My 7WSM

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by landcbeitner, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. landcbeitner

    landcbeitner Well-Known Member

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    Just got it thrown together and painted quickly while my wife was out of the house. I still need to bed the action and install the SS trigger, waiting for Alumahyde to cure first. I believe this will be a very good set up for 1000yd target shooting. It's not too heavy at 11.5 lbs with scope and bi-pod etc. It should work well for Elk hunting, too. I plan to use the 180gr Bergers (.684 BC).


    Benchmark 1:9 twist, 3 groove, stainless, fluted, barrel
    Stockade recoil lug
    McCullek muzzle brake
    Savage 110fp action
    Stockade 3/4" Bolt knob/handle
    Sharp Shooter trigger
    Stockade "Elk Stalker) stock
    Bushnell Elite 6-24x50 tactical (30mm tube)

    Here's a few pics, I'll probably shoot it sometime after ISSC.

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  2. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Nice looking rig. One other bullet to consider is Bob Cauterucio's 176 grain VLD which has a .750 BC. I have used it for 5 years so far.
     

  3. NDNorm

    NDNorm Well-Known Member

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    where would be a source for these?
    norm
     
  4. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Lance:
    Nice job. I see you used the same colors as your .243 - that will make a nice pair.

    My rifle will be back from the gunsmith soon and I will be using your pics as a model for the camo job I'll be doing on it. Although I will be using different colors.
     
  5. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Bob Cauterucio phone 650-583-1550

    Western Time Zone
     
  6. landcbeitner

    landcbeitner Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. Those bullets sound awesome Len (amazing BC), I will definately give them a shot so to speak (thanks for the contact info).

    I was planning on buying new paint from brownells by now, but never got arround to it, so it's a very simular paint job. The rifle's do look nice side by side.
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    I just live the fluted barrel, never had one fluted before.
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  7. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Lucas:
    Apologies for calling you Lance....my mind edited your screen name from "landc" to "lance"

    One curious question....why the brake? 7WSM does not have prohibitive recoil.
     
  8. landcbeitner

    landcbeitner Well-Known Member

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    I would expect fairly stout recoil on the 7wsm with the heavy bullets I plan to shoot (I know opinions on what is stout varies greatly). I have no problem with recoil in general (I will admit I didn't care for shooting a 7 pound 338 Ultra mag), but I like to shoot....ALOT! Last month I fired 450 centerfire rounds, after 50 rounds with the 7wsm I think I might be a little sore. With the brake, I expect it won't kick much at all, and I have no problem with that! I'll definately be shooting it with out the brake as well.
     
  9. linksmechanic

    linksmechanic Well-Known Member

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    I shoot 180's out of my 7rm and there loaded hot. It doesn't recoil heavily however I think after 50 rounds your shoulder would be sore.
     
  10. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    For me, the purpose of a brake is to help me recover in time to spot my shots on game.
     
  11. landcbeitner

    landcbeitner Well-Known Member

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    Never thought about that Len, very good point. I've never owned a rifle with a brake before. I usually turn the power down a bit so I have a larger FOV allowing me to watch impact more consistantly.
     
  12. E.Precision

    E.Precision Active Member

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    Love the rifle, sometimes I hate money, I cant get any of the things I want now, atleast for a while. I'd like to come shooting with you guys during this summer, I dont think I will have that rifle buy that time though I told you about, I would be willing to pitch in for some ammunition if you didnt mind me trying or shooting your rifles. I'd also like to try to see how my hunting rifle would do with a crappy scope

    Erik
     
  13. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Very nice looking rifle. Please let us know how well it performs.
     
  14. landcbeitner

    landcbeitner Well-Known Member

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    You're more than welcome to come out with us. You're certianly welcome to shoot my rifles, if you want to do a lots of shooting you could always pick up some 308 factory match ammo and have at it. I don't mind letting you shoot my ammo, but I can only load so much without my wife getting annoyed. I'll probably be shooting in eastern WA next weekend, so I'll let you know next time we'll be shooting on the west side. We hope to set up some specific courses of fire to practice for ISSC next year.