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Old 02-26-2013, 12:07 AM
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New GA Precision rifle

Hi all. Just had my first custom rifle built. GA Precision did the build for me. It's based on there Templar action, has a 26 inch bartlein barrel #7GAP contour, badger thruster brake, badger dbm bottom metal, Mcmillian htg stock in dessert camo and the rifle is finished in OD green cerokote. Its chambered in 7mm WSM. The build only took 7 months although they told me it would be at least 12.

I took the gun out for the first time to do the barrel break in procedure recommended by them. I used factory ammo as I have not had time to start load development. With winchester 150gr power points I got 1.4" 5 shot 100 yard groups. With federal 160gr accubonds I got 1.5" 5 shot 100 yard groups. I know it's factory ammo but I was expecting better results should I be concerned at this point or is it reasonable for good hand loads to get it down to the .5 moa guarantee.

I plan on using 162gr amax and 168gr Berger hunting VLD as some as I get some time and I can find powder and primers somewhere.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:08 AM
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:09 AM
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:36 AM
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Re: New GA Precision rifle

Wow awesome rifle. You'll be just fine with custom match grade ammo it will shrink right Down!
Probably well under .5 moa.

The ammo you were using is horrible to say the least.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:00 AM
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:13 AM
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Last picture.

Thank you for the response. I was hopping it was nothing to worry about.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:18 AM
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Re: New GA Precision rifle

I believe GAP used Black Hills Gold Ammo for testing. I don't see it offered in your caliber so you'll probably have to work up some handloads. Until you do that, I'd not worry about group size.
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