6 Dasher

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by Flybuster, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. Flybuster

    Flybuster Well-Known Member

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    Here's my new F-Class/Varminter/600-1000 BR HV-Gun/Rock buster

    Stocks made by Robertson Composite, Barrel is a Broughton, action is a Bat 3-Lug. I have a Leupold VX-III 8.5-25x50. I am extremely happy with how it turned out and so far how it shoots.
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    Shooting a white spot (chuckar crap) on a rock face at 905, kept drilling it.
    Then I sighted in to shoot a 15-20" rock at 1022 yards, the wind was blowing the opposite direction up on the hill.
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    Busting some dirt, trying to hit a 900+ rock, got it on my last fireforming load :)
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    So far these are the only shots on paper, first shots out of the gun were in the upper right orange, gotta love that.
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  2. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Very nice! Thanks for sharing the pics.
     

  3. Flybuster

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    Thanks for the compliment.

    I am planning on using this rifle for a local competition in a couple of weeks. It's called the T.V. shoot. A bunch of farmers and locals get together in Ione, Oregon and try to hit a T.V. sized steel plate (27") with a cold bore shot at 1030 yards.

    Plus a BBQ which is always delicious!
     
  4. landcbeitner

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    Very Nice rifle, let us know how the T.V. shoot goes.
     
  5. Flybuster

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    Thank you Sir, will do!

    P.S. I like the way you painted your .243, the color would blend in perfect around here and the pattern is just cool. :)
     
  6. Flybuster

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    Some slow times at work allowed me to do some more load development.
    I tested a load that showed great potential at 100 yards, a 105 Berger VLD over 33 grains of RE-15 and of course a 450 Small mag primer. The first group on paper at 1000 yards, was 6". Mostly horizontal grouping.
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    My second group was also the same load.
    But the jerk (me) behind the trigger messed up a beautiful group......DOH!!!
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  7. Flybuster

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    I sighted in on the 8" - 1220 yard gong. I used a load I have never tested on paper, a 105 A-Max over 33 grains of Varget. After guessing what the drop would be, I was only 2.5 IPHY off.
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    Another long range shooter showed up and I let him shoot my rifle, we ended up hitting 5 times. I am simply amazed at this rifle, at this point.

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    Thanks for taking time to look.
     
  8. milanuk

    milanuk Well-Known Member

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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
     
  9. SUNDEVIL

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    Great looking rifle!!!
     
  10. 1kstr

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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
     
  11. Flybuster

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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.:D
     
  12. milanuk

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    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! :D
     
  13. Flybuster

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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?
     
  14. milanuk

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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.