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Old 09-16-2009, 12:11 PM
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Wow! She's a beaut...
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Old 09-16-2009, 06:57 PM
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Re: My new long range killer

Few things in life are as exciting as receiving a new, long awaited, rifle.

Nice rifle. Keep us posted on future shooting.
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Why did you pick the SAUM over the WSM. Just curious because this is a debate I have been debating for a while now? I know that I have read the SAUM is to be more efficient at powder burn especially in the heavier bullets. Nice rig. I like how the barrel matches almost seemlessly with the action and muzzle break. What type of velocities are you seeing?

You might want to check your zero. You have a nice group, but you missed the dot!!! LOL! ;)
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Why did you pick the SAUM over the WSM. Just curious because this is a debate I have been debating for a while now? I know that I have read the SAUM is to be more efficient at powder burn especially in the heavier bullets. Nice rig. I like how the barrel matches almost seemlessly with the action and muzzle break. What type of velocities are you seeing?

You might want to check your zero. You have a nice group, but you missed the dot!!! LOL! ;)
Tank

I went with the SAUM for 2 main reasons. First, the SAUM can almost duplicate what the WSM can do, but with less powder (a little cheaper to feed and close enough that the difference in velocity won't matter). And second, I am the type of person that doesn't like to do what everyone else is doing, you just don't hear much about the SAUM.

I had Brux make the barrel wider at the action than normal in order to match the diameter of the action. Jim did a great job fitting the brake to the barrel. I like the look when things are made to match each other, I'm particular about that kind of stuff (just ask my wife).

Unfortunately I didn't crono any of the break-in shots, I had the crono and tri pod but no battery. Where we shoot it would have been about 20+ miles to get one and I didn't have that much time to spend. I should be getting the adjustable cheek piece from Jim tomorrow and I should have time to do some load testing on Sunday. I'll keep everyone posted.
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