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Doe anyone use one? I thought it might be handy hunting off some big hills where we like to shoot coyotes and Mule deer.
I just searched online and made it similar to what it looked like.
How fast are the 130's going?
I just had him use my 10/22 with a trigger kit, with a crap scope I had laying around. ( I had a red dot on it the past few years )
We did shoot a Savage Mark 2 B series, and a Ruger precision .22 that were available to try as well.
I'm not sure yet if I will get him fully involved in it yet, (or myself) however we are going to watch the first event in early March.
My question is what .22 rifles are you all using? Online I see lots of CZ variants, and the cheap Savages.
I have a CZ 452 varmint, but it's in 17HMR, nice rifle and shooter. The Savage I would get would likely be the Mark 2 FV SR. Not sure what CZ model I would be looking at just yet, I do see a new model is coming out that looks interesting, the 457 Pro Varmint. SR. Of course its more money but looks pretty good. The Ruger precision .22 was actually very nice to shoot and was accurate, the bolt cycled very easy even for my son, although the Savage was not too bad to cycle the bolt, but a tad clunkier.
I also do not know what bags I should be looking at getting. For my Stealth I just have a small pinch bag that works great prone or on a bench, but with PRS it doesn't do much. If anyone could spare some advice I would truly appreciate it.
I am trying to connect two torches to one 20lb propane tank.
I think it needs a regulator to work. I got everything hooked up, replaced the faulty T fitting and proceeded to test the flame position. I can just barely get enough pressure to light them. No pressure for flame adjustment at all.
I disconnected the 20 lb, and hooked up the 1 lb bottle to the long hose, the flame had full power. So I shut it off and then disconnected it and wow all the propane left in the hose just purged out with a rush, had to vent out the garage lol. Anyway, it's obvious that the 20 lb tank is not providing the right pressure, it is 3/4's full. It must be something internal in the valve that is not happy just letting the hoses fill up without back pressure of a regulator. Not exactly sure. Also I can see the apparent problem of disconnecting the unit when I'm done with it.
I am going to try my neighbours tank when I get a chance tomorrow.
And disconnect the unit outside when i'm done with it. It never should be left with pressure in the lines when not in use, or maybe just burn it off with the torches with the tank valve turned off would be easier.
As I am going to be using my next 5lbs of H4350 (same lot) and my next 3 boxes of Berger 140VLDh (same lot) Things should be good for a bit. I have prepped my brass and went overly numbers. I have about 12 Berger's left from an old lot, they are approximately,
old bullets btog are .732
new bullets are btog is .749
and I have two boxes of 140VLD target, btog is .743
Dang you Berger lol
Before I try and match my velocity node to the new bullets, any idea how much I should reduce my charge weight just for the seating depth?
I also have to adjust for the new powder lot I will be using, but no pressure signs at all at my current 41.2gr load.
Next barrel is going to have large purchase of bullets and powder in one visa card purchase to make things much more simple lol.
I Opened up two different boxes of different lot numbers of 143 ELDx, the btog is the same.
Still was a fun day and learnt some stuff.
Only shot out to 544 yards as I was having rangefinder issues. ( new one in the mail ) A bit of vertical but still good in my books. In the 3rd picture the target is only at 200, was hoping to let my 10 year old shoot the Savage, but the sun had come out and was an issue for him so that will have to wait for another day.
Wish me luck.
Does anyone have a recommendation as to what’s the best?
Eventually got set up. Missed three times and could not see ground impacts due to a falling away hill behind the target.
So we decided to move the target back to 544yards. ( just where the landscape allowed setup without moving the bench )
I was shooting right and 1/2 moa high. Adjusted my scope, repainted my steel. Took three shots, after shooting two just left of center, adjusted scope over one click and sent the third just right of center. Group was 3" No vertical.
So that was fine, moved the steel back to 1000, and shot another six rounds. Nothing. I must have something wrong with range setup/rifle setup/and for sure me lol. My last few shots I dialled back my Ballistic AE clicks to try and get in front of the target to spot the misses better and managed to see some snow fly on two of them. ( still behind the target ) It was almost dark so we packed up and drove to the target. I found two of my last impacts behind the target, but still way back. I'm not sure why I was shooting so high at 1000. Wind was from 1-3 mph at 9:00 The bullet is dropping quick so pretty sure going under the target and hitting dirt and snow behind it was impossible. Time to go over everything.
At least I got great results at 544, and I did see more bucks on my trail cam, including a shooter buck.
4 shot group of 7 3/8", last three were 3 3/4" I'm really hoping I can get a 5 shot, 1/2 moa group out to 1000. Lots of work to do yet but it was fun waiting for the "clank" of the gong to report back.
We were able to confirm our drops for our muzzleloaders out to 300 yards. Perfect timing for the Oct. 1st Whitetail start date.
We then moved the target to get the most distance possible due to the wind direction, started at 300, 400, then 700. Neither of us had shot that far yet. ( best for me was 600 )
My rifle was the Savage Stealth 6.5, Vortex Viper 4-12, Harris bipod and a JSA tactical small rear bag. I had been shooting my less than perfect Hornady 143ELDx reloads as I am saving my best reloads (Berger) for hunting and better weather.
First shot bullet flight took so long I thought I missed lol. Then thwack. I was pumped. Took one more shot made a hit again. Then my friend grabbed his A-Bolt LR 7mm Rem mag out with factory 160 Nosler Accubonds. ( he needs a calmer day to test seating depth on the reloads we are working on for him )
Anyway he made two hits as well, so we were 4 for 4, first attempts ever at that distance and we were happy.
When we drove up to the target to see, we were very surprised at the results. We were hoping just to make hits, but were surprised at the results. You can see two separate groups.
This is by no means bragging of any kind, ( everyone here shoots much better ) we were just happy with the results and are excited to move forward.
I can’t believe the difference in the seating effort. ( forgot ). So having neck tension of 0.002” unlubed equal 0.002” lubed??