Adjustable stocks

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  1. CBH Australia

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    I thought I saw the number 500 mentioned.
    bruce.
     
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    In the same sentence as spotlight or spotlighting?
    Sorry if you misunderstood but I do a bit of spotlighting where.a Long shot might be 150m for me.
    I want many things and I am trying to learn some skills to shoot well at 500m in daylight on. Target , progressing to shooting pests where I have the opportunity to get steady make allowance and dispatch the animal cleanly.
    That’ rifle may be my CTR 7mm-08, the HB .22-250 or a future build in .308,
    Am sticking with Tikka so most of my mounts , stocks, and accessorises can be interchanged when I work out what’s suits best.
    The .22-250 will be the first in the GRS straight up. I hope I brought the right. Thing I’ve Been looking at them online a bit and think that if i like it I will keep it as long as I have Tikkas,
    It should be good for prone, target and long range. Not a hunting Rifle
     
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    @ CBH Australia It appears that you have a good plan. Adjustable stocks can be useful and also take a bit of learning.
    You may find it useful to replace the butt pad with a concave version or even to use the older style German plastic/rubber? competition style concave buttplate that slides up and down on a convex track, to ensure correct stock pitch in all positions. On the other hand, you may not find it useful. NB The best way to ensure a return to correct cheek piece elevation would be to make a check-spacer once you have determined the correct height and put it in your cleaning kit. Also write the spacer thickness inside the lid of your gun cleaning toolbox.
    Best of luck with your experiments.
     
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    CBH, if you want to get a GSR stock then damn well get one, it's your money and your time and shooting. Just don't expect everyone else here to feel warm and fuzzy about it as you do. If you think you need one and it will improve your odds you don't need validation from anyone here, heck if you want to mount an ashtray off of it then do that too.
     
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    cbh,
    please take this as constructively as it is meant.
    reading what you write, suggests you really need to identify what you want.
    if you want to shoot long range, you need long range bullets, which have high b.c. to minimize wind deflection.
    a certain amount of speed is good, but lightspeed will kill barrels.
    bullets of 80 - 90 gns in .224, 105 - 115 gns in 6mm, 140 -150 in 6.5, and 180 - 190 in 7mm.
    you need to learn to adjust for the wind, which can be variable between you and the target.
    you need to understand mirage and how to use it as a tool.
    you will need to understand comeups for range, and variations on that for wind and mirage, and how to wind the sight for wind.
    the above is for target shooting.
    you need to do the above with terminally effective bullets when hunting.
    bullets of these designs are rarely terminally ideal, although some claim to be.
    even if they are,at long range, this is a guarantee that they will fail at normal ranges, which in the real world can happen too.
    a way to extend ranges when hunting, without adjusting sights, is to increase speed, and use a point blank zero that takes advantage of that speed.
    that might be +/- 3" for game, and +/- 1" on varmints.
    that defines the max range at which you can aim dead on.
    varmint bullets are unreliable on game, and lose energy fast, both reasons for it being immoral to use them for such.
    varmint bullets are affected by wind a lot, as they have low b.c., and are unsuited to long range shooting of any serious nature.
    if you want to learn to shoot long range, I would suggest joining a nraa club if in Australia and shoot fclass for a couple of years.
    a tikka with a 7mm/08 barrel would not be a world beater, but if it has a 9" twist or a little faster it would be suitable to learn a lot with.
    you would not shoot a better cartridge any better until you learned a lot.
    the 2 most preferred rounds might be 284 win and 7mm saum.
    you would find that the forend of the stocks you mention might be a little short for shooting off a rest.
    bruce.
     

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    Here's the proper setup for an adjustable AND a thumbhole. Curious if this is an Aussie technique.
    :E Happy: Holy Crap! It's got a brake but I'm not sure if the rest has ear protection too.



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    This is great advice. Hell, the world's going to end in twelve years anyway. Just buy it and shoot!
     

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    Hugpatrol got a new meaning ROFL ;) funny pic though.
     
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    @PaulT not expecting anyone to feel warm and fuzzy about it. Just inciting conversation about these stocks. Looking for feedback from people who have them or anyone that wants to comment on the stock style or better variants. I’m not even fussed on the colours or anything but I think it could be a good fit and it’s a higher percentage of fibreglass etc so they claim it’s more stable.


    @bruce moulds thanks that’s good advice. I read a lot working remote. I’ve been shooting maybe 40 years and finally have a little more to spend on what I want. I agree with what you say I’ve learned some from reading and have an understanding but obviously not the experience.
    I have measured out an area to 500 yards and hope I can get some experience to that distance. It’s a start.
    What I want is everything so that is hard narrow down. For now it’s a rifle with some long range capability that I can learn some skills on. I have a .458 wm and a .375H&H too but for hunting and because I like the notion of DG hunting. I can’t have it all but im putting together a small collection of sporting arms that I have some practical use for as I can’t really afford to be a collector as such
    Honestly a lot of dogs I’ve observed turn back around 300m , probably coincidence they feel safe there but I won’t take a shot past 200 the Way my current rifles are set up.
    There are many theories but I’ve often sighted my .308 sporter at approx 2” high at 100 for a point blank zero of approx 200. An inch high on m y.223.
    Nothing will be shot that If I don’t think it’s going to work. I might not about to shoot deer or big pigs at 500, I am going to South Africa first time next year and I suspect that +200 yard shots may be offered up.
    I have a 4” gong, im going to practice of sticks at 100 with a .22 for a few hundred rounds for a bit then use maybe the .308 at 200 as I am hiring the PH rifle for a PG cull hunt. Hopefully his 7mmRm. I can hit the gong at 100with holdover.

    @ZG47 gets its. I’m playing and learning.

    I wasn’t fussed when I went over my first Tikka T3 that I ordered. I collected it from transferring dealer and when I found it was modular with a lot of plastic I was a Bit disappointed. I later went with the CTR version for a purpose and now I have a .22-250 built From a shot out .243 I bought.
    With one action length I can mix up most things.

    @Hogpatrol The rest did not look happy. Maybe he did not want his mates to see that pic.
    Or he is worried he the enemy will aim for him on return fire.
    I didn’t know the world will end in 12 years but I agree enjoy them now we have probably lived through a good point of time, I think things will get tougher, less work or less resources will put a strain on things for future generations.
     
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    @CBH Australia The world ending in twelve years is what the climate change extremists are offering up as a scare tactic to the unwashed masses. Good idea practicing on the sticks with a .22. I do the same only with clay pigeons. I strive for 10 out of 10 at 200 meters with a .17 HMR off of three legged sticks.
     
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