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Introducing "Checkmate"

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Very nice build! It looks like it will be fun to shoot. Let us know what your velocity is if you get a chronograph. I'm building a 300 win and will be using RWS brass also.
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Jon, I went with a buddy of mine yesterday and she was shooting 2830 using 74 grains of H1000, 215 berger. That load was at an inch at 200 yards.

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    Randy,

    Super nifty rig!

    As Broz says there's not much the 300 Winny won't do.

    Checkmate, eh? You must be some kinda bad dude.

    If it ever cools down I'm headed panther creek way to do some woofnbear scouting.

    Maybe I otta drop over Carey way and chew the fat.

    I seem to have waited a couple of years too long for that Vortec thing.

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    Randy,
    Thanks for the info. Sounds like it is shooting well. Have you had any pressure signs yet?
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    Randy,
    Thanks for the info. Sounds like it is shooting well. Have you had any pressure signs yet?
    Jon
    Jon, at 74 grains of H1000, there is just a slight bit of primer cratering. Just slight and that's the only sign so far. I've never been a speed freak and will take accuracy anyday so I'm fairly certain my load will be somewhere around 73 to 75 grains or so.

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    Hats off to a fellow south paw.

    How's that WBY stock treating you? I always thought they looked funky but I've never used one. The long mag box sure should make it nice; any particular reason you chose the 215 over the 230?

    Thanks for the pics!


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    Hats off to a fellow south paw.

    How's that WBY stock treating you? I always thought they looked funky but I've never used one. The long mag box sure should make it nice; any particular reason you chose the 215 over the 230?

    Thanks for the pics!


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    The weatherby stock fits and shoots great for me. I chose the 215 based on the accuracy, success and results that a lot of shooters are reporting. And the fact that it just looks cool.........

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    Randy,
    Just wondering how the new rifle is shooting? Where did you end up with charge, seating depth, and velocity.
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