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Unread 12-13-2008, 02:57 PM
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25 wssm

Has anyone shot one of these rifles yet? I am so close to buying one for coyote & deer/punching paper up to 500-600 yards hopefully. At any rate a Model 70 Coyote 26 inch barrel that's what i am looking at. Opinions please.
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    Re: 25 wssm

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    Has anyone shot one of these rifles yet? I am so close to buying one for coyote & deer/punching paper up to 500-600 yards hopefully. At any rate a Model 70 Coyote 26 inch barrel that's what i am looking at. Opinions please.
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    Do a search on the 25 WSSM.

    There has been a lot of discussion on this round with some good informatiom supplied.

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    Unread 12-13-2008, 03:11 PM
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    Re: 25 wssm

    PM sent with some info....
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    Re: 25 wssm

    I have done the search of the boards but i was hoping for new information or people found out something new about it some of the replies are very old when the cartridge came out so i was looking for some new information.
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    Re: 25 wssm

    I dont have 25WSSM info but I can tell you you'll like the 26" Mod 70. I have one and it shoots like a laser. Good luck on yours.
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    Unread 12-15-2008, 06:52 PM
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    Re: 25 wssm

    I have not shot one yet. I did purchase one for my son for deer and caribou. I can't wait to shoot it. He'll get it for Christmas. I found it used in a Browning Micro Hunter II. I may have to cut the stock down some for him. I put a Leopold Vari-x III 3.5x10x50 on it. Should be a good set up.
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    Re: 25 wssm

    I have one of the Winchester Coyote rifles in .25 WSSM. It has been a very frustrating rifle to work with. Accuracy was not good. I glass bedded the action but it is still a 1 1/4" rifle at best. The trigger was terrible. The best that I could adjust it without a spring change was 4 1/2#. I replaced it with a Rifle Basix.

    One of the things unique to the WSSM's is that the chamber must be absolutely dry. I wipe mine with alcohol after cleaning. If you do not do this the case may not grip the chamber and it will stretch and the bolt will be very hard to lift. I learned of this method in a magazine article. I experienced the heavy bolt lift and this solved it.

    Some gunsmiths are having good luck using a larger diameter action that does not stretch and custom barrels with neck turned cases. Factory case necks are very thick. The neck turned case necks are thinner and seal better.

    You may not think that I like the .25 WSSM but I do. The Coyote is a nice rifle. I may have gotten the lemon. By the way the barrel is 24"


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