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Any comments on moving from the PMII to the shorty? Turrets, brightness, etc.?
Turrets and magnification ring are smoother on the PMII clarity seems identical at 300 Y but haven't had it out to 1000 yet. I am sure there will be some loss in the Ultra Short brightness being that the objective lens is smaller.
 
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Changed the scope from a 5x25 PII S&B to the 5x20 Ultra Short S&B and switch out the BiPod to a Atlas BT65 CAL. I am so impressed with this rifle just having a great time shooting it. I know there are better scopes than S&B but they can’t be to much better.

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What reticle you go with?
 

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If I recall the PMII did better in the “tracking test” performed a few years ago. The shorty was less 0.1mil per click as you really start turning. Curious to hear your results having had both on the same rifle.
 

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    Sunday is always 1,000y day at Quantico. We finally have the ability to shoot differing distance targets instead of known distance so I set up steel for the QSC members . Today I placed nine targets from 593y to 998y. I shot the drill and cleaned the course, then spent the day coaching and spotting for other shooters.

    AXMC in 300 PRC.

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    I set up my canopy because it's easier to range back to the canopy rather than range to the target. They have named it the Accuracy International "Pavilion." :)

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    A crappy (enlarged) iPotato photo so you can see the course of fire. I set three targets at 593y (~3MOA, ~2MOA and ~1 MOA), about 2 yards apart so they could move from the larger to smaller target while building confidence, then to the other targets at 629y, 655y, 675y, 776y, 885y and 998y.

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    I’ve made the AT look good this season. Managed top Tac in the last two matches, 3rds place overall in the last match, 2nd place overall (one point short of 1st) this weekend. I also finished the top Tac shooter of the season for the New York Precision match series.
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    Shame it’s just a production rifle.
     

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    Hey Guys, only asking here because I want people who have experience with AI rifles to answer.
    Just shot out another 338LM barrel on my AXMC and replaced it last week. I want to spread the round count out over several barrels instead of just hammering away with the 338LM all the time. I have decided to add a couple of other calibers that hit hard with heavy bullets, so I bought both an AI 300WM and a AI 300NM barrels for the AXMC.
    What is your go to load in these 2 calibers? You can PM me with suggestions to keep the thread from diverging into something its not.
    Here is a gratuitous picture of the "all around best made rifles". Thanks!
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    Sunday is always 1,000y day at Quantico. We finally have the ability to shoot differing distance targets instead of known distance so I setup steel for the QSC members . Today I placed nine targets from 593y to 998y. I shot the drill and cleaned the course, then spent the day coaching and spotting for other shooters.

    AXMC in 300 PRC.

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    I set up my canopy because it's easier to range back to the canopy rather than range to the target. They have named it the Accuracy International "Pavilion." :)

    thumbnail_IMG_0489-2106563.jpg


    A crappy (enlarged) iPotato photo so you can see the course of fire. I set three targets at 593y (~3MOA, ~2MOA and ~1 MOA), about 2 yards apart so they could move from the larger to smaller target while building confidence, then to the other targets at 629y, 655y, 675y, 776y, 885y and 998y.

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    I want to come play in your sandbox! Beautiful range!
     
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    Hey Guys, only asking here because I want people who have experience with AI rifles to answer.
    Just shot out another 338LM barrel on my AXMC and replaced it last week. I want to spread the round count out over several barrels instead of just hammering away with the 338LM all the time. I have decided to add a couple of other calibers that hit hard with heavy bullets, so I bought both an AI 300WM and a AI 300NM barrels for the AXMC.
    What is your go to load in these 2 calibers? You can PM me with suggestions to keep the thread from diverging into something its not.
    Here is a gratuitous picture of the "all around best made rifles". Thanks!
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    What powders do you have? Lol honestly i prefer the 300 prc to either of the above
     
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    Hey Guys, only asking here because I want people who have experience with AI rifles to answer.
    Just shot out another 338LM barrel on my AXMC and replaced it last week. I want to spread the round count out over several barrels instead of just hammering away with the 338LM all the time. I have decided to add a couple of other calibers that hit hard with heavy bullets, so I bought both an AI 300WM and a AI 300NM barrels for the AXMC.
    What is your go to load in these 2 calibers? You can PM me with suggestions to keep the thread from diverging into something its not.
    Here is a gratuitous picture of the "all around best made rifles". Thanks!
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    Owns $14,000 AXSR with TT...uses 4 beat up sand bags instead of a bipod :LOL:
     

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    Oh now I get it...

    The two rifles in back have Elite Iron bipods. He wanted the "Elite Sand" bipod to match the color of the AXSR lol
     
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    both the berger 215 and 230 loaded rounds shot extremely well out of my 300 norma. i havent shot through the loaded rounds i have but when i do i'll be looking to replicate those if i can. someone on here has prob already figured it out. i believe they use n570
     

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    Hey Guys, only asking here because I want people who have experience with AI rifles to answer.
    Just shot out another 338LM barrel on my AXMC and replaced it last week. I want to spread the round count out over several barrels instead of just hammering away with the 338LM all the time. I have decided to add a couple of other calibers that hit hard with heavy bullets, so I bought both an AI 300WM and a AI 300NM barrels for the AXMC.
    What is your go to load in these 2 calibers? You can PM me with suggestions to keep the thread from diverging into something its not.
    Here is a gratuitous picture of the "all around best made rifles". Thanks!
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    What was the round count on the 338?
     

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    What powders do you have? Lol honestly i prefer the 300 prc to either of the above
    That one is coming, had to go with whats available right now:)
    What was the round count on the 338?
    1500 this time, probably 2-3 hundred too many. Barrel will still hold 3.5" at 500, just got tired of chasing impacts. Swapped out barrels and wham, better than I expected, sub .5 mao at 500, Actually it stacked 3 shots almost on top of each other. Anxious to stretch this one out to see how it really will shoot. 1st pic is old barrel at 500, 2nd is new barrel at 500. both 3 shot groups.
    Both factory AI barrels.
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    Hey Guys, only asking here because I want people who have experience with AI rifles to answer.
    Just shot out another 338LM barrel on my AXMC and replaced it last week. I want to spread the round count out over several barrels instead of just hammering away with the 338LM all the time. I have decided to add a couple of other calibers that hit hard with heavy bullets, so I bought both an AI 300WM and a AI 300NM barrels for the AXMC.
    What is your go to load in these 2 calibers? You can PM me with suggestions to keep the thread from diverging into something its not.
    Here is a gratuitous picture of the "all around best made rifles". Thanks!
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    Did you know you just defeated the purposes of the AI switch barrel system. 😂 if I have extra coins I would do the same.
     

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    AXSR question for those who know , does the 300N & 338L run the same magazine or would I need 2 different magazines for each barrel as the feed lips would be different ?
    Also do the AXSR 300N mag measure 3.850 ?
     

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    AXSR question for those who know , does the 300N & 338L run the same magazine or would I need 2 different magazines for each barrel as the feed lips would be different ?
    Also do the AXSR 300N mag measure 3.850 ?

    I was able to run 300 Norma from either the 300wm or 338 lm mags.

    I can't answer the second question
     
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    Got out to Cowtown Range this morning and stretched out the 6.5x47 to 1080Y gun just shoots and shoots and shoots. Super impressed with the Ultra short S&B. I think the clarity may be a tad better then the PMII 5x25 and I got comfortable with the turret clicks fairly fast. Only shot 20 rounds 15 of them at 1080 had 3 misses and that was just me not reading the wind shift. Now how do I buy my next one Hmmmm
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    I shoot 300NM and 338LM from the same mags. Same rim diameter and a .002 change in base diameter, 3.681 spec COAL...works fine for me.
     
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    My fault Let me Clarify my question
    If I buy a new axsr in 300N and later swap barrels to 338L or get Mr Tooley to spin me up one will the mag work as AI intended it to with 338l ammo and are the 300N mags 3.850
    any help would be greatly appreciated
     

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    My fault Let me Clarify my question
    If I buy a new axsr in 300N and later swap barrels to 338L or get Mr Tooley to spin me up one will the mag work as AI intended it to with 338l ammo and are the 300N mags 3.850
    any help would be greatly appreciated

    Read m4gurus post above......
     

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    My AXSA has been neglected for the last month and a half with moving houses and stuff, and selling my ZCO ;( thinking about getting a glass coke bottle and drawing on a reticle for deer season later this fall. New 7mm proof carbon barrel is slated to show up today for it as well. My smith talked me out of a 7mm-08AI and into a 7SAW. Picture of my last trip out with my baby

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    My AXSA has been neglected for the last month and a half with moving houses and stuff, and selling my ZCO ;( thinking about getting a glass coke bottle and drawing on a reticle for deer season later this fall. New 7mm proof carbon barrel is slated to show up today for it as well. My smith talked me out of a 7mm-08AI and into a 7SAW. Picture of my last trip out with my baby

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    Dude I got a cabinet full of scopes you can use for deer season, hit me up
     
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    My AXSA has been neglected for the last month and a half with moving houses and stuff, and selling my ZCO ;( thinking about getting a glass coke bottle and drawing on a reticle for deer season later this fall. New 7mm proof carbon barrel is slated to show up today for it as well. My smith talked me out of a 7mm-08AI and into a 7SAW. Picture of my last trip out with my baby

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    I'm also super intrigued by the 7saw. I'll be interested to hear what you think of it!
     
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    I have been running one for a while if you want any load data. Been running 26" barrels using 160TMKs but have also run the 175gr Bergers and 162 ELD M/X
    I was thinking of running 151 solids or 162 eldx for hunting and 180’s for matches ( prone only) as they’re easier to find. 160 tmk and 162 eldms are unobtanium 😬
     

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    I was thinking of running 151 solids or 162 eldx for hunting and 180’s for matches ( prone only) as they’re easier to find. 160 tmk and 162 eldms are unobtanium 😬
    What barrel length are you going with? I ran MR2000 with the 175s and got some ridiculous velocities, was temp sensitive though. The StaBall might be an option for the 180s. The 160s and 162s are quick, am running them at 2850 with RL16.
     

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    Ah nice, when I asked him, Clayton suggested starting at the following charges:

    Varget/AR2208: 40.5gr

    H4350/AR2209: 43.5gr

    Reloader 16: 43.5gr

    I'm running 46gr of RL16 at the moment.
     
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    Ah nice, when I asked him, Clayton suggested starting at the following charges:

    Varget/AR2208: 40.5gr

    H4350/AR2209: 43.5gr

    Reloader 16: 43.5gr

    I'm running 46gr of RL16 at the moment.
    Are you running the long or short freebore?