stole panda .223 for fclass

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stole panda .223 for fclass

#1 Postby michaeljp65 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:41 pm

Im getting a stole panda .223 action, macmillan stock 3" forend built for a different discipline than FClass. To shoot out to 600yds what barrel length, twist and projectile weight would i need? Also what class would best suit a new comer to the sport?

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Re: stole panda .223 for fclass

#2 Postby scott/r » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:20 am

Personally, I'd be going a 30" - 32" 1:8 twist to shoot 80 grn projectiles. That way you can shoot in f standard or ftr depending on what weight the finished rifle comes in at.
And I've seen these little 223's shoot very well past 600

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Re: stole panda .223 for fclass

#3 Postby RDavies » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:43 am

Just checking, do you already have a front rest? If not, then F/TR might be cheaper to get into as a good bipod is much cheaper than a good pedestal rest.
If you are thinking of F/TR, then maybe opt for a 7" twist barrel so you have the option of using 90gn bullets

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Re: stole panda .223 for fclass

#4 Postby michaeljp65 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:20 am

scott/r wrote:Personally, I'd be going a 30" - 32" 1:8 twist to shoot 80 grn projectiles. That way you can shoot in f standard or ftr depending on what weight the finished rifle comes in at.
And I've seen these little 223's shoot very well past 600


Thanks scott/r, what are the weight limits for the classes?

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Re: stole panda .223 for fclass

#5 Postby michaeljp65 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:23 am

RDavies wrote:Just checking, do you already have a front rest? If not, then F/TR might be cheaper to get into as a good bipod is much cheaper than a good pedestal rest.
If you are thinking of F/TR, then maybe opt for a 7" twist barrel so you have the option of using 90gn bullets



RDavies, I have a Farley and a Sinclair with a Shadetree top. So if i use a pedestal rest what class can i shoot in?

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Re: stole panda .223 for fclass

#6 Postby RDavies » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:19 am

michaeljp65 wrote:
RDavies wrote:Just checking, do you already have a front rest? If not, then F/TR might be cheaper to get into as a good bipod is much cheaper than a good pedestal rest.
If you are thinking of F/TR, then maybe opt for a 7" twist barrel so you have the option of using 90gn bullets



RDavies, I have a Farley and a Sinclair with a Shadetree top. So if i use a pedestal rest what class can i shoot in?

If you want to use your pedestal rests, then you will have to go in F/std. in that class you have a max rifle weight of 8kg and minimum trigger weight of 1kg. You will also have to use 80gn bullets, so 8” twist would be the go.

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Re: stole panda .223 for fclass

#7 Postby michaeljp65 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:29 am

RDavies wrote:
michaeljp65 wrote:
RDavies wrote:Just checking, do you already have a front rest? If not, then F/TR might be cheaper to get into as a good bipod is much cheaper than a good pedestal rest.
If you are thinking of F/TR, then maybe opt for a 7" twist barrel so you have the option of using 90gn bullets



RDavies, I have a Farley and a Sinclair with a Shadetree top. So if i use a pedestal rest what class can i shoot in?

If you want to use your pedestal rests, then you will have to go in F/std. in that class you have a max rifle weight of 8kg and minimum trigger weight of 1kg. You will also have to use 80gn bullets, so 8” twist would be the go.



RDavies, Thanks mate. That gives me something to work with, cheers


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