Originally Posted by chowder
I was the guy having some grouping problems w/ the LRH .308 last spring. I'm not a a hand loader but did eventually find the Hornady Superformance Match 168 grain Amax to group very well in this rifle. I set up my long Range Hunter w/ a Bushnell 4200 and this combo was consistently very effective for whitetail deer doe management. My muzzle break is frozen open and I have no plans to rectify the situation.
For the coyote season we are using the Savage model 12 in 22-250. I did purchase & install the same Karsten cheek piece used by Savage on the LRH on this 22-250. Using the Hornady 55grain Vmax this rifle groups very well with a relatively inexpensive 8.5-25x 50 Mueller scope.
Interestingly, I was at odds with either the HS stock or the snot stock with the Karsten.... I chose the Karsten as well. Rick has the HS on his. I feel the Karsten, while not only less expensive, allows more of an adjustment for cheek weld and overall shooting alignment, very crucial with a high power scope and limited eye relief. No point in getting a black eye....IMO.
I just set the cheek where it's most comfortable and aligns my eye with the ocular and then I put a witness mark on the cheek rest on the clamp nut side. That way, if I pull the bolt (I have to drop the cheek to fully rxtract the bolt), realignment is as easy as aligning the witness marks.
Mine came with a fixed brake not that I'd fire it with the brake closed. I don't usually carry Ben-Gay with me......
EGW provides the CNC machined brake and the scope rail BTW.
I believe the favorite feature is the Accutrigger. Mine pulls at a consistent 3 pounds, has very little pre-travel and no creep. It's more finger reflex, like second thought and bang. This is probably the first large caliber rifle that I have no qualms about prior to ignition. It's an extension of my trigger finger.
I did have to pull the action and barrel and remove a tiny bit of the forend with some sandpaper and an appropriate diameter dowel rod. My 'freefloating' was a little too close, as in rip a dollar bill.
Now, if the ammunition was reasonably priced...........