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PostSubject: NEW MCGOWEN 40 CAL.   February 16th 2014, 8:24 pm

Well guys after waiting almost 8 month for the barrel to get done, and a few hitches here and there, she is finally here. I got her yesterday and threw her together last night. The stock that you see in the pic is not the one that she actually end up in, I just took it off one of my 45 cal. and put the action in it. The wait was well worth it. This is a .400x.408, and the bullets have to knurled up a bit. Took her out today to sight in which I probably have to again as soon as I get the other stock, but any way she shot great. Still have to work on some of the knurling specially the Barnes so I can get them a bit tighter, but the SST's shot great. needless to say I'm happy. I' still working on some loads since I want to get her to about 2800 FPS Here are some stats.   
MCGOWEN/REM 40 CAL.
DNZ MOUNT
LEUPOLD VX-R 4X12X40 CDS FIREDOT
SST'S 200 GR.
BARNES 195 GR.
CEB 240 GR.
10/50 CHARGE OF 4759/10X (BY WEIGHT)
VELOCITY 2720
36 CAL. WOOL WAD
FED 209 A PRIMERS
100 YRDS SIGHT IN.
 First shot at 100 yrds was high as you can see, I move the scope down and right, the next group was to the right of bull,adjusted left and went a bit to far that is the one by itself on the left side of the bull, I adjusted back right and she was dead center three shot. The bottom right were the Barnes, and the bottom left were the CEB's. Still need a bit of tweaking, but I'm happy.
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PostSubject: Re: NEW MCGOWEN 40 CAL.   February 16th 2014, 8:50 pm

Man that is sweet & a fine shooter too!!

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PostSubject: Re: NEW MCGOWEN 40 CAL.   February 17th 2014, 5:40 am

Love it! When you get bored with it, shoot me a pm.. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: NEW MCGOWEN 40 CAL.   February 17th 2014, 7:14 am

CEB?? I don't know what that is.
Whatever it is, it looks like your gun likes them a lot .. better than the Barnes.

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PostSubject: Re: NEW MCGOWEN 40 CAL.   February 17th 2014, 8:55 am

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CEB?? I don't know what that is.
Whatever it is, it looks like your gun likes them a lot .. better than the Barnes.


They are Cutting Edge Bullets

http://site.cuttingedgebullets.com/pages/available_calibers

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PostSubject: Re: NEW MCGOWEN 40 CAL.   February 17th 2014, 10:06 am

Very nice Carlos.  Glad you finally got it!

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PostSubject: Re: NEW MCGOWEN 40 CAL.   February 17th 2014, 10:55 am

cheers  cheers  cheers 

That's a beauty of a rifle and great shooting as usual. That rifle turned into a real tack driver. Good luck with it. Shooter 

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PostSubject: Re: NEW MCGOWEN 40 CAL.   February 17th 2014, 1:56 pm

Carlos, Is that a 700ML action?
Also, what is the second front sling attachment for? A bipod?

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PostSubject: Re: NEW MCGOWEN 40 CAL.   February 17th 2014, 3:42 pm

Witch CEB bullet are you shooting
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PostSubject: Re: NEW MCGOWEN 40 CAL.   February 17th 2014, 5:59 pm

@a1smokepole wrote:
Witch CEB bullet are you shooting
Those are the ones that no one could get them to group. They are 240 gr. CEB's .400. If you look at the pic they are the ones on the left bottom.
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PostSubject: Re: NEW MCGOWEN 40 CAL.   February 17th 2014, 6:03 pm

@patocazador wrote:
Carlos, Is that a 700ML action?
Also, what is the second front sling attachment for? A bipod?
Yes, the gun was built on a 700 ML action, the second stud is for a bipod.
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PostSubject: Re: NEW MCGOWEN 40 CAL.   February 17th 2014, 6:05 pm

@EndeavorShooter wrote:
Love it! When you get bored with it, shoot me a pm.. Laughing
I would sell a 45 cal. before a 40 cal. I just got spoiled by the 40 cal., no recoil and they are devastating on game.
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PostSubject: Re: NEW MCGOWEN 40 CAL.   February 17th 2014, 6:55 pm

One of these day, one of your smokeless guns is going to be sold to me!

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PostSubject: Re: NEW MCGOWEN 40 CAL.   February 17th 2014, 7:05 pm

@GregK wrote:
One of these day, one of your smokeless guns is going to be sold to me!
Well Greg when you are ready this one has your name on it. Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: NEW MCGOWEN 40 CAL.   February 17th 2014, 8:02 pm

Those are the ones that no one could get them to group. They are 240 gr. CEB's .400. If you look at the pic they are the ones on the left bottom.
That photo did not show on my puter. What is a CEB bullet?
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PostSubject: Re: NEW MCGOWEN 40 CAL.   February 17th 2014, 8:35 pm

@fisher1 wrote:
Those are the ones that no one could get them to group. They are 240 gr. CEB's .400. If you look at the pic they are the ones on the left bottom.
That photo did not show on my puter. What is a CEB bullet?
It is a CUTTING EDGE BULLET.
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PostSubject: Re: NEW MCGOWEN 40 CAL.   February 17th 2014, 8:40 pm

@cvilorio wrote:
@GregK wrote:
One of these day, one of your smokeless guns is going to be sold to me!
Well Greg when you are ready this one has your name on it. Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil
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There's my baby :)You'll have to let me know how much at some point. You can just email me.

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PostSubject: Re: NEW MCGOWEN 40 CAL.   February 18th 2014, 9:38 am

@cvilorio wrote:
@a1smokepole wrote:
Witch CEB bullet are you shooting
Those are the ones that no one could get them to group. They are 240 gr. CEB's .400. If you look at the pic they are the ones on the left bottom.
Carlos
That site shows no 240gr .400 bullet
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PostSubject: Re: NEW MCGOWEN 40 CAL.   February 18th 2014, 10:28 am

These CEB's are custom order if I recall correctly.
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PostSubject: Re: NEW MCGOWEN 40 CAL.   February 18th 2014, 10:49 am

So how are you shooting them with no sabot, knurling them?

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PostSubject: Re: NEW MCGOWEN 40 CAL.   February 18th 2014, 3:48 pm

Here is the 240's.

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PostSubject: Re: NEW MCGOWEN 40 CAL.   February 18th 2014, 6:54 pm

@MLN1963 wrote:
So how are you shooting them with no sabot, knurling them?
I anneal them, and them depends on whic 40 cal. I'm using I either run them thru the full form die for the PAC NOR or knurl them up for the MCGOWEN.
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PostSubject: Re: NEW MCGOWEN 40 CAL.   February 18th 2014, 6:56 pm

wow those look pretty darn long.
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PostSubject: Re: NEW MCGOWEN 40 CAL.   February 19th 2014, 6:22 am

They would probably shoot good in a smooth blue sabot out of a fast twist 45.....right? Will they be available retail?
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PostSubject: Re: NEW MCGOWEN 40 CAL.   February 19th 2014, 9:45 am

Just call them up for the bullets I believe. People has been trying to shoot them in sabots and fast twist and in fact that is what this bullet was originally designed for. It hasn't really done too well in that application though.
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