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Will 2 rifles that are almost clones shoot the same ammo with equal accuracy?

 
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:45 PM
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Will 2 rifles that are almost clones shoot the same ammo with equal accuracy?

Not quite clones of each other but here's my story --

I just came back from my first range outing with my new rifle. I wanted a new one because the components I use in building my Long Range Rifles, LLC guns has evolved a little bit. I think the one I use personally should use exactly the same components I am building my customer rifles with. So this one has the LRR action made for me by Stiller with my own LRR logo on it.





I wondered if I'd have to do any load development with this one since it was built with the same reamer and same barrel profile, twist, etc. I have about a hundred rounds left from my previous rifle. That rifle is a real shooter and is for sale by the way.

After sighting in my scope I fired group #1 into 1/2 inches. My 2nd group was just over an inch and I thought what the heck? Noticed a loosely attached bipod and remembered that I hadn't totally tightened in on. It was slightly loose in my hand, explaining the horizontal dispersion.

Anyway, I tightened it and here's a picture of the 3rd group. It measures a smidge over 3/8 inches for 3 shots at 100 yds. It would superimpose nicely over the first group, the 1/2 inch one. So the point is I can use the same ammo with no load development needed! I am sure I could reload for tighter groups but I'd rather shoot than reload....

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Old 04-19-2012, 02:50 PM
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re: Will 2 rifles that are almost clones shoot the same ammo with equal accuracy?

great shooting and awesome rifle
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:43 PM
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Fine looking rig! Always fun to get something new to the range!
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Len nice rifle, but I do have some 2,4D Amine for those pesky dandelions.



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Old 04-20-2012, 11:39 PM
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Re: Will 2 rifles that are almost clones shoot the same ammo with equal accuracy?

Thats great that that worked out for you, I have never had that kind of luck myself, me and my buddy built two rifles with all the same components, same smith same reamer both ended up liking a differernt powder, I built 3 6.5X47's and ended up with 3 different loads, 2 used rl 15 1 used varget the 2 with the rl 15 were different bullets , one a 130 berger the other the 123 amax the varget load would not shoot the amax so we went with the berger thats awsome that it worked out for you I always think that is the way it should be, but not my luck
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:25 AM
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Re: Will 2 rifles that are almost clones shoot the same ammo with equal accuracy?

Its possible but unlikely two identical guns will do there absolute best with the exact same load
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Old 04-21-2012, 03:29 PM
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Re: Will 2 rifles that are almost clones shoot the same ammo with equal accuracy?

Second range trip. Cleaned for first time after 8 or 10 rounds yesterday. Two fouling shots, which were one ragged hole, by the way.

These 2 groups were each 3 shots. First one was .38, second was .30 and the two would superimpose on .38 inches.
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