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Old November 9, 2020, 08:25 AM   #26
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Not to change the subject--have you looked at the "LTV" lightweight X-sites? That's the biggest beef I have with the regular one--it's a huge anchor on top of the rifle.
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Old November 9, 2020, 10:52 AM   #27
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my friend already has one , its much lighter , better picture , and about as light sensitive as the hd 2 which is a good thing , no extras on it like blastics calculator etc

ive thought about grabbing a 3-9x

im still thinking about grabbing an hd2 in 5-20x being as i already have the abl and all that
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Old November 10, 2020, 07:57 PM   #28
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yall arent ready for this

90g tnt reduced power load out of the 28


135g atip
2500 fps out of the 20

and out of the 28 a whooping


the 135 wll go over 2800 fps out of the 28

140g went 26xx but im going to retest due to only having shot 1 round need to load some more 140's up
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Old November 11, 2020, 10:49 AM   #29
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my friend already has one , its much lighter , better picture , and about as light sensitive as the hd 2 which is a good thing , no extras on it like blastics calculator etc

ive thought about grabbing a 3-9x
3 x 9 is probably more than enough for what I would need. I assume it also needs an IFR light?
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Old November 11, 2020, 11:43 AM   #30
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correct it also uses ir light
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Old November 13, 2020, 07:07 PM   #31
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so even though im achieving expected velocitys with alliant power pro varmint , ive decided to try out a slower ball powder , im pretty sure the slower powder will give me a bit more in velocity. may actualy cycle the gun unsupressed a lil better as well
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Old November 14, 2020, 07:49 PM   #32
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just an update , i went out and did more testing today , reshot the a-tips and backed up the velocitys 2700+ with room to go higher , the big suprise was in the 123g bullet class i was able to push 123g nosler custom comp's with 28g of ar-comp to 2823-2857 fps , also did some testing int he 123g class with power pro 2000mr powder and barley broke the 2600fps mark using the minimum published charge wieght

this was all shot unspuressed so no speed boost fromt he supressor this go around

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Old November 15, 2020, 11:14 AM   #33
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2000mr groups i wasnt even trying after i sent the very first round over the chrono and saw the speed , was more concerened with getting rounds down the barrel to break it in
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Old November 17, 2020, 04:00 PM   #34
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had to go way in the other direction to , now if fedex would get here i could put the barrel in , went with a 10.5
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Old November 17, 2020, 04:47 PM   #35
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2000 mr--one of my favorites, great for 224 valkyrie as well (surprised you haven't dabbled in one of those yet).
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Old December 21, 2020, 03:27 PM   #36
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new parts for the 28


cant wait to try out the low mass setup , need my cam pin and firing pin to arrive first though , was uspposed to get here today but it looks like i should have it tommorow
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Old December 25, 2020, 11:54 PM   #37
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Putting in some work with the 28" grendels today at 208y 135g atips shot prone off the bipod and new rear monopod, low shot was my first round , made a slight adjustment and shot 4 more,
hi = 2724 fps
low = 2708 fps
sd = 6
es = 16

the low group of 5 was 123g eld-m over 28.4g of arc ill get those velocity numbers and spreds here in a few mins, brass is mint




123g velocity and specs
high= 2877
low = 2820
sd = 10
es = 26

i need to drop back down again to 28/28.2 , i actually lost speed from my 28.2 testing but could be due to low mass carrier and reduced power buffer spring causing bcg to unlock and come back a lil faster , going to put my normal buffer spring back in and test a few more at 28.4 again
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Old December 26, 2020, 12:08 AM   #38
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135g chrono data
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exj6EbPOpWQ
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Old December 26, 2020, 12:27 AM   #39
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy-nlJHDjAc
123g eld-m chrono data

this build is going to quickly replace my target 6.5 creedmoor build im either going to have mcgowen do a 26 inch +2 gas 5 groove rifling in either 1-8 or 1-7.5T 6.5 cm to replace my current 22" wilson barrel , or i may consider having them do a similar spec barrel for me in .243
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Old December 26, 2020, 07:14 PM   #40
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I have a 7 twist McGowan in 6mm creedmoor--great with the 107-115 gr bullets.
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Old December 28, 2020, 06:15 PM   #41
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2000 mr--one of my favorites, great for 224 valkyrie as well (surprised you haven't dabbled in one of those yet).
im toying with ideas for a bolt rifle


6.5 cm 6.5-06 nexto a 30-06

i have a ton of 30-06 brass and also 300 weatherby mag i can convert to 6.5-06 or 6.5-300wm im leaning twards building a 6.5-300wm bolt gun over the 6.5-06 though i just didnt have the dies to convert the weatherby brass on hand atm
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Old January 7, 2021, 07:16 PM   #42
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got to finally test those lehigh defense 110 solids , first 5 loaded at 29g of ppv went 2730 fps , second 5 at 29.3 went 2710 , left side of target is the 29.3 group , on shot#4 my dot fell off and i lost my point of aim for shot #5 . lil stumped on the speed loss but im going to load more of the same 2 charges and see if my results match up , that 29.3 group is money though

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Old January 10, 2021, 10:51 PM   #43
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mag primer testing


i need to continue working up im basing my loads of lehighs data which lists a max charge of 29g of tac , well i know from all my other load data that ppv runs about 1-1.5g more for max on average over tac , unfortunatly i think im done doing any more testing till i get back from vacation in February, i still got to much crap to do before i leave this week i dont think ill have time to do any more shooting


my gut feeling is telline me i should see damn near 2900fps out of the 28inch gren with theese if lehighs data is correct sine they claim 25xx out of a 16 inch barrel with tac
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