Got my new long range shooter!!

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by akhunter, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. akhunter

    akhunter Well-Known Member

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    I just recently got my first true long range rifle built. Jim See at Center Shot Rifles worked closely with me to make it exactly how I imagined it. Jim had some great suggestions that in the end saved money. I can't say enough about his work and how great he is to work with. My only complaint is that there isn't two of him. The gun is a honey to shoot with no recoil to speak of and no concussion that usually comes with run of the mill muzzle brakes. I'm currently resizing 300 saum brass down and lightly turning necks to make this thing work. I have about 40 rounds down the tube and have started working on a load. If accuracy will hold I will be running a 140 grain Berger VLD at between 3200-3300 pfs using 215m primers and Hybrid V100 powder. Photo is off Jim’s web page. Thanks again Jim!

    Phil in Alaska

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  2. Camshaft

    Camshaft Well-Known Member

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    Great looking rifle. Is that a VX-7?
     

  3. Jeff H.

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    That looks and sounds like a beauty, Center Shot is not too far from where I live. After all the good things I've heard about Jim and his shop, it's just a matter of time before I see him about a custom long range hunter. Good luck with the new rifle
     
  4. akhunter

    akhunter Well-Known Member

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    Cam, yes it is the 7. Giant thing isn't it? 34mm tube 18 power and 20 minute per turn. Probably should have gone night force but I can change it later. So far I like the leupold. Got to good a deal to pass for now. I'm trying to be open minded. It is a real sweet shooter. I really wish I lived within a days drive of Jim, I'd visit regularly.

    Phil in Alaska
     
  5. Don Ward

    Don Ward Well-Known Member

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    That thing just plain looks like a whole lot of fun to shoot. A 140 VLD at 3200+ has been quite the performer for us and I'm betting there are some great memories about to be added to your photo album.
     
  6. robbobsam

    robbobsam Well-Known Member

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    That looks a very nice rifle, you will have to let us know how she shoots.
     
  7. BenY 2013

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    Thats a beautiful rifle right there:D Congrats
     
  8. nitrousmudbogger

    nitrousmudbogger Well-Known Member

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    Thats a crazy flute on the barrel!
     
  9. MSLRHunter

    MSLRHunter Well-Known Member

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    Awesome rifle, and interesting choice of caliber. When you get a chance fill us in on the details on the rifle and keep us posted on how it shoots.
     
  10. akhunter

    akhunter Well-Known Member

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    Let’s see, here are a few more details on the gun. Total weight about 11 pounds, 2 of that is the scope. Brux interrupted fluted barrel finished at 27 inches. I believe Jim called the contour a light Palma. The brake is an E-xtreme brake by Straight Shot Gunsmithing. Stayed with a Remington trigger as I was told Jewel triggers don’t handle field conditions as well. Jim got this one tuned out crisp and clean. Pacific tool and gauge bolt with sako style extractor. Jim put an extended mag box in. 140 vld’s just off the lands still won’t fit in the box. Here is a photo of the top of the brake.

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    This was the highest velocity I got out of a Danzac coated 140 vld with a sticky bolt. Dropped a grain and shot several without signs of pressure. Love the Hybrid V100 Hodgen powder.

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  11. Im2lazy

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    Wow I really like the look of that brake, if fact I like the look of the whole rifle. It looks like just what I'm after to tame my 7mm-300wm without the added concussion and noise blast.
    How effective is it at reducing felt recoil?
    how loud is it?
     
  12. akhunter

    akhunter Well-Known Member

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    Jim, makes a break he calls a muscle brake. I had one installed on a lighter weight 300wsm I had built for a bear client. It worked well and really tamed the thing down. It was really easy to clean as well, just big holes through the side like the barrel on a tank. Jim has Nathan at Straight Shot time and tig weld on his bolt handles so when I asked Jim about putting on one of Nathans brakes he said no problem. I tried the X-treme brake by Nathan at Straight Shot Gunsmithing because I wanted to try something new and I thought it looked cool. Nathan claimed it was built for maximum effectiveness on his web site. There is no muzzle jump at all and virtually no felt recoil on my rifle. If you can keep from blinking you can see it all through the scope. I really like it! Bottom line is Jim is a great guy and does impeccable work. I’ve heard the same about Nathan at SS but there is a line and a wait for both of them.

    Here is a quote and another photo from SS web site.
    " Fact: muzzle brakes are NOT for everybody as they do increase noise for the shooter, but they are very effective at reducing recoil. I believe there is no brake quiet enough to shoot without hearing protection, so I designed my brake for maximum efficiency.”
    Here is a side view of the brake.
    Also Straight Shot muzzle break address Straight Shot Gunsmithing

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  13. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Very nice looking rifle!
     
  14. MSLRHunter

    MSLRHunter Well-Known Member

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    I really like that muzzle brake too. How do you like the grey bull stock? It looks great on your rifle. Also, those are some screaming fast velocities you're getting.