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Author Topic: Range Results 6-6-2018 - Part 2 of 2  (Read 333 times)

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Range Results 6-6-2018 - Part 2 of 2
« on: June 06, 2018, 08:21:01 PM »
Only took two centerfires with me today, the Savage 6.5 Creedmoor and the Custom Cooper 54 in 308......The 308 was shot at 100 yards and the 6.5 Creedmoor was shot at 200 yards....The 6.5 CM ammo was the 120 gn Hornady Factory, I was just trying to shoot up....the Custom Cooper in 308 was the 155 Berger VLD hand loads

All in all, was satisfied with the results, not great but good....enjoy...

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Re: Range Results 6-6-2018 - Part 2 of 2
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2018, 09:16:26 PM »
nice looking rifles. sig scopes?
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Re: Range Results 6-6-2018 - Part 2 of 2
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2018, 09:49:45 PM »
very nice, especially that 6.5 group at 200
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Re: Range Results 6-6-2018 - Part 2 of 2
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2018, 02:22:07 AM »
Yari - Yes a Sig Sauer Tango 4.....3-12X x 42mm....good glass inside, very bright...Like it so much bought another one. A 3-9X x 40mm Whiskery 3...not a bad scope for the Money $150.....

Madgomer, the shots from the Savage Model 10 BA Stealth in 6.5 Creedmoor was from a clean barrel, so no fouling shots were made, this was also to case of the Cooper Custom Model 54 in 308...Shot the Cooper first without any fouling shots. So I thought that the 6.5 CM ought to be good...after shooting the 6.5 at 200 move the Sig Sauer Scope up 2 clicks and left it alone....yes not a bad group....just trying to shoot up the first box of Hornady 120 Gn up...have about 3 or 4 left to go, then switch over to hand loads using the 140 and 142 Gn Pills...will see which one holds the tightest group size at 200 yards...   
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Re: Range Results 6-6-2018 - Part 2 of 2
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2018, 06:33:11 AM »
The 6.5 looking good...nice set up!
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Re: Range Results 6-6-2018 - Part 2 of 2
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2018, 06:43:16 AM »
Nice set up Bo   --09--0

How much weight are you using to hold down the bench rest, and is the bench top itself wood or something else? I can't tell from the photos.
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2018, 07:29:26 AM »
Gut - I made this rest about 10 to 12 years ahead of Caldwell Lead Sled....I saw something similar to it at the old range many years ago. That one was made out of wood, that gave me the idea and I came home and look at it on the early stages on the Internet and thought to myself, I can make something better that the one made out of wood....order it through Cablea's (There was no Amazon at that time) and paid $107....that same day went down to Home Depot and got the longest Carriage bolt I could find (it is about 6 or 7 inches long) and then went by Walmart and bought the big weights and came home and mount the 6 - 2.5 lbs on each side of the rest and then had enough of threads left on the bolt to add another 1.25 pound weights to each side.....it has been like that for over 20 years now.....

The total weights mounted on it is 32.5 lbs and the weight of the rest itself is about 4 lbs so it is somewhere about 35 lbs with the carriage bolts and wing nuts.....but the cost of the rest has come down a lot since I bought mine...I have seen them as low at $60....Need to repaint it and the weights and make appealing...LOL....

This all started when I would take 6 rifles to the range with me. They range anywhere from a 22-250 up to the dreaded 338 Win Mag....back then there were no muzzle brakes, not even thought of...but that 338 Win Mag would beat my shoulder black and blue for days and it would sensitize my right shoulder also for days...Now, I have installed a muzzle break on the 338 Win Mag (Winchester Model 70) and makes the recoil more like a 30-06....and the rest well, everyone that uses it loves it....

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Re: Range Results 6-6-2018 - Part 2 of 2
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2018, 08:00:13 AM »
Bo - 10 years ago I bought the RCBS R.A.S.S. (Rapid Acquisition Shooting System) Shooting Bench for $300, it's a portable and very flexible shooting bench. It is great for the range and also good for the hunting blinds as it can swivel 360 degrees and the elevation adjustments are quick and easy with the turn of a dial on the rest. Here is a link www.rcbs.com where you can take a look at it. This system is good for long range groundhog hunting, as well as on any range that does not have permanent benches. The only drawback that I have found with this system is that it weighs 60# (2 pieces) If you are using it for hunting, it's not a carry in unit, however if you use in in a platform stand or ground blind and set up ahead of time, you would be good to go with no issues. The system will also support up to 350 Lbs.
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Re: Range Results 6-6-2018 - Part 2 of 2
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2018, 08:07:05 AM »
Gut - Thanks so much for the heads up.......
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Re: Range Results 6-6-2018 - Part 2 of 2
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2018, 08:49:08 AM »
Gut - Thanks so much for the heads up.......

Bo - here is the Instruction Manual for the RASS http://rcbs.com/RCBS/media/RCBSMedia/PDFs/Instructions/English%20(EN)/RASS_Instructions.pdf

I didn't see it on the link I posted, as it was all reloading related.
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Re: Range Results 6-6-2018 - Part 2 of 2
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2018, 12:57:16 PM »
Nice rifles Bo. I agree with adjustment the 6.5 will be hitting right nice. The .308 is ON IMO.
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Re: Range Results 6-6-2018 - Part 2 of 2
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2018, 01:44:51 PM »
Looks like a really nice pair of rifles Bo .  ##$%#1118
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Re: Range Results 6-6-2018 - Part 2 of 2
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2018, 08:13:43 AM »
Blue - The 308 Win in the Cooper should be one hole...think my loads are off or the seating depth is off but when I loaded for hunting last year, this size group is OK but the last few trips to the range, have been using 155 Berger VLD and now will try some 155 grain Sierra GK in it and see what happens.....but this was my 7th Cooper (of 9) rifle and once you figure them out, then they most likely shoot through the same hole at 100 yards.......

The 6.5 will shoot better as the summer goes on, the 120 gn bullets are not the ones it likes, just trying to shoot these up then load up some 140 or 142 gn bullets and see what happens.....
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Re: Range Results 6-6-2018 - Part 2 of 2
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2018, 10:24:31 AM »
Sounds good Bo keep us posted on the progress. I guess if you got to shoot more to get them on you just got to do it I know it will be rough on you but I think you'll be fine. --099-780
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Re: Range Results 6-6-2018 - Part 2 of 2
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2018, 12:27:06 PM »
Blue - As you know, each rifle has its own personality, just like us, sometimes its the rifle, sometimes it is the shooter, sometimes it is the mirage and sometimes it is the weather...oh well....think I can adjust the trigger down another 1/2 pound and make it 2.5 lbs and tweak the load just a little bit...all this means more time spent with this Colt Cooper and the other XX or XXX or XXXX rifles I have in the inventory (LOL)...you can see now why I scan all the targets in and do my home work with each of them...I spend the same amount doing the paper work on the shot targets as I do at the range!!! It's tough Blue, but someone has to do it.... --099-780

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