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Messages - MLN1963

Bolt Action Rifles / Re: New RPR broke first shooting
It looks like part of the cocking mechanism broke. I doubt Ruger sells those parts. I would call them, maybe they will send you the parts to fix it but I bet they’ll want it back.
General Discussion / Re: Cans v.s. brakes for staying on target?
When I go to competitions I see a fair amount of shooters with cans. The best info I got from them was "It all depends on the can design."


Eric B.

I have the anchor brake on my Omega, does it make any difference? I couldn’t tell you. Since all cans trap the gasses I don’t see how any design can mitigate recoil better than another. IMO it’s not possible to do that inside a can. Maybe, once the gasses leave the can, maybe?

I noticed a lot more recoils and loss of sight picture when I switched to a suppressor. I had to adapt to backing off my scopes power to spot my hits. Now this may all sound negative and like I don’t like my suppressor. That isn’t true at all. When I finish a match now my head isn’t pounding from all the concussion on shooting with a brake. The fact that my shots aren’t heard two counties over is also a plus, especially with all the bleeding hearts out there trying to stop all kinds of shooting. So IMO the trade offs are worth it. I am not a noted competitor, I just have fun. If I was a top gun like Rob I may have a different opinion.
Optics, Sights, Mounts, Etc. / Re: Vortex Viper 5-25X50 FFP GenII ?
I have the Gen 1 and Gen 2 PST FFP with EBR-2C reticle. The Gen 2 is a nice improvement over the original, but that is still a decent scope, especially if you are on a budget.

I use mine for shooting steel in our local PRS style matches. It’s more than adequate for this. It’s not a Gen 2 Razor by any stretch but that cost $2K and this was $850 military pricing.

The last two matches I have shot the reticle only, no dialing. It is a time saver but takes a little time getting used to finding your mark. I really like this reticle and about the only tweak I’d like to see is .2 mil markings instead of .5 mil.
General Discussion / Re: 6.5 magazines?
AICS mags are the industry standard. They allow a longer overall length than AR type mags. Be forewarned that although those Tikka mags are great they are expensive. The Tac A1 mags are about $120 a pop if I remember correctly.
General Discussion / Re: Lab Radar problem
 I had a problem once with my radar unit that baffled me. I had the AA batteries installed and was also using a battery pack. The internal batteries were nearly dead and it wouldn’t allow me to use my external battery pack. Once I removed the internal batteries I was able to use the battery pack. This isn’t your situation, but I thought I’d put it out there for others to learn from my mistake.
Reloading / Re: 105 Berger 10 shot ladder for the 6 mm creedmoor
You know what is going to happen pushing them to 3100 plus right? Bye, bye barrel. LOL I would repeat that test lower and see if you have a 3000 +/- 30 FPS area that is similar.

What brass are you using?
Reloading / Re: Lapua brass for cold weather hunting?
Just to be clear I wasn't saying to use factory ammunition, I was just saying he could  use Hornady or Norma brass.

Starline and Alpha both told me on the phone that they had FTF and Hang Fires in testing SRP brass. I'm not sure how they induced the failures, but they had them. To me it's not worth risking it, no matter how small the risk.