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Firearms and Accessories / Re: Is this a Rifle, or Is this a RIFLE?
« on: June 28, 2022, 12:43:24 PM »
that's a rifle
The Silhouette range is perfect for windy days like this. Those bolts and small plates at 100 meters are a fun challenge. The big hanging plates are a great tool to check what's actually happening with your bullet too, if you're having trouble hitting the small stuff on the rails.
Or come to the Silhouette side. Lots of space to put targets from 25 to 100 meters.

I'd love to help plan a shootout some Sat/Sun morning. Only the 1st Sunday of the month is off limits.
To get into the rabbit hole deeper, a tuner would  tighten groups and lessen vertical stringing of groups.

If you'll allow a voice to counter going deeper... Odds are good that you'll find a few things your CZ shoots great (MOA or slightly better). That's good enough to reliably knock bolts off a rail at 100 meters. Good enough to hit steel at 200 meters. With some luck your CZ will shoot that well with the "cheap" stuff like CCI SV. It might even shoot that well with MiniMags or Aguila SV. Spend your money on ammo volume. You'll shoot a lot more at 10-15 cpr than you will at 30+.

Go towards the light!

All due respect to esk808. A 22 rifle that puts up 0.2" - 0.3" groups is a true wonder and a worthy pursuit.
That said, with ammo lot testing for the .22lr, I would prefer less variables.  Not that the human variable isn't the biggest difference in group sizes.

For group testing I wouldn't trust the results on a windy day. Hard to come by real stillness though.
My new to me CZ 457 seems to like CCI SV (5 shots at 50 yards today, not too windy at Koko Head)
I have shot fewer than 50 rounds through this rifle but I think I'll stick with CCI SV for now.

What a treat. With some luck you'll find a few other similar cost ammo options your rifle shoots this well. CCI SV is plenty tight to go 200m (Big Bore lanes on Silhouette side) most days. This past Sunday was an exception. I'd call it a swirling mess: 3mil right to 1mil left of target minute to minute.
Firearms and Accessories / Re: Budget spotting scope
« on: February 18, 2022, 01:38:10 PM »
A quick fix for sticky rubber is dusting it with talcum powder.

Permanent fix, though it looks like hell: take that nasty rubber coating off with rubbing alcohol. My old Bushnell was unusable, now it's fugly and fully functional.
Give me $50 and I'll zero your rifle. 

I'll do it for $40  >:D
You supply the ammo of course.
40 CPR?  Dayum, you must be shooting some primo stuff!   ;D

OK 31 cpr before tax and shipping for Eley Match, per ammoseek. Still, yikes.  8)
My 2 cents from much nearer the surface of the rabbit hole...

I'm having a lot of fun with my Savage Mark II TR & Vortex Diamondback Tactical. It shoots a bunch of ammo well enough for
 -- bolts at 100 meters and plates at 150 & 200 meters: Aguila SE SV, CCI SV, CCI MiniMags, CCI AR, Federal Gold Medal Target, S&B Club
 -- Silhouette Matches: Federal Champion and Blazer (both 40gr lead HV)

Being able to feed it such a wide variety of relatively cheap stuff is gold. If I had to feed it Lapua and Eley at 40+ cpr I wouldn't be shooting a fraction as much. I've put over 6,000 rounds through it since May 2021.

The next goal on my agenda is to get some 2.2" and 4.4" plates to hang at 200 meters. Currently the smallest thing I have to hang is a 6" circle.

That has been my 2 cents.
Quick update: Young Guns has some new 22 on the shelf.

CCI SV at $18/100 is pretty steep, but it's there.
CCI AR at $50/300 isn't cheap, but not terrible.

Sellier & Bellot "Club" at $6/50 is fair, I think. They'll sell you 5 boxes at a time. In my bolt action that shoots respectable.

Firearms and Accessories / Help: ARCA or Pic rail on wood forend
« on: January 26, 2022, 12:44:17 PM »
Need some advice. I’d like to keep using my Caldwell bipod (for swivel studs) for my Savage Mark II TR, but attaching/detaching is a giant PITA.

Thoughts on mounting a Swiss ARCA rail to the wood forend? An 8” rail sticking out 2” from the end of the stock would be awesome. Does anyone have experience with this?

A Picatinny rail is another option, better than the studs but not as handy as the ARCA.

Recommendations for the rail and bipod adapter?

Thanks in advance.
13 is a great tool. Lists a ton of stuff, with filter tools to see only what you want. Default sort is cost per round, bottom up.

Funny you should ask. I just started a thread in Classifieds to try and find partners to split cases of ammo:
To all the happy Kaleo customers getting their brand new 22LR:

Anyone feel like selling me single boxes of the Lapua and SK and whatever y'all are picking up. I'll come to you and pay cash.
General Discussion / Re: PSA: The yellow line
« on: December 20, 2021, 01:24:00 PM »
Ren were you on the rifle side Sunday (12/19) morning? I heard some extended "get behind the line" business from the Silhouette range. Wonder if that's what you're talking about.
I am guessing at least a few here are as well in order to keep this valuable pipeline operating. 

100%. A thread on here to share tips on which sites have what available and find partners to split cases should generate a big order.
General Discussion / Re: Darin "the pig" Haitsuka resurfaces...
« on: December 08, 2021, 09:30:03 AM »
selling stuff?

He was trying. I remember that day, small bore silhouette match going on. I was looking at MagTech 38 Special for my father in law. I opened the box’s clearly reloads, with lead bullets being the #1 tipoff.  :wtf:.

He quickly took it back and pretended to be confused about how reloads wound up in a MagTech box.
Seeing what others have is always a factor, especially if the initial experience with them is positive.

100%. That's how I wound up with my Savage, a few months to play with one. I believe I've sold at least one Apachee Trigger by letting others take a few shots. And I know I've saved one shooter a bunch of cash when he took a few shots with my brand new Vortex Diamondback Tactical and changed his plans.

So much fun. 22 Fevah!
You guys are nuts.  :shaka:

I am having a ton of fun with my Savage Mark II TR. It shoots $0.15/round (recent prices) ammo very nicely. Good for silhouette matches, sniping bolts at 100 yards, and 6" plates at 150 and 200 yards.

That said, I just dropped some cash on a much better scope: Vortex Diamondback Tactical 6-24x50 with MRAD reticle. It's a revelation, coming from a decent scope with a 30/30 reticle.

Full disclosure: if a long lost aunty left me a big pile of cash I'd be next in line at Vudoo.
Here comes a whole new can of worms!

So far I've run a bore snake (run wet with cleaner then again with whatever's left) every 500 or so rounds. Seems to work well. I think currently I've put 1000 rounds through with no bore cleaning. The bolt face and where it locks up (breech?) and bolt body get cleaned more often.
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