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Unread 03-11-2010, 06:49 PM
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257 Mag First shots

Well after having my 257 Weatherby Mag for about a month and a half now i finally got a chance to go out and shoot it. I did however get a Axiom stock put on it. This was the first time i have ever sighted in a gun from the prone position. The first two shots were very high and left but thats ok they were my fouling shots. I moved the scope then shot again. This time it was about 2 inches high and 3 inches right. I adjusted the scope again and then shot and it was pretty darn close to the dot so i shot 2 more times. The second of the 3 shots i punched the trugger and it went a little left. I was a little taken back by how the gun "jumped". There was very little recoil that i felt anyway but it seemed the muzzle jumped up more than what i am used to. I am not sure if it was because of shooting off a bipod or if that is the affect of the recoil reducing Axiom stock. Did not seem to affect the accuracy any just took a little getting used to. I had not shot the gun before putting this stock on it so i cant tell you how much the stock reduces recoil but like i said before it did not hardly kick at all. After i got done with those last three shots i decided to walk around and see if any groundhogs were out. Well i topped a hill and seen one running back to his hole. I pulled up and shot him. He was only about 40 yards away and the 100 grain bullet going about 3500fps really did a number on him. Unfortunatly my phone broke so i could not take a picture and i was not going to bring him back home to take a picture of him. Almost forgot the group was .675.



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    Gee, nice shoot'n. How far away was the box? Might-a-bin 6' for all we know?? How about a pic of your new cannon??

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    Gee, nice shoot'n. How far away was the box? Might-a-bin 6' for all we know?? How about a pic of your new cannon??

    joseph
    LOL sorry i did not put the range. It was 100 yards. Actually it was probably about 105 because i stepped it off and i always take very long steps. Anyway here is a pic of the gun


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    Unread 03-12-2010, 05:25 AM
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    WOW that's wild looken and a good shooter too. Good luck with it and keep the barrel warm.

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    Unread 03-12-2010, 10:55 PM
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    Is that barrel free floating? It looks like you could carry that gun all day. What does she weigh?
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    That's great shooting.
    Let's hear the details of your load.
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    You didn't follow the directions on the box. "Fragile" must be french for grand prize. LOL!

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