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My lastest creation- 243 WSSM

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Unread 09-21-2007, 08:13 AM
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Very nice rig. It amazes me how people can do that stuff. Congrats on a keen piece of work. Keep us posted on range results.
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Unread 09-21-2007, 07:31 PM
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i think i got a keeper.

when and shot it a lttle more today. i think i found a keeper load she likes.
41grs of IMR 4350 with a 107gr matchking jamed in the lands. out of 5 3 shot groups,avgerage was .3 outside to outside. cant complain about that. still havent chronyd it yet but will soon. after got her sited in at 100yds moved out to some milk jugs at 500yds dialed up 7 moa and went 3 for 3. cant say that im to impressed with the performance on the milk jugs, guess im just used to them blowing to pieces with my 7mm STW. heres a pic of the 1st gruop after a couple sights shot tonight.
there is acutally 4 bullet holes i that group as i was using one hole as a bullseye.. roy i tried posting a pic like you said but i see no postage stamp looking icon anywhere????.

something i had a problem with tonight was about 2 out 5 105gr amaxs where hitting the target sideways, i dont understand why they are doing this if the 107 gr bullets are stableizing why not these??? any suggesetions???

update on the scope. cuold be a little more clear but i expected that going in. other than that it seems to be a desent scope. didnt have to much problem with mirage once you get past about 300 yds. oh, and its not the best 100yd target scope either.

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Unread 09-26-2007, 03:40 PM
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Have been shooting this little beast almost everyday. shot out to 1000yds last night at some water jugs, took me 2 shots to figure out the wind but after that went 3 for 4 and then shot a group at 600yds that went 2.25". so far im pretty happy with this gun. it amazes me at how much of a punch this thing still packs at 1000yds, still dosent compare to the 7mm stw though.

scope still seems to be a farily good scope for the money, good riliable clicks and very accurate.
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Unread 09-26-2007, 07:24 PM
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i shot the a-max out of my 9 twist that's only 22" long. didn't have any stabilization problems. they'll put baseball size hole out the other side.
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Unread 09-26-2007, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by royinidaho View Post
I don't see why that cartridge wouldn't just be naturally accurate. Not being familiar with the WSSMs I didn't know it has a mag head size. That's just gotta be good.

RE the SS scope. I have a 16x and would go for a 20x but am wondering about excessive mirage. Things are pretty fuzzy out @ 1k and beyond now.

Keep track of the criticalness of eye placement. I think I'm noticing that there is a precise spot for the eye to have everything clear. I'm looking for other SS user input regarding this. I'm confident that if there is a criticalness it's with my left eye (shooting eye). The optometrist was amazed that it could be corrected to 20 20 with the cataract that I didn't know I had.

I'm about due for a whole body transplant. I think I'll keep my nose and replace everything else.;)
Roy, you always make me laugh. Thanks!
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Unread 09-26-2007, 09:49 PM
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I would say the A-Maxs are on the edge of coming apart. It appears that you could be close to 3200 fps. Take that velocity and your twist and they will start to come apart. I had the same thing with my 6-284 at somewhere around 3250. It started with 1 going sideways out of the first 10 then after about 20 rounds all of them got smoked. This really sucked since I still haven't found a load that shot as well as these with a low SD and ES. Quit now before they dissapoint you.
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Unread 09-27-2007, 02:36 PM
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So now you know it shoots, you gonna get the barrel coated?
Will look better..
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