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Bought a KelTec RFB...what to expect in accuracy?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Chopdoktor, Feb 3, 2011.

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  1. Chopdoktor

    Chopdoktor Member

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    Hey, shooters. I just bought a Kel Tec RFB which will arrive next week. I'd like to hear from some fellow RFB owners (folks who OWN or have extensively shot the RFB only, please) on what to expect in the field of accuracy, and what loads (bullet weight, brands, etc) have you had the best luck with? I've read a few reviews that claim possible sub-MOA accuracy with the right load. Thanks in advance for any info, or tips in general. Okay, then... Enlighten me!
     
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    The next RFB owner to post a real group will be the first.
     
  4. Chopdoktor

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    I'll try to shoot some groups when I get it. I'll tell you, though, I won't come close to representing a rifle's true potential. I practice a lot more 'fast-n-dirty' combat shooting than I do precision marksmanship, though I can shoot a just-barely sub-moa group with my Savage 110 bolt-gun and some good Hornady ammo. In short: don't expect a ragged hole at 100 yards :) haha
     
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    I was going to say that maybe you could go shoot some groups. I've had a hard time finding any real good reports online as to the RFB's accuracy. That fact alone has made me wonder.
     
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    There just doesn't seem to be a ton of info on the gun in general either in the media or on the message boards. It's a shame because it looks like a really neat concept and I'd like to hear more about accuracy and reliability.
     
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    I've only seen three offered for sale so far at a "low" price of $1695 and a high of $1899 IMHO way to high to take a chance on.
     
  8. TIMC

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    I had been working with mine but work got in the way and I have not had time to finish load developement. I am running 168 grain berger VLD hunting bullets out of my RFB. My biggest issue during load developement was finding a comfortable shooting position on the bench with the RFB. What I have so far does work well. This is a 100 yard target the low left was me pushing the rifle over, the rest were right in there.
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  9. JShirley

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    Good luck with that. I would bet there are very few shooters who have "extensively" shot an RFB.
     
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    i just cant get my self to like that forward push ejection stuff going on.... watch all the shells fall out, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9Xqa2vwq60 , just seems ridiculous, though, however that boxer girl that was promoting them when they first came out, almost got me to buy one

    ^^ that video will blow your speakers out
     
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    I'd love to see someone run an RFB in 3-Gun Heavy Metal division. On paper, it seems like it would be a good choice.
     
  12. Chopdoktor

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    TIMC looks like he squeezed out about a 1.5" group, minus the flyer he accounted for. I'm sure with further load development that could be cut down. Anyway, for those who are curious, I ended up paying $1699 for mine, and it came with 2 extra mags and set of Magpul BUIS. Discounting those 'bonus' items, I guess the cost was technically about 1600. I sold an M1A SOCOM-II to finance this little venture, so hopefully it will be worth it. At any rate, TIMC's group matches about what I could manage out of the SOCOM-II at the same distance.
     
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    I never knew that about the RFB. It just poops those spent casings right out the front. Very strange.
     
  14. TIMC

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    I agree I think I can get her down to 1" at 100 yards with some more load developement. I wouldn't feel uncomfortable taking a shot with it as is out to 200 yards. I took this little doe with a neck shot right at 137 yards according to my laser range finder.
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    These two pigs were close to 100 yards when I dropped them with my RFB.
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    The one thing I had to do was add a muzzle brake to my RFB. Pig hunting requires fast followup shots because I am usually trying to drop multiple targets. The muzzle rise on the RFB was not acceptable for a pig hunter but the JP Enterprises recoil eleiminator solved that; she is just too loud now to shoot without ear protection.
     
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    Nice pics, for sure. I will be adding a PWS FSC-30 muzzle brake to mine, as I've been superbly impressed with the 5.56 version. I also ordered that quad rail you have on yours. How do you like it? I'll be running the Mako grip/bipod and an EOTech 551... perhaps with a magnifier.
     
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    I like the quad rail a lot. I have a laser mounted on mine, it locks down tight and holds great. I did think the price was a little high but hey I already spent too much on the gun so why not on the quad rail! LOL
     
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    No joke! I'm bidding on one now, and it looks as if I'll snag it for under a hundo. That Mako grip and bipod will be fantastic, I think. Your grip-pod looks like it gets the job, done, too. Any suggestions on a progressive press for reloading? I know Dillon is supposedly the best, but I don't want to have to sell a kidney to buy one, haha...
     
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    I've been running a Lee Classic turret press for several years now. I know Lee is not the best but I can buy turrets for $10 a piece and since I load to about 15 different calibers that is much more affordable than the Dillon turrets.
     
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    How many .308 cartridges can you crank out per hour, would you say?
     
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    If cases are preped and ready to go I run about 50 per hour in rifle and about 100 per hour pistol.
     
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    Ok. I was thinking about investing in a Dillon progressive press. Is it worth it? (thread derailment, I know, but it is MY thread, haha)
     
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    I like the idea of forward ejection, if someone is shooting on the bench next to me, typically my dad, I get mad when a piece of .223 brass hits me in the head, even worse when he uses the .22 conversion and i get a spray of brass. :(
    also makes it easier for a handloader.. and if used in a military situation, you wont see anything like this.. *warning mild language* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxQXBueF4Bc
     
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    Haha, JD, that's funny. My girlfriend knows better than to wear a low-cut shirt while shooting with me (handguns in particular). She's learned her lesson the hard way, once or twice before!
     
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    Good shooting, TIMC. :) I really wanted a RFB, but a friend I spoke to, who shot one of the first SNs, said that firing it sounded...dangerous to the shooter. :what:

    Hoping it was just that early model. I'm a KT fan in general, but I want adequate return on a $1600 investment.

    John
     
  25. TIMC

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    Mine was one of the first 600 and not without issue. I had the gas block blow up on the second round I put through the gun. apperantly there were some heat treating issues with the first gas blocks and I wa lucky enough to get one. The repair was quick and Kel-Tec had me shooting within 3 weeks. I am very happy with the gun now and have several hundred rounds through it.
    The gun is very loud because your ears are so close to the muzzle but it is not bad with ear plugs.
     
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