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Old 11-21-2012, 11:54 AM   #27526
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>"Browning A-Bolt II 7mm-mag w/ Leupold Vari-X III 3.5x10-40
Absolutely love this gun. "

Bought one of those years ago. I was at the range before deer season, with my Model 70, shot a fairly nice group at 100 yards,
probably in a 3 inch circle (well, for deer hunting anyway).

A guy showed up at the next bench with a 7mm mag A-Bolt. Blasted away a bit, and we walked down the range after the next round...
shit, he had only 1 ragged hole for multiple shots.

Damm! I'm gonna buy one of those. So I went out and did it. Expensive in those days.

It is the only gun I've ever owned that will produce 1 ragged hole at 100 yards... 4 shots.
After that, the shots open up a bit, probably due to heating of the barrel. Mine is Win 300 magnum.
I bought it in 300 as I figured I'g go Elk hunting in the future, Well, I didn't do Elk, but it sure slays mule deer.
I have a pencil-barreled .223 A Bolt micro medallion and it does the same thing. Bought it about 25 years ago. It will shoot 3/4-inch 5-shot groups repeatedly, even without trimming the brass or measuring each load and with cheap 55 grain bullets. It does it with both 748 and 4198 loads. I bought it on a whim and I was amazed at how accurate it is. I never expected that from a lightweight rifle. The action is glass bedded from the factory, which is one of the reasons it is so accurate. They are very high quality rifles.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:18 PM   #27527
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Some quiet shooting from today, it is possible to get near 'hollywood' quiet.
The 2nd trigger pull was empty because I didn't cycle the action all the way, you can hardly tell the difference.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9Dg...e_gdata_player
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:56 PM   #27528
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I just mailed in my 03 FFL Curio and Relic application. It should come through in four to eight weeks.

I plan to start with a humble SKS. I've always wanted one ever since playing with a couple that my buddy had about twenty years ago. I'll be sure to pick up a Mosin at some point too.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:01 PM   #27529
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Thumb Yes, it did acheive 'Hollywood Effect'!

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Some quiet shooting from today, it is possible to get near 'hollywood' quiet.
The 2nd trigger pull was empty because I didn't cycle the action all the way, you can hardly tell the difference.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9Dg...e_gdata_player

That is impressive! I should probably try to construct some subsonic 5.56 rounds for my YHM 3600, no real practical use but it might be fun.
How does the Blackout/AAC do for accuracy? Spotty reports are all that have kept me away so far, I was disappointed when Savage dropped their bolt gun project (reportedly) because they could not acheive the accuracy they wanted. Anyway, been a fan of the 300 since the Whisper first appeared but a lifetime of precision over volume shooting has kept me on the fence.


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Old 11-21-2012, 08:20 PM   #27530
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I just mailed in my 03 FFL Curio and Relic application. It should come through in four to eight weeks.

I plan to start with a humble SKS. I've always wanted one ever since playing with a couple that my buddy had about twenty years ago. I'll be sure to pick up a Mosin at some point too.
Great rifle for the money. I got this one from Southern Ohio Gun a couple years ago, it was like brand new. That C&R can be costly.

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Old 11-22-2012, 12:10 AM   #27531
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That is impressive! I should probably try to construct some subsonic 5.56 rounds for my YHM 3600, no real practical use but it might be fun.
How does the Blackout/AAC do for accuracy? Spotty reports are all that have kept me away so far, I was disappointed when Savage dropped their bolt gun project (reportedly) because they could not acheive the accuracy they wanted. Anyway, been a fan of the 300 since the Whisper first appeared but a lifetime of precision over volume shooting has kept me on the fence.


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Here is a 3shot grouping @200 yds. Yes, there are three shots in those two holes.

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Old 11-22-2012, 05:39 AM   #27532
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Great rifle for the money. I got this one from Southern Ohio Gun a couple years ago, it was like brand new. That C&R can be costly.

Nice Yugo.

I'm hoping to pick up one of the Sino-banian Type 56's that have appeared recently. I hope there are still some left when I get the C&R.

A Yugo is on my list too.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:47 AM   #27533
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Hopefully they can get back up and running soon, really good folks over there.

The build date on mine was just 3 weeks before the fire.



Anyways, here she is.









Happy Turkey Day everybody!!!
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:38 AM   #27534
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Hopefully they can get back up and running soon, really good folks over there.





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Old 11-22-2012, 11:31 AM   #27535
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:05 PM   #27536
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That's a nice old Rand, love the old girls.

That's what I like about the Valor, it's like a modern take on the old 1911's.
No ungodly rollmarks, no MIM, no feed ramp, and lots of hand fitting.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:57 PM   #27537
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:14 PM   #27538
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How should one store a 1911? Cocked and locked, the way it arrived? Just goy mine in the mail, but I fear it'll be a while till I get to use it at the range. I hate winter.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:16 PM   #27539
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How should one store a 1911? Cocked and locked, the way it arrived? Just goy mine in the mail, but I fear it'll be a while till I get to use it at the range. I hate winter.
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Oil it, empty mag, uncocked at half hammer.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:23 PM   #27540
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quick question,
I tried for the first time 200 yards with my 17HMR and wasn't able to get target (3" steel plate) and all bullets hit the back metal plate withing 4 inches of each other. That sounds pretty bad.

My question is, when shooting at that distance is a MUST to shot with a shooting rest?
Any tip to improve my grouping.!
I was just using a V in the front barrel and the back to my shoulder.

Thanks in advance.
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