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Old 01-09-2011, 10:45 PM
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Default Took the 5r out and well.... I got a lot to work on...

I took the 5r out today. It's only the 2nd time I've shot a bolt action... so... be easy on the me

But 5 shots at 225ish yards with federal 168 gold match. It was freezing cold... 39 degrees or so at 9am. I pulled the first shot and then the other shots tightened up. I think I need to work on just getting used to loading the bipod and flinching. but... here it is.



Sorry... I live by a crappy range. Oroville PUBLIC range... hahaha


And the Golden bear was shot by by friend's AR.

Here's a 100yd shot.. The other 3 were from my friend.


If anyone wants to hep me out... I'm open to learning. I do plan to attend one of the practice session in IONE... but I want to get a little more time before I head out there and get laughed at.

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This should help you get started http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubb...=237232&page=1
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That's not terrible shooting. Just looks like as you are pulling the trigger you are moving the rifle. You might want to get a snap cap and practice pre-fire op's a bit. Did you check the trigger pull to find out what it's set at? That link above has some good tips.

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looks good ,with some practice im sure your groups will shrink alot
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Oroville is a GREAT range. I didn't realize how awesome it is until I moved away from it. Now I can't seem to find anything within a 2 hour drive that goes past 2 or 300 yards, and that doesn't charge a bunch of money to shoot at, and that allows me to shoot whatever I want, at faster than one round a second.
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Thanks! I've ben lurking there for a while. Reading cant only do so much. I just think I need more range time. Like I said. It's the 2nd time i've ever shot the rifle.

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That's not terrible shooting. Just looks like as you are pulling the trigger you are moving the rifle. You might want to get a snap cap and practice pre-fire op's a bit. Did you check the trigger pull to find out what it's set at? That link above has some good tips.
trigger is at 2lbs
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Oroville is a GREAT range. I didn't realize how awesome it is until I moved away from it. Now I can't seem to find anything within a 2 hour drive that goes past 2 or 300 yards, and that doesn't charge a bunch of money to shoot at, and that allows me to shoot whatever I want, at faster than one round a second.
+1 I completely agree. Just moved from Chico to SF, bit of a change of scenery.

I miss 400 yard shots with a mosin nagant and being able to practice double tap and other necessary skills that are frowned upon at most ranges. also its free.

to the OP. Nice rifle, good shooting, just practice practice practice. also dry firing might help you with trigger control and any flinches. peace
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If anyone wants to hep me out... I'm open to learning. I do plan to attend one of the practice session in IONE... but I want to get a little more time before I head out there and get laughed at.
A little load development will help tighten up your groups. .308 recipes are well-known. But for that pull, you're about half-moa on that target.

Get up to Sacramento Valley. No one will laugh at you*, in fact you'll find everyone willing to answer any questions you might have. Some of the best shooters in the country practice there. Practice is: Monday's Benchrest, Tuesday's High-Power and Thursday's Tactical.

* well, if they do, they'll wait till you're gone
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Not bad at all. Thats a pretty cool looking stock. Any pics of the rifle from the side?
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A little load development will help tighten up your groups. .308 recipes are well-known. But for that pull, you're about half-moa on that target.

Get up to Sacramento Valley. No one will laugh at you*, in fact you'll find everyone willing to answer any questions you might have. Some of the best shooters in the country practice there. Practice is: Monday's Benchrest, Tuesday's High-Power and Thursday's Tactical.

* well, if they do, they'll wait till you're gone
Exactly what I'm afraid of.... as i walk away "Damn that guy was stupid". hahaha

but hey at least I would have learned something. When is a good day to go out there?

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That's some pretty good shooting.
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Good shooting -- try shirtcanning the bipod for a range session and get a legit sandbag bench rest to wring to thru accuracy out of the gun - but it looks like it (and you) can shoot)
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Good shooting -- try shirtcanning the bipod for a range session and get a legit sandbag bench rest to wring to thru accuracy out of the gun - but it looks like it (and you) can shoot)
Thanks. I have a lot to work on. I lurk on the hide... and those guys are nuts.

They are doing 5 shot groups that look like mine at 5-600 yards!

I'm using a rear sand bag... but nothing like a rifle holder I see some other people use.
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Well... I got my R&D brake in... hopefully that helps a little.
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What did the install of the R&D brake run you? Took my PSS out the other day and got a group your size at half the distance....so if you need work....I need more!! I know a brake would make it more comfortable.
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I think its time for you to reload your own that will make all the difference in the world and it will save you money really quickly save all your brass if your not already doing so.
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Oroville is a GREAT range. I didn't realize how awesome it is until I moved away from it. Now I can't seem to find anything within a 2 hour drive that goes past 2 or 300 yards, and that doesn't charge a bunch of money to shoot at, and that allows me to shoot whatever I want, at faster than one round a second.
AGREED! I'm from Chico too, and I never really appreciated how f'ing awesome it is to have a FREE range to shoot whatever you want, however you want. DAMN I wish the clay pits were in the East Bay now!!
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Who did your bolt handle and blackout finish?

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Crickets....
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it's a cerakote finished. I bought the action and it's barrel like that. Sniper gray?
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it's a cerakote finished. I bought the action and it's barrel like that. Sniper gray?
Looks awesome. I guess I need to find someone to put a new finish over this shiny stainless.

The knob looks pretty nice. I think I found a good place (AZ Precision)
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you are fine, looks MOA to me since you are shooting at over 200 yards. Most people talk but can't acheive half MOA (I for one can do sub MOA but no where near a half MOA shooter...and I shoot every other week! for the last decade). THe Hide is a great place to learn, they get anal with the neck turning, bullet & brass weighing .1 gram per gram, but hey they are getting dime size 5 round groups in 308.. which is amazing
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If you want someone to show you how to use that, I'm available weekends and have fairly reasonable prices...
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If you want someone to show you how to use that, I'm available weekends and have fairly reasonable prices...
You are more than welcome to come shoot. Buy your own factory match or bring your own reloads

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The knob looks pretty nice. I think I found a good place (AZ Precision)
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get someone who knows how to shoot to work with you. amazing things happen with some structured drills. sending more lead down range will not make you a better shot without some structure... IJS.
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doesnt look too bad. Just look like you pulled one.
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get someone who knows how to shoot to work with you. amazing things happen with some structured drills. sending more lead down range will not make you a better shot without some structure... IJS.
I'm trying to make it out to IONE to join the NCPPRC practices. I just need to find time. until then... I'm just shooting...

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that was the first one...
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What did the install of the R&D brake run you? Took my PSS out the other day and got a group your size at half the distance....so if you need work....I need more!! I know a brake would make it more comfortable.


The .308 is already extremely comfortable to shoot. IMO I don't think a brake is necessary at all. You may want to check your shooting position to see why it isn't comfortable.

As far as shrinking groups go, good trigger discipline and ammo(handloads) will get you most of the way. You will be surprised how much your group shrinks when you pace yourself and concentrate on trigger pull.
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I need to get into reloading.... But I'm taking the thing back out thurs. I'll keep this post updated.
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I still need to send you some info on reloading. I getting ready to prep something for some friends who want to get into it as well.
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There's nothing wrong with that group, if you take out the flier at the top it's a 1/2MOA group. You have a good shooting rifle.
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Please do. When are you coming up this way again? Also, how's that rifle treating you

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Do record that first shot of yours for reference. Your cold bore shot is not always the same as your hot bore follow up shots.

Pretty good though!
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Good shooting -- try shirtcanning the bipod for a range session and get a legit sandbag bench rest to wring to thru accuracy out of the gun - but it looks like it (and you) can shoot)
I was going to suggest this. Harris bipods are great for mobility, but I find them detrimental to precision. Even a cheap sandbag setup will be better.

Also getting the right position to shoot has always been key to me. If I have to adjust myself too much to aim the rifle, my consistency drops off greatly.

Work on dry firing exercises and work on your breathing.

Working on hand loads may improve your accuracy as well.
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Please do. When are you coming up this way again? Also, how's that rifle treating you
I'm in the middle of moving, but I'll get everything together soon. Don't know when I'll be up. Maybe soon in the spring.

The rifle is good!! Here are my last groups when i went out with killshot44:

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I'm in the middle of moving, but I'll get everything together soon. Don't know when I'll be up. Maybe soon in the spring.

The rifle is good!! Here are my last groups when i went out with killshot44:


good shooting. I just need a little help fine tuning my rifle and it's scope. I do one click on windage a its a little right or left. I feel like I need a an extra click in between...

but I compensate for it......
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Is your scope in mil or moa?

Either way a 1/4 or 1cm is big when the holes get close.
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You coming down to the caprc match this weekend? I would highly suggest you do and also take the training courses caprc has to offer. Oh and get off that bench and get on the dirt. Benches are for the old farts with the joint problems lol
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You coming down to the caprc match this weekend? I would highly suggest you do and also take the training courses caprc has to offer. Oh and get off that bench and get on the dirt. Benches are for the old farts with the joint problems lol
I dont think so. I dont think I can afford the 350 mile trip right now.

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Either way a 1/4 or 1cm is big when the holes get close.
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