Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Walkalong, Dec 21, 2018.
ouch twice the pain, I moved about 28yrs ago and couldn't imagine doing it again..(28yrs of clutter)
Have a new toy to try out, a Gray Ops quick disconnect (Mini Plate Pro) plate and matching Armageddon bag.
I already have one of their Bipod QD Arca Clamps on a Gen II Atlas and it’s great.
So, jammed the first stage, recovered and only dropped one, made it through the first seven stages not dropping more than one or two per stage, had a train wreck on eight and nine, finished ten with a six.
Jeff caught me there, so he finished 8th and I finished 11th. 29 competitors.
So a fun day, gonna order another Vudoo aluminum 12 rounder, and make the little stop before I go again, come hell or high water.
I sure hope I find the one I already have, laid my eyes on it in the safe when I was moving, gotta be somewhere.
One of the 100 yard ranges, more NRL-22ish stages.
New part of the range, shot out to 300. I finished the five rocks stage under time, dropped one, but then train wrecked the next two. Sigh
@Walkalong looks fun do you enjoy the rimfire stuff more or less than center fire?
NRL-22 is cheaper.
.22 LR gets real squirrelly out past 200 if the wind is gusting. I missed a full sized ipsc at 300 2/3 times. I had a lot of company there.
I see what do you think of that impact 737 action? Would it be a good all around action for I dunno range use maybe some light competition throw in a smidge of hunting?
Phenomenal actions. A bit expensive just for casual use, but if budget isn’t a concern, I’ve never felt a smoother action which felt as tight, but would still run even when caked in moon dust.
Lone Peak is nice as well, some would argue that they are smoother than Impact. I tried them side by side and couldn't really feel a big difference but went with LP because they are here in Utah.
LP makes a titanium version if weight is a concern.
Not cheap, but you’ll never regret buying one.
So is the stories about 168 falling apart at range BS or what? According to Strelok the bullet was traveling around 1080 FPS at that range. Weather was 90 degrees, 5 percent humidity, and 1400 feet elevation.
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No personal experience as I shoot 155s but it isn't complete BS. Brian Litz discusses it in his book. The theory is that the CG and boattail shape can create inconsistencies when the bullet goes transonic.
Your density altitude was probably high enough that it didn't matter.
As posted, some bullets handle it better than others, longer barrels/more speed gets you further before it happens, thinner air helps get you farther, etc.
Some people just use longer .308 barrels and lighter bullets for more speed, think Palma rifles.
Strelok Pro does great to 100ish yards with the factory FPS and BC, but I haven’t been able to make it work out to 300. If I get that right, I’m off at 75 to 125ish.
150 yards. 3.8, 4.0, & 4.2 Mils
200 yards. 6.8, 7.0, & 7.2 Mils
300 yards. 12.8, 13.3, & 13.6 Mils
Centered pretty well.
I'm looking at the Bergara B14R. Still deciding on the optic.
Jeff and I both had 93 hits, but he was better on the tie breaker and NRL scores weird, I had a 900 and he had a 931. He was 9th and I was 12th out of 43 shooters. Unlike last time I finished strong today, cleaned 3 of 4 of the last stages with a 8 out of 9 on the one I didn’t clean. Two were generous targets, but hey, not everyone cleaned them.
I’ll sort pics tomorrow and post some. Jeff hasn’t sent me the ones he took yet.
A random shooter from our group.
One of the shooters brought his 10yr old son along for the ride, and after being relatively bored for most of the day, I offered to let him run my rifle out on the KD range, since his dad’s lighter 6.5 creed was a bit more recoil than he wanted to tolerate for many rounds. He took a couple of dry fire strokes to get comfortable with the trigger, then attempted the 300yrd plate. Impact. Then the 400 - just off of the edge, correction, Impact on the second shot. He then progressed with first round hits out to 1000, and only slipped off of the edge of the plate at 1100, which he hit on his 3rd attempt. He seemed pretty pleased with the experience:
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