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REM. 6.5 WSM Long Range Hunter

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Unread 04-25-2012, 09:48 AM
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REM. 6.5 WSM Long Range Hunter

This is the first rifle that I did all the machining and chambering.

Rem. 700 SA trued and lugs squared
Stainless Bolt Wolff spring, Callahan Speedlock Alum. Firing pin
Krieger 31 in. Heavy Varmint 1 in 8 TW. .2955 neck. .200 Freebore
4 port muzzle brake made by myself.
Shilen 2oz Competition Trigger
Bobby Hart LRT Stock Devcon bedded
EGW 20 MOA Base
Millet 6x-25x-56 LRS Tactical Scope
Millet Tactical Rings

As of today I have only shot it 20 times for barrel brake in. With 140gr. A Max's and 64grs of H 1000 I am up to 3140 fps average for 3 shots that went into 3/4 inch at 200 yds. That was my last 3 shots. I am going back out on friday to test some more.
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Unread 05-02-2012, 01:18 AM
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Re: REM. 6.5 WSM Long Range Hunter

Very nice work.

Is that a short action?

What is your loaded round length?

What magazine are you using?

Again, nicely done.
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Unread 05-02-2012, 09:18 AM
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Re: REM. 6.5 WSM Long Range Hunter

It's a short action with a stock mag box. I am single loading them anyway.
My loaded round lenght is 3.040 which for that bullet is .010 off the lands.
My latest range session with 140 A Max's and H 1000 gave me a .631 3 shot group at 300 yds with 64.5 grs at 3190 FPS. With 66gr of H 1000 powder gave me velocities just over 3300 FPS, but the group opened up to 1.625 for 3 shots at 300 yds. I am going to go a little higher with the powder, then I am going to try seating them .030 off the lands and then try some Retumbo.
I also have some 140gr VLD's to test also.
Here is my build pics.
My 6.5 WSM LRH Rifle Build
Thanks for the nice comments. I put a lot of time and work into this rifle.

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