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Finally!!!....completed my 6.5-25 WSSM

 
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:02 PM
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Finally!!!....completed my 6.5-25 WSSM

..what started out as a Winchester M70 Super Shadow in 25 WSSM has turned into this BEHEMOTH!!


Gunsmithing completed by Jim Caudill

Caliber: 6.5 - 25 WSSM
Action: Winchester Super Short
Barrel: Pac-Nor 30" S/S Super Match, 5R 1:8
Brake: Harrell's
Scope: Sightron SII Big Sky 36x42 1/8 min dot set in Burris Signature Rings with +0.010" front inserts, -0.010" rear inserts
Stock: Richard's Microfit with (14) coats of Auto lacquer

I will break in the barrel this weekend!!
I am hoping for 140 gr. Berger VLD's @3,033 fps. from RL-17









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Old 11-04-2009, 08:18 PM
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Re: Finally!!!....completed my 6.5-25 WSSM

Sweet looking rig!! 3033fps might be a bit much to ask for with a 140, but you might get there with a 30" pipe. I can get the 140s close to 2800 with a 24" barrel, but the accuracy is around 2720. I'd be very interested in how the Re 17 works. I've got 5 lbs on the bench to try, just haven't gotten to it yet.

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Old 11-04-2009, 08:21 PM
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Re: Finally!!!....completed my 6.5-25 WSSM

Man those are some sweet setups!!!! I like the colors of the laminate. Make sure to give us the range results.


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I'd be very interested in how the Re 17 works. I've got 5 lbs on the bench to try, just haven't gotten to it yet.

from the current testing....some are getting anywhere from 75 to 150 fps more using RL-17....as far as accuracy......I use Quickloads Software in conjunction with Chris Long's OBT Theories [Optimum Barrel Time] to save on time/money in components using the conventional ladder testing...



Quickloads puts me right at the 4th node.....RL-17 is supposed to be the TICKET!!

I have #3 of RL-17 specifically for this baby!!

Yes indeed Brent.....I have close to 25 man-hours getting the stock the way I wanted it...Richard's makes a nice stock....BUT a lot of labor is involved to get it where you want it!!

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some are getting anywhere from 75 to 150 fps more using RL-17
Man, I'd sure like to see 150 fps gain, won't hold my breath, but even 75 fps would be nice. Assuming it's accurate.

From the pics it looks like you're turning your necks. What do you have for a neck size in your chamber and what are you turning to?

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Old 11-05-2009, 05:03 AM
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Re: Finally!!!....completed my 6.5-25 WSSM

chamber = 0.299"

Factory necks = 0.020"

Turned necks = 0.016"

0.016" x 2 = 0.032" + 0.264" = 0.296" loaded round.


I also anneal my shoulder and necks...
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:46 PM
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Re: Finally!!!....completed my 6.5-25 WSSM

I'm liking everything about it!

Can you tell me the advantages of using the wssm hull?

I've seen others use it and I'm curious.
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