Well I was able to get out this past Friday and try out my new Sako 995 with an Abrams Tank 32" Benchmark Barrel.
First the negative,
- My scope rings are less than idea, so Mark at Chesebro Rifles is going to be ordering me a new set. Ones with the Sako locking tab on them. The ones he had on had were just temporary.
- Next the recoil obviously on a gun like that jumps you off target big time, so back into the shop for a muzzle break.
- All I had was factory Remington ammo, still waiting on my 7mm RM dies and 180gr Berger bullets
The Good stuff
- Having the guy who built the rifle help spot and sight you in was awesome, Mark definitely helped the process and explained everything to me.
- Even though I was only able to shoot out to 300yrds (hardly long range) I was able to get my gun doing some decent groups and at least got a feel for the gun.
- I was able to see what the gun needed and even though I only picked it up that morning I gave it back to him to tinker with a little more. We were able to see how the gun jumped and will install a muzzle break accordingly.
I am beside myself with the new gun and I can not wait to finally get it back again and put some real ammo in it and shoot some real distances. But that is in a week or two.
Here is a pic of mark shooting his BSA .22 K Hornet at 300yrds
Shoot Straight and long,
Tony aka The Bearded Boar