I'm going to keep this as short as possible as it is getting late.
My personal 338 rogue is finally ready for some long range hunting.
First rifle make-up:
Lawton 7500 1.45 dia. with an SSG bolt knob and a Holland recoil lug.
Rifle Basix trigger.
Broughton 5C with a 9.3 twist, 32" finish length and fluted with eight 5/16" flutes by SSG.
"Xtream" V port muzzle brake
molded in 50 black, 30red, 20 green. with accessory rail and saddle cheek piece. inletting and pillar bedding done by SSG.
30MOA Lawton base.
IOR 6-24X50 with exposed turrets and MP8 reticle mounted with IOR 35mm rings.
I fire formed some cases about 2 weeks ago and the rifle was shooting very well.
I finally got my dies made over the weekend and took her out this morning to see what she could do. The load I tested was Nosler brass, federal 215 primers, 95 grains of H1000, topped off with a 300grain SMK.
I ran some over my crony while shooting a 3-shot group at 100 yds.
The crony says I'm getting 2920 FPS. with an ES in the low teens.
When I got this barrel from Broughton he told me it had quite a curve to it when it came out of the oven, he told me to index the curve so that it would come out on the top. I did this and now my 30 MOA base is too much ( it was perfect for my 7MM barrel that goes on this same rifle) info on the 7mm barrel to come at a later date, but I will say it is equally impressive.
so to shoot at 100yds. I am shooting 3.5 mil. under. I punched the numbers into my computer and it told me to hold approx. .75 mils. under my 600 yd. target. I headed out and let one fly at the 600 yd.steel target, (If you are wondering about the little dimples on the target it is made of AR400 and it stands up very well! ( it comes really close to punching a hole through my mild steel coyote at 600 yds.) My first shot landed perfect elevation, but the wind took it a little. Shot number two I did not see any increase in my paint chip, but heard a good report come back. Shot number three opened my paint chip up slightly. Well I excitedly made my way down range with the camera to take some pixs. I managed to put three shots just under 2 inches at 600 yds. I will also say both groups were fired at 12 power as I was using the true mil. value of the reticle for hold unders. Then my day got even better when I fired a customers 6.5WSM ultra light weight rifle I just finished building and managed to shoot a 1.5" three shot group on my steel coyote at 600 yds. I won;t go into the 6.5WSM right now ,but do have plenty of info and when I have some time I will share my findings on that one.
Well, enjoy the pixs and thanks for letting me share my exciting day...........
3-shots at 100yds.
3-shots at 600yds.