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#7110149 - 03/13/18 03:25 PM WTB: Lightweight 28 Nosler
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Anyone have a light weight 28 Nosler for sale? Please PM is so, Thanks.

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#7110468 - 03/13/18 09:52 PM Re: WTB: Lightweight 28 Nosler [Re: Talisman]
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Define lightweight

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#7110517 - 03/13/18 10:37 PM Re: WTB: Lightweight 28 Nosler [Re: Talisman]
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6-7# range.

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#7110524 - 03/13/18 10:55 PM Re: WTB: Lightweight 28 Nosler [Re: Talisman]
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So you meant lightweight. Got it! grin

Mine isn’t that light.

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#7110529 - 03/13/18 11:05 PM Re: WTB: Lightweight 28 Nosler [Re: Talisman]
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Montana Rifle Company X3, just now starting to come out. 3/4 of a pound lighter than the X2.

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#7110603 - 03/14/18 06:33 AM Re: WTB: Lightweight 28 Nosler [Re: Talisman]
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Looked up the X3... can’t find anything on it. Anyone have an X2? If so, what’s your thoughts on how it groups?

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#7111533 - 03/14/18 08:08 PM Re: WTB: Lightweight 28 Nosler [Re: Talisman]
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You might want to try a Christensen arms Mesa. I just bought one in 6.5 Creedmore- best shooting rifle I've ever had .
Jim

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#7111604 - 03/14/18 09:07 PM Re: WTB: Lightweight 28 Nosler [Re: Talisman]
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Make sure that whatever rifle you get has the right twist. I’m assuming that the X3 has the same twist as the X2. If so, you don’t want it. A 1:9.5” twist is ridiculous for a 28 Nosler.

The Mesa isn’t really any better at 1:9”.


Edited by Quailhunter (03/14/18 09:09 PM)

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#7111883 - 03/15/18 08:33 AM Re: WTB: Lightweight 28 Nosler [Re: Talisman]
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I'm just curious as to why a firearms manufacturing company would make a rifle with a "ridiculous twist", do they not want their rifles to shoot good? Seems like they would do some research and find out what twist works best.

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#7111939 - 03/15/18 09:25 AM Re: WTB: Lightweight 28 Nosler [Re: jim54]
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Originally Posted By: jim54
I'm just curious as to why a firearms manufacturing company would make a rifle with a "ridiculous twist", do they not want their rifles to shoot good? Seems like they would do some research and find out what twist works best.


Any number of reasons but they are all related to profitability and assuming that people will by the “popular” caliber and not understand the purpose or requirements in order to fully realize the benefits that the caliber can offer.

Balistically there really isn’t a good reason to choose a 28 Nosler unless you are going to shoot 195 grain Bergers. If you are going to shoot lighter bullets there are calibers that do it as well or better. If you are going to run the 195 grain Bergers you need at least a 1:8.5” twist and a 1:8” would be better.

If you just want a 28 Nosler so you can be a cool kid and say that you have a 28 Nosler then buy whatever you want. It truly doesn’t matter to me. But the reason the 28 is popular with long range hunting folks is the BC of the 195 grain Berger and the ability to sling it over 3,000 fps.

Edit: In the case of the gun you recommended (Christensen Arms Mesa), per their website every 7mm caliber offering is spun up in a 1:9” barrel. That leads me to believe that the reason for a 1:9” twist in that particular case is nothing more than their ability to reduce costs by buying all of their Mesa barrels in a single twist rate.

Also, the Mesa weighs 7.9 lbs so it would be out for the OP anyway.


Edited by Quailhunter (03/15/18 09:36 AM)

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#7112435 - 03/15/18 04:11 PM Re: WTB: Lightweight 28 Nosler [Re: Talisman]
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The info. I see says 7.3 lbs and their 7mm-08 is a 1 in 8 twist.

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#7112878 - 03/15/18 10:23 PM Re: WTB: Lightweight 28 Nosler [Re: jim54]
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Originally Posted By: jim54
The info. I see says 7.3 lbs and their 7mm-08 is a 1 in 8 twist.


That’s strange as the Christensen Arms Mesa webpage shows the 7mm-08 as a 1:9” twist and the weight for the 28 Nosler at 7.9 lbs.

https://christensenarms.com/mesa/


Edited by Quailhunter (03/15/18 10:23 PM)

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#7112950 - 03/16/18 05:21 AM Re: WTB: Lightweight 28 Nosler [Re: Talisman]
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This is the classifieds not a discussion section. OP wants to buy a rifle and has a firearm ad in the non-firearm section that has turned into a debate. There is a section lower on the main page to discuss calibers, etc.
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