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Old November 2, 2017, 10:28 AM   #1
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Finally!

Got the engraving done yesterday, should have it soon!

Sorry for the picture, my Smith just sent that too me last night.
6X45mm 1-7 TWIST



Load development and target pictures starting soon.
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Old November 2, 2017, 01:01 PM   #2
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I like the looks, but I cant remember what you said it weighs without scope or ammo.
Also what will be max effective range of that critter?
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Old November 2, 2017, 01:19 PM   #3
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7 lbs before the hydrodip and Cerakote and I can't imagine it adding more than two ounces. On deer sized game it would probably be good to 400 +/- yards, on paper and steel probably 1K.
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Old November 2, 2017, 06:23 PM   #4
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I really like the looks of that!!

Looks good Taylorce1 !!!
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Old November 2, 2017, 07:55 PM   #5
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Here you got std7mag more pictures and details.

Savage 10 action reprofiled by Steve Field
PT&G Parallel Recoil Lug .187" ground down to fit Accustock by Steve Field
SS X-Caliber #3 contour 1:7 twist 5R
Rayhill Bolt Handle & Bolt Lift Kit
Prairie Ghost camo WTP on Accustock
Tan Cerakote (Steve picked color not sure the exact one)
Barrel & Bolt fluting by Twisted Barrel





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Old November 5, 2017, 05:59 AM   #6
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I still have a bunch of those Dtacs, I will send them to you after deer season.
Im interested in the velocities this rifle will produce...
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Old November 5, 2017, 11:28 AM   #7
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While I'll have the twist, I don't know if I can reliably stabalize a 115 grain bullet. I imagine I'll be down in the very low 2000 fps range.

Actually I just checked I can shoot them subsonic and still be stable.
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Old November 5, 2017, 12:00 PM   #8
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That's a good looking rifle, Taylorce1.
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Old November 5, 2017, 12:47 PM   #9
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Please share your build details, if you will....
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Old November 28, 2017, 08:49 PM   #10
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Nice rifle. Just out of curiosity, why 6x45? Not as accurate as 6PPC, 6BR, 6BR Norma, or 6x47(the old one, not the Norma).
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Old November 28, 2017, 11:58 PM   #11
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Because 6x45mm is awesome.
And brass is free.


Inherent accuracy, in my opinion, is a myth. Much of the stereotyping of cartridges, I believe, comes down to the people using them.
Serious target and competition shooters run the PPCs, BRs, and x47s (all of them). They take the time to work out the bugs, find the perfect loads, and fine-tune the rifle and ammunition. And, they're generally more practiced and better-trained shooters.

But it's more of a hobbyist proposition for the guys using cartridges like 6x45mm, where brass is easier to obtain, cheaper, or simpler to work with. For the most part, those guys seem more motivated to get a load together that's "good enough" than spending time working on perfecting a load. And, of course, most of them (myself in particular) are not as practiced or well-trained.


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taylorce1,
Looking good. (I missed this when originally posted.)
Did you ever get the serial number issue/confusion worked out?
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Old November 29, 2017, 06:05 AM   #12
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How will the rifle be used primarily? Target shooting? Hunting?
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Old November 29, 2017, 06:02 PM   #13
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Nice rifle. Just out of curiosity, why 6x45? Not as accurate as 6PPC, 6BR, 6BR Norma, or 6x47(the old one, not the Norma).
I have the old 6X47 and love it. Honestly, I went lazy on this one .222 Rem Mag brass is getting difficult to find and I lose more than I care for trying to use .204 Ruger brass. .223 brass just makes things more simple, plus X-Caliber didn't have a reamer for 6X47.

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Did you ever get the serial number issue/confusion worked out?
Yes I got it worked out. I don't want to have to talk to the ATF again, but my issue was easily solved. In fact the gunsmith did the correct thing to begin with.

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How will the rifle be used primarily? Target shooting? Hunting?
All the above, but mainly target, coyotes, and prairie dogs. However Colorado requires a 6mm minimum for big game, so that's another reason it is not a .223 Rem.
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Old November 29, 2017, 07:43 PM   #14
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Honestly, I went lazy on this one .222 Rem Mag brass is getting difficult to find and I lose more than I care for trying to use .204 Ruger brass.
I feel you there, I lose enough 204 Ruger brass trying to reload it 204 Ruuger.
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Old December 1, 2017, 07:51 AM   #15
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That's why I don't understand why 6x45 is not more common in AR barrels. I have been wanting.one for a while but not that many sources and didn't want to pay their price. Keep thinking they will be more available.
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Old December 1, 2017, 09:44 AM   #16
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That's why I don't understand why 6x45 is not more common in AR barrels.


This is a 6X45 AR that my buddy built (not the one pictured), he used it in Oklahoma to take three whitetail deer from 50 yards to 350 yards. I might end up with this barrel as my buddy wants to sell it. I think why he wants to sell it might be the reason that it isn't more popular, he's afraid that he might accidentally chamber one in a .223/5.56 AR. He did cold blue all the brass that he was loading, which turned the bottom .5" of his brass black.

He was shooting an 85 grain Sierra Game King HPBT which worked amazingly well. He only recovered one bullet in the offside of the large doe hit at 350 yards, the bullet was weighed at 36 grains around 43% original weight. This was after breaking the onside shoulder and the bullet and recovered in the offside hide after breaking ribs. The coyote in the picture was taken at 200 yards after the rifle was passed off to the guy with the best shot on it.
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Old December 16, 2017, 07:40 AM   #17
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When are we going to see target pics of that monster?
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Old December 16, 2017, 09:37 AM   #18
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Still waiting to find out how she shoots... Lol
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Old December 17, 2017, 11:38 PM   #19
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Me too!!! I hope to see it soon, I told the Smith not to ship it until after Thanksgiving because of my OK deer hunt with my Daughter. The something to do with some GA hunting has slowed down the Smith from shipping. He texted me Friday wanting my return address, so I'm hoping before Christmas but I doubt it.
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Old December 18, 2017, 04:31 PM   #20
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Yikes! Like sitting in the waiting room while your wife is giving birth...
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Old December 24, 2017, 04:48 PM   #21
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Well it finally warmed up to 32 degrees F here in central PA.
And i just got home from 4 hours at the range.

We're still waiting. Lol
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Old December 24, 2017, 07:24 PM   #22
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Supposed to get here on the 26th, fingers crossed.
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Old December 24, 2017, 11:10 PM   #23
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Done been 60 degree in Vegas.
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Old December 26, 2017, 06:11 AM   #24
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Brat!! Lol
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Old December 26, 2017, 06:16 AM   #25
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I LOVE the grass paint job and tan metal. Very cool. Just don't set it down in the bushes and walk away, you might not find it again!
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