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Unread 06-22-2012, 07:20 PM
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Re: Piggie Regulator

I had a chance to shoot the rifle today. I bore sighted it and fired 3 shots at 50 yards. Made a slight sight correction and moved the bench to 100 yards. My first group at 100 yards is below. I fired 2 more groups, but as the barrel heated up the shots began to string vertically a bit. Nothing was over an inch. This thing shows promise. 29.2 gr 10X, 95 gr TTSX, SSA case, CCI 450 primer, 2.295" OAL
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    Can't knock the weight on an AR-10 too much there, Dan. Several of us on the LCSA team are building them right now at the behest of Steve Satern. He wants to set up a 1,000 yard Service Rifle team for Perry, so that's the route we're going. No more bedding, no more op rod issues, no more sight tweaks to keep them tight, you get the idea. They'll be weighted in typical NM fashion in the buttstock, just to add a little extra heft.

    Think I'd want a bit more meat on a 338 Federal, too!
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    Can't knock the weight on an AR-10 too much there, Dan. Several of us on the LCSA team are building them right now at the behest of Steve Satern. He wants to set up a 1,000 yard Service Rifle team for Perry, so that's the route we're going. No more bedding, no more op rod issues, no more sight tweaks to keep them tight, you get the idea. They'll be weighted in typical NM fashion in the buttstock, just to add a little extra heft.

    Think I'd want a bit more meat on a 338 Federal, too!
    Last time I checked I could use my cart to schlep my 14 lb NM AR-15 around Perry. An AR-10 wouldn't be an issue under those circumstances. Humping through the woods is another thing entirely. The cool part about these rifles is that you can configure them for so many different purposes - from a lightweight carbine to a heavy match gun and many things in between. The design continues to amaze me with its versatility.

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    No argument there! Should be a fun project, though. I'm sitting on the upper right now, Steve's got some lowers in for us and we'll be barrelling them up shortly. After that, I suspect there'll be a massive shopping trip up and down Commercial Row at Perry this year for the various knick-knacks and extras.
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    My AR 10 is light compared to my 264 WM at 12.5 lbs empty and no scope.

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    My AR 10 is light compared to my 264 WM at 12.5 lbs empty and no scope.

    That is some barrel. I bet you can get some scortching velocities out of that thing.

    I use some fairly heavy rifles for competition, but my hunting rifles are light in comparison to a lot I see on the forum. My long range hunting rig is a 7mm SAUM that is 9 lbs 13 oz with scope.

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    Re: Piggie Regulator

    Its a Shilen 30" varmint contour with 1 in 8" twist. I will be getting a crono soon but I am guessing that a Sierra 85gr bullet above 3900 fps. Hodgdon lists it at 3812 fps with at least 4" less barrel.
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