Christensen Arms 6.5 PRC question

Steiger

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I was out shooting this weekend in a long range course and we found that when you put a load on the bipod it shoots 6 MOA right. When inspecting everything we rechecked all the torque specs and everything was to factory standards. Then inspecting the barrel you can see it is touching the stock in the front of the gun. We were able to shim it to get through the course but this is not acceptable. Has anyone else experienced this?
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I was out shooting this weekend in a long range course and we found that when you put a load on the bipod it shoots 6 MOA right. When inspecting everything we rechecked all the torque specs and everything was to factory standards. Then inspecting the barrel you can see it is touching the stock in the front of the gun. We were able to shim it to get through the course but this is not acceptable. Has anyone else experienced this?
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I have a BA Tactical in 6.5 PRC and have never had a problem. I have used both a Harris and Altas CAL tall with it. What bipod are you using? The only reason to load a bipod is to take up the slack, most modern bipods don’t have any slack and therefore loading them is unnecessary and can even lead to poor form.
 

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Even when it’s not loading it is shooting 6 moa right. That’s why I was saying you can see where the barrel is touching the stock. I didn’t know if loading it made that much of a difference. Like I was saying we shimmed the front of the stock with a piece of cardboard torn from the ammo box and that helped correct it a lot. Still was about 1 MOA right.
 

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Even when it’s not loading it is shooting 6 moa right. That’s why I was saying you can see where the barrel is touching the stock. I didn’t know if loading it made that much of a difference. Like I was saying we shimmed the front of the stock with a piece of cardboard torn from the ammo box and that helped correct it a lot. Still was about 1 MOA right.
How did you zero the gun? Off sandbags?
 

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Also I may be miss speaking about loading the bipod. What I am saying is when I get behind the gun I have a little forward pressure on the gun into the bipod. That is what I was considering loading the bipod. If this isn’t the correct terminology I apologize for misrepresenting that.
 

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If you went from a zero on a LeadSled to shooting off a bipod & bag and your barrel is touching the stock, then that's plenty of reason. Probably throw in some wind changes and some cant being off. Then there's some difference in loads and a bit of shooter error.

I'd say you have some things to check out, but do them one at a time, so you can identify what the problem is.
 

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Also I may be miss speaking about loading the bipod. What I am saying is when I get behind the gun I have a little forward pressure on the gun into the bipod. That is what I was considering loading the bipod. If this isn’t the correct terminology I apologize for misrepresenting that.
Right - the forward pressure is meant to take the slack out of the bipod.
 

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@dok7mm i had 4 other long range shooter all shoot it and it did the same thing so we eliminated shooter error. Doubt all 5 of us made same error. What I did notice is when your looking at the barrel towards the fore end you see a gap on the left side and on the right side of the barrel it is pretty much touching the stock. I am thinking it’s the stock is the issue. Does anyone know what action Christensen Arms uses so I can order a stock?
 

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