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Old April 29th, 2017, 04:15 PM   #46
 
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NSSF Rimfire Challenge shoot today with the GP100




I just shot my first NSSF Rimfire Challenge shoot today with this tuned GP100, I shot a 34.89 with the GP. My best so far with my 4" S&W 617 is 32.49. Not much difference in time, I think the GP will be a good addition for my speed shooting bag, with more practice I think I can get as fast as my S&W with this GP100.



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Old April 29th, 2017, 04:44 PM   #47
 
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Pinshooter, is there any way you can get a picture of the dot on the Burris? If you have a 3moa site on one of your other guns to have a comparison that would be awesome too.

I plan on using my .22 GP for plate shooting pretty much exclusively, so pinpoint precision isn't necessary. I can't decide on the small or large dot and I can't find any good comparison pictures online anywhere.
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Pinshooter, is there any way you can get a picture of the dot on the Burris? If you have a 3moa site on one of your other guns to have a comparison that would be awesome too.

I plan on using my .22 GP for plate shooting pretty much exclusively, so pinpoint precision isn't necessary. I can't decide on the small or large dot and I can't find any good comparison pictures online anywhere.
I only have 2 Burris FF3's and both are 8MOA, for speed shooting steel or bowling pins most prefer dots larger than 3 MOA. I was shooting 4", 6" and 8" steel plates at my home range at 25 feet and then went back to 100 yards, the dot is the same size as the 8" plate at 100 yards. I assume the 3MOA would be 3" at that range. By the way I could easily hit the 8" plate from a bench rest at 100 yards.

I would go with a large dot if you're going to shoot plates.

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Thanks, Pinshooter. I tried Googling and Binging again and was able to find some good pictures of larger MOA dots. I'm not sure why I couldn't find them earlier, must have fat fingered my search criteria.

So, after a lot of research, I've decided to try the Vortex Venom with the 6moa dot. No real reason on why I went with it over the FFIII, both get great reviews. I just figured I'd give it a shot. I ordered from Brownells and they had a $10 coupon and free shipping.

I almost went with the Burris rebate deal where you buy an AR optic and get an FFIII for free, I was going to put the AR optic on my S&W MP15-22. The free FFIII was only the 3moa version though, and the AR optics didn't get great reviews.
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At 10 cents a shot and scarcity of good quality, copper-clad hollow points, the thrill of shooting a 22 has escaped me. My focus is now on my rifle, a premium grade 10-22 w/scope and sling.

Seems like every week some gun company introduces a new 22. I don't get it.
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At 10 cents a shot and scarcity of good quality, copper-clad hollow points, the thrill of shooting a 22 has escaped me. My focus is now on my rifle, a premium grade 10-22 w/scope and sling.

Seems like every week some gun company introduces a new 22. I don't get it.
That's part of the reason I gave up on semi-autos for my steel speed shooting addiction. I won't pay 10 cents a round for good ammo that my semi autos sometimes need. My revolvers will work with most anything I can find and never malfunction. As long as it goes bang, accuracy is not that important for steel plates. Although the downside is some cheaper ammo makes for more cleaning. My favorite ammo is anything Federal makes and I stock up whenever I can find it on sale.
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Cylinder star burr removal tool.

I have seen other threads that show I'm not alone with the cylinder star burrs shown in the upper left photo. I made a tool to cleanly and easily remove the burrs. I just place the tool so the burr is in the cutter opening and first turn to the left to break off the burr, then gently turn back and forth to clean it up. The center picture shows the cleaned up results.

Since I am done with it I can send it to the next person that needs it and they can forward to the next and so on. It may need sharpening at some point though, depending on how much it's used.

Just sent me a PM and cover USPS shipping.



Added note: I resharpened the tool and flame hardened/water quenched it so it is a different color now.
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Sure is a lot of GP100 .22 10 shot discussion around here...
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I had to send mine back in for some issues and Ruger deemed it unrepairable. I'm going to guess it had something to do with the firing pin placement in the frame that made it unrepairable. I was getting firing pin dents on the chambers and it wasn't from dry firing. There were also some other issues.

I had the 4" Davidsons exclusive (1766) and that is no longer in production and the CS rep found it weird that it wasn't ever listed on their web page. Ruger must have had a few barrel blanks left though and they special made me another one! It's to be delivered next week, and I'm hoping they put a personal touch to the quality inspection before it left the factory.

Would I buy it again? Without a doubt. Heck, I may even buy the 5.5" version at some point so I can shoot one with iron sites and the other with a dot. Will I buy an S&W 617 in the future? Without a doubt. One can never have enough .22 pistols.

At some point, I'm considering sending the 4" out to have the barrel slab sided so it looks like a match champion. If I could get Match Champion laser engraved on the sides I might just do it.
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Dot sizes for bowling pins @ 25 feet.

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Pinshooter, is there any way you can get a picture of the dot on the Burris? If you have a 3moa site on one of your other guns to have a comparison that would be awesome too.

I plan on using my .22 GP for plate shooting pretty much exclusively, so pinpoint precision isn't necessary. I can't decide on the small or large dot and I can't find any good comparison pictures online anywhere.
I calculated what some different size dots will look like at 25 feet.

A bowling pin is 4.76" wide.

8 MOA = .67"
6 MOA = .5"
3 MOA = .25"
2 MOA = .17"

Scaled with a CAD program.


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Thank you Pinshooter! Your post makes me very happy I went with the 6 moa optic.
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Thank you Pinshooter! Your post makes me very happy I went with the 6 moa optic.
When you get your gun back, dot mounted and get it broke it, come to the Indiana State Championship SCSA match this September. You're not that far away from it, it's in Atlanta, north of Indianapolis. I'm hoping to make it down there this year, I haven't been there since 2013. I want to try my GP 100 10 shot in the dot class this time.
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Well, here is the new replacement back from Ruger. I can't believe how grubby it was. They really ought to give them a solvent bath to get rid of all the grinding dust impregnated oil. She's all clean now though, and ready to sight in tomorrow.

This replacement looks to be blemish free to my amateur eye. The lock up is good and tight on each chamber and the machining of the ratchet and extractor are much sharper. The first gun just had a rounded over appearance to everything.

As far as I can tell there is no perceivable end shake, but I'm a bit worried about the BC gap. I'm not sure what Ruger specs are, but I can get a .007" in on the left side of the barrel on about 8 of the chambers. One chamber I can get a .008" in on the LH side. The remaining chamber is a .006". The barrel edge on the RH side must extend inward .001" more than the LH side because the feeler gauge wouldn't go through the whole way, but a .001 smaller gauge will go in from the right all the way through.

From what I've read .008 is getting up towards max for a new gun. I'm not sure what the original gun was at as my smallest feeler gauge here at home is a .005" and it wouldn't fit, so it was much tighter. The larger gap in this new gun was one of the first things I noticed actually.

I'm going to put a variety of ammo through it tomorrow, hopefully, the BC gap would be an issue. Hopefully, I'll have time to type up range report tomorrow evening


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