New toy........243 Ackley

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by JLR, May 29, 2007.

  1. JLR

    JLR Well-Known Member

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    Well, here she is...
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    Action: Winchester Model 70 (post 64), Long Action
    Barrel: Krieger Heavy Varmint Countour 1 in 8 twist ~27.5"
    Stock: MPI tactical....modified slightly with custom camo by TMR
    Scope: Leupold VX-III 6.5x20-50mm LRT........THANKS BJ!!
    Rings: TPS Medium rings
    Base: EGW 25 MOA
    Finish: Action is Brownell's ovenbake teflon, barrel is custom snakeskin print bead-blasting.

    A huge thanks needs to go out to my brother, TMR, who did most of the work on this rifle. So far, it seems to be shooting great, although we haven't had a chance to shoot over the chrono yet. I just put this scope on today at lunch, so it's back to the range to get it sighted back in.
     
  2. reed mosser

    reed mosser Well-Known Member

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    Looks great and should shoot better than it looks. I love savage actions but a winchester is a close second. Don't see many customs on winchesters but don't really now why. I really like the flat bedding and fixed recoil lug. Should be a great rifle /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     

  3. biggjake

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  4. TMR

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    Hmmmmmm,

    That looks familiar....now if you would just join the VHA, we can get some downrange club stuff going. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  5. bailey1474

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    Nice lookin' rig!!! Sorry that scope didn't make it there for the weekend.
     
  6. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    how do you like the MPI stocks ??

    thanks,
    Sendero
     
  7. wildcat

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    Real nice. What bullet are you going to use?
     
  8. JLR

    JLR Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmmmm,

    That looks familiar....now if you would just join the VHA, we can get some downrange club stuff going. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    Done!
     
  9. JLR

    JLR Well-Known Member

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    SenderoMan,
    The MPI stocks seem pretty nice, but I will say that I would like a little more width on the forend and a little bigger swell in the grip area. TMR would have a better answer as far as working on these stocks though, as he did all the work on it.


    Thanks Wildcat.

    The plan is to use the Berger 105gr VLD. TMR is shooting them at around 3300 fps in his gun and I'll most likely stick with that load, depending on how it performs in the heat...supposed to be near 100 this weekend!
     
  10. TMR

    TMR Well-Known Member

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    Sendero_Man

    The MPI Stocks are ok, they just take alot of work to get them correct. This stock pretty much duplicates an A-2 stock. I have one on my STW that I cut the forend down to the A-3 style stock. When you get one, it will weigh in just under 2 lbs. The grip area has to be filled to add stiffness and the forend as well. This stock weighed around 3.75 lbs when finished. My STW stock weighs right at 3 lbs. MPI is reasonably priced and quick to deliver, but they are definitely not a drop in stock.
     
  11. JLR

    JLR Well-Known Member

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    300yd shooting

    I think I've finally settled on a load for this gun.
    Powder: 48.5 grains of Reloader 22
    Bullet: Berger 105gr VLD
    Primer: CCI 200
    Velocity is right around 3300fps

    Group at 300yds from a bipod off of a shooting bench (a wee bit bouncy!)
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    I have been shooting 49.0 grains, but have been running into problems with temperature and this load just shoots too good to mess with.
     
  12. mjbine

    mjbine Active Member

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    What twist do you have? Where is the OAL at?

    Nice grouping.

    Mike
     
  13. JLR

    JLR Well-Known Member

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    1 in 8 twist, and I believe the OAL is 2.210" to the ogive. That measurement is just from memory though, have to check on it.
     
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