My new LongRangeRifles llc, Rifle

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Bishop, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. Bishop

    Bishop Well-Known Member

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    A few pics of my new .308 from Len.

    One of the pics has a Sendero in it for comparison sake.

    30 in Brux MTU contour

    Stiller LA

    NF 5.5-22x56

    Manners Stock

    Jewell Trigger


    Hmm pic quality is not good, sorry about that

    15.8 lbs

    Cant wait! This should be the ticket for shooting whitetails at our hilltop farm in the Ozarks here.

    Thanks Len it has truly been an absolute ease working with you on this.
     

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  2. trucraft

    trucraft Well-Known Member

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    Nice rifle.
    Bet your itching to get out and test some loads.
    Are you sure your stocks not a McMillan A3?
    I like the colours on the gap camp,do you know what they are?
     

  3. Bishop

    Bishop Well-Known Member

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    Three color GAP camo in OD green, coyote brown and dark earth i think. And its a Manners T2 stock, or its supposed to be lol, isnt it the mcmillian a5 that looks about the same? I forget.

    And yep im itching to test out some loads, got some imr-4064 loaded under 175g smk's .010, 015, 020, 025 off the lands to see what it likes. Shooting Tomorrow! Cant wait!!!
     
  4. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    If that's a Manners T2, the camo is working really well. It looks like an A3 to me too.
     
  5. cummin_un_glued

    cummin_un_glued Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking rifle ya got there! Your not too far from me at all. I am in a little place called Center if you know where that is at. I have a great aunt that lives in Newark. I even lived there for 9 months while I went to ASUN. Lived by the corner of 3rd ST and Long ST. I have a 960 yard range here on my place if you don't have a place to stretch it out that far or if you just want to shoot somewhere different.
     
  6. Bishop

    Bishop Well-Known Member

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    Guess the stock is a mcmillan, sure looks like it when I compare, oh well doesnt matter, other than me looking like an idiot. I had never held either one of them before this rifle. <^^>.

    Gun groups good, i measured 2 sub 1/2 inch groups with my starter loads today, .396 and .392 center to center.
     
  7. Bishop

    Bishop Well-Known Member

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    I may take you up on that offer!
     
  8. trucraft

    trucraft Well-Known Member

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    No shame in Mcmillam,as long as you weren't sold it as a Manners.
    I've just bought an A3 and bedding this eve. First impressions are very good, handles beautifully and more streamlined than A5.

    Nice paint job. Love to see more pic's in good light.
    I have just ordered some Duracoat paint to do my stock. Taken a long time to decide on colour as their charts are hopeless. I will try to post thread on how I do.
    Nice work on your first loads.
    Do you test COAL before powder charges?
    I know some do, I've always tested powder first then seating depth.
    I've not been reload that long so always interested to hear how others do it.
     
  9. Boutrocious

    Boutrocious Active Member

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    Nice!
     
  10. Bishop

    Bishop Well-Known Member

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    Yep I want to know seating depth before powder charge, so if I end up going all the way to a oal jammed into the lands, i dont have to then lower my powder charge if i am running at near max.


    4-shot groups at 100, sorry was as far as i could get this weekend

    42.5g imr-4064

    .015 jump

    Lapua Brass

    175 SMK

    WLR primer

    Not trimmed, not weight sorted, i was in a hurry so i just FL resized and loaded em up.


    2nd Group is .020 off lands and 42.5g imr-4064

    Measurements were as good as i could get them might be off a tad but meh close i think. Paper tears funny when its just hanging on a frame.

    I had another group that looked and measured just about like the .020 jump group except it was .010 off the lands, it looked prettier so I decided i am going to work with .010 jump and see what i can come up with. If it isnt consistent enough ill just go to the .020 dont know why .015 and .025 jump didnt work out very good seems odd to me that the gun would like .010 and .020 jump with SMK but nothing in between.
     

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  11. Bishop

    Bishop Well-Known Member

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    This first group was .010 off lands with 43g IMR-4064

    All are 4-shot groups.


    The Second one looks promising provided the flyer was my fault, which is entirely possible, the wind was blowing 20mph today when i was shooting. Hard for me to stay still. Freak weather in Arkansas today, it musta been 70 degrees yowza im ready for snow!

    The small cluster was the first three shots of the group into .265 center to center, add in the crappy flyer and the group opens up to .569 bah! Im going to play with that one some more and see if i am on to something

    The load on the second group was

    .010 off lands

    44g Imr-4064


    The Third group the completely terrible one interestingly enough was what happened when i got to 45g of imr-4064. It was compressed, and crunched a bit when i loaded it. I had a pretty good ejector smear on the case head for this load, worse than what you see on some weatherby factory brass. And some primer cratering. Still nice and easy bolt lift though. The group went to crap as soon as noticeable pressure signs showed up.


    I shot groups at 42g, 42.5g, 43g, 43.5g, 44g, 44.5, 45g Imr-4064 and .010 jump. All the groups interestingly enough except for the 42g loading and the 44.5, and the 45g loading were really similar and relatively close measurement wise. 42g, 44.5, and 45g were noticeably worse than the rest.
     

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  12. Jcub

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    The stock is a beauty!