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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:39 am 
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Oh, I've looked at it :)

Of course you have. :lol:

One certain Nobel prize winner is cure for G.A.S. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting and Firearms
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:51 am 
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Actually, compared to people I know, I have few guns ... one acquaintance has over 100 guns and 41 Nightforce scopes :o

I have 3 center fire bolt guns

3 center fire carbines (SBRs in ATF speak)

2 center fire stoner rifles

1 .22lr stoner upper
1 .22lr Tikka dot gun

1 x 1911 pistol
1 x glock 19x pistol (which I have never fired as I am still dry firing the sh^t out of it trying to learn the draw and trigger. It is such a different feel from the 1911.

1 x m930 shotgun

I'd say almost everyone I know, where I know what firearms they have, has been out numbered :D ...

I buy about 1.5 guns per year on average. And sell about 1 per year on average.

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting and Firearms
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:02 am 
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As to that T3 bolt gun ... "logistics" is an important consideration for me. Being able to modify or repair my guns as out here in the "country" the gunsmiths are few and far between and the closet one I know of is over 100 miles away. So, I've standardized on stoners (a.k.a. Ar-15 and Ar-10) platforms as they have LOTS of aftermarket parts and accessories. And as to bolt guns, the REM700 action is sort of the equivalent. LOTS of aftermarket parts and accessories. So the T3 doesn't fit into the strategy. I took a chance on the Tikka T1x because at that point in time it came down to the Ruger Precision Rimfire, which was just coming out a year ago or the Tikka, also just announced. And I decided the Tikka would probably be more accurate and I mostly want this gun for dots ... for practicing the fundaments (not including the recoil aspect of position) and tertiarily for tree rats. And so far, the T1x is doing very well in that role. I'm building a rough equivalent of the C-19 with a rem700 action.

Image Since all my centerfires have to be able to take NV/Thermal clipons ... that means I needed an aftermarket long rail for the rem700 action and due to their ubiquity, several are available. Shown is the PRI long rail. Got a NF 2.5-10x MIL-R scope inbound for this one.

You might think I have more guns than I do, because I keep modifying them !! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting and Firearms
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:33 am 
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First groups with redone "light" bolt gun today



REM700 SPS TAC AAC-SD barreled action (20 inch)
Bravo chassis with no add ons or mods

PRI one piece scope base/nv rail
Spuhr ISMS mount

NF NXS 2.5-10s MIL-R



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12 lbs 5.3 oz as shown



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21 rds, 7 x 3 rd groups. 100yds off RRS tripod.



First shot 4 inches low. First two groups around 2 inches as I was dialing in.



Last five groups avg 1.25 inches.



I was shooting into the sun and my aiming eye was tearing, so that caused some strain.

The LOP/eyerelief is too long causing me to strain forward to remove shadow.

And for me, straining = missing.

Also about a 20 mph wind was pushing me fro side to side, since I was standing up.



So, I will remove one of the 3 spacers and see how that works. The scope is already as far back as I can get it without the mount hanging off the rail. And removing a spacer might remove about an oz of weight. So we will try that first.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:47 pm 
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Same gun as previous post, but with PVS-9 (NV clipon) on top and Radius LRF on the center right side and Luna ELIR-3 laser illuminator on the lower right side. I put the "add ons" on the right side so I could carry the rifle strapped on to my chest. It is not so "light" in this configuration, 17 lbs 12.8 oz.

These PVS-9s arre pieces of history. Originally issued to the Marines in the late 80s ... and used by them up until recently. They were recycled and then resold out to the civilian market over the past 2 years and while they were available were going for $1,200 up to $2,200 ... and they have an image equivalent to units costing $10k ... so quite a "bargin" ... I sold my more expensive ones and got this one. The only thing is, due to the large offset of the NV lens over the center line of the day scope lens. You have to parallel zero the day scope and night clipon, which is an extra step not required on the new, more expensive "in line" clipons. But I like it. It is actually smaller, lighter and easier to use than the two PVS-30s I used to have.

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting and Firearms
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:14 am 
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Cut notch today to enable the berger berger 155 ammo to cycle out of the mdt "no binder plate" AI mags. Testing 100% successful. This ammo blows away the competition ...

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting and Firearms
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:52 pm 
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After several months of changes, this rifle is finally ready to take a try at #1 slot for night critter control rifle.


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REM700 SPS TAC AAC-SD barreled action, with timney 510 trigger at 2 pds.

KRG Bravo chassis, no add ons, no changes

PRI 0 MOA scope base/NV rail

NF NXS 2.5-10x MIL-R in Spuhr ISMS mount

Wilcox RAPTAR S/ES

BAE UTC-x

RRS Tripod



Will be shooting FGMM 175 SMK 7.62 load. And will comandere the PMAG AI Mags, whereas the 7.62(22) AX will switch to the MDT (no binder plate) AI mags to handle the long COAL berger 155.



Primary advantages of this rifle over the 7.62(22) AX rifle are:

5 lbs lighter

scope magnification range of 2.5-10x is MUCH better for night shooting, actually almost perfect. I've been using the NF 7-35x T3 on the 7.62(22) for 6 months, but it has been a PITA.

The availability of the FGMM 175gr is much higher than the availability of the berger 155gr which the 7.62(22) AX is now shooting.

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting and Firearms
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:07 am 
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2019-04-14
0030-0115
40F
15 MPH NW

Goal: Coop overwatch

Environment: Windy, overcast, no moon

Equipment: 7.62(20), NV 2.5-10x MIL-R, RAPTAR, UTC, FGMM 175 SMK, RRS (see prior post for pic)

Activity: Set up at SW corner of house. Begin 360s. Reduce brightness on UTC from 70% to 50% to reduce washout due to wind. Increase gain (contrast) from 6 to 7 to reduce washout. Focus UTC for 150yds. NUC the sh^t out of it. One NUC every 360.

See two deer 61yds Azimuth 183
See one dark spot 527yds Azmimuth 013


Neighbor who lives to SW drove down our road at 0110

Summmary/Results:

The new scope is fantastic, now 360s do not have to triple scan the areas. I kept the scope on 2.5x and could see fine. Do not have to crank if I use the critter as the reticle, do have to remember to crank if I want to use the reticle as the reticle (or else remember to use 4x values).
The RAPTAR had no problem ranging through small gaps in the foliage, display was easy to read.
Thermal image not great due to continuous wind we've had for 3 days, but wash out counter measures improved image significantly.

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting and Firearms
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:13 am 
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Do you have any better pix of the dioramas?

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting and Firearms
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:02 am 
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These are a little better ...

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