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Old 04-28-2003, 02:51 PM
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My little cannon

This is my first time posting a pic. Hope it works! These pics were before I had the lapping tool, and the scope is just setting in the rings. I also have a harris bipod now and only use the bear skull as a paper weight! I still have a few more coats of finish to add to the stock.

Howard and Bobby Wolfe gunsiths
Elkridge stock Bobby inleted and I finished
Nesika action
Krieger barrel
Vias brake

[img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] ONE HAPPY CAM

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Old 04-28-2003, 06:04 PM
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NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 04-28-2003, 10:23 PM
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Re: My little cannon

Nice gun Cam! Hey, how do you like that wildcat style? Does the flared cheek piece and recoil pad fit you OK? It looks as if the curved recoil pad would work real well, especially with a bipod. I ordered one from rifle-stocks.com in the gray laminate the other day for my RUM and I'm still 6 weeks or so away from getting the MBR for the 30-378.
Did you settle on a load for that bad boy yet? It's a coin toss for 500 and out between 115 H50BMG and 101 RL25 with 220MK both of which I checked for velocity after finding most accurate load and they are right at 3100. What are you getting outta yours?
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Old 04-29-2003, 02:57 AM
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Sweet Rifle! Congrats! [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
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Old 04-30-2003, 08:19 AM
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Thanks everybody

I like the wildcat style, fit is good and just looks WILD. I have only been loading the 200MKs and just got some 210JLKs to play with. This gun DOSEN'T have the freebore as in our Weatherbys. I have had good results with several powders. H-870, 50BMG, RETUMBO, and I have just tried some WC872.

This shell is hard to fill with powder and stay down on pressure, the powders are just to fast for the case capacity.

I have only conographed when with a friend. and need to put the info together and do some more shooting.

I have the NXS with the NPR2 and need to keep the velocity down a little to utilize the features or this recticle.

105 grns Retumbo 200MK ? FPS (108grn retumbo was a little HOT,ejector mark but was running at 3500 FPS)
111 grns 50BMG 200MK 3350 FPS
113 grns H-870 200MK 3325 FPS
first time loading the WC872 Temp was 50 deg. I loaded up to check for pressure ten rounds. 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 115.5, 116, 116.5, 117, 117.5. 9 of the ten shots at 200 yds was under 1MOA and the 111 fouler was 1/2" to the right of the group. no signs of pressure and the case was close to full. The WC872 is like H-870 and smokes like a muzzle loader(J/K)but it is dirty. I think the ball powders H-870 andWC872 are easyer on the tube than the stick powders and could be wrong on this.

I will be checking some velocitys again and will let you know more.

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Old 02-04-2004, 01:38 PM
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Hi Cam Where did you have your vias muzzle brake put on.
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Old 02-04-2004, 04:03 PM
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Howard installed the brake in PA.
Where do you go shooting?
send me an email when you get time maybe we can go shooting.

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