Yesterday was my best range day for weather conditions since Jim See of Center Shot Rifles
completed my new baby.
- 243 Ackley Improved
- Reamer by Dave Kiff, Pacific Tool and Gauge, .276 no turn neck
- Lawton 7000 action and 20MOA base, custom bolt knob by Jim See
- Broughton barrel, 26", #5 profile, 8.5 twist, cleans really easy!
- Manners T2 stock
- GAP camo pattern by Jim See using DuraCoat
- Kwik Klip bottom metal and magazine
- DuraCoat metal finish by Jim See
- Nightforce NXS 5.5 to 22 X 56mm scope with NPR-1 reticle and zero stop, (lower rings on order)
- Kenton Industrues Tuned Trajectory Compensator scope turret cap
- Weight with scope is 11.3 pounds (w/o Harris bipod)
- Shooting 115 grain VLD Berger Hunting bullets (.551 BC)
- Angle Cosine Indicator and rail mount by Sniper Tools
- B Square rail mounted level
I just finished fire forming and started working up a quick load for my Wyoming coyote trip in 2 days. I was verifying my 300 yard data and practicing my seated coyote hunting
technique using Ulrich's tripod. (When hunting with Scott we shoot seated and with Jesse we shoot prone).
I got the vertical worked out pretty well except for one shot low. I aimed midway between the top and bottom black tape. This 300 yard group from a seated position measured 2.87 inches wide by 0.5 inches high for 7 shots with the 8th jerked shot bringing the vertical spread to 2.7 inches high.
In the last photo I am showing my new tripod from Ultrec Pro-Hunter
. I have used Stoney Point for years but this newer one is more stable and the height adjustment is a little quicker in a hunting situation since the legs have lever adjustments that work with one hand. And twice now, I have had legs fall of of a Stoney Point because of the adjuster thingy's connections. In this shoot, I had attached Stoney Point's tag-a-long thingy to give me some rear support.
Anyway, my new Center Shot Rifles' coyote killer is going to be a real shooter and Jim was great to work with.