Ok ok, so this isn't a long range toy but thought it would be worth a thread. It might still be interesting?! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
This morning I went out to shoot in the tropical heat wave (5 degrees) and tried to hold together some nice groups with my new br rig despite the shivering. Good news was that there was very little wind. Bad news was the cold, and intermittent mirage.
Started off at 100 yards and tried H322 and 66 grain Cheeks bullets with fed 205gm primers. The 1-13.5" four groove Krieger shot all charges pretty well, but one in particular really shined. However, I shot the first four shots into one hole and the fifth went looking for a different home.
I hate when that happens! It even felt like a good shot and surprised me when I looked down range to see the goof.
H322 got up to 3322 for speed but I could tell the gun wanted more. This barrel will probably need 3400 to really shine.
Here is the best H322 group (minus the flyer of course). I guess it's not too bad considering my brass isn't fully fireformed yet. The first four shots measure .082" then the fifth opened up to dang near 10 inches. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] I call this the Homer Simpson group. Deeoowwhh!
Then I tried N133. It shot a little slower but my gun seemed to like it better across the board. It got up to 3315 but was still extremely mild. Could have been the 5 degree heat! Anyhow, here is the best group fired with N133. It goes .180":
Here is a pic of the setup. Can you see the icecicles forming on the wind flags? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
Oh yeah, I almost forgot. Here is a pic of the gun! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] Viper action LBRP, Mcmillan edge stock 80% black, 10% gray, 10% yellow. Jewell 2 oz trigger. Leupold 36x br scope. Stiller rings. Seb coaxial rest and rear bunny ear bag.
And here is a pic of the finish of the barrel. It cools quicker than polished finishes and is a little more unique than bead blasting. I have no idea how this is done.
The rest is a Seb rest and it functions wonderfully. It is smoother than a Farley and costs less. I also think it is a better design engineeringly speaking. It will convert from left handed to right handed in about 15 seconds! Very smooth and no backlash or drag in the joystick. I highly recommend them!
Now if we can get above freezing I might be able to really wring this gun out. It's too cold to load at the range right now! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]