View Full Version : Cool 6.5 shockwave pic

08-04-2013, 6:41 PM
Rem 700 6.5x55 shooting 140 VLDs
I especially like the shadow


08-04-2013, 6:50 PM
Only prone shooters will ever appreciate making these.

Fun things to leave on the line.

08-04-2013, 6:54 PM
For sure. I learned how to distance shoot a decade ago going prone only. For the past couple years I had shot benchrest only, even bringimg tables if need be.
This year I got back into prone and have done some of my best shooting doing so, I'm glad I did.

08-04-2013, 6:58 PM
Shooting prone is my favorite. I thought I was the only one who enjoyed the wave patterns.

08-04-2013, 7:21 PM
linky no workie

08-04-2013, 7:46 PM
It's like a Zen garden for gun owners

08-04-2013, 8:28 PM
Picture, awesome, saved!

I love that stock.

08-04-2013, 9:16 PM
Wow, just read up on 6.5x55. Nice rifle. Sweet waves. How many rounds does it take to make that?

08-05-2013, 4:58 AM
Yeah, modern 6.5x55 handloads are hot and gave great ballistics. Is say that was about 15 rounds when it was taken.

08-05-2013, 8:36 AM
CobraRed, i'm just getting into long range shooting, would you be kind enough to tell us more about your rifle, did you build it of have it built? likes or dislikes etc. thanks

08-05-2013, 9:01 AM
Handloads? Care to share your recipe, at least your starting load?

08-05-2013, 9:16 AM
Thats dope! Thanks for sharing!

08-05-2013, 10:02 AM
Nice, way better than this pic I recently took... but I shall share nonetheless.


Was shooting 22lr and 556 with a FSC556 break.

08-05-2013, 11:07 AM
Man now I have to post mine

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j53/charlieh313/f4cb263d-72e7-4ec2-a107-0f16b5d66610_zps2221502b.jpg (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/charlieh313/media/f4cb263d-72e7-4ec2-a107-0f16b5d66610_zps2221502b.jpg.html)

08-05-2013, 12:02 PM
cool stuff man!

08-05-2013, 1:46 PM
CobraRed, i'm just getting into long range shooting, would you be kind enough to tell us more about your rifle, did you build it of have it built? likes or dislikes etc. thanks
Not a problem. This is my long range build, my midrange 5-600 yard 308 shoots 155 Palma and 168 amax using Varget through a McGowen stainless 26" 1:11 barrel, simple choate stock, savage action and 1.5lb trigger using a leupold 6-20x50. It shoots the lights out, boringly accurate with the right handloads. Speratic 3" swinging steel round plate hits at 600, you can choose where to hit on the six inch.

This 6.5 is a 1991 original r700, only year made. Bobby hart wood stock with billet aluminum bedded chassis. Vortex 6-20x44 and 2lb trigger. I have a 28" McGowen cromoly barrel being rifled as we speak. I use it for 6-1200 yards with a theoretical supersonic range of 1350-1400. It only shines with hand loads, factory ammo is made for swedish mausers.


Both assembled by me, Harris bipods, nightforce steel picatinny rails. 20moa on the 6.5. I machined rear adjustable monopods for both of them out of cromoly.

I like both of them a lot. My first rifle I learned distance precision on was a Win model 70 so I've had the top 3 (imo) choices for precision manufactures. The bolt lift on the Savage is a bit heavy and clunky, but can be modified. The Vortex scope on my 6.5 works and looks great but has a bit too thick crosshairs for my precision needs, the Leupold's fine duplex is beautiful. The jeweled bolt on the Rem feels nice. Both are honestly darn accurate, I'd give the edge to the savage right now because it can take down 3" targets that I cant hit with any other rifle - but with the new 28" McGowen coming for my 6.5 I think that edge may become equal or be surpassed by the Swede once I figure out a perfect load.
I give a lot of credit to the perfection of a load I developed for the .308. 44.85gr of varget, Fed 210 primers and 168 Amax hit whatever you point it at after doing some math.

Handloads? Care to share your recipe, at least your starting load?
I load hot. Modern actions are miles ahead of book maxed for mausers, especially a Remington 700.
Tula lrp, 140 vld's or 140 amaxs infront of way north of 45gr of rl22 ill say that. In Norma brass.
A .612 g1 ballistic coefficient and 2850-2920fps really gets the job done, only way I personally can tackle a 1000y 12" plate in the wind.
The amaxs like to be weight seperated and jameed .05 onto the lands. The vlds are picky about COAL.

08-05-2013, 4:22 PM
That's a pretty Swede picture

08-05-2013, 5:42 PM
Very cool. I'm going to save that picture :)

I'll be shooting my first reloads in my Swede Mauser very soon.

08-27-2013, 5:14 PM
Pretty gun!

Those patterns just give me another reason to love shooting prone :37: