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Old September 19th, 2016, 02:08 PM   #31
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I was disappointed by your pics! Not one shot of your feet in view. Nice looking rig you got.

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Old September 19th, 2016, 02:18 PM   #32
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Sweet Rifle !!!

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Old September 19th, 2016, 08:03 PM   #33
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Scope mounted.



First range session today with breakin shooting. I did not take a picture of the target as it was not impressive. I am a bit concerned but will work on some issues that I think will tighten up the groups. I was shooting fine but I think there must be some stress in the gun. Maybe the stock and barrel. Groups actually got bigger even with a clean barrel and same ammo. I picked up my M4 and continued to shoot some to see if I was flinching or pulling. Nope, my M4 easily shot sub MOA. I am a bit stunned right now. More to come later.




Another look at the barrel and brake.






Mixed factory, reloads, and a few fire lap bullets.


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Old September 19th, 2016, 08:40 PM   #34
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Don't give up! I'm sure you'll get her tuned in!

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Old September 21st, 2016, 08:17 PM   #35
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Day two range report.

Change out the stock to the McMillan. I don't think the McMillan made any difference from factory but I do like the adjustable cheek piece. I will probably pillar bed this at some point in time.

The squares are 1" squares and all shots were taken at 100 yards.





The shooting started with some not so good groups. Then they started to tighten.

10 shot group. Approx 1.25"



Then a 4 shot group where I know I pulled the flyer left and low. The other three were encouraging.



Then a nice 10 shot group with one I pulled low. Better. The gun seemed to be clearing out the more I shot.



Day ended on this nice group of 5 shots. This is very encouraging.


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Old October 2nd, 2016, 08:59 PM   #36
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Latest mod. New Timney trigger. Measures 2lbs 8oz on bench. Very nice trigger.






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Old October 2nd, 2016, 09:11 PM   #37
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Is that Timney a single stage or 2 stage trigger?

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Old October 2nd, 2016, 09:11 PM   #38
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I would recommend ditching the NF Unimount and installing the scope in a set of rings that get the scope mounted lower. Your scope is mounted awfully high and you're going to have issues achieving a solid and repeatable cheekweld.

The Unimount is attended for mounting on a flattop receiver, like on an AR or similar. The bolt action has a bore that is much higher than the stock than the setup on an AR.

Also, McMillan stocks are intended to be fully glass-bedded. You will have much better results if it is properly bedded.

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Is that Timney a single stage or 2 stage trigger?
Single stage adjustable trigger.

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Old October 2nd, 2016, 09:31 PM   #40
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I would recommend ditching the NF Unimount and installing the scope in a set of rings that get the scope mounted lower. Your scope is mounted awfully high and you're going to have issues achieving a solid and repeatable cheekweld.

Agreed. That is my next mod to get the scope lower.

The Unimount is attended for mounting on a flattop receiver, like on an AR or similar. The bolt action has a bore that is much higher than the stock than the setup on an AR.

Also, McMillan stocks are intended to be fully glass-bedded. You will have much better results if it is properly bedded.
I have the glass bedding material and will glass bed this stock after I get more comfortable with the steps.

Good ideas. Thanks.

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Old October 2nd, 2016, 10:11 PM   #41
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We can do a bedding party!! Watch some good war movies and work on some guns. I need to redo the sloppy bedding the gunvault did on mine. That's a beautiful rig my friend!! Let's go shot when you are in town.

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Old October 3rd, 2016, 03:58 AM   #42
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Mr cmshoot said what just what I was thinking about that glass height. It's not that hard to rotate that scope just slightly off axis. Lower rings and preferably a bubble level would be my first step.

Still looks awesome the way you've got her though!

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Old October 3rd, 2016, 09:27 AM   #43
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I would like to lower the glass but not sure what I would use. Also, I have a lot of $$ in the rail and unimount. That might be my next move as I figure this out. The cheek riser does help with cheek weld but I will try shooting again to see if I need to change this out. Good suggestions.

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Old October 3rd, 2016, 10:23 AM   #44
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Get rid of the Unimount and buy a good set of 34mm rings from Nightforce, Badger Ordnance, or TPS. Here's how to figure out what height rings you need.

Remove the Unimount and remove the scope from the Unimount. Leave the rail on the rifle, you'll need that.

1. Stack washers (or pennies, nickels, quarters, etc) in even stacks on the mount about where your rings would go. Build the stacks up until you get the scope at the ideal height that you want.

2. Take one of the washer stacks and measure the height (preferrably with calipers). If you do not have access to calipers, I averaged the thickness for a penny and it is .0593". For example, if you use 6 pennies, 6 x .0593" = .3558".

You will now have your ideal saddle height (top of the base to the bottom of the scope body or tube). In the accompanying photo, that is height "B".

You will want to purchase a set of rings with a "B" height as close as possible to what you measured from your stack of washers


When purchasing your rings, if they are sold using height "A" (top of base to center of ring) then you will need to:

Add .5" to your washer measurements if you have a 1" scope tube

Add .59055" to your washer measurements if you have a 30mm tube

Add .66929" to your washer measurements if you have a 34mm tube

Add .688975" to your washer measurements if you have a 35mm tube


Alternatively, you could subtract those numbers from the "A" height of the scope rings manufacturer's specs and that would give you the "B" height, it'll work either way.
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Old October 3rd, 2016, 10:35 AM   #45
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Thank you. That is exactly what I am going to do. Based on my calculations the rings that appear to give me just a bit of clearance are these.

Update. I checked again using your pennies idea and my calipers and I think I get it down further with medium high rings.

Nightforce 34mm Ultralite 4-Hole Picatinny-Style Rings Matte Med: 0.334"

I have a 56mm objective.


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