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New barrels for my Borden

I sent my action home with the gunsmith from the match 2 weekends ago.
He turned up two barrels for it, a Lilja and a Krieger.

I ran about 100 through the Krieger last night to settle it in then swapped the Lilja onto it when I got home so I can do the same to it.

The brass I used in the regular season had 6-7 firings on it so I sized, trimmed, skimmed the necks and annealed it to break these barrels in.

After I get the Lilja ran in I'll start tuning a 600 yard load for the 600 yard Nationals in MN this October.

Pics are at 100 yards but that's a dime covering that 10 shot group.

Dave

Re: New barrels for my Borden

Reply #1
I loaded up some unsorted Roy Hunter 106s at .006 in for this.

Dave

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Reply #2
One word....fantastic
11X Grandfather
Part time Savagesmith

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Reply #3
That's some impressive shooting, Dave!  Care to share who your gunsmith is?
Good luck with your stick!

mike

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Reply #4
I pulled the Krieger off and twisted on the Lilja the next evening then loaded up 114 rounds to break it in and get it settled.

I had 114 of the Roy Hunter 108s given to me by a friend and it's my understanding the are no longer made. I've never shot any before so I backed off .5 grain from the 106s and jammed them .006

No prior experience, no bullet sorting and an educated guess on the load and seating depth.

I shot these at 200 and shot some steel at 600 while running these.

Dave

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Reply #5
Looking good dave
Grant

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Reply #6
Looking good dave

They were sure wanting to shoot but were a little out of tune. Not really a big deal though I don't think Roy is making them any longer.
Dave