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Did Wheeler build the rifle?

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6ppcfan: Pardon my slow reply - indeed, I was told that local Riflesmith Wheeler did indeed build the Rifle that the new record was shot with.
I heard this from a friend of the shooter NOT the shooter himself - whom I do not know but would love to meet.
I'll see if I can get verification on that.
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Originally Posted by Creeker
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POI looks off to me.

Shooting a little low....


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Outstanding shooting, Congrats to the new potential record holder.

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Jc189: Most all of my shooting (95%+) is at big game, small game, predators and Varmints.
But to contrast what Mr. Kulzer did at 1,000 yards to my shooting let me relay this - I had along one of my most accurate 22 centerfire Rifles (Remington XR-100 in 223 Remington) on a Varmint Safari this past week.
I laser ranged a 3 1/2" wide, standing adult Ground Squirrel out at 227 yards and I missed said Varmint 3 times in a row!
The critter eventually ran off aways and laid down prone, and I bonked him on the fourth shot.
Humble pie there.
Anyway I am just astounded that a barrel, a scope, a trigger, a bullet, a powder charge, a human - let alone changing atmospheric conditions can ALL come together and create a 10 (ten!) shot grouping of 2.695" at 1,000 yards distant.
That feat is just about "absolute accuracy" in my book.
Again good for the shooter and todays technology.
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A 6BR Remington Improved. Don't need a honking magnum for long range accuracy!

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Well VarmintGuy I'm in western Kansas shooting at those tiny things myself. I'm using a 700 Remington Sporter, .22-250. The load I'm using will do about 3/4" for 5 shots at a 100. At 250-300 yards I'm batting about 65% shooting in windy conditions [mostly 25-35 MPH]


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Nice shooting!

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The deep Creek range is a very nice facility and the layout offers the possibility of good conditions. I think the 6BR is the easiest way to shoot good, competitive groups and has been for the last 25 years. The higher BC of the 6.5's and 7mm's doesn't always translate into better accuracy. The lack of recoil and simple load development just makes it easier. GD

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Good stuff....congrats! smile -Al


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Greydog: Thank you for those interesting observations/opinions.
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Looking back, it almost sounds like I was saying it was not that difficult. Nothing could be further from the truth. What I find even more impressive is that a lot of these guys fire targets which are very good, very frequently. I do believe the 6 BR and variants are the easiest cartridges to work with. Nonetheless, I seldom used one; maybe so I would have an excuse! GD

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Originally Posted by greydog
I do believe the 6 BR and variants are the easiest cartridges to work with.GD

Agree with that. The Dasher & BRX, & I'm sure others are all hard to beat.


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The 6MM Dasher is the MOST ACCURATE cartridge I've ever put to my shoulder....bar none and I've shot many! I've fired ten shot groups here on my home range from 1000 yards that could be covered with a silver dollar coin!! And it does it with only 32.4 grains Varget powder!


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Sharpsman: That is STUNNING accuracy!
I am an amateur when it comes to knowledge of Bench Rest "secrets" but have attended MANY BR Matches as an observer and found them fascinating and intriguing.
I am assuming your "silver dollar" sized groups were shot on your chosen times conditions (no wind, mirage etc).
Again good for you and thanks for your observations on the 6m/m Dasher - very interesting.
I would call that "absolute accuracy" (silver dollar sized 10 shot groups at 1,000 yards)!
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Originally Posted by rainshadow1
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Oh if I had time/money for all the hobbies I could imagine enjoying!
You and me both! I have far more hobbies and interest than I do time and money.

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Woof! That is indeed some shooting!!! Congrats to that shooter.


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