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Krob95

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So how well did it shoot?!?!?! Lol
Got off work too late today and we have freezing rain in northern Colorado so there was no way to make it down to MHSA before they closed. Pretty bummed out about it. But I’m on days off now so tomorrow it is and will have an update some time tomorrow!
 

Krob95

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So how well did it shoot?!?!?! Lol
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I did not shoot well yesterday due to the large amount of people at the range and time constraints but she’s definitely going to be a shooter for sure. Just gonna have to spend more time practiciMy not flinching every time someone shoots next to me lol
 

Krob95

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Not bad for a first go around.

Getting anxious to receive my barrel
That was with FGMM 130gr Berger OTM. Next outing will be with the Berger 140gr, hornady eld m 140gr and 147gr, and hornady American gunner 140gr bthp.
 

D2junky

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Got my 1-7 twist 6br Nucleus prefit. Took 3 pieces of scotch tape on my no-go gauge before it would no go. Checked it on my Archimedes and same. Outside looks great but that’s not confidence inspiring, it’s headed back. And NOT with my action.
 
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Krob95

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Not bad for a first go around.

Getting anxious to receive my barrel
Here’s some of my groups from 200 yards and was the next 45 rounds down the tube. I’m not sure if I just rushed the Berger’s or if they’re that bad compared to the hornady offerings. Cheap lapua brass tho


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MRiles

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I have 52 total rounds down the pipe. First 25 for smoothing the throat and getting a somewhat zero. 75 Hornady hpbt (AR fodder) used. That was 1st day out, nothing spectacular, 2, around 1 inch groups shot with the last 10 rounds. Barrel only brushed out to clean at range.

Second trip out with 27 85.5 Bergers for a 3 round each depth, gross seating depth test; .005 off, .015, .030, .060, .090
.015 gave best 3 round group of .166 and surprisingly, .060 gave a .263
21 grains of N-150 propelling the projectiles, encased in LC-16 with Rem. 7 1/2 SRPz.

Will be doing a pressure ladder ena velocity in the future. From what I'm seeing the Berger powder recommends are very conservative.
 
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Spheric14

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Nov 7, 2018
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Just got a shipping notification from PBB! Ordered on 11/11 so nailed their lead time....

@Krob95 how much did Mile High run you for install/headspace? I'm also in northern CO
 

Krob95

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Just got a shipping notification from PBB! Ordered on 11/11 so nailed their lead time....

@Krob95 how much did Mile High run you for install/headspace? I'm also in northern CO
100 bucks. And they have my barrel nut wrench still because I forgot to get it back so you’re covered there lol they will uninstall your current barrel, install, and headspace. Idk if they test fire or not. What barrel did you get??
 
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Spheric14

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100 bucks. And they have my barrel nut wrench still because I forgot to get it back so you’re covered there lol they will uninstall your current barrel, install, and headspace. Idk if they test fire or not. What barrel did you get??
Heavy Palma 24" 6.5 creed
 
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woogie_man

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Looks good. Mine is scheduled to be here tomorrow. Hoping to get together and out for some test shots this weekend
 

woogie_man

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Got my barrel installed, and muzzle break on.....but need to remove a little of the handguard. Not a big deal with the tools at the shop.

Will say the finish and quality the barrel looks too notch. Planning on putting some rounds through it Friday, just for function tests.
 

Krob95

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Got my barrel installed, and muzzle break on.....but need to remove a little of the handguard. Not a big deal with the tools at the shop.

Will say the finish and quality the barrel looks too notch. Planning on putting some rounds through it Friday, just for function tests.
Let’s see it!
 

greginpa

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Hello, any more reports on these barrels? What are your cold bore shots like? Does the barrel foul? Any body bore scope one? Thank you.

G.
 

Yote Klr

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I borescoped mine when I found out it was neck reamed twice!
Ordered on 8/27/19 ...still don't have a barrel.
 

Yote Klr

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Ordered a 6.5wsm, the chamber neck was way over .6" long! Not .3". Sent it back. Talked to the rep. he said they used a 257wsm for the body and a 6.5 neck reamer and they neck reamed it too far.... well NO SHIT.

Wanted to hunt whitetail this season with it, not now!

I never shot it. Will report back when I get the new one back.
 

6cmShooter

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Dec 12, 2019
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I picked up one in 224 valkyrie havent had time to put it on my action yet. Still trying to find the headspace gauges for it. Does anyone know where to get them from?
 

greginpa

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I picked up one in 224 valkyrie havent had time to put it on my action yet. Still trying to find the headspace gauges for it. Does anyone know where to get them from?
Try Elkridge Reamer Rentals. Looks like they have them.

G.
 

Tremor3Guy

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Oct 5, 2019
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Ordered mine up! 260 rem for the origin prefit. 26” 1/8 twist mtu contour. Was told 4-5 weeks. I had emailed and asked about reamer dimensions and they had no problem telling me what I asked. Said most of their reamers are saami match, so the neck on the .260 is a .295 which is exactly what my carbon barrel was teamed to. Excited to see how it shoots!! On a side note with these, how tight have the barrel to action threads been for everyone?
 

MRiles

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Very happy with my PBB barrel.
I have been doing seating depth and velocity ladders with various powders and 2 projectiles.
Unfortunately, my range time has been bureaucratically curtailed due to incompetent kommie cock suckers and what used to take a couple of days now takes 4eva.

Threads were quite snug. Getting good velocity and groups with 80vld and 85.5 hybrids.
 

Krob95

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Once they fixed the threads on my barrel it fit good. It shoots sub moa with factory ammo but I’m going to get into reloading to see if my groups will shrink a little more.
 

6cmShooter

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I finally got my 308 barrel attached and the barrel threads mate up perfectly zero wobble in the barrel. It gauges perfect with it being hand tight on my nucleus action and repeats to the same spot when I take it on and off. Just waiting on my 224 valkyrie go gage to check that barrel too. Cant wait to get it out to the range and see how it groups.