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diego-ted
09-22-2013, 7:49 PM
I know they don't need one, but I am a convert! I had the opportunity to drive my first GAP yesterday. Boy what a stick! My buddy and board member gstaylorg brought his Hospitaller 308 out and let me put it through it's paces, man what a gun. This is the older model with the surgeon action, man was I impressed. I shot the gun using a scope that was very difficult to use along with having to squeeze the rear bag for elevation, for which I was not used to. My 300 yard groups were all sub moa with FGMM and this 10 shot group at 100 in a moderate wind made a believer out of me! I am going to do everything in my power to get me one of these. I have been wanting (needing) a platform that I knew was money! So that I could focus my attention to my wind reading development and re-loading skills.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/diego-ted/Savage%20FTR/20130922_082744_zps24a8b758.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/diego-ted/media/Savage%20FTR/20130922_082744_zps24a8b758.jpg.html)

diego

ar15barrels
09-22-2013, 7:53 PM
Any well built custom gun should shoot like that.
If you are not used to using a proper squeeze-bag, get used to it...

I have built a few 300 mags lately and one of the guys told me his is consistently shooting 1/2" groups at 200yds.
That's just under 1/4 moa.

He also said it's shooting 3" groups at 800yds.

kcjr1125
09-22-2013, 8:42 PM
This may sound stupid but what is a "GAP"? Nice shooting btw!!!

Exodus343
09-22-2013, 8:49 PM
This may sound stupid but what is a "GAP"? Nice shooting btw!!!

GA Precision
http://www.gaprecision.net/


IF ONLY I CAN AFFORD ONE

tacticalcity
09-22-2013, 8:49 PM
I am in love with their rifles as well. The M40 Clone is cool.

brando
09-22-2013, 9:33 PM
GAP rifles are GTG...and quickly becoming the Starbucks of custom rifle shops thanks to successful branding. What Randall said about a well built gun being able to do that is accurate as well.

Spyder
09-22-2013, 10:12 PM
huh. My Surgeon must be a LAP, since it was built by Louisiana Precision. :D

diego-ted
09-23-2013, 6:44 AM
I believe I have many well built guns, none are as tight as this GAP, all I have had to develop loads for. This was just off the shelf fed gmm. And the flyer was me.

Diego

alfred1222
09-23-2013, 7:31 AM
I have 2, a GAP M40A5, and a GAP FBI HRT, both shoot like an absolute dream! Probably some of the best money ive ever spent. There is nothing like shooting a gong at 700 yards and hearing the bong a few seconds later

CobraRed
09-23-2013, 8:14 AM
There is nothing like shooting a gong at 700 yards and hearing the bong a few seconds later

That need not be an expensive feat.
My rig that Randall's worked on is hitting gongs small enough and far away enough that you nearly never hear anything, just see it swing.
And I still don't think that's saying much.

Being able to perform with most any ammo is quite a thing, tho. My rifles are finicky

alfred1222
09-23-2013, 9:20 AM
That need not be an expensive feat.
My rig that Randall's worked on is hitting gongs small enough and far away enough that you nearly never hear anything, just see it swing.
And I still don't think that's saying much.

Being able to perform with most any ammo is quite a thing, tho. My rifles are finicky

Oh i hear you, and i dont claim to be an amazing shot, because i cant hit the gong with a generic factory load out of my 700. I can do it with generic loads out of my GAP's though, and they shoot same hole when i shoot them with my handloads

CobraRed
09-23-2013, 10:09 AM
Very nice

diego-ted
09-23-2013, 10:58 AM
Here is 6 shots at 300 yards with my savage F/tr with hand loads. The flyer is the first shot prior to correction.

ar15barrels
09-23-2013, 4:48 PM
I believe I have many well built guns, none are as tight as this GAP, all I have had to develop loads for.

What barrels are on those guns?
Factory barrels usually need a lot more tweaking than high end barrels with shorter throats that custom built guns have.
That's why custom guns are MUCH less picky about what they will shoot well with.

diego-ted
09-23-2013, 7:19 PM
Two with kriegers and two bull tikkas. Savage Ftr with a factory tube.

ar15barrels
09-23-2013, 7:39 PM
Two with kriegers and two bull tikkas. Savage Ftr with a factory tube.

Is that 5 different guns, or 3 different guns?

diego-ted
09-24-2013, 6:41 AM
5 diffrent rifles

CRTguns
09-24-2013, 10:39 PM
GAP rifles are GTG...and quickly becoming the Starbucks of custom rifle shops thanks to successful branding. What Randall said about a well built gun being able to do that is accurate as well.

Starbucks status? downhill from there. They get popular... hire a bunch of new labor, build a new big fancy building, then QC suffers. Customer service suffers. Then they become a memory.

GAP is very good... I'd hope they stay small and exclusive. They're good because they're hands on. Lots of individual attention to each gun.

mattt
09-25-2013, 12:24 AM
Ted rebarrel your savage 12 f/tr and you will be just as happy

ar15barrels
09-25-2013, 1:27 AM
5 diffrent rifles

Then I count 3 factory barrels.
Fix that.

diego-ted
09-25-2013, 6:48 AM
15 you are right but if you think a Sako barrel is any ol factory tube you are sadly mistaken! The savage has a switch barrel system, the factory tube that will put 5 rounds touching at 300 yards (see attachment) and a 30" heavy palma that I shoot 185 juggers out to 1k with. My point is the GAP rifle is sweet.

Diego