Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Gunsmithing


Reply

6.5-284 mutt whacka'

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-04-2010, 09:14 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 753
6.5-284 mutt whacka'

Here's the latest.

BAT MB receiver
Broughton barrel 1-8ROT chambered in 6.5-284
My varminter stock
Sunny Hill Trigger guard
Jewel trigger
NF glass (old beater for now)

We'll see what she does, heading to the range as soon as it thaws out a bit. That'll give me plenty of time to get all jacked up on coffee so that I shoot minute of mountainside groups!









__________________
Chad Dixon
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-04-2010, 09:16 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 753
Re: 6.5-284 mutt whacka'











Happy easter.
__________________
Chad Dixon
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-04-2010, 09:38 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: colorado
Posts: 101
Re: 6.5-284 mutt whacka'

very nice...happy easter
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-04-2010, 10:11 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Worland Wyoming
Posts: 31
Re: 6.5-284 mutt whacka'

Very nice man thats exactly what im looking for!! OH! and the .243 is SWEET love it... Nick from worland
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-04-2010, 10:17 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Blackfoot, Idaho
Posts: 8,234
Re: 6.5-284 mutt whacka'

ah! ha! gotcha! There's a piece of fuzz on the muzzle. Probably from a cotton glove that guys like you wear to handle such delicate precise works of art.

I'm impressed AGAIN!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-04-2010, 10:47 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 753
Re: 6.5-284 mutt whacka'

Cotton gloves? My hands look like hamburger that's played in poop. Embarrassing when taking the lady to dinner and your hands resemble a Sasquatch!

I left that "fuzz" in there just to see who'd see it first.

We have a winner!

Actually, it's a chip left over from me crowning the barrel late last night. No worries, I patched her up before heading out to wring it out. The little vice/cradle on the bench is to blame for that fiasco. These are made by Berry's manufacturing. Picked them up at Shot Show.

Overall, very, very nice product. Well made, etc. One little problem. DON'T TRUST THE EFFING CRAP VELCRO! They used some sticky back stuff and the glue SUCKS. This gun took a "peter pan" off the damn thing onto the floor last week. I had to sand the stock over, cut the crown again, and go over everything with a fine tooth comb.

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

I called them and informed them, they said "we'll handle it." Have not heard a word since. Normally I don't broadcast stuff like this, but for what I paid for them and after what happened AND considering its been almost a week I think I've been patient.

Like I said, IT IS a good product overall that's very well made. Just beware that the velcro is an afterthought that will need to be addressed first thing.


Ok, back to shooting talk:

It's S. Dakota in April which means overcast, 35 degrees, 20+mph winds, and wet.

Groups showed promise. I slapped the ammo together. 56g of short cut 4831, a lapua 140g lawn dart, norma case and a seating depth of "about that much".

Elevation at 100 was spot on but it wandered left and right about 5/8-3/4 inch. It's gusty so I'm blaming the wind and the shooter not caring enough to stay on top of it.

400 yard groups were ok. A little big so I'll go back this evening when hopefully this crap weather settles down.
__________________
Chad Dixon
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-04-2010, 11:14 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,542
Re: 6.5-284 mutt whacka'

Awesome looking work...getting to be a habit with ya. Love the BAT action, keep us posted on how it finally shoots.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC