Dang I Shoot Good!

Discussion in 'Range reports' started by MountainMariner, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. MountainMariner

    MountainMariner Clearly Ambiguous

    Two five rounds groups top left and right. Ten round group in the center with a final scope zero correction before shooting the eleventh round. (100 yards) Rifle is a Savage 308 shooting my hand loads. 155 AMAX bullets, Varget powder, CCI BR2 primers and Lapua brass right under 3000 fps.


    And now I'm out of Varget powder with none to be found...

    I do have some RL15 though.
  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Within a minute of bad guy, for sure and for certain!
  3. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    Meh - nothing I couldn't do at 6 inches with factory ammo... :D
  4. MountainMariner

    MountainMariner Clearly Ambiguous

    Unfortunately the next two rifles I have to setup are a 8# 350 Rem Mag and a 12# 338 Lapua. I swear those two rifles think I owe them money. Black and blue shoulder here I come...
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  5. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    You need a better ButtStock Pad....
  6. MountainMariner

    MountainMariner Clearly Ambiguous

    The Lapua has a nice one, the 350 RM Ruger not so much. And to top it off I am awaiting the delivery of a Pedersoli Hawken .54 flintlock with a metal pad.
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  7. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Black Powder will not Kick you body, any where near what Smokeless Powder will..... Much slower Burn Rate, makes for a Longer Slower Push on your shoulder, even with the much larger projectile Mass.
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  8. MountainMariner

    MountainMariner Clearly Ambiguous

    That's good to hear. It will be my first BP. Just got my .530 RB mold and a Lee 380gr REAL mold. Will start casting once I get some other things done around here.
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  9. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    I have been shooting BP for 40+ Years, and have a lot f experience with that type of firearm.... They are my SHTF Backup Weapons.... I can Make ALL the things that are needed to keep those Weapons going, right here at the place.... I have Lead, I can formulate BP, I can formulate Cap Powder and make Caps... All right here at the place.... and 209 ShotGun Primers can be converted into Caps, as well..... If at all possible, score REAL GOEX Black Powder, rather than that Potassium Chlorate Crap, they sell as BP Substitute in the Big Box Stores..... Your Weapon will thank you for it.... and you will have some nice Legal Class A Explosives that can be used for other things..... if required....
  10. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

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  11. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

  12. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Very Nice, I see that you have everything dialed in for at least a quarter size grouping at 100yds.
  13. Gopherman

    Gopherman Sometimes I Wish I Could Go Back to Sleep

    I have a 338 WIN MAG and that thing Kicks like a horse, however if you even nick something with it "GAME OVER"'.
    I took it to the range and it penetrated 3/4" ply and a 2x4 and just kept on trucking! You should have seen the back of that 2x4.
  14. MountainMariner

    MountainMariner Clearly Ambiguous

    Here is that 308, which will become a 260 Rem or 6.5 Creedmore once this barrel runs out of life.

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  15. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Nice weapon, MM....
  16. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Savage has been coming out with some pretty respectable stuff in the last ten, fifteen years or so. When I was a kid the brand was almost synonymous with bottom-of-the-line. Add decent loads and trigger control from the operator, groups like that show up. I'm lucky to get 1" groups with any rifle. Just can't get out enough to practice.
    Good looking firearm.
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2015
  17. Marlin

    Marlin Monkey+

    that is good shooting.
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