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  • OS OK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:09 PM
    taz...I've used the same tactics, buying the lowest velocities I could as a safety factor. I've recorded higher velocities also with the first CBS, (cold bore shot) but I don't remember whether it was with the (1) a swabbed clean bore or (2) a...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:55 PM
    Congratulations tazman.... I can appreciate what you've done and shared here, like I said the other day..."Sometimes you feel more like a Secretary on the range than like a Shooter!" It's the consistently higher velocities that catch my...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:17 PM
    Here's where the matter is, funny you should say so in your last sentence..."I never claimed my firearms are 'right and tight''...I said that both rifles, the MKII & the CZ452 both show higher velocities than Eley claimed on the box. I showed you...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:53 PM
    You must have missed my post number 519 ... this doesn't sound like much of an explanation for the questions I ask.
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:25 PM
    Eley has Ammo again...better hurry! https://eley.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cab11078b51f373ef3f20951a&id=a2e87511f4&e=6332d8a3e5
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:39 AM
    That's an interesting concept, one I've never heard explained before... Both my rifles, the CZ452 & Sav. MKII make more velocity with these last 3 bricks of what I now am calling (E. match) 'substandard QA'. Here's the numbers with the CZ452...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    06-20-2021, 03:12 PM
    Forrest r... Hi 1127fps Low 1084fps Avg 1102fps ES 43fps SD 10fps --- Are these the kind of #'s you'd expect from $1500 a case eley match ammo or cci sv ammo? No...this in my opinion is a poor performance for expensive ammo but I don't have the...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    06-19-2021, 07:10 PM
    Went out this morning thinking I'd try to see if there's a relationship between fps & POI when you think your on a node, see if there's some indication there to explain fliers..thinking that the tuner setting 0.0-20 is a node. Back out with the...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    06-18-2021, 06:21 PM
    I took another look at my 'Redneck Crown-job' again this morning before I went out to the 50. I can see where I should have reversed the drill and took that little bit of metal 'smear'/tab off the left side of the lands you see here... ...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    06-18-2021, 10:43 AM
    Yes, I have many and with different shaped heads...wish I would have been aware of using the brass screw to 'dress up' a bad crown before I got the dremel in hand, another friend on another forum got me up to speed about this. ((( ...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    06-17-2021, 03:05 PM
    A couple weeks ago, I got that bore scope and discovered what a hack job I had for a muzzle crown on the CZ452... I talked with my Gunsmith and he said I'm a month or more out for getting it re-crowned, he's swamped and short one Gunsmith at...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    06-17-2021, 02:49 PM
    303Guy... It's hard to say what's happening, there is so much for us amateurs to know & learn...all we have is our experimenting and what data we have managed to log. It'd be my guess that if we could strap the rifle firmly on a jig and shoot at...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    06-16-2021, 10:26 AM
    MY LIFESAVERS ARE DEFECTIVE.... they EXPLODE! :bigsmyl2: Got serious yesterday about alligning the target perpendicular to the bench...I didn't realize it was off center this far. I rigged a simple fix and walked back to the bench saying to...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    06-16-2021, 10:19 AM
    tazman . . . "When you are most confused & challenged, it is time to study the data once more. There have been times I have recorded every shot & plotted it on a notepad & written the velocity for that shot...looking closely, trying to see...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    06-14-2021, 05:06 PM
    Good luck tazman...hope you have better luck than I did with the life savers today! :bigsmyl2: It was a massacre!
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    06-14-2021, 01:43 PM
    Sorry, but that is incorrect, just the opposite, cases get longer the more they are reloaded and therein lies the safety issue, especially if you pick up range brass of dubious origin, as I do. When a cartridge is fired the case expands due to...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    06-14-2021, 01:08 PM
    tazman... Now this is just me...my opinion, but...when I got done shooting factory class, I'd have that rifle pillar bedded by someone who knows how to do it well & then I'd go back to the practice line and see just how much accuracy I could wring...
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    06-14-2021, 11:13 AM
    So many still do not realize that cast bullets are not-concentric (lopsided) when they come out of a mold. This applies to all cast bullets regardless of the quality of the mold. alloy,skill of the caster, ect. This is just the physics of the...
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    06-13-2021, 09:10 PM
    This question keeps coming up but the fact is a bullet is steered from the base. It was proven more than 70 years ago that any imperfections or deviations from a perfectly flat and perpendicular bullet base will degrade accuracy; a uniform bevel...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    06-13-2021, 07:54 PM
    The Life Saver Trick has been conquered by it's inventor. Used a .177 cal. air rifle @ 30 yards. Pretty amazing stuff... I might be working all next week on this one...better buy lotz of Life Savers too.
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    06-13-2021, 05:15 PM
    Powder coating increases all the dimensions of a bullet, other than the actual area where the bullet contacts the sizing die. Typically that build out from the substrate is 1.5 to 3 mils, but can be more. To compound the problem, bullet designs vary...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    06-13-2021, 04:52 PM
    TrxR... I'm relieved to see that other top shooters have a hard time with them 'X's' too. Tough lil'Buggers them 'X's'! That's a very nice looking rifle. Those are pretty dang good targets...what brand do you shoot in the rifle? Any tips-n-tricks...
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  • Hickok's Avatar
    06-13-2021, 04:48 PM
    Amen.
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    06-13-2021, 11:11 AM
    tazman.... Do you think the humidity and temperature may be changing the torque value on your stock? Didn't you mention finding a torque that seemed to group best? If so? You may have to keep that torque wrench with you and check it every time...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    06-13-2021, 08:14 AM
    Yesterday I had the goofiest winds you could imagine...not strong, generally 1 ~ 3mph but blowing in every direction and sustaining for about a minute on each change of direction. It gave me an idea of how to cope & dope with the wind. I didn't...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    06-13-2021, 08:07 AM
    SixShooterTexan mentioned doing the paint ball thing with his high powered air rifle in his back yard at 30 yards....said the paint balls explode. He also posted what the hole measures in a life saver... This has to be the ultimate...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    06-11-2021, 12:11 AM
    A friend of mine on TRN, SixShooterTexan suggested that challenge. To win, a man would need absolutely centered 'X' shots...I think I can bust up a lot of life savers!
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    06-10-2021, 07:00 PM
    Well...excuse me!
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  • Sig556r's Avatar
    06-10-2021, 01:33 PM
    I'll take the 38/357 kit per pics texted. PM me your PP info. Thanks
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    06-10-2021, 01:00 PM
    tazman... I can certainly sympathize with these shooters..."this ain't no easy task!" I wanted to wait till I got that leade polished some and the scope dialed in but didn't. Oh I twisted on the turrets alright but as you'll see...I left plenty...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
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