My wife wants to know - why does this long range forum come up when I start the computer?
Answer: I don't know.
I hope she doesn't find the options button under tools.
OK. I've been following the 22-243 AI Thread and decided to do the unmanly thing and ask for help.
Here's the specs.
Remington 700 SA - BDL Walnut - Pillar and steel bedded - Trued - Lapped ---- All done by yours truly. No, get those looks off your faces - I did it just like Fiftydriver does it. Geez.
Leupold 8.5x25x40 - I have made a test bar for the scope but haven't checked it ... YET. But Will before Leupold gets to see it.
Barrel: 27" Lilja 1:8 3 groove Varmint Countour with a muzzle brake (by ME). Yes, it's on straight.
Trigger is set at 20.2 oz.
Shooting off of custom front rest and bunny ear rear bag.
Limbsaver recoil pad (as if I needed it).
Anyway, breaking in the barrel: done the ladder test, started at 49 gr. R22 and went up to 53.5 gr.
50.0 gr. and 53.0 gr. showed promise. 53.5 gr. had sticky, hard to lift bolt.
Did the shoot one, clean, shoot one, clean,(you know the routine) for 15 rounds.
Shot some 53.0 gr. R22 through chronograph at 3825 fps avg.
Groups were terrible - 1.25" - so I decided to go back to the 50.0 gr. of Reloader 22.
Shot yesterday with 50.0 gr. R22
Will try to post pic.
If picture shows up I was shooting at the dot and didn't make any adjustments.
All questions or comments welcome.
I have three 6x284's (two with Hart's and one with a Shilen)but I thought that I need this 22-284........