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Old 04-12-2004, 06:58 PM
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Re: H-S Precision

ACI comes with a 1MOA garantee and costs nearly three times as much, HS comes with a .5MOA garantee.

nuff said.
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Old 04-12-2004, 11:00 PM
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Re: H-S Precision

Els I have the same rifle you are takling about and will tell you it's worth everything they say about it and more.
The test target that came with the rifle, which I can only assume was fired out of some kind of machine rest was.178MOA

I got it to the range on Saturday for the first time and the best group I came up with was .323MOA

This was the first batch of handloads and I have not experimented with powders, primers COL or anything else.

That load was a little hot, the primers were flattening but it shouldn't be so since it was just at max as per the Vihta Vuori manual.

43.2gn N140 CCI BR2 Lapua brass, Lapua 167gn Silver Scenar(moly) COL 60.95mm @ the ogive.
2686fps

I would like to see if I don't get flat primers with another powder, may try N135 of N550 maybe try backing out off the lands a little more too.

I'll be bringing the rifle over to the UK this year at some stage, if you're around and still keen you can have a look and a shot if you like.
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Old 04-12-2004, 11:17 PM
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Re: H-S Precision

Express,
Did you get my email of a few days ago?
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Old 04-13-2004, 12:44 AM
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Re: H-S Precision

Jay Kyle

The Accuracy international is indeed a fine rifle , unfortunately it's to heavy for the kind of work i will have to do , 15lbs with scope . I must admit i was considering the Sako TRG 22 or a RPA interceptor both of which are fairly light , the H-S precision though is the lightest out of the lot.
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Old 04-13-2004, 12:48 AM
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The civilian version of the AI would be the cheapest option at a little over 1500 - $3000 , the H-S Precision , RPA and Sako are all pretty much the same price .
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Old 04-13-2004, 08:59 AM
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Els,

I was rather turned off the HS Precision idea by the thought of paying a middle man around 3-400 clear profit just for ordering and receiving the rifle. (ie US retail price 1166 +VAT = 1370 plus a (generous) 100 for shipping = 1470. He's making 330 (more if he's only paying trade and not retail!)for simply phoning the order to HS Precision and (maybe) collecting the rifle from Bond -just seems a wee bit steep to me).

What switched you off the RPA? It's what I'm thinking of getting -interested to hear your thoughts.
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Old 04-13-2004, 10:41 AM
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Hi Brown Dog

I know what you mean about the price hike , but that's the price you pay for living in good old blighty , or more aptly put 'rip off Britain'
I cant really say what has put me off the RPA , if anything has at all , they are said to be the most accurate out of the box rifle bar-none , i think it's just one of those cosmetic things , the H-S just catches my eye better .
I was waiting for the new RPA to come out , fluted barrel , thumb hole stock ect ect , i think they describe it as a light weight hunter/varminter. I'm still considering the RPA in 6PPC to replace my .243 but at 2000 for a magazine fed rifle they aren't cheap.

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