Got in some practice this morning, snow and all 🥶 Wanted to check MV after drilling 4” plate cold bore at 502yds, and shooting a .10moa 5rd group at 100 to confirm zero. Hung MS on and sent three rounds. 24 deg. F, DA around -1500ft. Hash tag 6Dasher, #Patriot Valley Arms, #Hawk Hill, #A&D, #Lapua, #H4895.
Just wanted to give a shout out to Patriot Valley Arms for once again delivering the goods. I typically supply them my own blanks when it’s time to retire the spent barrel. So fairly recently after getting my ducks in a row for the upcoming season, I sent them a Hawk Hill blank I had waited months for. Josh spun me up a fresh pipe for my 6 Dasher. Mind you, my receiver did not accompany the blank, and he managed to get the barrel back to me shouldered for my TL3. I set final torque and checked headspace w a fired case, good to go. Just finished getting another 175 rds down it yesterday for a total of 225rds fired to date. Right on schedule, match in 2 wks... MV has stabilized and I’m calling it good to go. Mostly positional work when I practice, but I changed primers so I shot some groups to verify moa. I’m seeing low teens and I have yet to even make a final decision on what jump I’m going to run. Good problem to have lol. The best part is the consistency that Josh can maintain. My fired brass is spot on to the previous chamber. The most extreme spread I can detect is half a thousandth. To put that into perspective I don’t even need to adjust the lock ring on my sizing die to set bump on brass for the new chamber. Can’t ask for better than that on the job that PVA delivers. Obvious to anyone paying attention how stringent he is about monitoring the wear on his tooling, i.e. reamers. To measure up (literally) to the standard on which he imposes on his chamber work continues to only build my confidence that I have for his work and services. The proof is on the target. IMPACT! Dan Ps. Forget to mention, he also cut me a .223 Wylde that is a laser beam.
I've grown bored of the 30 yr old powder funnels. Been considering the Saterns cause I like the aluminum construction and it's anti static properties, along with their brass fittings to sit on necks, until I fortuitously came across these couch surfing. Intrigued enough by the Xtreme Hardcore Gear's design and appearance that I have a 6mm and 6.5mm inbound. Short review https://youtu.be/xKPPw3IuEgE
So suddenly I don't have access to any "function buttons" when replying. I can't post pix, or link. Only option I get is a "message icon" with a drop down menu and "Attach:" with a "choose files" that does nothing after selecting a photo. Anyone else experiencing this condition? Only thing I've done is latest software update to iPhone but i believe I lost the functions prior to that. In general the latest 10.0.2 and is a total piece of shit, My phone absolutely sucks now! Wishing I didn't do it.
Ok guys here's the deal. I'm wanting to purchase a "good" not necessarily "awesome" spotting scope. I have done some research and @ over the $1k bracket there are some very nice offerings. But I'm not sure I want to drop that much coin on a spotter that will only be used on occasion. So do you guys have any recommendations/experience with less expensive models that could still be considered decent quality? I'm thinking I want a 45 degree eyepiece, respectable glass, 20-60x that will allow me to glass out to 1000 yds. Ideally I'd like to stay sub $600 but not at the price of sacrificing quality, but at the same token I don't feel I'll need to identify a mosquito at 3000ft. either. You get the jist, respectable performance, but I'll cry once if sub $600 is a pipe dream. tia Dan
So I wanted your guys feedback on this... I've been acquiring H4350 for awhile now. All of it though local jaunts (I refuse on sheer principle to pay the ludicrous Hazmat fee! Please don't get me started 😤!!!!) Unfortunately I've never been able to score 8lbrs. So I grab 1lb jugs because some is better than none right? Ok, I've been fortunate that when I do snag 3 or 4 bottles at a clip that they are same matching lot# as I check. So I have a few "clusters" of matching lots, e.g., 4 here, 3 there, which leads to my dumb question... I have 3 lbs that are odd lot #, what do you guys think about combining all 3 so I can get a run on for 500+ rounds? I've been ruminating over this for awhile now. Has anyone done it? My trepidation stems from "what if one lot is way off, would I be contaminating 3 lbs?" Either way I compensate as I do for all my different lot #'s. Just don't know for certain if this practice is ill advised. TIA for Experiences and opinions. Dan
Does anyone have any experience with the Huber concepts trigger systems? Specifically the two-stage variant? I've been looking hard at this offering as of late and would welcome any feedback. Thanks Dan
What are your guys choices for Every Day Carry knives? I've been loyal to an Emerson CQC-11 for about the last 9 yrs. Hell of a blade 154 CM steel, G10 epoxy handles, titanium liner and thumb lock, and my favorite feature, the wave. Gets it open for business as fast as I can draw it. [media id=1255 type=preview align=center caption="image"]