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Old 10-30-2012, 02:07 PM
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First shot - clean bore

I know some shooters have issues with their first shot being off a bit or maybe even up to 2-4 inches.

I took the CVA Optima out the NRA Whittington Center today just for a little fun since it was nice and warm.

Loaded up 100gr blackhorn209, cci 209m primer and a .500" 250gr Thor conical and took my first shot.


Right on the money!

Took shot #2 and opened the hole, Pulled slightly on #3 but overall, I was extremely pleased with the 100 yard group.


I re-sighted with the 300gr powerbelt Aerolite with 100gr BH209 since I have more of those than I do Thors. Just time to wait for cooler weather to settle in before shooting any more.

Saved the primers to show how clean they were.



I sent another 15 round downs range at the silhouettes and the Thor I shot made that pig Silho ring like a church bell!
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Re: First shot - clean bore

That's great, I brush my bore after every 3 shots on the range seams to help my rifle.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:30 PM
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That's great, I brush my bore after every 3 shots on the range seams to help my rifle.
No need for that with blackhorn209
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:27 PM
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Re: First shot - clean bore

FrontierGander, that's an awesome group that you've put together it seems you have your combo dialed in real well. But I don't think that your groups would be the same with a saboted bullet, I feel with the sabot you either are dialed for a clean shot or a dirty barrel. I'm sure the Thor bullets are probably the more accurate bullets out there without sabots, I just feel the results wouldn't be the same with a sabot. Please prove me wrong and give me your load setup, I would love to have all mine grouping like that.
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Re: First shot - clean bore

FrontierGander, I'd like to echo what Rem700 addict said and add the question where did you find those Thor bullets? They kinda look like Powerbelts in that it appears to have an attached base? And the answers to Rem700 addict are???
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:30 PM
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Re: First shot - clean bore

Oh sorry guys! Those bullets in the picture are actually the 250gr powerbelt aerolites.

Heres the Thors. www.thorbullets.com a bit expensive but you wont find a better quality conical IMO. Its basically a barnes but in full bore diameter.



I honestly feel that the type of cleaner you use in the barrel WILL drastically change first shot POI. I did some work on a friends gun and used remington 40x bore cleaner, took it to the 100 yard range, first shot was 3" high and then the next 3 dropped dead center but off to the left. 6 clicks to the right and perfectly center.

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Old 12-08-2012, 01:50 PM
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FrontierGander, that's an awesome group that you've put together it seems you have your combo dialed in real well. But I don't think that your groups would be the same with a saboted bullet, I feel with the sabot you either are dialed for a clean shot or a dirty barrel. I'm sure the Thor bullets are probably the more accurate bullets out there without sabots, I just feel the results wouldn't be the same with a sabot. Please prove me wrong and give me your load setup, I would love to have all mine grouping like that.
110gr Blackhorn209, CCI 209M primers, Barnes 250gr TMZ "Yellow sabot" 150 yards. I think I held a LITTLE lower on shot #2. Overall I was pleased. This was another gun i had worked on for a gentleman.


If you are looking for a sabot load and its a cva, i'd recommend the barnes T-Ez as the yellow sabots I was using were a gut wrencher to load. I have a solid SS range rod and that sucker was bowing in the middle while loading them. Theres no possible way you would load them with the factory ramrod and the palm of your hand.
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