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Huge fan of prefits, goes from 22# 26" PRS rifle to a 8.5#16" hunting rig.

16" Carbon6 6.5cm, Origin SA, Grayboe Phoenix & DBM, Nomad w/ A419 mount, TT special, Hawkins hunter mag.

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Great trip to the range breaking this in and doing powder ladders. While it was virgin brass, very happy with the Carbon6 barrel. Nothing to write home about, .5-.75 MOA groups with a brand new barrel, virgin brass, and no seating depth test with both bullets loaded around .0030 off at ~ 2.8500 COAL.

16" 6.5CM Carbon6 w/ Nomad-30
130gr TMK - started to have very flat primers at 43.3gr h4350 going 2760fps, will likely settle with 42.8gr doing 2700.
140gr ELD-M - very flat primers at 42.8gr going 2680fps, will likely stick with 42.2gr doing 2625.

Will likely stick to the 130s for hunting, but nice to have a better BC option available for not much speed penalty.
 

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Great trip to the range breaking this in and doing powder ladders. While it was virgin brass, very happy with the Carbon6 barrel. Nothing to write home about, .5-.75 MOA groups with a brand new barrel, virgin brass, and no seating depth test with both bullets loaded around .0030 off at ~ 2.8500 COAL.

16" 6.5CM Carbon6 w/ Nomad-30
130gr TMK - started to have very flat primers at 43.3gr h4350 going 2760fps, will likely settle with 42.8gr doing 2700.
140gr ELD-M - very flat primers at 42.8gr going 2680fps, will likely stick with 42.2gr doing 2625.

Will likely stick to the 130s for hunting, but nice to have a better BC option available for not much speed penalty.

It seems like lighter projectiles are the ticket for short barrels.
 
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    Great trip to the range breaking this in and doing powder ladders. While it was virgin brass, very happy with the Carbon6 barrel. Nothing to write home about, .5-.75 MOA groups with a brand new barrel, virgin brass, and no seating depth test with both bullets loaded around .0030 off at ~ 2.8500 COAL.

    16" 6.5CM Carbon6 w/ Nomad-30
    130gr TMK - started to have very flat primers at 43.3gr h4350 going 2760fps, will likely settle with 42.8gr doing 2700.
    140gr ELD-M - very flat primers at 42.8gr going 2680fps, will likely stick with 42.2gr doing 2625.

    Will likely stick to the 130s for hunting, but nice to have a better BC option available for not much speed penalty.
    I’m getting 2721 fps with 147’s out of my carbon 6 , 16” 1-7 twist barrel. No pressure signs with rl26 ,q full nelson
     
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    BoltActionBrotherhood

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    Just completed my build. This will be my primary hunting rifle.
    Only weighs 8.1 lbs full dressed with scope, rails etc.
    porksword chassis, carbon 6 17 inch barrel in 7 Saum.
    Salmon river solutions Ti brake and bolt knob.
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    My Shorty 6XC

    Built this mainly with componets I've impulse bought here on the trading post over the past few years...

    18" Rock Creek M24, 7.5 Twist
    Zermatt Bighorn Origin
    Trigger Tech Primary
    Razor Gen 1 with Vortex PMR Rings
    KRG Bravo
    Rex Silentium Supressor

    Weight: Unknown, but she thicc
     

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    4O6shootist

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    Finally completed. Bat bumblebee action, 18" osprey 3b contour 7tw 219 bore chambered in 22 creed, ultra7 can. Xlr element 4.0 mg chassis. Right now has a March 4.5-28x52 on it, but once the nv bridge is done being modified at machine shop, will have a nx8 2.5-20 on it, and eotech clipir-lr on the bridge.
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    Finally completed. Bat bumblebee action, 18" osprey 3b contour 7tw 219 bore chambered in 22 creed, ultra7 can. Xlr element 4.0 mg chassis. Right now has a March 4.5-28x52 on it, but once the nv bridge is done being modified at machine shop, will have a nx8 2.5-20 on it, and eotech clipir-lr on the bridge.
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    How much does it weigh?
     
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    Travis killed it, should be receiving Wednesday!

    Weighs 7lb 3oz, but will be using some Hawkins rings, TT315M, and a dead air primal suppressor.

    Specs:
    • TS Customs KS1A stock
    • LonePeak Fuzion Titanium
    •Carbon Six 17” 45p 1:16tw barrel chambered in 450 bushmaster
    • Hawkins bottom metal w/ hunter flush mag, TT Special 2 Stage
     
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    Anb618

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    Little plinker finally finished.

    ARC Nucleus
    IBI 17” 8tw 223AI
    TT Special
    ARC Xylo
    Strike Eagle in PMRs

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    I’ve never really cared for the Xylo’s aesthetics, but I came back to look at this twice. It quickly grew on me. For anyone into video games, it really gives me some Borderlands vibes.
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    INgunner54

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    Just completed my build. This will be my primary hunting rifle.
    Only weighs 8.1 lbs full dressed with scope, rails etc.
    porksword chassis, carbon 6 17 inch barrel in 7 Saum.
    Salmon river solutions Ti brake and bolt knob.
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    Nice! What bullet are you shooting and what kind of velocity are you getting? A short 7saum keeps tempting me... I cut my 300 WM to 20" and was contemplating re barreling to a short 7saum.
     

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    Nice! What bullet are you shooting and what kind of velocity are you getting? A short 7saum keeps tempting me... I cut my 300 WM to 20" and was contemplating re barreling to a short 7saum.
    I’m shooting the 180 eldm at 2805 with rl26 in a short action. It’s shooting great. I was shocked at the speeds I’m getting. I could get it to 2850 but there was some preasure signs there.
     
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    INgunner54

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    I’m shooting the 180 eldm at 2805 with rl26 in a short action. It’s shooting great. I was shocked at the speeds I’m getting. I could get it to 2850 but there was some preasure signs there.
    That is excellent out of a 17! That makes me excited. I was looking at carbon 6 for a tube, this may push me over the edge!
     

    INgunner54

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    Right on. I was thinking sendero to save a little weight since it's for a backpack hunting rig.