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Old June 18th, 2016, 12:52 PM   #16
 
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Good shooting, is that with a stock Predator ?



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Old June 18th, 2016, 02:38 PM   #17
 
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Good shooting, is that with a stock Predator ?
Thanks!
It has a Boyd's stock and I've done a little work to the trigger.
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Old July 11th, 2016, 09:51 AM   #18
 
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Yup, still around. Had some trouble with the site after the whole hack thing but now is working fine. Those look like some impressive groups! I haven't been out lately, raining lots here and I am too fat to swim out to the boards. I DID find some 95 gr A-max during a visit to a gunshop in Manitoba.....Drove 14 hours east to find lead, lol.. As soon as I have some empty brass I am going to load them up and see what happens as far as lighter bullets in a short barrel. I have been spending more time on the pistol range lately than on the long one. Not so much slogging in the mud to walk 50 yds. Loaded up about a 1000 45Auto before my relatives got here from back east and made some noise. They liked the 6.5 but weren't too struck on the Lapua... Scared my sister in law out of 3 years growth with the blast. It is supposed to quit raining here this week, so hopefully I will get some range time before my wife gets back from her holidays.
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Wow, those 95 gr. are going to be smoking fast! I bet they would be fun on some prairie dogs!
Hope you get some dry days, we've had a little rain but the wind has been 20mph almost every day that I'm off and I want to go fishing.
I think my next experiment with the 6.5 will be trying out those 120 amax on a hog, we have a few at the deer lease.

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Just a pic for perspective. From left, 338 Lapua Mag 250 gr HPBT, 6.5 Creedmoor 140 gr Amax, 6.5 Creedmoor 95 gr Vmax, 22 LR. I am going to load the new 95 gr for 3200fps and go from there. Always a delicate dance between speed and accuracy... I wish we had groundhogs here, too much tree, rock and muskeg for little critters. Paper punching will have to do until I move back to the prairies..... No groundhogs there either, but we have striped gophers. Smaller and dumber but still a hoot to shoot
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Man, I just can't figure out the attachment photos...... LMAO!
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My results so far.

I just spent a morning at my local rifle range with my 6.5 Creedmoor RAP. I was testing various Varget loads with 140gr. SST's. I also shot 5 rounds of 129gr. Superformance SST's and 5 rounds of Hornady 120 Match factory loads.

My best load and group was 34.3gr. of Varget at 0.536". I don't have a chrono, so I have no clue what the velocities were. But the grouping seemed good.

The second pic shows all of my shots.

My gun is stock, except I epoxied the forend for rigidity, and backed out the screw for the trigger. I'm using a 6-24x50 Athlon Argos BTR ffp. And I shot off a lead sled. I guess I should mention that there also a muzzle brake on the rifle too.

I'm shooting in MN, so the altitude is about 1200FT and the temp. was around 45 deg. Fahrenheit. There was little to no breeze.
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Your results with the Superformance look the same as mine. I did not like the factory loads at all. I pulled some of them apart and measured the powder just for fun. There were discrepancies of a half grain each way on some of them. Not as consistent as I would like to see for a "custom load". My son loads his 140 A-max rounds with Superformance and gets half moa results but he has a custom with a 26 inch barrel. My best results are with 123 or 120 A-max and Varget for the short barrel.... The rest of your groups look really good! I find the Predator shoots exceptionally well for the price, even better when you don't drink coffee before the trip to the range, lol.
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Your results with the Superformance look the same as mine. I did not like the factory loads at all. I pulled some of them apart and measured the powder just for fun. There were discrepancies of a half grain each way on some of them. Not as consistent as I would like to see for a "custom load". My son loads his 140 A-max rounds with Superformance and gets half moa results but he has a custom with a 26 inch barrel. My best results are with 123 or 120 A-max and Varget for the short barrel.... The rest of your groups look really good! I find the Predator shoots exceptionally well for the price, even better when you don't drink coffee before the trip to the range, lol.
I was actually drinking coffee at the line. I was using a lead sled though.

I was having a hell of a time sighting in my scope with the superformance rounds about a month ago. I kept going back and forth a couple of clicks. Now it is apparent it was the ammo.
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