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#1
General Discussion / Re: Rear bag
Last post by gman47564 - Today at 06:33:03 PM
I use a protektor rear bag.. served me well for a long time now..


https://photos.app.goo.gl/zujnPhxxRmSJST718
#2
General Discussion / Re: Rear bag
Last post by HufD63 - Today at 06:21:25 PM
When I'm shooting my regular guns and want a solid bag set up I go back to the cheap green Caldwells. They're not fancy but have served me well
#3
General Discussion / Rear bag
Last post by LeadHammer - Today at 04:54:05 PM
Rear bag of choice for bench and prone.
My front is either
A Rush 12 liter backpack with " bunny ear "bag attached to the molle, or a
Harris bipod.
The rear is either a small cylinder shaped squeeze bag, ( I find it too small for bench or prone, throw shots left or right )
Or my Mini Fortune Cookie front bag on its side. ( works decent here but not ideal )

I was shooting today and although conditions were gusty,( mostly 12-1:30 ), and I am shooting brand new brass, ( should be done with that very soon )I found I was inconsistent and was swapping stuff around, thumb on the back, then side, bipod, no bipod etc. ( I also feel I need to revisit my load soon. Rounds shot is creeping up )
However I could tell my shooting was not up to par. Ten 3 shot groups. From 0.975" up to 2.24". Averaged 1.6" Best 3 were 0.975, 1.01, and 1.07" Done at 300 meters.
I was thinking of a bigger squeeze bag, more rectangular as to have the corners wrap around the stock slightly.
Anyone have any suggestions??
#4
General Discussion / Re: New Brake
Last post by autoxforfun - Today at 04:38:03 PM
Awesome Dave....glad it worked out well and now has a new home.
#5
General Discussion / Re: New Brake
Last post by HufD63 - Yesterday at 11:14:04 PM
Love the brake Bob @autoxforfun

Big upgrade over the little bastard.

Had 5 rounds of virgin .300 prc left and shot this 3 shot group at 200 this evening.



#6
General Discussion / Re: @mnbogboy
Last post by HufD63 - June 25, 2022, 06:19:22 PM
Thought I'd update this. It honestly fell off my radar at the two recent matches. Tried the land line number a few times the last few days to no avail.
Came up with a number for his son Jim which sounded like a wireless or cell phone from the voicemail.
Left a message but have heard nothing yet.

 
#7
Competition / Re: 2022 Long Range Rendevouz ...
Last post by jvw2008 - June 22, 2022, 09:00:53 AM
Quote from: HufD63 on June 21, 2022, 08:02:46 PM16 target group agg in 2021 6.947"
16 target score total  2021 739

16 target group agg in 2022 3.522"
16 target score total  2022 754

Going back to the BRA vs the 6.5x47L imp. helped but I honestly didn't give the 47L an honest testing at 1000 last year in MO in those conditions either.


You indicate maybe not a fair comparison. I agree for many reasons. Your shooting has improved. Your reloading has improved with the addition of the changes you made last winter. Your load for the 47L simply was not on point last year. Multiple factors.
#8
Competition / Re: 2022 Long Range Rendevouz ...
Last post by HufD63 - June 21, 2022, 08:02:46 PM
16 target group agg in 2021 6.947"
16 target score total  2021 739

16 target group agg in 2022 3.522"
16 target score total  2022 754

Going back to the BRA vs the 6.5x47L imp. helped but I honestly didn't give the 47L an honest testing at 1000 last year in MO in those conditions either.
#9
Competition / Re: 2022 Long Range Rendevouz ...
Last post by HufD63 - June 21, 2022, 07:45:43 PM
Quote from: gman47564 on June 20, 2022, 07:51:21 PMNice shooting dave and a nice check.. i give you props man.. you been after that for a couple years now and put in the time and effort to get it.. well done..

Thank you Grant.

It's a never ending process of tweaking the whole platform. So many times we get stuck in the rut of a powder and or seating tweak that we are blind to the real issues.
A person can't get the most out of load testing if the whole system is not working together.
This gun and a lot of my reloading process is almost a complete redo from last season. The trigger & action body are the only pieces left untouched.

New firing pin spring in the bolt

New 6 bra barrel but a different reamer with a few tweaks
 
New stock, immediately cut up to accomadate the front sled which adressed the tracking I felt could be better and honestly had to get better to be competitive in lesser conditions.

Complete evaluation of my priming process that made me completely change the way I prime my brass.

Complete evaluation of my bullet seating method that made me completely change the way I'm doing that.

Bought two more front rests to evaluate what fits me & what works for my guns. New custom rest top for the Randolph to fit the sled. There will be a new version of the sled itself by next spring.
Ironically the JJ rest really does not fit me. I've shot well off it but it's more difficult for me to run the light gun off of. It also re trains my muscle memory to the point where I struggle with the controls on the Randolph. I was back on the Sinclair for LG at Elbow Lake two weekends ago.
I took some sand out of the front bag and pulled the front stop in and it shot well.

Back to my NF nxs 12-42 for glass, it's clearer and cuts the mirage better than most of my GEs in the later day less favorable conditions.
I'm not saying one scope is better than another because everyone's eyes are different.

When I got to Vapor Trail I sorted my match bullets to .001" OAL where I've always sorted to a .004" variance previously.
Weight sorted brass, weight sorted primers etc.
As much as I hate the thought of it the next time I sort up a fresh lot of bullets there's a pretty good chance they are getting meplat trimmed and pointed.

So yes I've gone off the deep end chasing it but I can't argue with the results.
#10
Competition / Re: 2022 Long Range Rendevouz ...
Last post by HufD63 - June 21, 2022, 02:29:37 PM
This quote,

"I though this would make it an ideal gun for the Rendevouz as well. The gun wound up weighing 19.5 so I can add another 2# to it and still be way under weight for the Rendevouz 3.0 in 2023"

Caused a little confusion so to clarify IBS light gun is limited to 17# IBS unlimited HG is obviously unlimited.
When Tom Jacobs drew up the rules for the original 2021 Rendevouz he allowed for a 22# weight limit on guns to draw in some F Class shooters as I believe that's the weight limit for F open.
I restocked my Panda with the intention of running right up to the 22# limit and it sits @ 19.5# as weighed for the match.

It has  SS rudder vs aluminum, the stock was inletted for the aluminum fore end and has a homeade lead filled galvanized pipe nipple in the butt.

Tungsten is almost 2x as dense as lead so I'm likely going to swap the butt weight out for that easily getting over 20# and likely 20.5#

The sled up front I'm going to make one out of SS but it will be less bulky allowing the gun to ride lower in the front rest so ideally those two changes should get me close to 22# and improve the front / rear balance at the same time.