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270 170 bergers in steyr prohunter

25 Apr 2017
@ 03:00 pm (GMT)

shane coppin

Hey guys is there anyone using the 170 bergers they say you need 1:8 twist rate most are 1:10 .
What im looking at buying is a Steyr prohunter they look like they are 1:8.6 which would be perfect any feed back on this combo would help out heaps
Thanks Shane


02 May 2017
@ 10:21 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: 270 170 bergers in steyr prohunter
I am sorry I missed this Shane, I have been busy with vidoe work. My most sincere apologies, especially after what I am about to say.

The current Steyr is a pig of a rifle. Those with a plastic stock suffer the worst. The platform is simply unstable, yet very hard to stabilize. I am also against Steyr from a moral stand point. For years, our soldiers were stuck with the plastic rifles with their ejection ports located at the shooters ear and a flash hider (brake) just in front of the shooters face. But to me, the very worst was the trigger which is in my experience, no better and sometimes worse than a Mosin. I could not in good conscience, sell such a rifle to a person whose life depended upon it.

Our current military rifle (Lewis) is far superior. I was also fortunate enough to meet the designer in Vegas this year. The sort of guy you could sit at camp with and talk to without any BS.

Regarding your bullet choice, please read the Cartridges book, 2nd ed. It is imperative that you know what you are in for if you choose this route. The facts are far different to what others might have you believe.

As a very brief summary, I would ask that you ditch this entire concept for the time being. Take some time to study, then start over.
04 May 2017
@ 09:22 pm (GMT)

shane coppin

Re: 270 170 bergers in steyr prohunter
Nathan thanks for the great info ...will it be ok to give you a call and have a chat sometime Thanks Shane
05 May 2017
@ 11:35 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: 270 170 bergers in steyr prohunter
Hi Shane, that will be fine. Please call during normal NZ business hours.


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