New Christensen ELR 300 WIN

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  1. shooter72

    shooter72 Well-Known Member

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    My ELR just showed up. I ordered this one in a 300WIN I was afraid with how light it was if I got it in a 338 I wouldn't be able to stay in the gun and spot my own shots so I ordered a 300WIN. I will load her up tonight and test it tomorrow. I have to say the fit and finish looks much better than the last time I had one (years ago) over all feels really nice. now we shall see if it shoots.
     
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    Just kidding but get some pics when you go out tomorrow. Hehehe
     
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  3. shooter72

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    Here are my pictures from last night. I tried keeping it as light as possible used my Leupold unimount and a Viper HST whole rig might be 10lbs total with the Sinclair tactical bipod.
    I loaded some test loads for today:
    Norma brass:
    RL23 70,71,&72 grains
    208 amax loaded to the lands 3.6225
     

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    That will be my next rifle purchase.Please keep us in the loop as for
    accuracy
     
  5. shooter72

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    If all goes well tonight I will shoot it out at 1100 tomorrow morning. If that goes well too I will be ordering a 338 on Monday.
     
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    Ok loaded to the lands they still fit in the mag box! I single shot all my guns but still nice option.
    My Norma virgin brass was 11 thousands short of head space. So I have high hopes for it after it's fireformed. It shot 3/8ths up too 7/8ths in my test groups so I think it will be a shooter. Recoil was very light not bad at all.
    I am going to test more tomorrow out long want to see if I can stay in the gun to spot my shots. And to see if the fired brass improves the groups
    70 grains shot the best @ 2870 with an ES of 7.
    Barrel cleaned up during break in very very well. Over all very impressed with the rifle overall so far.
     
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  7. shooter72

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    Ok it shot well. Nice triangle 3 shot group at 1055 measured just under 9" obviously not awesome or anything but for a rifle that has limited load development and only 34 rounds on it. I really just wanted to see the potential and I'm very pleased. I was able to spot all my shots as well.
    Cleaned it again. Looked in the bore scope. I must say it looks better than any factory gun I have but not as nice as my high end barrels. It isn't fouling and still cleans up nicely. After I get the last 16 pieces fireformed I will go back to do some better development.
     
  8. dirthead1

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    You'll probably see an increase in velocity once you get about 80-100 rounds through it. My Ridgeline 300 Win Mag sped up almost 100fps. It's shooting 215 hybrids at 2949 with H1000. I'm about 2 grains of powder below even light pressure signs. I bet you'll be mid to high 2900's once you get a few more rounds though it.
     
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    That's very nice.
     
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    I didn't get to order the 338 and I might have to sale this one. oh you gotta love kids and college and the never ending need for money LOL. Either way I am gonna play with it til then at least.
     
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    More pictures would be nice !!!
     
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    Holy Chit! That's a nice rig. (And it's lighter by a lot than my 6.5 CM Ruger Precision Rifle - until I re-barrel with a Proof Research barrel.)

    Eric B.