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    The day has arrived..

    I picked up my Wssm last week, its been lovingly stored in the cabinet waiting on today to arrive. The ingrediants are IMR 4007ssc, 90grn noslers, fed match primers and winchester brass. Im planning to work up from 41.5grns (hodgdons data). Lets see if myself and Tahr can get it to shoot. Ill post up the results tonight or tomorrow morn.


    Nutty

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    To say Im chuffed is an understatement. After double and treble checking various data we worked load up from 40grns. The 1st batch gave me a 1" group, 40.5 grn gave a 3/4" group I shot 4 shots is this string as I wasnt happy with the 1st shot then made a mess of the 4th shot, then 41grn shot a 1/2" group which tahr shot. I was happy with my second group and decided to go with that load. Tahr then had a shot with the 41grn loads as he wanted a shot himself. Both of us had a shot which could best be described as pulled!! looking through the scope it was only the thickness of the cross hair away from the grouping but closer inspection of the target showed otherwise. The trigger is a tad too heavy also which didnt help, but that is being rectified with a timney trigger spring kit.


    Ingredients and ready for the off.






    The 2 groups. Mine is at the bull.




    Tahr's group.




    Nutty

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    Nice. It's always pleasing when rifle shoots from the start.~Muir

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muir View Post
    Nice. It's always pleasing when rifle shoots from the start.~Muir
    Oh yes indeed Muir. I think itll get better with the Timney springs done and a good flat surface, but Im well chuffed with it.


    Nutty

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    She sure is a shooter John, the rifle is brand new, possibly almost unfired, Put a few photos of it on here for the lads to look at, it just shows if you are in the right place at the right time what can be found. The scope is a cracking scope for stalking, and it tracked perfectly. I am sure with more mag’ and finer crosshairs we could do a bit of work and get the groups smaller still, but what’s the point? it will kill deer and foxes now at any sensible range.

    Short and fat is where it’s at.

    ATB

    Tahr

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    Are we talking another A-bolt wssm?


    How much did you pay? It sounds like you got a bargain!

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    Hi Nuttyspaniel, well done with the new rifle, i see you have played with different powder charges but have you measured and played with different seating depths as this is where you will really see it shine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotch_egg View Post
    Are we talking another A-bolt wssm?


    How much did you pay? It sounds like you got a bargain!
    We sure are, a bargain at £250.....


    nutty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thar View Post
    She sure is a shooter John, the rifle is brand new, possibly almost unfired, Put a few photos of it on here for the lads to look at, it just shows if you are in the right place at the right time what can be found. The scope is a cracking scope for stalking, and it tracked perfectly. I am sure with more mag’ and finer crosshairs we could do a bit of work and get the groups smaller still, but what’s the point? it will kill deer and foxes now at any sensible range.


    Very true...

    Short and fat is where it’s at.

    Just like me...

    ATB

    Tahr

    Nutty

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPA 6MM BR View Post
    Hi Nuttyspaniel, well done with the new rifle, i see you have played with different powder charges but have you measured and played with different seating depths as this is where you will really see it shine.
    Cheers no I havnt played with different seating depths. With the A-bolt wssm there isnt much room in the mag to play with. The complete round is 2.3" and that just fits into the mag. Im happy with where Im at with the 41grn powder charge and I believe once Ive done the trigger spring the group will tighten up. The trigger is crisp but as with all american rifles too heavy.

    cheers
    nutty

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