Took my new ruger american out today. Not so good though.

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  1. CoalCrackerAl

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    Lymans 4th has that data under cast. With the faster powders it don't take much. Their 3rd has data for the heaver bullets. Yes with jacked the data is more. I have an old Hodgdon book that i found the 2400 load in.
     
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    I have two 7.62x39 and they are both tack drivers with Golden Tiger ammo. On my second rifle I did have to retighten all of the screws on the rail as it was loose.

    I hope that's all it is. Keep us updated.
     
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  3. mshootnit

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    With Wolf or which loads?
     
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    Hoping you work this all out, I'm currently contemplating grabbing a RAR Compact to play with while I wait for Ruger to get the Hunter back in stock.
     
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  5. CoalCrackerAl

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    Much better results today. :)
    Im a happy camper now. Scope is fine thank god. Going for a 100 was a little tricky a storm was blowing in. Last 2 mags at a 100 i did ok. I didn't tweak the scope. I'll do that on a calm day. On the BX trigger i love it. Group was with Winchester 555 bulk ammo. Just at 25 yards on account of the wind.

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    Oops. Just saw the update. I’m glad it improved for you.
     
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    The 527 also comes in an optics-ready, synthetic stock model. That's what I have and it is a joy to shoot. The set trigger helps me to get some great groups with it.
     
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    Ditto for me, except that I have a CZ, not a Howa. My rifles shoot better with hollow points than with FMJ. I've made up some handloads with Lapua FMJ bullets and even those don't group as well as cheap Wolf hollow points.
     
  9. high country

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    I have a CZ in 223, the 527 is a really nice rifle if you can get your hands on one.

    My Howa does OK with the wolf hollow points, but really likes the 124gr Red Army stuff. I picked up some 123gr SST bullets to give a try at reloading for it. People seem to like them, hoping they work well.
     
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    I was going to get a CZ 527 in the 7.62x39. Howa was my second choice. Followed by the Ruger. Im wood stock snob. But the stock my ruger has is growing on me. It's something different than flat black.
     
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    Got mine out just a few minutesfor a little fun this evening. Taken with my Samsung S-9.





    Haven't chronographed it yet, but it likes this ammo.
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    I like shooting clays at 100 too. Then shooting the pieces.
     
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    Guess I missed it. What exactly was the problem?
     
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    I took the gun apart and cleaned all the shipping oils off it. There was a bunch under the scope rail. Im thinking it may have been the culprit.
     
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    Yep! I actually put three rounds into that one pigeon! I forgot to film the first two hits that took the top half !:cool:
    On that last shot, I decided to see how long it would take to hit record, let go of the phone, get back on the rifle, push the safety off, adjust POA , and make the shot. It was just under 10sec total. Definitely not competition speed, but I think I can improve that with some more practice. :)
     
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    Hard to go wrong with any of those three, I have the Howa in 7.62x39 with a Boyds stock, the CZ American in a factory walnut stock, and a Ruger American in 6.5CM, and it would be impossible to decide which I prefer. They each have their strengths and weaknesses (mostly strengths). Of the factory Tupperware stocks, I like the Ruger a whole lot more than the CZ or Hogue overmold that Howa uses.
     
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    I noticed vertical stringing. Is your barrel hot to the touch when you are shooting? I have found that when my barrels get too hot as in not waiting for the barrel to stabilize temperature that it can string vertically. I wait a bit between shots with the bolt open for air to circulate in the bore. I get tighter groups with some of my guns when I do that. Just curious.
     
  18. CoalCrackerAl

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    The vertical stringing. Is from dialing the scope in. I havn't heated the barrel up yet. :D
     
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    With movement like that you have a mounting problem somewhere.
     
  20. CoalCrackerAl

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    I took my RAR and 223 axis out to the long range. I worked out to the 250 yard steel with the 7.62x39. It was fun figuring the hold over marks for my different loads.
     
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    Out of curiosity, what loads were you shooting out to 250 yards? Can't imagine the berry's over unique were getting out that far with much consistency, but not sure.

    Glad to hear that getting the scope mount sorted out seems to have solved your issue.
     
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    The unique was 9 grains. With it i needed the bottom hold over mark. The 12.5 grains of Blue dot i could use set the hold over between to bottom mark and the one above it. 16 grains of 2400 the 3rd mark was perfect. The smallest gong at 250 is 12 inches. Factory ammo second mark. I have a Sig Buck masters scope.
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