For those who need to hit targets at over 2 miles

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  1. Darrel Martin

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  2. JLT

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    I read the article. Aluminum barrel? I don't know about that . . .
     
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    For sure. Probably steel lined.
     
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    I am thinking it must have a steel liner in the barrel. I just don't see how aluminum would tolerate more than, oh, one shot. I did notice the muzzle break seems to be canted to reduce the rifles jumping to the right when fired.
     
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  5. Geno C

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    That's was a big thing that stuck out to me. If you want to see how that shooting is done; there is a King of 2 Mile series on the pursuit channel
     
  6. JRS

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    It's been on the market for 8 years or so.
     
  7. JLT

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    Yep. Even if the aluminum were thick enough to contain the pressure, I'd bet that one shot would turn a .408 CheyTac into a .420 CheyTac.
     
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    The barrel is made of stainless steel. The reporter is wrong.
     
  9. Meangreen

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    The barrel could be titanium or sleeved with titanium.
     
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    I wonder if they got the barrel's length wrong, as well;"...Another particularity of the Sumrak is its heavy, meter-and-a-half (1430mm) barrel..." that's over 56"...
     
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    I believe we have folks doing that a lot. Study Bryan Litz and his buddies.
     
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    No, I think the barrel length is right, and the length of the barrel, along with the 7 port muzzle brake, makes it look lighter than it is. this is a behemoth, just as you expect in a 2 mile gun. they lightened it as much as the could, so that it wouldn't take 2 men to carry the rifle case.

    --Jerry
     
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  13. TheOtherZilla

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    We could hit targets over 2 miles a way in Nam.. Used a 105
     
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    Gotta get one and neck it down to 17 cal.
     
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    Spotting impacts would not be a problem :)
     
  17. Syncrowave

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    Doping the wind at 2 miles must be interesting.
     
  18. Laurie

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    Yeah ..... but how did it group? :)
     
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    Both the 375 Warlord and 375 Lethal Precision cartridges are built on Ed Hubel's 585HE cases.They are using the 416 now. The 375 would drive a 400 grain bullet at 3200fps with a 36" barrel.
    You can find this on the Bulletin.
     
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    Minute of Charlie
     
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