Happy New Year to All!
I had a very good Christmas this year thanks to Nathan Dagley of Straight Shot Gunsmithing (SSG). Nathan sent me a package that arrived the day before Christmas. The package contained my long awaited .300WSM.
Nathan had gone above and beyond the call of duty to get this rifle ready. Thank you Nathan for all your hard work.
I want to make it clear to all, that Nathan is a man of the highest moral character. He has integrity, which is synonymous with honesty. He is a skilled craftsman and he used his skills to build, what I think is the perfect Hunting rifle !
1. Borden Alpine Action
2. Rock Creek 5R Barrel #3 Contour
3. H&S Precision Stock
4. 4.5-14X44mm Zeiss Conquest Scope with Mil-Dot & Turrets
Pic of Rifle
Best Group to Date
Group @ 100yds H4350-63.0 168A-Max 210m 2.995 oal 2.980fps
350 Yard Target Group (Prone with very poor rest)
650 Yard Target Group (Very poor rest was used, but I still managed to hit the gong). Upper extreme left is .300WSM. Lower Extreme Left is .257Wby.
I was aiming for the center, When I hiked up to the target, I realized there was a breeze blowing left to right, which was not discernable from my shooting location.
After developing loads and dialing in the scope, I was able to sneak off for an over night trip to the desert to try and call some coyotes. I got one to come in the first night.
I got this yote at 185 yds just as the sun set. I then got another one the next night that I did not get a picture of. The 168gr A-max bullet was the first one that I had time to test and get a good group with. Then I was off to test it in the field. The A-max killed both coyotes instantly. It took a 5" section of spine out in both instances and it was instant death. However, if your going to collect the pelts, I suggest using a different bullet.
This gun is the perfect weight (approx. 8.5 LBS, with scope). It handles nicely and shoots consistently. The delima now, is what do I do with all my other guns???
End of Report & Kind Regards to all,
Hi Len, I tried fooling with photobucket for awhile and just could not get it to work. I switched to Hunt101 and now I will see if it works.........