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    358 Hoosier is just about complete

    This started out as a Remington 700 22-250 pre J-lock ADL.

    I took the gun to AJ Brown and had him tune it up.

    True action and install shilen barrel cut to 16"
    Thread barrel & cap
    BDL floorplate
    Houge stock
    Trigger work done



    Now I need suggestions for glass 4x12x50 is my preference, bases and rings.

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    Nice! For glass for a hunting rifle, I always go with Nikon. It's my personal preferance. With my Prostaff 4-12x40 on my 300wsm, I've hit steel at 1K yards. The glass is capable and sometimes I am too. I'm confident in it's ability in hunting situations and distances. I'm sure someone will disagree.
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    My last scope I bought was a Zeiss Diavari z 3-12x56. Its a little large for this rifle.

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    That thing is sick! I probably don't want to ask how much you have in it. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawkpilot View Post
    That thing is sick! I probably don't want to ask how much you have in it. Lol.

    Yeah, it got out of hand quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyMonkey View Post
    Yeah, it got out of hand quickly.
    They all do...

    Nice rifle. I've eyed that round for quite a while.

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    i have a 358 bfg. i run a vortex viperhs 4-16 with bdc. i can dial or hold (99%) of the time i hold on a hunting rifle. it might be worth a look. is this your first aj brown rifle? he does one hell of a job.
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    nice rifle sir. AJ does some killer work. I was going to suggest a 2.5-10 you could do all you needed with that and this round. the vortex pst is a great scope for the money sir.
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    For some reason I had it in my head the round was like the .357max when we were talking about it yesterday, that's why I was confused about the ballistics.

    AJ did good work on that rig!
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    Very Nice!!!!!

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    Looks good with that short barrel!

    Are ya gonna hunt bear with it too?
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    That's hawt. Let me know when you go to Matt's to shoot it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corporal D View Post
    That's hawt. Let me know when you go to Matt's to shoot it.
    No no, let me know when you want to shoot it and I will pick you up and take you.


    Posted on tapa talk while swerving down the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmildoc View Post
    No no, let me know when you want to shoot it and I will pick you up and take you.


    Posted on tapa talk while swerving down the road.
    in da cadillac?

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    just out of curiosity what kind of velocity are you expecting out of this? i get 2900 out of a 180gr bullet with my 358 but i also have a 27 inch barrel and 1.5 inch brake
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    Quote Originally Posted by 42769vette View Post
    just out of curiosity what kind of velocity are you expecting out of this? i get 2900 out of a 180gr bullet with my 358 but i also have a 27 inch barrel and 1.5 inch brake
    Alan didnt think the shorter barrel would have that much effect on this round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyMonkey View Post
    Alan didnt think the shorter barrel would have that much effect on this round.
    he would defintally know. i really dont kow much about the hoosier, after putting a bunch of money in a bfg im not paying extra to change. i would consider it if i could see some gains and just have to re ream my barrel. my barrel is intirly to long for walk hunting, but i carry it to the stand and sit down. i take a 1100 when i do walk hunting or spot and stalk etc. when you get that far id be interested in seeing your chrono results. what bullet do you plan to use? ive already decided next year im going to try and find a load for both our 358's (mine and my fathers) with 200 gr barnes
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    Im going to start with the Barnes Tipped Triple-Shock X Bullets 180 Grain Spitzer Boat Tail and see if I can get them to work for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironjaw View Post
    in da cadillac?
    Yeah why not.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyMonkey View Post
    Im going to start with the Barnes Tipped Triple-Shock X Bullets 180 Grain Spitzer Boat Tail and see if I can get them to work for me.
    i started with 180gr hornady soft points in my gun. dads gun hated them so he is using 200gr flex tips. i shot 2 deer with mine. i shot a doe that dropped, but i shot one double lung at 100-125 yds. i really didn't get the expantion i was expecting. i didn't hit any bone and she ran 150ish yards. i think my bullet moved threw here to fast to expand but im no ballistics expert. i think next year im going to see if i can find a load that both guns like with a 200 gr barnes ttsx
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    Quote Originally Posted by 42769vette View Post
    i started with 180gr hornady soft points in my gun. dads gun hated them so he is using 200gr flex tips. i shot 2 deer with mine. i shot a doe that dropped, but i shot one double lung at 100-125 yds. i really didn't get the expantion i was expecting. i didn't hit any bone and she ran 150ish yards. i think my bullet moved threw here to fast to expand but im no ballistics expert. i think next year im going to see if i can find a load that both guns like with a 200 gr barnes ttsx
    There's a balancing point for expanding a round and the lungs don't present enough mass to expand most rounds that would still penetrate bone reliably. Slip between the ribs and miss the heart and reliable expansion isn't going to happen. That's a chance shot too, especially if it hits low on the lungs where the hemo-pneumothorax injury will take longer to kill. It is a killing shot, but not a quick one. Luckily it's not the usual result.
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