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Old 06-04-2010, 07:17 PM
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..got "The Beast" back together....

...after looking through one of my bud's Nightforce scopes 3 weeks ago...I JUST had to have one...

..got lucky here on Longrangehunting.com....found a used BR model for $900.

...I set this fine scope in a set of 30mm Burris Signature Rings with the +0.010" in the rear rings and -0.010" in the front rings...


..I just bore-sighted it on my neighbor's roof vent = 132 yards away.....I have a FULL 36MOA to play with...

I also added a US Optics level...and after seeing that the Pod-Loks were backordered EVERYWHERE...I found a link that you could by the lever lock for $10!!


anyways....here are the pics.....













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Old 06-05-2010, 12:14 AM
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Re: ..got "The Beast" back together....

Sweet!
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Old 06-05-2010, 12:26 AM
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Re: ..got "The Beast" back together....

Nice model-70, bitchen' wildcat supershort, and kick a.. job on the optics and mounting. Ill bet theres some critter in the woods that just cringed
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Old 06-05-2010, 05:25 AM
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Re: ..got "The Beast" back together....

Nice looking rig you have there "6.5WSSM". How does it shoot? I have a .243 WSSM Coyote that consistently shoots 5/8" outside to outside groups at 100 yds. with factory or reloads. Can't get it to group any better. How many rounds will the S/S barrel last? Browning told me that my barrel bore is chrome plated and should be good for 1,500 rounds before needing a new one.

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Old 06-05-2010, 12:36 PM
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Re: ..got "The Beast" back together....

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Nice looking rig you have there "6.5WSSM". How does it shoot? I have a .243 WSSM Coyote that consistently shoots 5/8" outside to outside groups at 100 yds. with factory or reloads. Can't get it to group any better. How many rounds will the S/S barrel last? Browning told me that my barrel bore is chrome plated and should be good for 1,500 rounds before needing a new one.

joseph
so far....I have 226 rounds though the barrel...


The WSSM's got a lot of bad press..some justified.....and some not....


Problem #1 = brass is way too thick after shortening the WSM case to arrive at the WSSM case.

Solution #1 = neck turn to reduce 0.024" neck thickness down to 0.017" neck thickness.


Problem #2 = because of neck turning, you will need a bushing/bump die..get the appropriate neck size bushing.

I use 0.296"

0.017" + 0.017" + 0.264" [ 6.5mm bullet] = 0.298"

my custom reamer from PT&G has the chamber neck cut to 0.300"


so far I have some reloads that are on their 9th reloading.


A BIG benefit = because the brass is "thicker" than typical brass....the life expectancy is far greater..I talked to a fellow who had close to 25 reloads on his brass..


as far as barrel life.....I expect to get at least 2,000 rounds before I have to set it back...


BTW....44.6 gr. of RL-17 will push a 140 gr. Berger VLD @3,105 fps from my 30" Pac-Nor barrel at 80 deg. F and 1,000 ft. elevation!!!


.. this rifle will shoot in the "teens" at 100 yards.....my longest confirmed kill on an Ohio g'hog = 722 yards!!

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Old 06-06-2010, 10:50 PM
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Re: ..got "The Beast" back together....

This is my new toy. I finally decided I couldn't get a factory rifle to shoot as good as I wanted so I had a 6mm Norma BR. built.

My new long range popgun. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum

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Old 06-07-2010, 05:10 AM
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Re: ..got "The Beast" back together....

..very nice
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