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Old March 18th, 2017, 06:18 PM   #16
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That sounds like quite the ordeal but glad you got your rifle dialed back into some consistent groups. A messy office is just a sign your pursing your PHD, Pilled Higher and Deeper.

Happy Birthday, nothing wrong with spending it with a loved one or an M-14.

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Old March 26th, 2017, 08:57 AM   #17
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Thanks for the great, detailed post. These rifles are certainly a humbling learning and growing experience, and we grow as shooters with the rifles as they evolve with our chosen improvements. While we're off solving the complexities, however, the obvious is easy to overlook. These rifles bring you back to basics, and are a whole different kettle of fish from our routine AR, handgun and bolt gun proficiencies and routines.

My own Socom, by the way, LOVES the Hornady 168 grain BTHP, as does my Nat Match, and it is a top-three favorite of my Scout Squad, as well. It's become my go-to round, in a factory load.

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I'm glad you've gained some good ground getting more consistent. May I offer an additional suggestion, no disrespect, but being an older gentleman you might really get things in order with a higher magnification optic. Your 25 yard targets have small groups partly because you can see them better. I am aged way beyond my years because of health issues and a bigger scope with clearer glass and a bigger tube is in part just what the doctor ordered, especially for long range. Yes, it will take more practice to seal it up for me to be much better but I don't care what other guys my age (45) can do, or are doing with less, or don't need, I gotta adjust things for me, or screw it.
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Old March 28th, 2017, 05:36 AM   #19
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Thanks for this post gettin older it will help a lot of guys now and in the future so kudos to you and all you guys who responded with helpful information and encouragement y'all are the ones who make this a great forum to be a member of thanks .

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I'm glad you've gained some good ground getting more consistent. May I offer an additional suggestion, no disrespect, but being an older gentleman you might really get things in order with a higher magnification optic. Your 25 yard targets have small groups partly because you can see them better. I am aged way beyond my years because of health issues and a bigger scope with clearer glass and a bigger tube is in part just what the doctor ordered, especially for long range. Yes, it will take more practice to seal it up for me to be much better but I don't care what other guys my age (45) can do, or are doing with less, or don't need, I gotta adjust things for me, or screw it.
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I'm starting to see that. Too bad, vision is a great gift!

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Something too think about???

Some subscribe too this theory and others don't, some powders fouling just doesn't lay over each other well. I've never used TAC in .308, but I have in .223 and my wife's rifle didn't like shooting it in So Az. heat so it was back too Varget and it took a few rounds too settle back in and group what it normally does. I can't speak too X-terminator powder never used it in anything.

I have switched from IMR-3031 too IMR/H-4895 then back too IMR-3031 and didn't have major issues a click here and a click there but there is a shift of impact. Varget too IMR-4064 and back too Varget again, nothing major there. No major issues with Varget-IMR-4064 too IMR-4320 but a click or two...

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