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Twelve degrees and sunny as I got set up to shoot the .243 Ackley this morning. I had bought some new Winchester cases and needed to fireform them so I loaded them up with 41 / R15, CCI mag primers and Burger 60 MEF hollow points. I hooked up my little sunflower heater to warm my hands between 5 shot strings. Had to use the snow shoes to put up a target and after getting it sighted in I went to work.

This is the two best groups. Wish they were all like this.









 

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SemperFi said:
Nice groups! Will you be able to squeeze even tighter groups out of that gun?
I doubt it. I just want to get it more consistant. Groups that small with this sort of rifle are a bit of a fluke. Those were two groups out of twelve targets shot.
 

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Jerry, what do you use for a front shooting rest? Is it a Caldwell?

I've been looking at the "the roch BR" from caldwell and it seems like a solid one.
 

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Jerry, what do you use for a front shooting rest? Is it a Caldwell?

I've been looking at the "the roch BR" from caldwell and it seems like a solid one.
Yup it's a Rock BR. I added a Sinclair speed screw for the rear elevation adjustment. I really love it.
 

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Sounds like everything chambered good for you. How did the cases look after fire forming? Looks like real nice groups. Can't wait to see the groups when you step up the loads.
 

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SemperFi said:
Jerry, what do you use for a front shooting rest? Is it a Caldwell?
I've been looking at the "the roch BR" from caldwell and it seems like a solid one.
Yup it's a Rock BR. I added a Sinclair speed screw for the rear elevation adjustment. I really love it.
I kinda thought it might be. It looks like the front you can kinda angle those sides into to hold the fore-end of the rifle? I'm thinking I need something like this then just a decent rear bag.
 

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Well, you don't want it to hold the rifle just clamp the bag a little. The rifle needs to be able to slide freely in the bag so it recoils the same each time. I shoot free recoil so the the rifle is free to move back as much as it wants. The olny thing that is touching my rifle is my trigger finger. No cheek weld or shoulder touching the rifle. Bigger rifles won't shoot this way but little calibers do well.
 

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NICE GROUPS,YOU MAY GET BETTER GROUPS WHEN THE WEATHER WARMS A BIT.MY RIFLES
DONT SHOOT THE SAME IN COLD WEATHER AS THEY DO IN WARM (THEY USUALLY OPEN UP
IN COLD) I AM STILL WORKING ON COLD WEATHER LOADS FOR MY 308,22-250, 223 AND
280 REMINGTON 700'S. I AM NOT AS DEDICATED AS YOU ,SO IT'S BEEN A SLOW PROJECT
FOR ME BECAUSE I DISLIKE COLD WEATHER..........SOMEDAY MAYBE I WILL FIND THOSE LOADS.
 

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SemperFi said:
jerrschmitt said:
SemperFi said:
Jerry, what do you use for a front shooting rest? Is it a Caldwell?
I've been looking at the "the roch BR" from caldwell and it seems like a solid one.
Yup it's a Rock BR. I added a Sinclair speed screw for the rear elevation adjustment. I really love it.
I kinda thought it might be. It looks like the front you can kinda angle those sides into to hold the fore-end of the rifle? I'm thinking I need something like this then just a decent rear bag.
That's what I figured... more or less just a "guide" and a full "clamp it in tight". That could really impact a shot!
 
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