I love my new gun!!!!!!!!!!
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08-31-2013, 02:40 PM #1
I love my new gun!!!!!!!!!!
I love this thing. I have never owned a gun that shoots like this before, or even remotely close to it. It consistently shoots 3 shot groups at under 1.5" at 300yds! I love it. I wish I had rebarrelled this rifle years ago when I first had the urge. I have to give the boys at Corlanes sporting goods (Rocky Mountain Rifles) a huge thanks for this amazing weapon.
It loved my good old 100gr TSXs and shot about a 2 1/4" group at 300 yds then I tried the TTSXs... WOW I am so impressed!
Now that load development is over I sighted in with 3 shots, a 2 shot group then put the gun in a vice, moved the crosshairs to center of the group and then fired shot #3. You have to look hard to see it in the picture but it is right where it needs to be. I cant wait to try this thing out on some unlucky critter.
300yd 3 shot sight in (448 x 600).jpgThe journey is the reward.
08-31-2013, 03:08 PM #2
Congrats, the TTSX's will cut wind like a sharp knife.
08-31-2013, 03:23 PM #3
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09-01-2013, 10:36 AM #4
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Sweet! I wish ANY of mine shot that well.IF YOU GO ONCE-YOU WILL GO AGAIN-DEAL WITH IT
09-02-2013, 11:13 AM #5
09-02-2013, 04:12 PM #6
What caliber is this?? It's a great feeling when you're shooting sub half inch groups. I get a high every time I can get one of my rifles to shoot clovers. Much of it is taking the time to experiment and develop the right load. Congrats on your gun!
09-02-2013, 08:32 PM #7
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Ditto what caliber? Now I'm just guessing but you said 100gr TTSX so I'm thinking 257 Roberts range how close am I?Enjoy life now -- it has an expiration date.
09-02-2013, 09:55 PM #8
09-02-2013, 10:00 PM #9The journey is the reward.
09-03-2013, 03:47 AM #10
Ohhh yeahhh!!! We've discussed the 257 before...I have one too. What powder did you wind up using??
09-03-2013, 05:32 PM #11The journey is the reward.
09-03-2013, 05:38 PM #12
When I got thinking about BBl life as close as I can figure I have had this gun since 1996 and I am sure my estimates on how many rounds I fired through it are definitely way low. I started keeping track just for curiosity since I got this one but have already lost count, it is a lot though, I definitely got my moneys worth out of the last bbl.The journey is the reward.
09-04-2013, 03:40 AM #13
09-04-2013, 12:28 PM #14
I must admit, I think a lot of guns are capable of this kind of accuracy. It's a matter of finding the right bullet, scope and capable shooter. I have a 22-250, 270 Win, and 7mm Rem Mag that are that accurate.
09-04-2013, 08:32 PM #15The journey is the reward.
09-04-2013, 08:39 PM #16
With modern computer machining processes it has certainly made very accurate rifles more common. Truly amazing accuracy is still elusive, or expensive. It blows my mind that there are far more accurate rifles out there than this one.The journey is the reward.
09-04-2013, 09:17 PM #17
09-05-2013, 04:24 AM #18
Enysse...you're right about the accuracy. I have a few factory rifles that shoot sub MOA groups all day long. I couldn't believe it. I generally have my rifles accurized but with this kind of accuracy there's no need to touch them. It's all about finding the right load recipe.
When I had my 257 Weatherby customized, I spent thousands. The first few loads I tested yielded lousy results and I was pissed after spending the money I did. I tried R22 and R25 with Bergers, Hornadys, Sierras, Nozlers, and Swifts. Groups were average between 3/4" and 1.5"...unacceptable! Then I decided to try 7828. First group out of the gun was under .25". With that load I shoot sub .25" - .5" groups all day. I spoke to my gunsmith about it. He mentioned load development (or lack of) is the number one reason for inaccuacy and that most guys just give up on the gun after just a few loads.
09-05-2013, 05:53 PM #19
E, as long as they are working for you it works for me. Everyone has their personal preferences.
The other problem is that few people have a gun range right out their back door, an exponential degree of apathy grows with each mile they have to travel to shoot, not everyone is obsessed.The journey is the reward.
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