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Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior MemberPosts: 8,545 Senior Member
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1-9T 7mm Dakota with H-S Precision center-grip stock, Brux barrel, Holland's Radial Baffle brake.
Work finished up by Michael DeLoach at Nine Run Gun.
Leupold Mark 4 FFP 6.5-20 with Holland's ART MOA reticle.
Retumbo and 180 Hybrids. Long Range big game rig.
Ernie

"The Un-Tactical"

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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,545 Senior Member
    Plan to put a 1" tube Leupy on it for mountain hunting after load development
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 5,052 Senior Member
    Great looking gun, please post a pic of that 6x6 I know your gonna get.

    I have the same XP-100 in 7x57AI, also in a center grip with the stock trigger that I have never been fully satisfied with, what trigger do you have in yours ??

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,685 Senior Member
    Purty.

    Barrel length?
    Overall weight?
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Purty.

    Barrel length?
    Overall weight?

    Yes, this.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,388 Senior Member
    How do you carry that in the mountains? Sling, holster, pack scabbard, hands?
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Beautiful setup, Ernie. That stock color patter is about perfect for high mountain sage country.

    Is the H-S stock a lefty? That's thumb shelf is a nice feature when it works out for a left-handed shooter, but you seldom find options like that.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,545 Senior Member
    jaywapti wrote: »
    Great looking gun, please post a pic of that 6x6 I know your gonna get.

    I have the same XP-100 in 7x57AI, also in a center grip with the stock trigger that I have never been fully satisfied with, what trigger do you have in yours ??

    JAY
    Factory trigger has been reworked, and it is sweet!
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,545 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Purty.

    Barrel length?
    Overall weight?
    17.5" length barrel
    Weight with out the scope and rings: 5 pounds and 8 ounces.
    The VX3i 4.5-14 I will use for hunting weighs 13 ounces
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,545 Senior Member
    Six-Gun wrote: »
    Beautiful setup, Ernie. That stock color patter is about perfect for high mountain sage country.

    Is the H-S stock a lefty? That's thumb shelf is a nice feature when it works out for a left-handed shooter, but you seldom find options like that.
    It is a lefty H-S stock. And they feel great.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,545 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    How do you carry that in the mountains? Sling, holster, pack scabbard, hands?

    Sling primarily, and in the pack when doing initial pack in.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    17.5" length barrel
    Weight with out the scope and rings: 5 pounds and 8 ounces.
    The VX3i 4.5-14 I will use for hunting weighs 13 ounces

    That thing's a Rifle without a but stock. How Sweet!
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    jaywapti wrote: »
    Great looking gun, please post a pic of that 6x6 I know your gonna get.

    I have the same XP-100 in 7x57AI, also in a center grip with the stock trigger that I have never been fully satisfied with, what trigger do you have in yours ??

    JAY

    Jay, just out of curiosity, what shoulder angle does your AI have? I have a .257 Bob AI which is about the same case. In fact the 7x57 I believe is the .257 Roberts' Parent Case. Mine has the 40 degree shoulder angle. I think the RCBS version is something like 32 degrees.

    Anyway, Ernie, that 7mm Dakota is a very healthy cartridge, above the performance level of the 7mm Remington and Weatherby Mags. and No belt, nice. It sounds like the perfect, "Reach WAY Out and Touch Something" firearm.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,545 Senior Member
    Just ordered some 175 grain ELD-X bullets (Hornady).
    Been talking to several guys I know who have taken more than a handful of big game with them at a variety of distances.
    Probably will go with it over the Berger, if it likes my barrel
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,685 Senior Member
    Just ordered some 175 grain ELD-X bullets (Hornady).
    Been talking to several guys I know who have taken more than a handful of big game with them at a variety of distances.
    Probably will go with it over the Berger, if it likes my barrel

    :win:
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 5,052 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    Jay, just out of curiosity, what shoulder angle does your AI have? I have a .257 Bob AI which is about the same case. In fact the 7x57 I believe is the .257 Roberts' Parent Case. Mine has the 40 degree shoulder angle. I think the RCBS version is something like 32 degrees..

    Snake, Both my AIs, 7x57 & 280 and some others I no longer have are all 40 deg. I think long ago Ackley made some with a 45 deg. in the 40s.

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    The way to that thing looks, it aughta be stoked up with fulton torpedos. :guns:
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    jaywapti wrote: »
    Snake, Both my AIs, 7x57 & 280 and some others I no longer have are all 40 deg. I think long ago Ackley made some with a 45 deg. in the 40s.


    JAY

    Yes, I was curious. My one example is the Ackley and has a 40 degree shoulder. But I heard the RCBS version, which has a lesser angle at 28 degrees, doesn't give up much if any performance to the Ackley version. Thinking about that now, I wish I would have gone with the RCBS Improvement instead.

    The Ackley version has given me feeding problems from the Mauser Magazine. I ended up having to relieve a substantial amount of metal from the claw extractor because it was too tight to get the rim of the cartridge under the extractor easily and the cartridge body was binding as it tried to enter the chamber opening due to the angle the 40 degree shoulder caused it to feed into the chamber. I admit this also could have been caused by the feed rails due to the straighter case, in which case the RCBS version wouldn't make any difference. Anyway, whatever was the real cause, relieving the extractor cured the problem.

    Of course if a little bit will do a little bit of good, then a lot will do a lot of good, RIGHT? So I took a bit too much off the extractor and it tends to try to let go of the rim too soon unless I really firmly operate the bolt. It hasn't caused any real problems because when I'm hunting I'm pretty firm with the bolt. But sometime when I'm unloading my firearm when I get to my car, it sometimes causes a problem, or can if I don't dump them out the floor plate. I may get me another extractor and start over.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Just ordered some 175 grain ELD-X bullets (Hornady).
    Been talking to several guys I know who have taken more than a handful of big game with them at a variety of distances.
    Probably will go with it over the Berger, if it likes my barrel

    That thing with those bullets will definitely kill in the next Zip Code.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 5,052 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    Yes, I was curious. My one example is the Ackley and has a 40 degree shoulder. But I heard the RCBS version, which has a lesser angle at 28 degrees, doesn't give up much if any performance to the Ackley version. Thinking about that now, I wish I would have gone with the RCBS Improvement instead. .

    Snake, I really had to go back in time to figure this one out, I couldn't find anything on the RCBS 257 Bob , but they made the 243 Rockchucker that had a 32deg. if they made a 257 I would think they used the same 32deg. shoulder.

    I'll pm you later about the feeding problems, I think we hi jacked this thread long enough.

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
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