New LR 6.5

Discussion in 'Specialty Handgun Hunting' started by Ernie, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    I thought this would be finished and ready to roll for the MOA comp, but I didn't have the time to get the load tweaked, so I shot the 7mm SAUM.
    This is a center-grip XP, built by Mac's Gunworks, chambered in 6.5 Leopard (Norma 270 WSM brass necked down to 6.5). Benchmark 1-8 twist barrel, Modified H-S stock (Cerakote paint job by Mac's Gunworks), Dell trigger, Mac brake. S&B 4-16 (Holland's all MOA ART Reticle). H-1000, Fed 210M's, and 130 Berger's.
    MV should be around 3000 fps or so--not chronoed yet.
    I call it the "Pink Panther."
    This is one of the 5-shot groups at 100 yards that Chuck shot off the bi-pod and small leather field bag. Measured .402 lightbulb
    He also was smacking steel at 500 some as well.
    This is my first Benchmark barrel, and I am going to like it a lot, I can tell.
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  2. lazylabs

    lazylabs Well-Known Member

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    Good thing you like pistols..... I see lots of pictures of new guns you would need a HUGE safe if your building rifles..haha nice setup
     

  3. Rocky Mountain

    Rocky Mountain Well-Known Member

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    You don't say how long the barrel is?? also what powder are you using??
     
  4. Ernie

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    Just under 18" and I use H-1000.
    I have a rear-grip specialty handgun in the same chambering (Krieger barrel) and the MV is 3095 fps with the 130 Berger.
    This load is 1 grain under what the Krieger barrel liked.
     
  5. hshunter

    hshunter Well-Known Member

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    NICE!!!!! Like that camo pattern as well.
    nmhunter
     
  6. Mac

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    Ernie: Thanks for the post.
    Everybody else: Thanks for the comments, much appreciated.