Shorty Build Is a laser!

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Range day today with a new build. Tikka T3 22 creedmoor. M24 18” 8 twist. Shot a thrown together load today with some 75 eldm at 3340 fps. The rifle shot excellent. Had a slightly sticky bolt so I will shave a little off. Going to be heck on coyotes. Video below
 

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Looks like a shooter. Did you have the bevel of the action faced off when having your M24 barrel installed?
 
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That's a fantastic rifle. I really love the MK5HD 3.6-18. Great scopes. I've got one on a custom 280AI, and another I'm putting on a Seekins PH2 in 6.5. I'm strongly considering having that PH2 converted to 22CM though. That is one great caliber.
Thanks Chief, this is definitely my favorite rig.
 

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Thanks Chief, this is definitely my favorite rig.
I don't blame ya at all there bud. I'm pretty jealous of it myself! I think I'm either gonna convert that PH2 to 22cm or my Tikka CTR. More than likely the Tikka. I think that would be a great entry level trainer rifle for my 8 year old to get into centerfire shooting. How's the recoil on that 22CM? I think I'd do a 22" Proof barrel for it.
 
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3000 with a 95. WOW.
That's with a medium load of 4831sc. I could get plenty more with N550 or 4350 if I wanted to step on it, but 3000+ is plenty with a 95 SMK and wreaks one-shot havok on big blacktail and whitetail bucks. At this pressure and powder temp, I have yet to wear out a Lapua primer pocket on my converted brass and my throat still looks great.
 

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That's with a medium load of 4831sc. I could get plenty more with N550 or 4350 if I wanted to step on it, but 3000+ is plenty with a 95 SMK and wreaks one-shot havok on big blacktail and whitetail bucks. At this pressure and powder temp, I have yet to wear out a Lapua primer pocket on my converted brass and my throat still looks great.
Are you using spp or lpp?
 

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I have 6.5 CM lapua brass. What is the process to neck them down? TIA
 

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I read the title on this as "Shorty Built a Laser..." and figured you were referring to this:


My bad. I need to work on my reading comprehension.

Sirhr

PS.... beautiful build! Tikka's make for really nice custom rifles. I built a .14 Eichelberger on one and it, too, is a little laser beam!