Barrett new hunting rifle?

22 skadoo

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Did anyone get to handle one at shot show.Im hopping for a 223 8 twist with mag length for 75 amx.
 

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This would be awesome. In the shot show 2017 video, Ronnie mentions a 5.56 and 22lr coming.

Need to see a good review on them compared to a Kimber before I buy.
 

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It's looking pretty good at this point. according to Tennessee on the fire ,

short action magazine internal length is 3.02 inches and the long action magazine internal length is 3.39 inches .
 

22 skadoo

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Barrett got there shit together,they got some people there who shoot, and they listen to what people want.I can't wait until they come out with a 223 in this rifle.I will put a swfa 1x4 on it and start poking holes in shit.
 

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22 skadoo said:
Barrett got there shit together,they got some people there you shoot, and they listen to what people want.I can't wait until they come out with a 223 in this rifle.I will put a swfa 1x4 on it and start poking holes in shit.
I was going to rebarrel a 223 Montana and do the other tweaks.

Now thinking about waiting to see what comes down the pike.

Fun times to be an "enthusiast" :)
 

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If it's not too much trouble, remember to sandbag a little after you get them up and running. I just got set up with matching Kimbers (fast twist 22-250, 6.5 creed, 6x ff) and I'd like to be satisfied with what I have for a bit. (grin)
 

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Firth said:
If it's not too much trouble, remember to sandbag a little after you get them up and running. I just got set up with matching Kimbers (fast twist 22-250, 6.5 creed, 6x ff) and I'd like to be satisfied with what I have for a bit. (grin)
Isn't that how it always happens?

I think you'll get on just fine :)
 

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I don't know about any of the other offerings as I asked about the 7-08 and the other info was given. I am planning on a 7-08, but might have to give a 22-250 whirl while I wait.
 

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snowchaser said:
I don't know about any of the other offerings as I asked about the 7-08 and the other info was given. I am planning on a 7-08, but might have to give a 22-250 whirl while I wait.
Thanks snowchaser. Really looking forward to hearing the reports on these before I jump.

Best
 

JCM

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Hope to begin shipping to distributors later this month.

Thank You

Mountie Mizer National Sales Manager
Passed on to me a couple of days ago.
 

22 skadoo

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Im still waiting for 223 7twist that can handle 75 grn slugs.Looking forward for some hands on reviews.Im sure they will be positive.
 

Dreamin

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Thinking of putting a Boyd's stock on my 6.5 Creed RAR Predator......good move? Hate the factory Tupperware.

Easy swap?
 

Big Stick

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Boyd's has a few patterns that ain't horrid and laminate always trumps milk jugs.

Very easy swap..............
 

JCM

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Tryin to hold out for a 6.5, but I may give in and go tree-O-8.
 

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Grandpa called yesterday,asking me which 308 to buy. I told him I couldn't answer that question,because I loved him too much.

Steered him towards a Montucky Kreedmire for the win...............
 

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Got the Boyd's Prairie Hunter stock on, what a world of difference. Love it. Wish the trigger guard and mag catch weren't plastic but oh well.
 

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I'm struggling to see the advantage over a Montana in 6.5. Similar weight, more money, no SS action, and the Kimber has a great COAL/mag/twist setup from the factory.
243 I get - you finally get one twisted and mag-boxed to shoot the right bullets. Sounds like the 22's will be similar.
 

dznnf7

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Which is practically necessary on .308 length cartridges, but hardly a thing on the 6.5. Don't get me wrong....I'll probably buy one in .243!
 

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DZNNF7 said:
I'm struggling to see the advantage over a Montana in 6.5. Similar weight, more money, [color:#FF0000]no SS action[/color], and the Kimber has a great COAL/mag/twist setup from the factory.
243 I get - you finally get one twisted and mag-boxed to shoot the right bullets. Sounds like the 22's will be similar.
To clarify, the action on the Barrett is SS...don't think they make a non-SS action. All seem twisted right. The mag box is the biggest plus, depending on what you're feeding it may not matter as much. Stock style/fit may be another pro depending on the shooter's preference.

Ain't nothing wrong with a Montana and it's great to have options.
 

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Yup, I checked the site again - looks like the bolt is 4140, with an NP3 coating. I'd guess they start with 4140 prehard, to avoid any distortion from heat treat. That's what NULA did for actions and bolts.
 

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Which is practically necessary on .308 length cartridges, but hardly a thing on the 6.5. Don't get me wrong....I'll probably buy one in .243!
There is 1/10" difference in Kreedmire to 308 case length. The ONLY way bullets get better,is to get longer and more slickery.

6.5 projectiles ain't short and a 3" box would be VERY welcomed in a SAAMI Kreedmire arrangement..................
 

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Just got this link in an email...

http://grabagun.com/barrett-16768-fieldcraft-308-rh.html
 

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I find myself lamenting,that there ain't an AR-15 fed DBM,wearing a PPC boltface,twisted 8"...in both 22 and 6mm Grendel.

I was purty HOT with a 22 Grendel Krunchenticker the other day,but in fairness...never shot it much past the 1600yd line...................
 

dznnf7

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I figured you had all the stuff to build one or both of them on it's way by now, in 700 flavor.
 

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I wish James had Plug & Play barrels so chambered,laying in wait. I'd do a Flyweight and Chub in both chamberings.

Killer cartridges..................
 

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Anyone got one yet?

I've been hearing people beg all over the 'net for a rifle like this for 10 years now.

I've avoided reading too much into them, cause I can't swing one right now....but fuck me, whoever designed this has been listening.

So what I'm thinking, as long as they don't totally botch throating, and the factory bedding is worth a shit, it'd be hard to beat.

I sure as hell hope the ergos work well for me.
 

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http://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/12013304/re-barrett-fieldcraft-lw-rifle#Post12013304

Looks damn good from here.

A 1-8" .223 would be pretty killer and would sell pretty good I bet.
 

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I got a 6.5. All I've had time to do is put it in the safe. First impression is all good. Should have time to look it over tomorrow, put a base on, and mount a scope. Dies are here, 4 boxes of 143's, but I'm waiting on a run of brass to finish up so I can order it. I may break down and pick up some factory ammo just to see.
 

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Lineman said:
Wouldn't it be way out there before they would be ahead of 162s?
At 7-08 velocities it looks like the 162's are a little flatter shooting and within .5 MOA of drift to the 180 until about 900 yards. This was just a quick calc with my phone so I may not have the data quite perfect.
 

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Yea I had guessed it would catch up around 1k, without actually plugging into a calculator.

Just trying to understand the appeal of 180s in a -08.
 

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Just because. Someone is going to build a 6.5 Grendel to shoot 147's too. It makes little sense, but I'm looking forward to it. So far I'm pretty sure it won't be me.
 

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BC do some nice thangs and it ain't always numerically possible,to "see" the pile driving ass on paper...but it sure the fuck is in actual use.

The 180 ELD at 2700fps in a 7-08AI,is a Goddamn Fucking Hammer(GFH) and slaps the shit outta alotta things,that burn a whole bunch more powder and require a long action.

Have heard good thangs about 147's too.(grin)

180 ELD's ain't bad looking bitches.



A 260AI with 147's at 2900fps prolly don't suck.



The Kreedmire is the most,for the least.



Seen it................
 

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Just because. Someone is going to build a 6.5 Grendel to shoot 147's too. It makes little sense, but I'm looking forward to it. So far I'm pretty sure it won't be me.
22 Grendel is where it's at.






Though someone 6 Grendel'd a purty good Bear the other day.............
 

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I'll keep you posted on it, I already have dies and plenty of 308 brass . I am going to try 120 x's and 162 ELD's . Thinking 15' would be the powder to start with. Thoughts?
 

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Saw a Barrett Creed listed on the Hide, but haven't looked too closely to know if it was a deal...$1500 I believe...
 

Lineman

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About $1550 is what my dealer told me the other day. 2 Creed and a couple .308s in stock at his distributor. Almost grabbed one of the .308s.
 

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With our 6.5 Creed Barrett in hand, I made up a dummy round with the 147's last night.

2.910" with a square kiss on the lands.

Anyone else do the same with the same bullet or different bullets?

It's throated with the 147's to put the shank/boattail transition directly mated to the neck/shoulder junction of the brass. 3" magazine box to boot. Seems that Ronnie guy knows what he is doing. Will report back results when dad goes to shoot next week.
 

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Brazo said:
With our 6.5 Creed Barrett in hand, I made up a dummy round with the 147's last night.

2.910" with a square kiss on the lands.

Anyone else do the same with the same bullet or different bullets?

It's throated with the 147's to put the shank/boattail transition directly mated to the neck/shoulder junction of the brass. 3" magazine box to boot. Seems that Ronnie guy knows what he is doing. Will report back results when dad goes to shoot next week.
Yea I think they done A LOT right with that rifle. Can't see you not loving it.

If you're .243 AI you built a year or 2 ago starts gathering dust, I'll give it a good home...
 

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SALAMI throating in 264 Kreedmire is .200"...which is a bunch. In parcels with adequate COAL,it's always gonna shine brightly.

The Fieldcraft is well thunked(twist rates) and by default,will grant opportunity in SALAMI offerings,that other Makes/Models cain't. So it isn't that Ronnie is burning the Midnight Oil with fantastical reamer prints,but rather simply offering the mag latitude inherent,to connect increased BC dots.

Fascinating to me,that other Makers do not see such obvious........................
 

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Stick - Gotcha, you are right, all the competitors would need to do would be offer a longer box and not even need to change throating. Assuming twist rates were correct, big if, but seems to be catching on with the Creeds.

Lineman - you haven't forgotten about that one aye? :)

Still loving that one and 42.5gr of 17 with a 105 Scenar is on tap for me this hunting season. The Barrett will be dad's go to lightweight. Will post some pics of both, planning to join him at the cabin if all goes right next week.

Best
 

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Picked my 7-08 fieldcraft up tonight, trigger pull is 2.5 lbs out of the box. The action and barrel are a perfect fit (from the outside, I havent had time to pull it out of the stock yet). With a 6x42 leupy it balances at the front of the front action screw.Will clean it and check throating in the AM. The action is very smooth. The only negative so far is the stock is a little long for me, I have short arms ( 28 " draw length on my bow ). From what i see so far i like it a lot.
 

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bobnob said:
Brazo, what's that 105 Scenar load chrono at, and at what bbl length, if you don't mind me asking?
I have never set up the chrony for that one unfortunately. It's a 22" barrel. If I get it set up I will let you know for sure.
 

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It's going to be a little while, Barrett just called me, there is possibly a hardness issue with the bolt and they want the rifle back to check it. They are sending a next day pick up tag for it. If there is an issue with the bolt they will replace it. I was going to load up some different loads tonight, but now i will wait untill it gets back, so i can recheck headspace and throating.
 

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snowchaser said:
It's going to be a little while, Barrett just called me, there is possibly a hardness issue with the bolt and they want the rifle back to check it. They are sending a next day pick up tag for it. If there is an issue with the bolt they will replace it. I was going to load up some different loads tonight, but now i will wait untill it gets back, so i can recheck headspace and throating.
Better safe,than sorry.

Shearing lugs,will kill you dead................
 

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Took the kiddos to the range last night, and finally got to gun a handful of rounds through my 6.5. Offloaded a Montana Creed for this Barrett, and am really happy with the decision.

Only shot two groups, both with factory ammo.

140 ELD match


147 ELD match


Shows a ton of promise, for sure
 

Big Stick

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Everything I've seen/heard in relation to Kreedmire Factory ELD stoked ammo,is wayyyyyyyyyyy beyond "positive".

The 140 is a better pitch than the 143 and will out pace the 147 for a spell.

Skookum parcel................