Well, the stars were in alignment Saturday at the Piedmont Gun Club in Rutherfordton, NC at a 600 yard registered IBS match. The match was contested by some 32 competitors. This club brings in the best of the best of the 600 yard shooters anywhere in the country. More records are held by shooters who compete here than at any of the clubs across the country. So Saturday I edged out a shooter who in fact, potentially set a new IBS Two Gun Group Aggregate record. His combined eight targets: four from light gun and four from heavy gun averaged (agg'ed) 1.7_ _ inches. However in heavy gun, while he came in first in group. I came in second. But in score he came in fourteenth and I came in third which gave me a 2 and a 3 for a total of five........he wound up with a 15. So while I edged him in the HG aggregate, he prevailed in winning light gun a potential IBS two gun record. All in all it was a good day. Richard
I am the good looking dude holding the plaque behind the young girl Herman (from our board) is the gentleman between the girl and the fella with the yellow hat. Bill our other shooting partner is barely visible in the back row behind the tall white haired shooter.
Last Edit: May 11, 2014 19:15:07 GMT -5 by Richard
Thanks for the Kudos! I have not taken any recent pictures but if you look on this blog from a few years back you will see the rifle I am shooting. It is the wooden one. I have since replaced the 6.5 super barrel with the 6mmBRX and changed scopes to the 40X Leupold competition model. Out side of that, the rifle is still the same. www.6mmbr.com/gunweek050.html The case is the 6mmBRX. That is the 6mmBR with the shoulder pushed .100" forward and neck shortened by the same .100". It still keeps the same 30* shoulder. I am shooting Bergers 108 boat tail with 33 gr. of Varget at 2925 fps. The chamber is cut with a PPC reamer that accommodates Lapua brass with a "no turn" neck. In other words, the neck of a loaded round of Lapua (gold box) brass mic's .268" and the chamber neck is .270". The new Lapua (blue box) brass is .001" thicker per side. I also have a straight BR reamer for that brass with a .272" neck. Bullets are seated .010" off the lands. The barrel is a BRUX 1 - 8.5" twist. When I shoot it in heavy gun, I add two leather "saddle bags" filled with lead shot. One goes over the front of the action (under the scope) and the other over the rear stock. Total additional weight is 9 1/4 lbs. The gun weights 16.5 lbs. Light gun class is 17 lbs max. So in HG, I weight about 25 lbs. BTW Deadeye.............Rodney was at the match but left early. (no wood this week) Yeah, I understand he cleaned up last week in W. Va. I think the White Horse range? Richard
Last Edit: May 12, 2014 22:22:35 GMT -5 by Richard
Thanks! Don't I know that Mike! You, him and your brother are always a force to contend with! Along with another dozen or so competitors who either hold records or have broken them. I always feel a sense of accomplishment when I compete with the best and occasionally get some "wood!" Actually, your brother Larry gave me a piece of his BRX brass when I first chambered my rifle, which I use as my headspace gauge! Richard
Straight, both sides ground parallel to each other, as is NECESSARY when fitting a barrel that uses a shoulder to sandwich the lug to the face of the action.........................unlike a Savage! I am using a 40X Leupold competition. With decent conditions I am very often able to see holes in the white but generally not so much in the blue. Sometimes if you have a cluster you may see it. This is generally not of any use while actually shooting the particular target. But, during the 2 min. cool down period between targets, you do have time to study your target and get an idea where your shots are hitting. This would enable you to make an appropriate scope adjustment. When you are actually shooting the target, you want to go as fast as you can to avoid a "condition" change. Most are shooting scopes in the 25 to 45X power range. I shot the 1.564" 1K group using a 24X old Leupold BR scope. Richard