Originally Posted by Jumpalot
You're shooting a 300 WSM with 180 grain bullets at 3220 fps? Holy crap that's fast! How long is your barrel?
Yes, and thats w/ factory Federal ammo.Both of my my barrels are 26 in. with a C.A. titainium muzzle brake. seemed fast to me as well, but verified thru two chronographs, with no apparent pressure signs. It is what it is, and Im sure not inclined to want to change it. For all the sceptics out there, every weapon shoots different, some faster than others, some more accurate than others. A receipe that works well in one weapon, wont work at all in another. I have punched paper to prove my weapons capabilities. I may be new to this site but I'm not new to shooting accurately, or reloading for accuracy. Let me clear up some lack of communication / understanding about Christensen Arms weapons. Lets compare apples to apples. If your in the market for a long range ultra accurate fire arm, buy a weapon thats made specifically for that ( heavy barreled top quality bench weapon). However, if you want a light weight accurate weapon that you can carry all day long into the mts. and make a 600 yd. shot at a large game size target, a Christensen Arms weapon will do nicely. Light weight and accurate out to 6 seems to fit the hunters needs. The beauty of the light weight carbon wrapped barrel is you dont get the barrel whip that a light weight contoured all steel barrel does due to it's lack of mass. That being said, I think every weapon has trade offs. Lets face it, who wants to carry a 10-15 lb. weapon into the hills to hunt and hike for a week with? And on the flip side,who wants to attempt to shoot long range using a light weight weapon? If you want a 1000 yd. weapon, dont buy a Christensen Arms. If your looking for a light weight accurate hunting weapon a Christensen Arms fits the criteria. I dont know of any 1000 yd. competions won w/ a Christensen Arms weapon, and I dont know of any trophy goats taken in the Brooks Range with a 10-15 lb. bench weapon. On the latter there could be an exception to the rule, and I feel sorry for that person. (shoulda had a light weight Christensen Arms)