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#433417 - 10/06/07 11:10 AM Range report- can't believe I got this lucky
12 Point

Registered: 10/28/05
Posts: 5235
Loc: Mississippi

I bought a lightly used Rem 700 Titanium Mountain Rifle in 7-08 this past summer after they were discontinued. I've been planning to start my kids out on it after finding a wood stock to cut down to around 11" LOP. I decided to go ahead and work up loads for it even though the kids are a couple years away from using it.

Bone stock Rem Ti, except I lightened the trigger pull and replaced the bolt shroud with an ultralight callahan speedlock. Topped it with a VX-III 2.5-8 x 36 in lightweight Talley rings

Total weight of the rig is just under 6 lbs with scope and everything.

Started out with Reloader 19 and 140gr Ballistic Tips. The barrel was squeaky clean (all powder and copper removed prior to this range session), so I wasn't surprised the first shot was off a little. The rest of the group (4 shots) measured 0.40" at 100 yards. Just like that, load development complete on the first grouping I put through the gun. Unfortunately, it wasn't quite light enough for the chrono to register, so I'll roll another few groups to confirm precision and check velocity, then she'll be good to go.

I've never gotten lucky with the first group of handloads to shoot under 1/2 MOA, it seems like I've always had to tinker just a little to get them there. I'm spoiled now

#433438 - 10/06/07 11:36 AM Re: Range report- can't believe I got this lucky [Re: megalomaniac]
10 Point

Registered: 08/21/05
Posts: 2579
Loc: Bedford Co.

State Mental Health Department certified 5150.

#433467 - 10/06/07 11:54 AM Re: Range report- can't believe I got this lucky [Re: paincave_2000]
12 Point

Registered: 11/06/02
Posts: 7406
Loc: savannah, tn., usa

Let em go and let em grow!
There is a difference in a turkey killer and a turkey hunter!

#433508 - 10/06/07 12:24 PM Re: Range report- can't believe I got this lucky [Re: muddyboots]
TnDeer Old Timer
10 Point

Registered: 09/27/99
Posts: 2843
Loc: Bartlett, TN USA

Got to get lucky every now and then!

Great shooting.
NRA Life Member

#433516 - 10/06/07 12:39 PM Re: Range report- can't believe I got this lucky [Re: BucknBass]
12 Point

Registered: 09/30/05
Posts: 6877
Loc: Knoxville, TN

Nice shooting!
Winchester Model 70 Stainless Left Hand .270 Win.
McMillan Edge
Talley Lightweights
Zeiss Victory Varipoint #60 Illuminated

#433556 - 10/06/07 01:47 PM Re: Range report- can't believe I got this lucky [Re: Model70Man]
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Bambi Killa

Registered: 11/19/99
Posts: 4106600
Loc: TN

Very good shooting.
Youth is wasted on the young.

#433833 - 10/06/07 06:43 PM Re: Range report- can't believe I got this lucky [Re: RUGER]
Whelen Man
TnDeer Old Timer
8 Point

Registered: 03/12/99
Posts: 2327
Loc: Athens, TN, USA

Don't tell the wife that. She'll think you don't need to shoot anymore. It's always nice to see that on the first outing. Confidence is a large percentage of success with a rifle.
Recipient of the Coveted Senior Discount!

#433952 - 10/06/07 07:40 PM Re: Range report- can't believe I got this lucky [Re: megalomaniac]
10 Point

Registered: 11/10/06
Posts: 2543
Loc: Bellevue Tn

Perfect package right there
Manipulation is the KEY!
Use it willfully & be aware of it from others!

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