 were all with a barrel cleaned after every shoot. The first shot is half an x ring low and then it shoots flat... flatter now than this group above , i think because i have recently reduced the neck tension to .001" (from about 004 because i did not have the right collet.) The projectiles are still very secure in the cases, and I am not using an annealer at this stage.


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