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I finally made that 1000 yard shot....

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Unread 07-31-2002, 08:11 PM
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Location: Texas
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Re: I finally made that 1000 yard shot....

You still didn't tell me where in Texas you are at.

Ok here are the details.
7WSM,Viper action RB/LP, Shilen Select match barrel 1/9 twist finished at 27.5" and braked. A Tooley MBR clone stock made by some guy in Montana. Has a wider flat on the butt section and a more verticle grip than a Tooley. Jewell varmint trigger set at 8 oz.
Nightforce NXS 12x42 with NP-R2 reticle.
Here is a picture.
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Unread 07-31-2002, 08:33 PM
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Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: North, Texas
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Re: I finally made that 1000 yard shot....

I'm down in San Antonio along with 338 Laupa. She is a beauty I hoping to get my barrel to finish out at 27" without a brake 1 in 8 polygonal twist Pac-Nor barrel made by Tac-Ord. DK recomended I talk to them about it. It will have a Grendell folding stock and a Sako action not sure about the brake. Has you brake really helped you to shoot better?
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Unread 08-01-2002, 05:32 AM
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Re: I finally made that 1000 yard shot....

I don't know about helping me or the gun shoot better but it sure takes the kick out of it. The gun weighs 15.5 lbs right now and has a place for a wieght kit in the butt section but it isn't done yet.

The gun kicks like a 243 maybe.
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Unread 08-02-2002, 12:28 PM
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Re: I finally made that 1000 yard shot....

MikeW & Texas,

Obviously you two can shoot and are using quality rigs but for sniping dogs at long range why use such large rounds. I can get the same results with my little 6mm-284 with a third the recoil. Here is my setup

Nothing fancy, just put together right.

Action: Winchester M70(Formerly a Heavy Varmint rifle chambered for the .243 Win)

Barrel: Lilja 30", fluted, stainless, #7 contour. .243" bore with a 1-8", three groove twist.

Stock: Factory H-S varminter stock except that I filled the channel under the barrel with #12 lead shot and epoxied it in place. Also removed the rear swivel stud and drilled out to fill hollow of stock again with #12 lead shot, epoxied solid and smooth with stock finish. Rifle weighs 18.5 lbs ready to shoot.

Action work: barrel chambered and fitted to blueprinted action by Dennis Olsen of Plains MT. Glass bedded including the first 5" of barrel.

Chamber: Tight throat and match neck. Throated to seat a 107gr Matchking to 3.100" o.a.l.

-Win 284 cases
-Trimmed to 2.150"
-Necks turned to 0.0105"(0.0015" bullet release)
-Primer pockets cut and squared.
-Flashhole deburred
-Cases weighted and sorted into +/- .5 gr groups.
-107 gr Sierra Matchking(coated)
-R-22 (heavier load then should be used with a standard throat rifle so I will not list)
-CCI-BR2 primers

All loads are loaded using Redding Competition dies which hold run outs to the 0.001" or less range on once fired cases.

With this rifle load combo, I drive a .530 b.c. bullet to 3595 fps. As far as accuracy goes, last weekend I tested the rifle for accuracy with a new lot of powder at my 500 yard range. Firing 8 three shot groups, I got an average of 0.957" ctc. Largest group was 2.105" ctc and the smallest was 0.358" ctc.

I will give you that the 162 gr A-Max has a better b.c. and that eventually it will catch up and out run the 107 gr pill but not by much with the velocity advantage it has over the 7mm bullet.

Now if your talking about 1000 yard chuck hunting then the bigger rifles are well suited to the task as a chuck is a very tough animal for its size and the extra H.P. is a good thing.

But for P. Dogs it seems like more bother then its worth. Of course I have had a few shooters tell me the same thing when I throw a 750 gr A-Max at a chuck a mile away but it works just fine and its easy to see bullet impacts.

I see no fault in your choices but there are lighter rounds that will accomplish the same thing.

Good Shooting!!!

Kirby Allen(50)

Allen Precision Shooting
Home of the Allen Magnum, Allen Xpress and Allen Tactical Wildcats and the Painkiller Muzzle brakes.

Farther, Faster and Flatter then ever before.

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Unread 08-03-2002, 06:04 AM
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Re: I finally made that 1000 yard shot....

I has this gun built for two reasons,1000 yard BR and long range PD's.

I also shoot a 6 Ackley with a 1/12 twist and 87 grain bullets. A 6 Dasher with a 1/14 twist and 58 grain bullets and a 20 PPC with 1/12 twist and 33 grain bullets.

I wasn't impressed with some of the lighter
6mm VLD bullets. Some friends of mine shoot them and at really long range they don't put PD's down. They just seem to drill a hole though them and they crawl back to thier hole. I wanted a heavier bullet to anchor them without stepping up to the 30 cals.

You can check out some them here if your interested. http://home.attbi.com/~2mike/
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Unread 08-03-2002, 09:16 PM
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Re: I finally made that 1000 yard shot....

Impressive web site MikeW.! Awesome rifles. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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