Hey Kirby....I think I found something she likes

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by ss7mm, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. ss7mm

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    As you know I took the ol gal out and did the barrel breakin and also put some through her for velocity and pressure comparisons. That all went well at a 1053 yards and I picked what looked like a sweet spot and loaded some up for accuracy testing.

    Went up this morning and had accuracy testing in mind mainly, so I just looked for the first spot where I could get about 200 yards and got set up. The Swaro said 207 yards and the wind was a concern as it was pretty steady at 5-8 mph with sudden gusts up to 15-20mph.

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    I think I found something she might like to feed on. It's not maximum but accuracy is my first concern and I think I found that. These groups were running in the mid to upper single digits for ES. The WC 200 gr. ULD RBBTs made short work of the wind, and the little orange dot.

    This was a pretty decent group.
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    This was the next group. The first two were in there pretty tight and just as I was breaking the third one a gust hit me in the face and chest and I saw the crosshairs move when it broke. Would have been a pretty good 3 shot group for a hunting rifle at 207 if it had stayed with the first two.
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    Now to round up some more booolits somewhere and get her zeroed at 300 and then get back out to some decent ranges.:)

    I'd say you did a pretty decent job of roughing out the chamber and screwing the ol tube on with your pipe wrench.............looks like the third time might be a charm.;);)
     
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  2. Ernie

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    Accurate rig and mighty fine shooting.
     

  3. Buffalobob

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    And just in time for hunting season.
     
  4. 260shooter

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    What velocity are you getting? Very nice rifle by the way.

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  5. ss7mm

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    Some of the furry critters like bear and mt. lion are already open here. Gonna try and get up in the boonies in the morning and look for a black furry critter.:)
     
  6. ss7mm

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    I ran them up to just under 3400 but these are running at 3204 fps avg. I'll take the accuracy over 175 additional fps any day.;)
     
  7. royinidaho

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    Yo Dick,

    What's the details on the b b b barrrrel? 'cuse me for my shiverin' this mornin'.;)

    Headed for the range. Temps in the 40s. Kind of gets ya in the rut;) Got chased out of the house.:D
     
  8. Fiftydriver

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    Good shooting my friend. I knew when my dad ran 4 for 4 on clay pigeons at over 1000 yards that she was a shooter!!!

    Hope it stays that way until you burn the rifling out of that barrel!!!

    Dropping her back to 3200 fps is not a bad idea, the pressure drop from 3400 to that level will be dramatic and only help extend barrel life. As you well know, that bullet at anything over 3100 fps is flat out amazing ballistically!!!!

    Keep us posted. great shooting!!!!

    Kirby Allen(50)
     
  9. ss7mm

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    It's one of the new style Rock barrels that Kirby had made up with a different configuration on land and goove widths. 32" plus brake. It's also got a chamber with a little bit different configuration that Kirby has played with.

    Top accuracy can't happen without a good barrel to start with and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that this is a very good barrel. Having said that, I also know that unless the steel work is manipulated by a very knowledgeable and talented smith, that you won't end up with a shooter.

    This is a shooter and I know that Kirby waved his magic wand over this one. This is what we all want to end up with, a group of top notch parts, put together by a 1st. class precision gunsmith that ends up shooting in a fashion that gives you that feeling of confidence every time you crawl in behind it to break a shot. You just know it's gonna shoot and all you have to do is eliminate pilot error and it's a done deal. Clay pigeons break, target dots disappear and animals drop at the shot.:):) Now if I can just find an animal to co-operate with me.:rolleyes:

    I know what you mean about the temps. Been up in the hills 3 times this week and it's been long sleeve and jacket weather. Looked over some nice deer country today but couldn't find a bear. Did see a nice bobcat but he launched himself off the bank into deep brush before I could even think about getting ready.
     
  10. ss7mm

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    You know, when you first told me about your dad shooting it before you shipped it back I thought , yeah right, the 'ol Montana boy is pulling my leg again.

    Tell Roy that was some fine shooting for something not even broke in yet and just shooting a standard load.:):)


    Thanks for another APS hummer:):)
     
  11. royinidaho

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    You betcha, we Roy fellas do shoot good;)
     
  12. ss7mm

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    I knew that was coming. :rolleyes: :):)
     
  13. NYLES

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    Im changin my name...to ROY!