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For the 1st time, I took my new little pop gun to the range today along with my chronygraph to see if my new Alaskan lived up to the positive reports!.......It certainly do!!!......Using 270 gr. Hornady spire point factory ammo, here are my chrony results from its 20" barrel....Very 1st shot recorded 2702 fps......Then cleaned the barrel......The 2nd shot was 2708 fps......cleaned barrel.......The 3rd shot was 2698 fps......cleaned barrel..........4th shot was 2710 fps., and so on!!! At the end of the days shooting, average MV for 40 rounds was 2706 fps. with an extreme spread of 13 fps..............13 groups of 3 shots per group were fired, with the average group size calibrated at 1.28", outside to outside hole measurement!!...............Transferred my 3x9 Elite 4200 from my 300 WSM Frontier over to the Alaskan using the same scope rings. Had to adjust the space between the scope rings, but otherwise a piece of cake to do!! BTW! No problem with eye relief, JUST IN CASE some of you Elite detractors were thinking about that????!!!! Recoil was as expected,,very pronounced but not out right vicious!..............This rifle is a handy dandy, go any where, under any weather conditions powerhouse!!!Excellent Thunbs%20Up Big%20Grin,,, WOW 
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cool squeeze!! bet you really wanted a coyote or something like that to venture out onto the range  huh??
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13x3=39 rounds!!! The 40th???? Blasted a dead tree trunk at what my range finder said was 445 yards away on the ridge high above the targets! My buddy watched the impact through his 20-60x spotter!........Splinters were a flyin!!!! 
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now you need to go shoot a hog with it, what would you compare the recoil too?
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More recoil than my 300 WSM and less than a 378 WBY.....Probably on par with the 375 H&H
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which according to craig boddington will some day soon replace the .375h&h guess we will see, how much is a box of ammo for that pig??
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$52.95 per box of 20!!!!!
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i would reload that then
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Ya think I can sqeeeeeeeeeeeeze a little more velocity from some reloads???? I do!!! 
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its so new i dont know if there is even any data out on it yet!
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I believe that there is data on "hodgdon"
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check that site for me squeeze i have been trying to get into it all night and it keeps telling me the server may be down there
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I think that there is data on "hodgdon"
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Yeah! I just tried too!! no luck
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hmm wonder whats up there revamp maybe?
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so when do you plan to take that beast into the field??
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Don`t know yet!!! Even though I prefer the Frontier in the field for the piggys, I`ll have to try blastin them with the Alaskan!Eek
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Blastin with the Alaskan-- jees thats poetic.
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Sounds like you're happy and thats always important with a new toy. I'm sure reloading will a. Tighten groups b. get you a little more velocity if thats wanted c. GREATLY REDUCE shooting costs! Enjoy!

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Yep!!! The Alaskan will be fun to experiment with!!!...............The next short barreled handy dandy blaster? The Marlin Guide gun!!!!
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That's pretty good performance. I get 2700fps out of a 24" barreled .375 M700. It sounds like you picked up a good one, Big Sqeeze.
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Even if you don't use em' for big game-  Medium and Big bores are just  fun---cool rifle-enjoy



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i dont think something that kicks like that is considered a big bore, its more like a big mule
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It's actually a medium bore  Wink
BTW, General Boddington isn't always right. It will take a very long time, if ever, for a new cartridge to displace the H&H. The market isn't that big for medium bores to begin with.
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it was a joke t, eventhough he said it in an article im not sold on any of  the short magnum setups and i have a hard time thinking that the "30-06" of the "medium" bores will be replaced same with the smaller stuff
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