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Old 05-06-2008, 12:31 AM
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Very nice! That pistol grip hanging down would give me fits, but the rest of the gun looks pretty sweet.

What kind of velocities are you getting from your RE-15 & Varget loads?

Thanks,

Monte
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:54 AM
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Great looking rifle!!!
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:30 AM
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Beautius! I am currently awaiting my Dasher from the gunsmith and am getting excited looking here at the capabilities of the round. I may contact you once I recieve mine to see how you fireformed, etc.

Again, nice rig!

1kstr
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:16 PM
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Hey guys, Thanks. I am really anxious to cronograph these two loads. The only load I have cronographed were my fireforming loads so far. My FF load shoots at 2963fps, which is a 108 Berger over 32 grains of H-4895. This load shows pressure on some cases, and I will definetly back down on the powder.

I am supposed to be getting a new CED M2 from Sinclairs, if they ever get them back in stock.

I have been using the false shoulder fire-forming method. So far no lost cases. I just take a .25 caliber K&M expander and run it through a 6br case. Then neck it down just enough to chamber the round, giving me a "crush fit" in the chamber.

Yeah Monte, that "knot" on the stock will definetly smack your rear bag if you don't set up right. I think it adds character, what do you think?? Friends and family ask me "why green" , It's my favorite color.
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:08 PM
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Yeah Monte, that "knot" on the stock will definetly smack your rear bag if you don't set up right. I think it adds character, what do you think??
I tend to be a bag-squeezer; I shoot from a bipod a lot and my elevation control works like this: extra coarse adjustment - bipod legs, coarse adjustment, rear bag position, and fine adjustment squeezing the bag. Too many times I've had the pistol grip on a stock come back in recoil, hit my hand, and lord only knows where *that* shot is going to wind up. Haven't had it land on the next target over... yet.

I like the design in general; anything w/ a full pistol grip where I don't have to scrunch up my hand to keep it on the stock gets brownie points no matter what!
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:30 PM
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Gotcha, I tried shooting it prone at 600 yards yesterday. I know getting my hand in between the bag and the "water spout" as my aunt calls it..lol ..Was a tight squeeze, but my hands are small..

I ripped off 8 shots at 600 yards. I got a 4" group with the Lapua Scenars and H-4895. Mostly horizontal grouping.

How's your Dasher project coming along?
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:48 PM
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I made the mistake of taking it to a local gunsmith for bedding; trying to patronize the local guys when I can. First gun he did for me looked and shot great. Second one (Savage in an A5L) looked like crap, and had a lot of material/technical problems. Had a long talk with him about this one needing to be 'right' as its for my wife to shoot F-Class with. It wasn't.

It might shoot; I need to do a little stock work and then get after the fire-forming. But I will be redoing the bedding myself sooner or later because it just grinds on me knowing that the bedding looks the way it is. Lesson learned.
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