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    Tubb rifles ?

    Have you guys that campaign/shoot wit the Tubb rifles in 6XC experienced any problems with them?

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    Tubb for F class

    Changeling,
    Since you posted under F class I am assuming you are talking about using a Tubb 2000 rifle for F open.
    No problems using one, but you do have to put on some adaptors. For the round hand guard you will want a flat bag riding adaptor and for the buttstock you will again need some kind of bag riding adaptor. These can be found ready made at
    M.Werksllc.com

    Bob

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    Bob thanks for the reply, I have intentions of purchasing this rifle, but would like to know if it has any history of malfunctions or problems. I sure don't want to spend this kind of money to find out I have an unreliable weapon, I hope you understand.

    Also, I haven't investigated the competition associated with this type of rifle (handling the same caliber), this is what you would call an investigating question into these weapons/rifles.

    I have never owned this type, only bolt actions, witch I thoroughly enjoy but am really intrigued by by things I am hearing. F-class is definitely an option, but at this point I am interested in the rifles longevity, read that as reliable.

    Changeling

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    tubb 2000

    Changeling,
    You have me a bit confused, the Tubb 2000 is a bolt action rifle with a five shot detachable magazine. The main design of this rifle was for the NRA across the course shooters but it works equally well for NRA mid and long range prone shooting.
    I own two Tubb rifles, both bought used and I have put at least two thousand rounds through each rifle since I bought them. I have had no malfunctions with them. I have shot out one 6xc barrel. I think they are a very reliable rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boblor View Post
    Changeling,
    You have me a bit confused, the Tubb 2000 is a bolt action rifle with a five shot detachable magazine. The main design of this rifle was for the NRA across the course shooters but it works equally well for NRA mid and long range prone shooting.
    I own two Tubb rifles, both bought used and I have put at least two thousand rounds through each rifle since I bought them. I have had no malfunctions with them. I have shot out one 6xc barrel. I think they are a very reliable rifle.
    Bob it appears that I am the confused one. As I said I have never owned one of these firearms and from it's looks I just assumed it was a semi auto, not a hybrid bolt action. It's a case of "lack of knowledge" on my part, sorry!

    Is there a competitive rifle in the semi auto realm that uses this caliber reliably and has the same accuracy potential. I'm not blowing smoke at you sir, I really what to know.

    Changeling

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    Semi auto using the 6XC cartridge

    Changeling,
    Off hand I do not know of any semiauto match rifle that uses the 6XC cartridge.
    David Tubb did try to make a match rifle out of a SR-25 but I do not remember the caliber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boblor View Post
    David Tubb did try to make a match rifle out of a SR-25 but I do not remember the caliber.
    IIRC, he used two. 6.5-284 and 6.5-08.

    6XC rifles can be built on any semiauto action capable of firing a .308 Winchester. The tricky part is modifying the gas port size and location, and possibly the gas system to cycle the action.

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    Haven't been able to find a price on a Tubb 2000. Anyone know how much do they cost?

    gt40

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    Last time I heard....

    ~$4500 new. Creedmoor Sports is the sole distributor, and lead times are ~1 year.

    Used ones are typically selling for around $3000.

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    WOW!! $4,500.

    Might want to snatch up one of these for about $1,500.

    http://www.6mmbr.com/gunweek074.html

    "Aim small miss small",

    gt40

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    It's the archer, not the bow.

    Hand a top-of-the-line rifle to a beginner, and a not-so-good rifle to an experienced shooter, and odds are, it won't be the most expensive rifle that results in the win.

    Having said the above, in the last 8 years, Tubb 2000 rifles have repeatedly shown up in the winner's circle (or top 5) at the US National Matches. (That's the highpower rifle Nationals, not benchrest.) To date, the ONLY perfect score in the Long Range Nationals (3 Days of shooting, 1450 possible points) was fired using a Tubb 2000. Combine a good archer with good gear, and the results do change.

    FYI, the rifle shown on the 6BR board did not win this past weekend's LR match in Phoenix. Then again, neither did a Tubb 2000.
    Last edited by Asa Yam; 02-10-2009 at 01:30 PM.

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    Asa Yam, You are correct.

    I'm not a race car driver, but I can get to the grocery store in a Chevy or in my GT-40. For some of us that enjoy the sport might beable to afford some Bling without having to sell their first born especially if they are to old to compete with the "top guns".

    Isn't that why old men like young women and old women like young boys?

    "Aim small miss small",

    gt40

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    I had a T2K for a long time and it is difficult to shoot off bags. Once I learned how and made some hand guard and buttstock changes it was a hammer. I had rebarreled mine to 6CM and shot nothing but 115s.

    All that changed last fall after shooting a match with Kelly McMillan. Sold it and all my McMillan stocks the following week.

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    [All that changed last fall after shooting a match with Kelly McMillan. Sold it and all my McMillan stocks the following week.[/QUOTE]

    WHY?

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    Changeling,


    First of all, I CANNOT get behind the tired old "It's the archer, not the bow" saw........ in large part IT IS THE BOW! Bar nothing, the best "archer" on earth WILL NOT WIN with inferior equipment. Conversely many complete neophytes come in with solid equipment and their learning curve is tremendously shortened. In fact many RECORDS have been set by neophytes, with hummer rifles.


    Now, as per your question. As far as I know your quest will end only with a custom rifle as there is nothing currently available in a 6XC or similar in an accurate semi-auto. There is only one platform upon which to build IMO, this being the Stoner SR-25 or a souped up AR-10 although in my limited experience the AR-10's just haven't been up to snuff. If it were my build, I'd send an SR-25 off to Les Baer, or at least call him about the concept. I would suggest that you consider the .243 Win cartridge over the 6XC. I currently own one SR-25 in .308 and can vouch for them being capable of sub-moa accuracy.

    Good luck


    al

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