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Old January 25th, 2017, 02:49 PM   #46
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Very nice setup you got there. I may have to remember the whole recovery rifle thing... Hope you have a smooth recovery.

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Old January 30th, 2017, 08:36 AM   #47
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Back. Whew! First flight back on the road and Murphy played along. I got caught in the Delta mess last night. Good news, the additional screening for my hip was not really bad. Bad news, I do set off the standard arch. Oh well. Better than dealing with a bad hip. I hope to get to the outdoor range this week and get some pics of this rifle shooting the NF scope. More to come soon now I am back home.

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Old January 30th, 2017, 08:30 PM   #48
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That's a hot setup. I can't wait to see what it does with that Nightforce.
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Old January 31st, 2017, 12:44 AM   #49
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Ha!

I've seen the thread title for quite some time and didn't associate it with surgery or a RPR, glad the surgery went well and congrats on the rifle! I have a Gen I 308 as well as a Gen II 6.5 CM and really like them both a lot, the 308 shoots right at MOA while the 6.5 shoots 3/4 MOA and is a tack driver. I had a NF 4-14x50 F1 SHV on the .308 but put that scope on the 6.5 until I decide upon a scope for that rifle, I've used that setup out to 600 yards and I think I may end up getting another 4-14x50 SHV and having the same scope on both rifles, I do have a NF NXS 3.5-15x50 and was thinking about getting another one for the 6.5 CM but I think the SHV will be more than adequate for the shooting that I do here in Florida.

Nice pics and again congrats on the recovery rifle and it's good to hear the surgery recovery is coming along well, looking forward to hearing your thoughts after you've stretched her legs a little.

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Old January 31st, 2017, 12:06 PM   #50
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Mods - can you make Recovery Gun a sticky? - absolute brilliant idea.

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Old February 1st, 2017, 02:19 PM   #51
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I cleaned and checked the rifle last night. Trigger pull was set a 1lb 13.2oz on an average of five pulls. That is a bit light for me so I adjusted it up to just over 2lbs to start. There was quite a bit of fouling in the barrel but no copper fouling. Weird for sure. The rest of the rifle looks great. i loaded up my Tubbs fire lapping bullets 3-5. I will leave out 1-2 as this rifle should be sub 1 MOA so I will just use the Final Finish and polish bullets. I also loaded up nice group of Hornady ELD-X 143gr bullets over 37.6gr of H380 with CCI primers and Norma brass. I am all set to break in this rifle. Now, I just need to get some better weather to get to the range or cave-in and go to the indoor range.
Wishing you a speedy recovery also!
Very nice rifle and pictures. I have the RPR 6.5 Creedmoor also and love it.
I only have 50rds through it so far. Got another 50 all loaded up and ready to go using H4350 and RE-16.
Its funny that you mentioned about the fouling in the barrel but no copper fouling. Mine did the same thing!
Congrats on the rifle. Enjoy!!

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Old February 1st, 2017, 04:39 PM   #52
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Got to the range today. Walking to/from 100 yard targets felt good. I have been walking and working out on my elliptical trainer in the basement. Good thing I bought the elliptical trainer years ago. It comes in real handy now.

None of the rounds shot today showed any signs of high pressure. I shot both factory match loads and my own hand loads as detailed below. All shots were taken at 100 yards today. Temperature was approximately 35 degrees.

SORRY about the orientation of some of the pics. I fixed them in PhotoBucket and they are skewed here. No idea.

Not a bad day up at my local range. We have a lot of snow...

Jeep at the range.



I used this hand load to get on paper with the NF ATACR scope:

New Norma brass
H 380 37.5gr powder
Hornady 140gr ELD-X bullet
CCI 200 primer
OAL 2.785
Eight shots approx .980. I did not bring this target home to my gauge.



Hornady 140gr ELD Match Ammo
Five shots. .568



Winchester 140gr Match Ammo
Five shots. 2.535 -x1 four shots .632



Nosler 140gr Match Grade Ammo
Five Shots. .906



Now for the good stuff. My hand loads outperformed the factory by a good margin.

New Nosler brass
Hornady ELD-M bullet
IMR 4166 grs ranged from 34-35.5 (see right above picture)
CCI 200 primer
OAL 2.820

34 grains of IMR 4166 - round one.



34.5 grains of IMR 4166 - round one.



35 grains of IMR 4166- round one.



35.5 grains of IMR 4166 - round one.



And it gets better...

I did not clean the barrel at all during this shooting session.

34 grains of IMR 4166 - round two.



34.5 grains of IMR 4166 - round two.



Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
35 grains of IMR 4166 - round two (.322)



Close but only three shots.
35.5 grains of IMR 4166 - round two.



I can now tighten this up more.

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Old February 1st, 2017, 05:58 PM   #53
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I told you that rifle was a tack driver! Glad to hear your feeling better and getting in some range time!

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Old February 1st, 2017, 07:54 PM   #54
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After I tighten up these groups a bit I need to get them shot over my chronograph. All good reasons to keep telling the wife "honey I need to test these loads".

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Is that Rubicon a Recovery Vehicle? - you look to be standing just fine in the reflection.


& Extreme Excellent Shooting! .322/5 is just crazy thought to me.


What has been your best work with the M1A-type?

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Old February 2nd, 2017, 07:37 AM   #56
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Is that Rubicon a Recovery Vehicle? - you look to be standing just fine in the reflection.


& Extreme Excellent Shooting! .322/5 is just crazy thought to me.


What has been your best work with the M1A-type?
Yes, I am standing walking fine with no sticks. Nice observation on the reflection. I hadn't noticed that before. I cannot blame the Rubicon on the hip I bought that three years ago. I am on my fifth Jeep. Can you make out my decal on the bottom of the door? I think it might be too faint in the picture.

I guess my best shooting with an M1A was the 20 Dot Hot Shot competition here on the forum. 13-3 using my M21. That was real fun. I might have to shoot it again with the RPR and my M21 just because, right?


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Old February 2nd, 2017, 11:02 AM   #57
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Can you make out my decal on the bottom of the door? I think it might be too faint in the picture.
Yeah mean the 'Molson Babe' or the Wrangler Unlimited?

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Yeah mean the 'Molson Babe' or the Wrangler Unlimited?
Molon Labe

The decal is reflective so it really shows at night very well.

Special edition for us gun lovers.

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The one in post 33 & 34. The Bravo grip is a bit nicer and is more vertical. I think any M4 or AR15 grip without the trigger guard part will fit.
I just added the Bravo Company Gunfighter Mod 3 grip to my RPR. Much better than the factory one. Grip angle(or lack of one) is much more comfortable.
Great shooting by the way. Those last 2 targets were spot on!

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Old February 4th, 2017, 11:01 AM   #60
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I just added the Bravo Company Gunfighter Mod 3 grip to my RPR. Much better than the factory one. Grip angle(or lack of one) is much more comfortable.
Great shooting by the way. Those last 2 targets were spot on!
Just a heads up. My Bravo company grip came loose after some firing but the screw was still tight. All you need to do is add a small washer on the bolt and it will snug it right down again very tight. I think the RPR bolt is just a tad long for the fit.

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