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The MOA is on the way!

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 27,447 Senior Member
Well, this project was on. Then it was off. Then it was on again. Then it was off. Now........it's ON the way!!!

I succumbed to the temptation and with some goading from Ernie.............I folded miserably.

So, I have an MOA Maximum being built and the plan is for it to be ready by the end of September for a maiden voyage hunt.

This is similar to what it will look like (factory pic).

MOAMAXSNAPMHAMPTON.jpg

My Specs

Barrel #1
* .308 Winchester
* 14" long - Stainless Douglas Premium w/ Heavy Sporter Contour & 1-10" twist
* Vais Muzzle Brake (will make barrel OAL about 16" +/-)

Barrel #2
* .338-06 A-Square
* 18" long - Stainless Lilja w/ Heavy Sporter Contour & 1-10" twist
* MOA Brake (will make barrel OAL about 20" +/-)

This is going to be a fun gun! Plan for the .308 barrel is to be a walk around pig/deer gun. I wanted short and compact for offhand or braced shooting. The .338-06 barrel is for when I want to hunt something bigger and reach out to 400 yards or so. Elk maybe? I have a Leupold MK4 3.5-10x40 scope she will wear.

Upon completion, and with my other Specialty Pistols, I will have Mice to Bear covered with SPs.

Nothing left but the waiting. 2 months.........I think I can......I think I can...........
"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith

Replies

  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    Ernie strikes again! Can't wait to see the range report.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,615 Senior Member
    Cool. Hella cool. I think those are the sexiest SP's going.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,447 Senior Member
    He seriously enabled me on this one. I called him looking for intervention. By the end of the conversation..........I owned an MOA. How did THAT happen?!!!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,615 Senior Member
    You ought to know better than to call any of us, looking for someone to talk you out of buying a gun. :guns:
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,447 Senior Member
    jbohio wrote: »
    You ought to know better than to call any of us, looking for someone to talk you out of buying a gun. :guns:

    Yeah, so much for intervention.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,447 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    How easy is it to switch barrels?

    Obviously haven't done it myself yet, but from my understanding, it only takes a few minutes.

    Here ya go:
    http://www.moaguns.com/faqs.html
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,447 Senior Member
    Hope so. It's a long way from MO for you to come help me.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,447 Senior Member
    Riiiiiiiiiiight.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,484 Senior Member
    Cool! Cool!
    I wondered when you were going to announce it.
    Been pretty busy the past couple of days-Lot of LR shooting in a tac match.
    One more day to go. I even took a vacation time so I could do the whole thing.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • BlkHawk73BlkHawk73 Member Posts: 149 Member
    Never read a bad report on those MOA's - great firearms! Hope the wait goes fast. :)
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Looks like one of Ernie's. :tooth: Have fun with that puppy:guns:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,447 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Great now you AND Ernie BOTH SUCK!!!

    I completely blame him for this one. No question about it.

    I called him for intervention regarding getting a SP in .308 Winchester or a Tikka T3 rifle in .338 Federal. Within 5 minutes of conversation.........I was buying a spare action he had!!!!!! Then, his son dropped it off at MOA for me!!!!!!

    Talk about a family of enablers! And......a PASTOR even!?
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • pardogpardog Member Posts: 423 Member
    Nice! I've always had a thing for the .338-06. Can't wait for the range report.
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    cool except the cartridge .....I've heard the apple didn't fall far from that tree at all
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    And you're getting a .270 barrel too, right?
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

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  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    LMLarsen wrote: »
    And you're getting a .270 barrel too, right?
    Wow LM I thought it but wouldn't say it
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,447 Senior Member
    Weatherby wrote: »
    cool except the cartridge .....I've heard the apple didn't fall far from that tree at all
    Which cartridge? What tree? Whose apple?
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,447 Senior Member
    LMLarsen wrote: »
    And you're getting a .270 barrel too, right?

    Heyyyyyyy, that's a good idea!














    NOT!!!!!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,484 Senior Member
    Yeah Right!
    You called me, since you knew you didn't want duplication, duplication, duplication--Do I hear a echo?:tooth:
    Zee wrote: »
    I completely blame him for this one. No question about it.

    I called him for intervention regarding getting a SP in .308 Winchester or a Tikka T3 rifle in .338 Federal. Within 5 minutes of conversation.........I was buying a spare action he had!!!!!! Then, his son dropped it off at MOA for me!!!!!!

    Talk about a family of enablers! And......a PASTOR even!?
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • pardogpardog Member Posts: 423 Member
    Getting a new gun is always the right thing to do. What kind of pastor would Ernie be if he didn't talk you in to it :nono:
  • DurwoodDurwood Senior Member Posts: 972 Senior Member
    That might just be the answer to my Specialty Pistol need (want)... So I'm presuming if Ernie endorses them they must be good? The price isn't near what I feared. Heck i've given more for a .22 pistol, lol.
    You have the right to your own opinion, but you don't have the right to your own facts:guns:
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,447 Senior Member
    Well, I'm a bolt gun kinda guy. Most of my rifles are bolt guns and my two current Specialty Pistols are bolt guns (HS & Custom XP). But, I'm also fond of Falling Blocks and have/had several Ruger No. 1 rifles. So, I think I'll like the MOA Maximum. Especially with the freefloat barrel.

    I am NOT, however, a break action fan (sp TC Encore).
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JayJay Senior Member Posts: 4,349 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Which cartridge? What tree? Whose apple?

    Shoot the apple off who's head while they're sitting in a tree?

    Oh, you suck dude. Trade. Let me play with yours, I'll let you play with mine.................
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,484 Senior Member
    I have 3 of them and my son has one too.
    Once you learn how to operate it, it is a great field and hunting rig.
    I typically get around 1/4 MOA groups at 100 yards in load development.
    My best 5-shot 1000 yard group in a match before this past June was with a 15" MOA chambered in 6.5-284: 5.25"
    With a Leupold 30mm tube rifle scope in 6.5-20 it weighed 7.5 pounds.
    It is a more compact system than say a XP-100, since the falling block action is quite a bit shorter than a bolt rig.
    Trigger pull weights are something close to amazing with the ease of an allen wrench.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,447 Senior Member
    Jay wrote: »
    Trade. Let me play with yours, I'll let you play with mine.................

    Deal! Next time I'm out there after I get the MOA. You can try it out.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,484 Senior Member
    Understood.
    When you are playing the comp game you get a MOA made with the barrel heavy enough to make that 7.5 pounds, once you know what your other components will weigh.
    In the bench game you want it as heavy as possible within the rules for a number of reasons.
    Also a heavier barrel is going to not be moving around when it gets heated up like a thin hunting barrel will.
    MOA makes light contour barrels for their customers. It is all about what the customer wants.
    What is ideal for hunting is not always ideal for the bench game and vica versa
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
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