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A group shot last weekend out of a 24" match grade Savage/Black Hole barrel at 100 yards. Bullet was a Berger 95 VLD at 2993.

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Group for the five shots was an even 0.200. I just got in a 26" and after I wring out the 260 Remington guess which one gets my attention!! I need to find another action so I can shoot them in tandem.

Greg

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Greg A group shot last weekend out of a 24" match grade Savage/Black Hole barrel at 100 yards. Bullet was a Berger 95 VLD at 2993.

 

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Group for the five shots was an even 0.200. I just got in a 26" and after I wring out the 260 Remington guess which one gets my attention!! I need to find another action so I can shoot them in tandem.

 

Nice work on that one, Did BHW get the tooling to be able to do longer barrels?

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Nice work on that one, Did BHW get the tooling to be able to do longer barrels?

 

Not yet.

 

Greg

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More yet:

 

 

 

This is a target shot with a different 243 LBC BHW/SAVAGE barrel using the same 95 grain Berger VLD. This barrel was a 26" version. Maybe that's why it opened up so much. Five shots this time also.

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0.525-0.243= 0.282. One of my favorite performers day in day out in an AR or a bolt gun.

Greg

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I found my verification target when I was sighting the rifle in for the match I won earlier in the week at the Senior Olympics in a 500 yard F-Class match.. This was at 100 yards.


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The first four went into 0.407.


Greg

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Oh how I wish I could shoot like that

 

You can Caleb. Just practice and trigger time. That actually was a poor group with this gun. A real shooter would have had them way under 0.4. The secret is just time and effort. Bench shooting is acquired. I read a couple books on it years ago and started learning. The rest started with a 50 foot indoor range in the basement my Dad built me when I was seven.

 

Greg

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I haven't said much about this one lately but I put a better trigger in it a few months ago and I needed to sight it in for a 500 yard match last weekend. I had had the scope off and the rifle out of the stock so I knew it might be a crap shoot. I wanted to conserve the ammo so fired one round at 25 to get on paper. It was about 1" low so I was close with a bit right impact. I moved the target out to 100 yards and they were both a bit low. Dialed in 1/2 MOA up and put three down range. Up and down was good to go but I added 1/4 left and called it good. When I got to the match my dope said 8.75 MOA come ups at 500. I dialed in 9 MOA and let one fly. It was 1" above the X ring. Down one increment and the next was an X. The match went well with a final score ten off the Masters score I want for the year. It's there I just have to read it!! .I did lose two points when I had a road runner run out on the range just as I started shot #40 down range. To much situational awareness I guess. The road runner did not hang around for shot #2. BTW.

 

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Even with this group I still hit the dirt.

 

Greg

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Nice shooting.

 

You bring up the road runner.....when I was developing loads last year I had my target fairly low one day and the doves were eating about ten feet in front of it. Their heads were about bulls eye level when walking and I would wait for them to move enough to shoot. I sent about ten rounds right over their backs and they never spooked.

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