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craigrowe58
07-09-2008, 06:42 AM
If you could only have one rifle to shoot at Williamsport for both classes what would be you caliber of choice. I am considering using a Kelby or Stiller action, Kreiger barrel,Sheshane or McMillen stock, Nightforce scope.

Dan Frazier
07-09-2008, 09:50 AM
go with a 300 wsm in10 or 11 twist.

E Springman
07-09-2008, 11:46 AM
I have to agree with Dan, The WSM is working well in a lot of configurations!

C. Jordan
08-03-2008, 09:51 PM
300 WSM in light gun? That's not a lot of fun. I would con, 6-6.5x47 Lapua, 6 dasher, or even a 6.5x47 Lapua. With the new RL17 powder, you can get 6.5-284 Velocity 2900+from the 6.5x47 with much better bbl life.

oneflyer
08-04-2008, 07:08 AM
Take a look at the results at Williamsport and the calibers that are winning. I think you'll see a lot of WSM's in that category. Worried about recoil? There is a forum for air guns.

E Springman
08-04-2008, 11:34 AM
Day in Day out its hard to beat a 30 WSM, Whats a little recoil when your winning?

4Mesh
08-04-2008, 12:39 PM
300 WSM in light gun? That's not a lot of fun. I would con, 6-6.5x47 Lapua, 6 dasher, or even a 6.5x47 Lapua. With the new RL17 powder, you can get 6.5-284 Velocity 2900+from the 6.5x47 with much better bbl life.
I shoot a 30 WSM light gun with no brake, no recoil pad (just wood stock that's not even rounded) and shoot it free recoil with 210 bergers in a 10 twist. On Saturday, I shot my first test rounds with this gun and first ones in any gun since eons ago, 120 rounds in that gun. I never gave it a thought and if I needed to shoot another 500 I'd have done that. With someone else paying for the bullets and powder of course! :D

Folks make a big deal outa recoil, but all guns do it. I'd make a bet that a 6x47 being shot holding the gun is more uncomfortable than my 30WSM shot free recoil.

Think about the old addage about using a hand saw. "Let the saw do the work". If you hold tight, fight and push and pull, yes, it's a lot of work. If you let the saw do the cutting, it's as easy as pie. Same with a light gun. Don't hang on for dear life and it won't hit you so hard.

4Mesh
08-04-2008, 12:51 PM
I will say though that I built my 10 twist and shoot 210's because I did not have a 12 twist barrel. Given a choice in a LG, I'd take a 12 twist and 190's in a WSM long before a 10twist and 210's.