- Aug 11, 2018
- I will still shoot PRS and so I want to retain my 6.5 Creedmoor loading with F-Class as well so I can re-use the same materials (case, primer, powder) I may go to a heavier projectile (shoot 140 ELDM for PRS, but also have 147 ELDM's that I would try for F-Class).
- When I have shot out my current brass (have about 10x firings to go), I may look into a "flatter" round like 6mm BR
- I've done some research on production F-Class rifles, but can't find any in 6.5 Creedmoor to begin with, so I'm probably going to build one with the following components
- Action: Impact Precision (fixed shoulder) 737R Action (what I use for PRS) with built in 20 MOA rail
- Barrel: Pre-fit for the 373R above and manufacturer TBD.
- I'd like to stay at 27" if that can be done, but what length should I really be looking at for those 600 yard shots?
- If I go longer (say 30") what twist should that length have or can I stay with 1:8 like my PRS barrels at 26"?
- What contour should I be looking at? Varmint/Sendero to keep the weight down? I run an M24/40 on my PRS but that might be too heavy.
- Should I flute the barrel to reduce weight? Not looking for an accuracy debate on fluting here, just want to know what people do to reduce the weight and if they flute the barrel.
- Stock: GRAYBOE RIDGEBACK ADJUSTABLE FIBERGLASS STOCK - REMINGTON 700 M5/DBM (AICS). I know I should probably NOT get a stock with a magazine well for weight, but I also want to be able to use this rifle in PRS competition if I want to down the road.
- Bipod: Tier One Bipod FTR
- Scope: Looking at a March High Master 10-60x56 MTR-5 Reticle 1/8 MOA Riflescope D60HV56LM-MTR-5 but open to recommendations...I LOVE the reticle on this one and reticle is a big thing for me.
- Scope Mount: Open to suggestions here but assume that I don't need a tank like the Spuhr I run for PRS since I'm not grabbing the rifle by the scope during movement.
- Trigger: TriggerTech Rem 700 Diamond Trigger (single stage)
- My ask:
- Tell me what you think of the above given the fact that I will not shoot F-Class out to 1,000 yards and will always stay at the 600 yard competition distance. Trust me, I WON'T shoot the 1,000 yard stuff. I have no intention of putting thousands of more dollars into front rests, etc...
- What am I missing here? I know about the 18.18 lb weight limitation and think I'm good there (I have a spreadsheet that I'm adding up the weights on and so far I'm under by about 5 lbs so far)