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    What to do with these?

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    I acquired a consecutive numbered pair (2xx-2xx) of these Hart receivers at a gun show. They have not been barreled by the looks of them. Called Hart and they said they were built in 1969 for Glenn Newick. Having read some of his books and writings I know who he was.

    One is a .308 Bolt face, the other a 222. Am still stunned no one got to them before I did! Now the question is, what should I do with them. I don't shoot bench rest competition but love the look of the rifles of the era these were the "item" to be had. Would appreciate some suggestions as to what one should do with them. Other than drool and dream over them I am unsure.

    Andre`

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    Never seen another like that one

    Must be their rendition of a Polar? Good actions but there is little need for all that length, IMHO.

    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by lkydvl View Post
    ...One is a .308 Bolt face, the other a 222.
    Loading port length of the .308 bolt face action? Asking because if it is .308 length, it adds to the possibilities for caliber choices.

    ...Now the question is, what should I do with them. I don't shoot bench rest competition but love the look of the rifles of the era these were the "item" to be had. Would appreciate some suggestions as to what one should do with them. Other than drool and dream over them I am unsure.
    Build a pair of prone only rifles? Or F-Class rifles? You might be surprised by how well such rifles can shoot.

    Random thoughts - from another non-benchrester.

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    More like Polar is a rendition of these. They predate Polar by a couple decades at least

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    loading port is 2.38

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    2.38" is a bit short for loading a .308 Winchester round, however, you should not have problems removing a fired case. One thought for a candidate cartridge: 6 BR. Using a 7 to 8 twist barrel, you can accurately drive 105 to 108 grain bullets out to 1000 yards.

    Hope this helps, and best of luck!

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    or a dasher or a 6bra....both a bump up from 6br and do better at 1000....if 600 is a goal then the 6br works well.
    as far as the loading port, you tip in the round to get the bullet started then drop in the case. pull the bolt to remove a loaded round. try a few


    Quote Originally Posted by Asa Yam View Post
    2.38" is a bit short for loading a .308 Winchester round, however, you should not have problems removing a fired case. One thought for a candidate cartridge: 6 BR. Using a 7 to 8 twist barrel, you can accurately drive 105 to 108 grain bullets out to 1000 yards.

    Hope this helps, and best of luck!

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by asa yam View Post
    2.38" is a bit short for loading a .308 winchester round, however, you should not have problems removing a fired case. One thought for a candidate cartridge: 6 br. Using a 7 to 8 twist barrel, you can accurately drive 105 to 108 grain bullets out to 1000 yards.

    Hope this helps, and best of luck!
    in ridgeway pa. They are hiting steel animals at 1000 yds with 6 br. With 105 ad108 gr. Bullets c0onsistly.

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by billbrawand View Post
    in ridgeway pa. They are hiting steel animals at 1000 yds with 6 br. With 105 ad108 gr. Bullets c0onsistly.
    also with 6 dasher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillBrawand View Post
    also with 6 dasher.
    Also the 6br ack imp and a few more about that size. They finally realized that at that range (1000 yds) bullet weight isnít near as important as BC.

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    hitting steel is NOT shooting groups.
    as i said move to bra or dasher for groups at 1000

    Quote Originally Posted by BillBrawand View Post
    in ridgeway pa. They are hiting steel animals at 1000 yds with 6 br. With 105 ad108 gr. Bullets c0onsistly.

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    I had/have had one similar to that. It was a 6BR with coned bolt. I put it in a wood 40X stock with a 28 inch braked Hart barrel. It shot well. I say had, have had...in that a buddy owned it, i bought it, then sold it back to him, then bought it again, then sold it back to him. I plan to buy it back in time...

    There really is no need for th elength. The idea was to create a sleeve...but it really didn't do much or anything. Jim Hart rebarreled mine and he really didn't think much of it.

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    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by lkydvl View Post
    More like Polar is a rendition of these. They predate Polar by a couple decades at least
    for the history lesson.

    Pete

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    Glenn Newick, that's a blast from the past, you want to ask him about the time he and Jeff Stover stayed at my place.

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    Actually the bigger action was made by Hart, I believe, to compete against the big action Al Weber was making at the time. The Weber action looked very much like the Hart.

    I started BR shootin in 069, and there were several Unlimited rigs up here in the NW using that Hart action.

    It is actually a two piece set-up, with the front extension tube threaded onto the receiver with a Rem. style recoil lug sandwiched in between the two.

    Most of them shot pretty good. My mentor, Manley Oakley shot one,

    FWIW,
    Steve Kostanich

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