New-rifle-project-has-changed

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by wildcat, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    I-know;-I've-changed-this-project-a-couple-of-times;-but-I
    have-decided-to-change-the-caliber.-I-was-going-with-a
    30-378-Weatherby-Magnum;-however;-I've-decided-to-go-with
    a-300-WSM-instead.-I-ve-decide-I-want-to-shoot-the-lighter
    poly-tipped-bullets-like-the-110grn-V-Max-and-125grn-
    Ballistic-Tip.-This-rifle-will-be-strictly-used-for-100-to
    1000-yard-varmint-shooting.-I-am-trying-to-decide-on-what
    twist-rate-to-use-for-this-project.-I-will-only-be-using-
    the-110grn-V-Max-and-the-125grn-Ballistic-Tip;-so-I-am-thinking-a-1-14-twist-will-work-best-for-the-110-and-125grn
    bullets.-I-would-like-to-here-what-you-guys-think-regarding-
    twist-rate.-Will-a-1-10-twist-work-for-those-bullets-or-would-the-1-14-twist-work-best.-Once-again-here-the-specs;

    1.-300-WSM;-.333-Tight-Neck
    2.-Lawton-7500-Action;-1.450-Dia.;Fluted-Bolt;-Oversized-Bolt-Knob
    3.-Krieger-30";-1-14-twist;-1.350-for-5"-tapered-to-1.250
    at-the-muzzle;-it-will-be-throated-for-the-110grn-V-Max
    and-125grn-Ballistic-tip.
    4.-McMillan-Tooley-MBR;5lbs-lead-added-to-rear-80%Black-10%White-10%Grey;-with-removable-front-stud-for-BI-Pod-use.
    5.-Jewel-2oz-trigger
    6.-Vias-Muzzle-Brake
    7.-Lawton-20MOA-Base
    8.-Nightforce-30MM-Rings
    9.-Nightforce-8x32x56mm-NXS-with-NP-R2-Reticle
    10.-The-rifle-will-weight-around-25LBS

    I-will-also-have-a-Lawton-30"-1-10-twist-barrel-too;
    -So-if-I-can't-use-it;-I-will-be-selling-it.

    I-have-read-that-the-300-WSM-with-a-.333-tight-neck-chamber
    throated-for-the-110grn-V-Max-and-125grn-Ballsitic-tip
    is-one-hell-of-a-flat-shooting-varmint-rig.-I-saw-the-
    article-on-Richards-Custom-Rifles.-The-accuracy-and-veocity
    he-is-getting-from-this-chamber-is-awesome.-He-is-shooting
    the-125grn-Ballistic-Tip-at-4025-fps-and-it-shot-a-.162-6-
    shot-group-at-100-yards;-that-is-awesome.-My-gunsmith-talked-to-me-about-this-chambering-too;-so-I-decided-
    to-do-some-reserch-and-I-decided-this-is-the-way-I-want
    to-go.-I-love-the-poly-tipped-bullets;-they-blow-the
    varmints-up.-I-know-the-VLD-bullets-are-the-best-for
    long-range-shooting;-but-they-don't-produce-the-expolsive
    power-that-the-poly-tiped-bullets-produce.-Like-I-said
    I-will-only-be-shooting-out-to-1000-yrads;-so-this-rig-
    will-be-perect.-A-125grn-Ballistic-Tip-traveling-at-4025-fps
    is-going-to-produce-some-awesome-RED-MIST-shows.

    Also;-the-recoil-will-be-light-do-to-the-weight-of-the-rifle;-muzzle-brake;and-light-bullets-and-that-will-allow
    me-to-watch-the-hits.-I-think-this-is-going-to-be-a-great
    varmint-rig-with-lots-of-power;-great-brass;-and-tremendous
    accuracy.-I-can't-wait-to-use-it.

    Let-me-know-what-you-guys-think-about-the-twist-rate.

    Wildcat
     
  2. Guest

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    Good grief...

    You don't have a love for barrel life huh...

    You are looking at 3500 fps +

    That bullet 125 BT stays super sonic to 1K but not sure that would be my optimum choice of bullets for 1K shooting. Me thinks the wind will play effortlessly and joyfully with it past 500
     

  3. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    Sorry Jake .... not to Hijack.....

    But didn't you get "disappeared" again here Ric ??

    I saw all your posts were deleted ...... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  4. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    i agree with "on again-off again", i mean Ric, that thing will be heal on wheels for the first 5, but on out? don't think you'll connect as well as if you used a better BC bullet. as far as the twist goes, you'll have to use a 15-16 because with a 10 twist those 110's might not make it very far at all.

    if you want red mist past 500, just use a 300rum with 190 smk's and hit the ground in front of them instead of hitting them directly.not exactly something for a PETA production!
     
  5. Ballistic64

    Ballistic64 Well-Known Member

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    How about 1-11" 180-210 gr.You can do like Dave says and blow them up grenade style or hit them direct and cut them in half,plus its good to go for big game. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  6. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    I-am-going-to-stick-with-the-300-WSM-and-the-Light-bullets.-Were-I-shoot;the-wind-never-gets-bad;-so-I-am-not-worried-about-that.-I-ve-had-600-yards-+-shots-on-squirrles-with-a-223-using-50grn-V-max-bullets.-I-am-betting-a-125grn-Ballistic-Tip-at-4000-fps-will-be-pretty-darn-accurate-out-to-1000-yards.-I-guess-I-am-going-to-find-out-soon.-I-know-it-will-be-fun.
     
  7. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    Hey-guys-I-made-a-Mistake.-I-am-using-a-Lawton-Barrel-not-a-Krieger;-however-as-soon-as-I-receive-the-Krieger-Barrel-I-will-be-selling-it.-It-has-a-1-10-Twist-Rate-and-will-be-for-.30-cal.
     
  8. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    I-don't-over-heat-my-barrles-when-I-shoot;-so-I-am-not
    worried-about-barrel-life.-And-if-a-burn-the-barrel-out;-I-will-get-another-one;-but-I-am-thinking-I-will-get-some-
    good-shooting-out-of-it.-I-have-done-some-reserch
    already-and-it-looks-like-I-will-be-using-VHITIVORIA-N550
    for-powder-and-that-should-allow-me-to-get-the-velocity-at
    a-little-over-4000-fps.-I-know-the-Ballistic-Tips-and-V-
    Max-bullets-aren't-the-best-choice-for-long-range-work;
    but-I-am-thinking-the-125grn-Ballistic-Tip-will-work-fine
    out-to-1000-yards.-We-don't-have-that-much-wind-where-we
    shoot-squirrels-so-the-wind-wont-be-a-probelm.-I-am
    really-looking-forward-to-shooting-this-rig.-My-friend
    uses-a-308-for-varmint-hunting-and-he-uses-the-125grn
    Ballistic-Tip-traveling-at-about-3200-fps.-It-is-awesome
    when-he-hits-a-squirrel.-He-has-made-many-of-shots-out-to
    1000-yards-with-great-success-using-the-125grn-bullet.-So-I
    am-thinking-with-me-being-able-to-push-the-same-bullet-at-over-4000-fps;-it-should-allow-me-to-be-pretty-succeful
    out-to-1000-yards;-and-will-also-make-for-some
    really-devasting-MIST-factor.-I-believe-the-125grn
    Ballistic-Tip-has-a-BC-of-.366-so-that's-pretty-good.-I-know
    it's-not-as-good-as-the-VLD-bullets;-but-I-am-sure-it-will
    work-great-for-what-I-want-to-do.-Anyhow;-it-should-be-fun.

    Wildcat