Ever have one of those days when it seems like your muscles are under full control, your heartbeat can be slowed and controlled as if by magic, your breathing is so smooth itís like youíre not even breathing or moving, your trigger finger seems to apply pressure as if a robot was doing it, and every thing just seems to click?
I got my scope back today from the Leupold custom shop after having new turrets installed. Got everything mounted, leveled etc. and headed for the canyon to try it before I ran out of daylight.
I had done the ladder test recently with Ramshot Magnum and 7mm Wildcat ULD RBBT 169.5 grain bullets and determined the load to use in my 7mm Wby. mag. Itís been bedded, floated, trigger tuned etc., but is pretty much a stock factory rifle with the exception of the Holland QD brake. I bore sighted the rig at 28 yards, made an adjustment and went to 100 yards. The first shot measured a little low and left of where I wanted it. After measuring and adjusting the scope I shot the 3 shot group up and to the right of the ď1SĒ sighter.
As near as I can measure itís .091Ē. Itís easy to see the upper right and upper left shots but the #2 shot in the lower left canít be easily detected without the micrometer. Itís just a few thou below the #1 shot. I wasnít about to shoot 2 more and try for 5 shots because I know it would have grown.
Was it a fluke? Damn right. Can the gun do it routinely and average .091Ē at 100 yards? Never. Did it to it today, just once? You bet it did, and it sure felt good. Canít wait to get it out to the long range area and see what the Wildcats will do at longer range.
Normally itís ĹĒ+/- groups for this gun, which for a factory rifle is pretty good. But since switching to the Wildcat Ramshot combo it sure seems to like what it is being fed.
Kirby: Youíd better wave your magic wand over those two new rigs because I expect them to do a lot better.