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Old December 14, 2022, 09:38 PM   #76
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And, here we go again. So, I took my No.1 to my gunsmith to help with the scope fitment. I told him this was one of my two dream rifles. The other one is a Browning BAR Safari. He says, well I have a BAR receiver off being blued. He was planning to build a BAR to sell. He asked me, "Do you want it?" I said, um, yeah! He said, "What caliber do you want?"

I immediately said 270 Win. But now, I am thinking. I have three 270s. I reload. And yes, I have mentioned consolidating calibers. But, anything I want.

I am also having him do a gray laminate Boyd's stock. He said the stock that came with it is cracked.

Open the flood gates ladies and gents. Stick with what I got or go wildcat or something.

And yes, I apparently have some major issues.
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Old December 15, 2022, 06:32 AM   #77
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I don’t think a BAR in .270 is a bad choice. But I have a tendency to not want to add additional calibers to my loading bench. I like to keep my supply demands simple, especially in the current climate of component availability.
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Old December 15, 2022, 07:27 AM   #78
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.270 Win, why not? I just find with multiple chambers of the same cartridge, I get along better reloading with multiple dies. I just buy one set for every rifle, and I try to keep my brass separate. I've ran into enough chamber variation between commercial cartridges that ammo that functions in one rifle will not in another.
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Old December 15, 2022, 09:59 AM   #79
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270 it is. I reckon a man can't have too many 270s. Plus, have 2 bolts, 1 single shot and 1 semi-auto.

And I just ordered a messload of brass, so I can do a lot of testing to keep me busy. Busy is good.
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Old December 17, 2022, 05:36 PM   #80
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Why not a .35 Whelen?
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Old December 17, 2022, 07:54 PM   #81
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Why not a .35 Whelen?
I have 3 35 Whelens. The older I get, the worse they kick. The 700BDL is just downright obnoxiously painful.
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