..got "The Beast" back together....

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by 6.5x61Super, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. 6.5x61Super

    6.5x61Super Well-Known Member

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    ...after looking through one of my bud's Nightforce scopes 3 weeks ago...I JUST had to have one...

    ..got lucky here on Longrangehunting.com....found a used BR model for $900.

    ...I set this fine scope in a set of 30mm Burris Signature Rings with the +0.010" in the rear rings and -0.010" in the front rings...


    ..I just bore-sighted it on my neighbor's roof vent = 132 yards away.....I have a FULL 36MOA to play with...

    I also added a US Optics level...and after seeing that the Pod-Loks were backordered EVERYWHERE...I found a link that you could by the lever lock for $10!!


    anyways....here are the pics.....



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  2. royinidaho

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    Sweet!
     

  3. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    Nice model-70, bitchen' wildcat supershort, and kick a.. job on the optics and mounting. Ill bet theres some critter in the woods that just cringed:D
     
  4. joseph

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    Nice looking rig you have there "6.5WSSM". How does it shoot? I have a .243 WSSM Coyote that consistently shoots 5/8" outside to outside groups at 100 yds. with factory or reloads. Can't get it to group any better. How many rounds will the S/S barrel last? Browning told me that my barrel bore is chrome plated and should be good for 1,500 rounds before needing a new one.

    joseph
     
  5. 6.5x61Super

    6.5x61Super Well-Known Member

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    so far....I have 226 rounds though the barrel...


    The WSSM's got a lot of bad press..some justified.....and some not....


    Problem #1 = brass is way too thick after shortening the WSM case to arrive at the WSSM case.

    Solution #1 = neck turn to reduce 0.024" neck thickness down to 0.017" neck thickness.


    Problem #2 = because of neck turning, you will need a bushing/bump die..get the appropriate neck size bushing.

    I use 0.296"

    0.017" + 0.017" + 0.264" [ 6.5mm bullet] = 0.298"

    my custom reamer from PT&G has the chamber neck cut to 0.300"


    so far I have some reloads that are on their 9th reloading.


    A BIG benefit = because the brass is "thicker" than typical brass....the life expectancy is far greater..I talked to a fellow who had close to 25 reloads on his brass..


    as far as barrel life.....I expect to get at least 2,000 rounds before I have to set it back...


    BTW....44.6 gr. of RL-17 will push a 140 gr. Berger VLD @3,105 fps from my 30" Pac-Nor barrel at 80 deg. F and 1,000 ft. elevation!!!


    .. this rifle will shoot in the "teens" at 100 yards.....my longest confirmed kill on an Ohio g'hog = 722 yards!!
     
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  6. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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  7. 6.5x61Super

    6.5x61Super Well-Known Member

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    ..very nicegun)
     
  8. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    6.5WSSM, nice looking rig. Is that the 8-32 BR or 12-42 BR?
     
  9. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    joseph, quite the popgun, nice looking rig. Thanks for sharing.
     
  10. 6.5x61Super

    6.5x61Super Well-Known Member

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    8-32 x 56 BR
     
  11. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Let me know how you like the BR model. I agonized for about 6 months on whether to go with BR or NSX as I really liked the BR model (I mainly shoot paper) but, in the end I went with the 12-42x56 NSX for the exposed turrets.
     
  12. 6.5x61Super

    6.5x61Super Well-Known Member

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    ..no real issue unscrewing the turret covers....I, too was initially getting a NXS....the decision maker was money.

    I got lucky and found this BR for $900.

    One of my friends had a used NXS for $1,400....


    ....$500 will buy A LOT of bullets, powder, and primer!!
     
  13. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    $500 will buy A LOT of bullets, powder, and primer!!

    Your right about that, best of luck with it and enjoy.