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Old 11-13-2012, 11:45 PM
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Re: my new toy

i snuck out for a little bit today and tried some handloads at 300 yrds. some shot decent some not so good,but my pet load that had been getting the job done at 100 and 200 did pretty good at 300 also,netting a few groups in the the .750 to .770 range.i think the gun itself is capable of more but my benchrest and scope are holding the gun back.i get some better glass on this rig and i know the groups will shrink.
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:29 PM
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here is a few pics of upgrades. i should be able to tighten the groups a little with the addition of a leupold vx3 8.5x25x50, with new tactical turrets on the way,a modified cheekpiece that was thinned to get the proper cheek weld,and my new home machined bolt handle.gonna load up some 175 smk's for some more 300yrd groups in the a.m.
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:33 PM
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Re: my new toy

darnit i screwed up, here are the new pics.
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:26 PM
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went to the range today for some load testing and one new load proved to be a performer netting this 3 shot group at 300 yrds. i was happy. this group was shot in a pretty stiff tail wind and it was on the chilly side at the range with the wind chill.if memory serves me correct the old record in light varmint class was .319 at 300 yrds,set by jim hart back in 1998. this group bested that by quite a bit.
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