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Re: Great. Now I'm addicted to punching paper at long range.

#26 Post by VodoundaVinci » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:38 pm

Next step is an Atlas Bipod and front end rail to mount it and a muzzle brake. Little by little I'm building her up.
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Weather here is double digits below zero so shooting it and getting the scope zeroed would not be a whole lot of fun. I'm concentrating on bore sighting and tweaking the optics mounting and procuring the bipod and brake. I *really* wanna put some rounds thru her but it has to wait..... :crazy:

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#27 Post by VodoundaVinci » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:22 am

Still working on this rifle - added a Bipod, muzzle Brake, and adjusted the comb height. I got a rear Bean Bag from TAB. Really helps keep things solid.
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I got some time to sight it at The Farm....took me abut 10 rounds to get it shooting to POA at 100 yards. Here's the last group we shot.
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I belong to a Club that has high power ranges out to 600 yards so I'll be concentrating on pushing it out and see what she can do. Overall I'm pretty thrilled with it for a build based on a factory barrel and action. Hope to put a chassis on it this Fall and see if I can improve it even more. Not bad for my first precision rifle.

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#28 Post by CDFingers » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:30 am

That's nice shooting. It takes me about three years to finish a rifle project. Like with my 7mm Mauser, I'm almost done: my next and last step is the work up of a load. I've not had time to get out to my reloading shack yet, but I will. Then I will finish my .308 or my 03A3, which only needs head spacing. Love projects, but must be patient.

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#29 Post by VodoundaVinci » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:46 pm

Joined a Fudd Rifle Club and got the whole place to myself last evening. Managed to sight my new gun and take my time getting it all set up. Lookie here!
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75 yards taking my time. Beautiful sun from behind me and Hornady 140. gr. Match ammo. Wow. Then we moved it out to 100 yards... I threw one low but that's my fault.
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And that's a nickle - not a quarter. Holy poo...Now I am truly addicted. Moving it out too 200/300 yards soon. Observing a match tomorrow. I'm over tha fact that the Fudd Club won't condone concealed carry. I have unlimited access too a 100, 200, 300 and 600 yard range qith virtually no one bothering me or making demands. I can shoot and set targets and chill to my own pace. Very cool. Sub MOA performance from a factory gun and a newbie shooter. I'm sure someone will be along shortly to tell me it didn't happen or it's a fabrication.

Love throwing 140 grain lead 100+ yards down range and hitting exactly what I'm looking at. I am addicted. Now to do it at 1 mile.

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#30 Post by Marlene » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:14 pm

Very nice!! I love it when a plan comes together.

I am very jealous of your range access. 200 is a special treat around here. I drive hours a few times a year for longer, and there it’s steel with poor contrast against the background, so iron sight shots at 700 (that could definitely be made) are unbearably hard to line up.
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#31 Post by VodoundaVinci » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:39 am

Yeah, when I first joined I was *really* upset at the political mindset that actually forbids concealed carry of a loaded gun at this club. There are signs posted everywhere, at every individual range, that reiterate that carry a loaded gun off the firing line is grounds for being kicked out. But the facility and all of the ranges are fabulous. Outstanding....pretty hard to come by a club with 100, 200, 300, and 600 yard rifle ranges *and* state of the art indoor shooting facilities, concrete walled outside lanes where one can practice drawing/moving/shooting from concealment, the whole 9 yards for $75 a year.

I'm a lucky dog now that I have compartmentalized the disdain many of my fellow members have for folks who don't compete or who use pistols for self defense and carry concealed. I don't get it but I have adopted a "don't ask/don't tell" persona and get along great with everyone. They are a little amazed that I have built this gun up and that I'm shooting it sub MOA and I have no mentor or teacher as a rifleman and have no desire to compete in the matches. It totally stunned a couple guys who are members that I'm just not competitive.

How'd I learn to shoot like that? I didn't yet...just bought a great gun and did the research and now I'm accessorizing it and playing "dress up" and having a blast. I don't feel the need to compete against anyone but maybe myself and shoot better/longer every session this Summer.

Damn. Who knew rifles could be this much fun?

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