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Re: Olympic Arms .243 WSSM

Postby leadbiscuit » Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:52 pm

Oh come on man. You gonna make me guess how it went? How far does that range go? It looks pretty open.

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Re: Olympic Arms .243 WSSM

Postby Coyotehunter » Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:50 pm

it didn't go great......need to work on the load a bit. 105 gr. berger vld, 39.7 gr. H4350, elev. is about 4850, 2775 fps..................needs some work. had trouble kicking the spent rounds out. needs more powder, talked with Brian schutz at Olympic arms today and got put on the path. great range, 600+ yds
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Re: Olympic Arms .243 WSSM

Postby Dcoy » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:56 pm

Hi Coyotehunter.When I was messing with the 243WSSM I found out there's a ton of info out there if you do a search.There actually is a 243WSSM forum if I recall.
I know 3-4 guys with Olympic ARs that have nothing but praise for them.Good luck.


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Re: Olympic Arms .243 WSSM

Postby leadbiscuit » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:52 pm

I'd love to be able to shoot out to 600 without having a black angus in my scope.That won't happen until the crops come out. I'm sure you'll get it shooting. Looks like you've got room for a laser, a flashlight, an ipod, and a smoothie maker on that handguard. JK...

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Re: Olympic Arms .243 WSSM

Postby Coyotehunter » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:03 pm

thanks dcoy I am already on it. yep it looks like it has a unlimited supply of options to empty your pocket book. I was reading a bit about a green light intensifier that works with your scope to enhance night time visibilty. I have never enjoyed calling at night but I have done it a number of times. Need to get it shooting before I buy any more stuff for it.
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Re: Olympic Arms .243 WSSM

Postby Coyotehunter » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:26 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6vekQihMjI

ok found this. thought the music was funny as hell.
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Re: Olympic Arms .243 WSSM

Postby Dcoy » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:25 am

Coyotehunter,
Now that Olmpic is a sponsor,can you get them to post their announcement of their new UMAR(ultimate magnum ARs)rifles here?
I understand they will have one in 22-250.
Sorry to hi-jack but thought it would be cool to get all the new info.(and pics). :D
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Re: Olympic Arms .243 WSSM

Postby leadbiscuit » Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:13 pm

Anything new on your gun Coyotehunter? My curiousity is up.

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Re: Olympic Arms .243 WSSM

Postby Coyotehunter » Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:41 pm

Dcoy wrote:Coyotehunter,
Now that Olmpic is a sponsor,can you get them to post their announcement of their new UMAR(ultimate magnum ARs)rifles here?
I understand they will have one in 22-250.
Sorry to hi-jack but thought it would be cool to get all the new info.(and pics). :D
Thanks.

I am trying to get some more info, mine is one of the first of this new line of guns. tough time of year, everyone is trying to get there big game hunts in. hopefully I can get some more info this week on what they have available in the new line.
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Re: Olympic Arms .243 WSSM

Postby Coyotehunter » Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:29 pm

leadbiscuit wrote:Anything new on your gun Coyotehunter? My curiousity is up.

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I sent it back last saturday. they are going to check a few things for me. tell you the truth it maybe just me. they were going to check the headspacing and the gas port. about 30% of my spent rounds were not ejecting all of the way. I think the proper term is stovepiping. correct me if I am wrong. it maybe something as simple as me just not full length sizing my backloads far enough down the web of the brass. I guess this can cause the same issues. hopefully have it back soon.
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Re: Olympic Arms .243 WSSM

Postby devildogg » Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:17 pm

Ch I don't know if it would make much difference but did you try a small base die for sizeing


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Re: Olympic Arms .243 WSSM

Postby Coyotehunter » Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:21 am

no I did not, just using standard dies. is that what you are using on yours?
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Re: Olympic Arms .243 WSSM

Postby Tim Anderson » Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:33 pm

The thing about semi auto's and single shot rifles is you have to resize the brass more than you would for a bolt gun.. Just keep turning the die down till the stovepipe issue stops or just be done with it and F-L resize all the brass every loading...


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Re: Olympic Arms .243 WSSM

Postby devildogg » Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:12 pm

yep thats what i use its supposed to bump the shoulders back and size the case a little smaller for easier feeding and ejecting in semiautos.


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Re: Olympic Arms .243 WSSM

Postby Kelly Jackson » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:48 am

Sounds like it is short stroking to me.

Could be several things. Would it run with factory ammo?

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