I have been custom loading for about 10 years....mostly big game rifles from 270 win up to 338-378 wby. I have never found a rifle that didn't like at least one load I tried. That one "go to" load. Might be a little slow, or mayby to much pressure, but something!!!!! Always better than factory loads....always.
I just spent 3 weeks of my time, 3 weeks I'll never get back, trying to find a load for the CZ someting or other. I know squat about CZ, but it's the one that they offer as a package with a NF scope for $3599. He said the gun is "garantied to shoot 1 moa to 1000 yds". 300 win mag, NF5.5-22 NSX. H1000, H 414, imr4831, imr 4350, rl22, rl25, retumbo, 7828,....... 200 accubonds, 190 SMK, 180 swifts, 180 balistic tips, 165 balistic tips, 165 SST's, ect..............!!! NOTHING. Shot best with factory Hornady 165 SST's at just a shade over 1", the rest....2" -4"!!!! I tried hard and soft holds and everything in between for bag technique. Also never more than 21 record shots (7-3 shot groups) + 1 fowler between cleaning. Also, he said that the gun came " broken in". It did clean very easily with very little copper, but it was V E R Y, V E R Y D I R TY out of the box...lots of copper!
He asked if it was me, and although anything is possable, I bring at least 3 other guns with me each time out with good to great results ( .3 inch in my personal "tweaked" 300WBY sendaro for instance, or 3/4" with a factory 24" adl 7 mm rem mag with 180 jlks at 2950.
I talked to the costom shop at CZ and they said that the gun was designed with a "special" BBl in 1-12" twist to shoot the short, heavy bullets from DRT AMMO.:confused: Isn't a 12 twist BBl a 12 twist BBL? What could possably be different with their 12" twist??
Also, they only put a 3.5" magazine well in the damn thing. OAL should be around 3.68 to just touch the lands, but I had to load them to 3.45" to fit in the mag. DRT must have some funky looking bullets, or they seat them backwards if they are to fallow the comon "just kiss the lands" theroy on accuracy.
Now, the story takes a bad turn. While experimenting with different bag techniques, I sometimes let the gun jump up. What I didn't realize is that when the gun came down it landed on the side of my front rest....the STEAL part....THREE TIMES:mad::mad:. Put a big- ass mark on the stock:eek:. I was going to tell him to get his money back and spend the cash on a custom. If it would have been a shooter it wouldn't have matterd because he would have drug that gun to hell and back and it would look like crap after season anyway, but it dosen't!!! I offered to pay the damages and do whatever it takes, but he declined. "LETS TRY IT SOME MORE AFTER SEASON"
So here I go again.....ANY SUGJESTIONS....HELP ME....I'VE FALLEN...AND I CAN'T GET UP!!!!