Re: Take Down Rifle, 308 win
I went out this morning and fired the takedown rifle for the first time. I used some 125gn Nosler BT bullets with H-4895 for barrel break in loads. I tested the accuracy of the system by shooting a three shot group, removing the barrel and shooting another 3 shot group. I also shot a 3 shot group removing the barrel in between each shot. This was all during the barrel break in process. All groups were very similar,1" - 1.25" on average. Even the group with removing the barrel each shot was about the same size. All groups were strung horizontal accros the target. I would say this was from the 20mph cross wind i had to deal with.
There was very little differance from group to group from removing the bbl and installing. The system looks very promising. More testing and load work up will be needed.
It was real pleasure shooting this after all the big boomers i have been building, felt like a pellet gun for recoil. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
I will post the pics of the targets when i get some time.