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Old 09-05-2006, 09:32 PM
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You have her tuned in perfectly it seems............

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Well I hope so. I've fired over 500 rounds through it so far just to make sure I've got the best equipment and load for the job it was designed to do. I don't want any surprises come hunting day!
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Old 09-05-2006, 09:48 PM
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Thanks SniperVls. I try to include every detail as best I can remember because that is what is entertaining to me.

I will be sure to have my camera with me at all times this season for sure.

My whole intent of building this rifle was to have a 1500 to 1760 yard elk rifle so that is what I have prepared for. If a big bull appears at 80 yards then he will die at 80 yards. But if he is on the next ridge, then he will die on the next ridge. I just wanted to be 100% versatile with this rifle.
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Thanks Wildcat. Glad you liked it.
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Those numbers are almost exactly spot on. That is cool! How did you do that? Would that kind of trick work on some of these pictures of racks they claim to be 200" deer but you know it is just a 180" held close to the camera and far from the hunter?

In all fairness, this group had a large element of luck involved. I felt I was not steady enough off my bad rest to shoot that well but I surprised myself. Especially for not knowing where my bullets were hitting on the gong. All I knew was that I was hitting it because of the sound coming back. It was 30 minutes after I shot the group that I learned just how small it was! Of course, this would not have been possible at all if it wasn't for the fact that my standard deviation on this load the day before clocked 3 fps for an 8 shot string! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
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Old 09-05-2006, 10:03 PM
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I use a Harris model 25c (the swivel model).

Actually, this rifle isn't a really bad kicker. It recoils less than my 300 win mag with a boss on it. But all I do is tighten it on real snug, pull the gun back the push it forward to stiffen the legs, and dig my toes into the sand or rocks. I use my hunting pack under the buttstock to stabilze it but always check to make sure the sling is free and not going to get hung up on anything under recoil. That is pretty well it. Fairly simple.

The vertical stringing is mechanically eliminated in this fashion and as long as the load is good and uniform.
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Thank you.

Yes, I think 7mmrhb pointed that out as well that the bolt was on the wrong side. He says that if the doctors would have known which babies were going to be left handed, they would have drowned us at birth! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
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Cool story. Is that hole in the top center from the infamous Lop-wah (Lapua) incident?
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