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Old October 11th, 2016, 05:05 PM   #16
 
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Finally got the new 2016 Ruger No. 1 RSI .308 to the range for some initial sight in and my worst fears have may have come to haunt me. Yesterday used the 7 rds left over Federal Power Point 150gr from last years hunting at 50 yd. Fired those 7 rds waiting at least 5 minutes in between and running a bore snake after each shot. Took a little longer than usual to get about dead on at 50 due to me forgetting the Burris Timberline scope is 1/8 MOA vs the usual 1/4. Luckily I was alone and had others been there would have felt like the new Gun Club village idiot. Anyway went back out this afternoon (after stopping at Wally world to get the same Federal 150gr load) to try at 100yd and incurred the dreaded vertical stringing and quit after 8 shots. First couple were understandably low and adjusted to get put the next two at 1" high which is a little low for hunting MPBR. Made slight up adjustment on scope and succeeding rounds were then vertically strung (up to 6 inches) even after using bore snake and waiting at least 5 minutes between rounds. Guess the next step will be to try different ammo but don't want to get into the constant experimentation to get the rifle to become accurate enough to hunt with. If I don't get any success from different factory ammo then will send to back to Ruger with target sheets. If any others incur the same please post. Thanks for the help.



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