I didn't shoot the savage this week because I wanted to work on a new load for my bench rest rifle.This is really about how well richard D builds a rifle.He's not a gun smith but he is good at it. A couple years ago richard built me a bench rifle in 6 BRX and it did well,it shot the smallest group the last few years at 600 yds before the record was broken this year.It wasn't good enough to break the record but a very good group(>.770,5-shots. The end of last year I wanted to try a 6 BR,so in sept he rechambered it to a 6BR with a no turn neck. So far this year I have gotten 3rd place in 3 of the last 5 shoots we have had.2 in light gun score and one in large gun group. I didn't do so well the last shoot so I decided I wanted to try a different load and bullet. I decided on varget and a 108 berger to go with. After trying them tuesday I am glad I did. Going to post a pic of the 100 and 300 yd shots.This is the first I have ever shot a 5 shot group in the .1's or .2's ever. On the 100 yd they are all 5 shot groups with different amounts of varget,you can see them pretty well in the pic.At 300 the pic didn't turn out as good.The bottom load on the left was with my load I was using but it was my fault it that big I let the last shot get away from me.The others were an inch or less. Richard did very well. [/URL]
herman- nice shooting etc- I would be interested in your varget load,twist rate & your neck size.
I have a 6br/douglas 1/8tw/.271 neck recently shooting 5 shot grp's consistently(near perfect cond's only) in the .3's@ 204yd bench with 28.5 varget & berger 105vld/hunting bullet@2665fps/es-6,had to make due as I cannot find 108's
this has became quickly one of my fav's after finding the load & neck tension it wanted
deadeye if you look at the 100 yd target starting left to right on top row.There is a bullet hole to the left of the first dot that is where I zeroed the scope before starting by moving the crosshair to the bullet hole.still adjusted a little on the first group. The first group was with 29.5 grs of varget and I was checking the col length at the same time. It was 29.5 grs at 1.80 measured from the ogive. Next group to the right 29.5 gr with 1.81in next group was 30.0 at 1.80 next at 1.81.And the last 2 were with 30.5 gr at 1.80 and at 1.81 in. These were all shot with the 108 bergers. My barrel is a 8.5 twist Brux,with .270 nk and .114 FB and is 25 in long. Before was using IMR 4007 at 33.5 grs and berger 105 hybrids jammed into the lands. We have 3 more shoots this year and I have enough of both to use but hope dealers start getting in the 108's soon. I see where the hybrids are showing up now. Hope this helps you.
Richard is a good man and a good friend.He's been around the bench game a long time. I have been shooting bench maybe 4 or 5 years and still consider myself a beginner.I am just an old ridge runner that loves to shoot. I use the redding bushing at .266 with the writing on top.It worked great in the barrel when it was a 6brx and so far as a 6br. The hybrid load I got from my other shooting buddy,he and I both run them at 1.84 so they jam well into the lands. Soon as you can get some try the 108's I have never got really small groups with the 105 vdl.