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Unread 07-20-2009, 11:38 PM
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Thanks Gebhart02 about the bipod. I was so excited to get it all set up and cleaned I didn't realize it until after I took the pic. Glad to figure it out prior to shooting it.
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Unread 07-21-2009, 12:10 AM
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Superb! Congrats on a very nice rig. Enjoy the class! The fear'll be gone forever soon. Only grins after.
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Unread 07-21-2009, 09:38 AM
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Re: New Rig From Kirby

Buzz4me2

Clean looking. Kirby puts out a nice rifle.

What’s your take on the ADJ HTG. I am gathering parts for another rifle and will use the HTG but wondering if the added weight is worth the adjustable cheek piece. I see that it is cranked up about half inch or so in the picture and your using a Nightforce so it kinda makes me think I should order the ADJ. Is that 11 lbs with the scope or without?
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Unread 07-21-2009, 10:45 PM
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I do think the adj cheek piece is worth it. Looks better then adding one on later.

Rig weighs 11lbs with scope and bipod.
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Have fun with that, buzz. Keep us informed as to how the shooting/hunting goes! Jon
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Unread 07-22-2009, 10:27 AM
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Re: New Rig From Kirby

That's a heck of a lightweight for that "type" of gun, should be great!
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Unread 07-25-2009, 11:02 PM
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Re: New Rig From Kirby

I got out today to shoot this bad boy for the first time and break in the barrel. At 100 yards my first 3 shots were touching each other. Needless to say the rest of the shooting went that way. Very tight groupings and I can't be happier.

Recoil was even less then I expected. Close to my .270 or a tad bit better.

Now it's off to longer distances.

I used H1000 powder and did not see an increase in FPS that others on here have mentioned. I recently purchased a keg of H1000. Kirby test fired the gun with Retumbo and settled on 89grains. This gave him 2700FPS and he was happy with that.

I backed down to 85 grains and only had loads to 87.5 grains for testing. Settled on 86 grains with a STD of 2.2. The FPS averaged 2632. I was expecting it to be hotter then what Kirby got with Retumbo.

Either way the gun seems to like that load so I'll go with that for now and see how it does in Idaho.

Thought I would let you all know.
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