- Oct 21, 2013
- Monroe, Newhampshire
So my dad finally got his new barrel from shilen. After a big fiasco with them not chamberingthe first one correctly and then after sending it back it shot like dog crap so they sent him a new barrel. The new barrel is a 26in 7.5 twist ratchet rifling barrel. Fire forming loads with this rifle are .5 moa. So we decided to give the 95 smk a try even though they're supposed to be a 6.5 twist. We started at 38 grains of rl-26 and worked up to 43 which we got slight ejector marks on. Attached is the group shot with 43 grains of rl-26 which had a velocity of 3252 and it measured .161 moa for 3 shots. Needless to say we are very tickled with this load as it should be a excellent 1000 yard performer. We will back it off .5 to see if the pressure signs go away.