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Old December 2nd, 2013, 06:40 AM   #1
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Precision Rifle build. - RANGE REPORT

Range Report

was a fun day. my calculations were off i thought i would have trouble dialing in at 100 yards since my rail is a 40 moa cant. I started off where i could not get on paper so i moved up to 25 yards , fired about 5 rounds to get a few inches high the. moved back to 100.

then i was shooting way high so there must be much more declination that i thought.


flummoxed on what to do next i affixed another target above, and i finally walked it down to the bullseye as you can see. these are the big 17-20 inch shoot n see targets. once i hit the round just above and left of the bullseye i went down a few moa and switched to hornady tap 168 gr, and fired a five shot group that came out nicely.
I believe all the holes would be touching if not for my lacl of skill and the horrible trigger on this thing. i plan to put a jackson two stage match trigger on soon.



the next target is mfs ammo that was cheap and did not group as well, but still much better than the ppu i sighted in with.




I am more than satified with the performance of this rifle and cant wait to load up some match loads and see what shes capable of at greater distances.


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i keep the concept of "systems" in mind lately when buying new gear, so when it came time to get a more accurate rifle for the local long range matches i had several choices.

One was to drop some serious dough on a scar 17s, which i decided against.
the next choice even more expensive was a barely used hk417. i read they failed the dmr tests in germany so i scrapped that idea (not to mention sticker was $3999.00)

next i was two seconds from a pof 6.5 creedmoor but decided against a barrel burner caliber. i bet it had lots of rounds down the tube because the sticker was 2400$)

i havnt filed for my nfa stamp to turn my .300 blk pistol into an sbr as im waiting for tax season so i can send off for the suppressor in the same packet. so i decided on an sps tactical. accurate enough and has the heavy threaded barrel in a short configuration perfect for a suppressor. and that leaves more budget for add ons.

Several folks run suppressors at the matches and the only setups that do not seem unwieldy are sbrs, with even the mk12 run by a local swat sniper being too long with 18inch barrel so you can guess a 27 in barrel and a precision supressor is LONG.
shown here mk12



so here it is with scope and bipod for fun.
r700 sps tactical aac-sd
16.5 heavy barrel .308
surefire flash hider


First impressions this a handy little rifle, and with the short socom suppressor will retain that handy feature. Im going to swap this talley base for a 20 or 40 moa canted base. i figure ill lose 2-300 fps with this little barrel but being short and heavy i imagine its quite stiff.....


love this scope - weaver tactical 4-20x50mm . lots of eye relief



aics comes in tonight and viperskins will come in later this ir next week, and ill update.

one customer at lgs bought 3 of these and kept one. they said some of the hogue stocks are wonky. this one puts a good amount of pressure on the barrel at the forend.

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Old December 2nd, 2013, 06:54 AM   #2
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How far are you folks shootin' at a "long range match"?

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Old December 2nd, 2013, 06:55 AM   #3
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Nice rig. With the right twist and the correct bullet some guys are using short sticks clear to 1000 yards, like Lowlight's Gladius on SH.

Which SF noise reducer is compatible with flash hider?

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Old December 2nd, 2013, 09:56 AM   #4
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the competition is just like the tactical rifle matches only targets will be further out 450-1000. the target at 1000 will be full size idpa with targets as small as 8 inch closer. this is a friendly competition, the guns you will see are going to be things youd actually take in the field. I am not police/ military,but around half the guys are. you can only bring what you can carry (ie no strollers/carts) trail is just over a mile there and back so you have to select gear carefully.

unlike the tactical rifle match the precision match will be only one shot per target. targets are static throughout the year so recordkeeping is important.

ill likely shoot this in both matches for fun with this rig.


bamban, i need to get another brake for my mk14 clone then my .300 blk , r700, and m1a can all share any of the surefire socom series QD suppressors. ive handled the shorter one and i like the qd collet and mechanism, very easy to put on the rifle.

im considering calling my trust "In God We". so that my engraving for sbr will read "In God we trust". (credit someguy on barfcom for the clever name)

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Old December 2nd, 2013, 10:11 AM   #5
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I use my 30 caliber SF noise reducer on my M25, 30-06 bolt gun and in the 16 inch barreled AR. I plan to stick adapters on 284 and 300 WM bolt guns.

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is that ar in .223 ? does the .22 cal adapter work with the .30 noise reducer :)

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Old December 2nd, 2013, 04:40 PM   #7
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I bet you will like the AICS! Please let us know how you like the Viperskins.
Good luck in the build and may she be a shooter!
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 10:59 PM   #8
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Nice setup, good choice. I try to think about systems too, I picked a Remington 700 Police heavy barrel in .308 Win for caliber compatibility with my '14s.
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I ended up picking up the Tactical in 223 for a dog gun. Its the gun that I teach all my friends and family who want to learn how to shoot out past 200 yards. She is a fun little gun but load development is slow. As far as 308 I just got my stock back from stock doc on SH who installed an internal cheek riser and the gun is so comfortable to sit behind now. My neck doesnt get tired of holding in one place without a rest, because this now has a rest.

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Dropped the action into this AICS 1.5 chassis. It was very easy.
will post new pics when the viperskins get installed .



Waiting on :
nightforce 40moa rail
three rail kit for Atlas bipod spigot mount.
viperskins pistol grip stock skins.
kinetic research bolt handle




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Dropped the action into this AICS 1.5 chassis. It was very easy.
will post new pics when the viperskins get installed .



Waiting on :
nightforce 40moa rail
three rail kit for Atlas bipod spigot mount.
viperskins pistol grip stock skins.
kinetic research bolt handle



Thatís looks awesome; I canít wait to see the finished rifle.

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is that ar in .223 ? does the .22 cal adapter work with the .30 noise reducer :)

There is a specific SF adapter that couples to the FA762SS noise reducer.

http://www.surefire.com/mb556ssn-1-2...e-adapter.html

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awesome thanks bamban, gonna pick one up for my SPR.

installed the Kinetic Research group bolt knob. So far I like this better than the badger knob for two reason:

a: not permanent
b: its not angled rearward like the thread on design neccesitates.




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Old December 5th, 2013, 03:43 PM   #14
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next is the rail. im going to install the 40 moa rail and be able to go down 30 Moa from center with my scope adjustments that should be hitting 200-275 yds, giving me 50 moa of elevation. Then i will zero and chrono from 200 yards, use ballistic ae for calculating longer shots (my max practice range is 200 further if i get creative, but not much further) the range where the competition takes place is closed except on gameday. Noone is allowed to practice.

im kinda on my own, so well see how it goes. im sure ill make some friends and have fun at my first match. I have been on the range several times now so that helps.


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