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#5566378 - 01/26/15 08:46 PM New Custom 300WSM!!
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Well I first want to thank everyone who gave me inputs on which cartridge to choose on my 300WSM rebarrel. After a lot of thought, I decided to stick with the 300WSM over going with a 270WSM. I ended up taking my rifle to Long Range Innovations in Lubbock as they're only about 1.5hrs from where I live and had a very fast turn around. I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet and hope the weather allows it this weekend but I'm not getting my hopes up. I hope to take it on my Barbary hunt the second week of Feb if I can shoot it before that.

Win M70 Stainless action
Shilen #4 contour stainless barrel
LRI Break
Timney trigger
B&C Alaskan stock pillar bedded
Meopta Meostar for now though I plan on pairing it with a lighter scope in the near future.

I'll post how it shoots in the Reloading section when I start load development. Can't wait to shoot it!!


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#5566566 - 01/26/15 10:12 PM Re: New Custom 300WSM!! [Re: ltsheets]
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Looks good, now get it shot in and go kill one of those sheep
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#5566580 - 01/26/15 10:20 PM Re: New Custom 300WSM!! [Re: ltsheets]
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It's broken in and sighted in with some old reloads thanks to the gunsmith but I still need to shoot it for myself to verify it's zeroed where I want it. Can't wait to go see what it can do! Just worried that I'm going to have a hard time between now and then to get out and test it. I want to do some quick load checks with 180 gr TTSX's along with 185 Bergers

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#5566647 - 01/26/15 11:22 PM Re: New Custom 300WSM!! [Re: ltsheets]
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Take a sick day! You don't want to miss a shot because you didn't know. Nice rig btw sir! up
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#5566790 - 01/27/15 07:17 AM Re: New Custom 300WSM!! [Re: ltsheets]
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very nice rifle! congrats!

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#5566792 - 01/27/15 07:22 AM Re: New Custom 300WSM!! [Re: ltsheets]
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Looks...painful!!

Good looking rig, let us know how it shoots.
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#5569984 - 01/28/15 06:57 PM Re: New Custom 300WSM!! [Re: ltsheets]
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Well took the gun out yesterday to shoot some reloads with 185gr bergers to see if I would get lucky and some shoot well enough for me to build a few for an upcoming hunt. I was overall pleased with the rifle. The recoil was not bad at all and I had 3/8 groups shoot sub-moa with the bergers, even with them being .030 off the lands. I think I found a load worth using and then working seating depth to tighten up the groups when I have time.

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#5569987 - 01/28/15 06:57 PM Re: New Custom 300WSM!! [Re: ltsheets]
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Best group was .62 MOA btw but that was 2 grains below a .87 group that had 2 more grains of powder...gonna work up the hotter load.

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#5577259 - 02/01/15 08:10 PM Re: New Custom 300WSM!! [Re: ltsheets]
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Well I got it out to the range yesterday for some very quick load validation. I was hoping to find a quick load with 185 Bergers that worked for my Barbary hunt in just over a week. I quickly loaded up a few 3 shot groups to slowly check pressure while hoping to find a charge the gun liked. After 8 groups, I found 3 that grouped sub-MOA (this was last weekend). Yesterday I went back with 12 rds of the best group size to velocity load from last weekend. After a few foulers, the first group measured .72. I adjusted the scope for zero and shot another group... .29 MOA!! Made my last adjustments for zero and shot 6 to check the velocities and that's it for now. Needless to say I'm incredibly impressed with how this rifle is shooting Bergers so far considering they are supposedly notoriously picky about seating depth and that it normally takes a lot of trial and error to get a rifle to shoot them well. I'll post pics later.

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#5577306 - 02/01/15 08:41 PM Re: New Custom 300WSM!! [Re: ltsheets]
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Great news! And some tight shooting!
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#5577328 - 02/01/15 08:58 PM Re: New Custom 300WSM!! [Re: ltsheets]
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Good shooting, Sounds like you got that load figured out.
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#5577373 - 02/01/15 09:11 PM Re: New Custom 300WSM!! [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
Good shooting, Sounds like you got that load figured out.


You can say that again. Nice shooting especially with the big boomer.

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#5577508 - 02/01/15 10:05 PM Re: New Custom 300WSM!! [Re: ltsheets]
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The load was complete luck. I did some pressure testing and loaded to the same overall length as the TSX's I'd loaded and then just hoped I'd find a group that worked. I got lucky that the Bergers liked that seating depth which is about .030 off the lands. If it keeps shooting like that though, idk if I'll mess with it.

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#5577514 - 02/01/15 10:09 PM Re: New Custom 300WSM!! [Re: ltsheets]
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#5577516 - 02/01/15 10:10 PM Re: New Custom 300WSM!! [Re: ltsheets]
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Sometimes you hit a load and just say that is good enough. I have at times and other times seems like half wear out a barrel before finding a load I like.
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