HS Precision rifle, pics!

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by EXPRESS, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. EXPRESS

    EXPRESS Well-Known Member

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    I've gotten around to taking some pics of my rifle to show on here, hope you enjoy.

    It's still "unfinished" I will be adding a bubble lever, cosine indicator and sling before it is complete.

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  2. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Looks familiar. [​IMG]
    Took that crow's head off with a 70gr B-Tip @ 495yds.

    I call it the BLACK MAMBA. [​IMG]

    VH
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  3. Shoot'n Hogs

    Shoot'n Hogs Member

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    Nice, really nice.
    I just bought a Sendero 300 rum.
    Sure would like the fit of that stock better than the factory's. How about some info. thanks
     
  4. EXPRESS

    EXPRESS Well-Known Member

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    VH is yours' in 6PPC? shooting 70gn B-tips I would think so?

    Hogs; The stock is comfy, the adjustable cheekpiece is very good, quick to set up or change should need arise, like when you need to remouve the bolt for cleaning.

    I find it looks to be a little bit bulkier than the McMillan stocks, though I can't say cos' I've never been able to get my hands on a McM stock here.
    It doesn't feel bulky once you snuggle into it though.

    I feel the forend may not be quite stiff enough, because there are marks where it has connected with the barrel.

    At this stage I'm not keen to do anything about it, becuase the rifle shoots fine and it would mean voiding the warantee on it.
    I if I decide I won't ever need to make a claim (very likely) I might install an arrow shaft or alluminuim splint in there and see if that helps.

    The only gripe about the rifle is that the whole unit is very heavy and the 8-32x56 has a very narrow field of view, making the rifle unfriendly towards anything but LR shooting or range work.
     
  5. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Express
    The Black Mamba has a Rem 40x action and a Hart 6mmAI barrel. Nightforce 12x42x56 is sitting atop of the rig.
    Looks remarkably similar to your new rifle, although its hard to see well in that image.

    Good shootin' - VH
     
  6. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk Well-Known Member

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    Express, what caliber is that?
     
  7. EXPRESS

    EXPRESS Well-Known Member

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    sorry, .308win. One other addition that will go on is a Badger bolt know, that one looks so spildly small!
     
  8. ryan m

    ryan m Active Member

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    Varmint Hunter-
    Thanks for posting you load data for your black mamba over on the 6mm AI page. It really helped when I did my own load development for mine. Saved me a lot of work.
     
  9. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Ryan,

    Glad that the data was helpful. I really enjoyed working with the 6mmAI, it accounted for many longrange groundhog kills.
    This rifle is currently getting a facelift. New Shehane Tracker stock and a 30" Lilja 3 groove in 6.5x284.

    Guess I'll have to rename her. [​IMG]

    VH
     
  10. Andy Mass

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    Express, the HTR looks just fine and having looked at the posted targets it apears to shoot well too. I have a catalogue from HS and was thinking of a HTR in 6.5x284 but they don't seem to list any of their barrels in 6.5. Do you or any of you across the pond know if they can do one in this calibre. If not I may have to have a re-think and go with a .30 cal.
    Thanks Andy