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Shim’ing a Rifle Scope

This is basically a POTD. Can’t do into it too much. But we have been dealing with a scope base problem for most of the year. And with COVID putting a monkey wrench into our 2020 schedule, it’s been tough to find time to chase it down. This was taken about 2 weeks ago. We are sure where the problem …

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Scope Ring & Base Test

Working with some accessories. Can’t really go into it too much right now, but it involves this base and scope rings combo.  The control items are: Make: Blaser. Model: R8. Chassis: GRS Ragnarok. Caliber: 7.5×55 / 7.5 Swiss / GP11 Barrel: J. Sip & Sons Range: 100 yards.  Angle: Zero. Wind: Zero.  It’s a “3-shot liar’s group”, but I wasn’t …

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Suppressed 7.5×55

Where has the R8 been you ask? The answer is: I was having multiple barrels threaded for suppressors.  Having never shot a non-factory threaded barrel, I was somewhat worried about baffle strikes.  But my fears were for naught. The machine shop that did the work is run by a very accomplished rifle shooter. The 5/8 x 24 threading is perfect.  …

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Blaser Barrel Screw Comes Loose

Quick workbench update. We had a Blaser R8 barrel mounting screw come lose in the block. I didn’t realize what was happening until it was too late. And I had tightened it quite a bit.  How to get it out? Turns out, I did not have the tools or thread sizes necessary to accomplish the task. Well…to accomplish the task …

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Armory Chat 46: Kinetic QD MLOK

Talking to Officer Mike about my GRS Ragnarok bipod woes, he suggested a solution I had never heard of: Kinetic QD MLOK.  Turns out I don’t need an expensive bipod to get the QD feature. I can snap the Kinetic rail into any MLOK slot and viola! Everything is rock solid.  Additionally, with the push of two buttons, the same …

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Target Camera Video Test

What good is making a precision rifle video if the viewer can’t see  the hits as they are happening? I have been aware of this weakness in our content for some time, but needed to solve the spotting scope problem first.  Now how to connect a camera to the Zeiss spotter?  One of our followers, Mike C. who works for …

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I Got Shot Down

It’s been a cold week. And I gambled by going to one of the public gun ranges. It paid off: Nobody was there. Why? Recreational shooters don’t generally shoot in adverse weather. Especially the cold.  The project today: Barrel: Blaser R8 by J. Sip & Sons. Chassis: GRS Ragnarok  Caliber: 300PRC. Ammunition: Custom loads Steve’s Guns & Ammunition.  Bullet: Hornady …

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POTD – Bore Sighting a Rifle

Bore sighting a Blaser has never been so easy. The GRS chassis folds. So just pull the bolt-body off and line everything up.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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7.5×55 at 520 Yards

So after getting the custom barrel zeroed, I figured a shot at 520 yards with the K31 “try DOPE” was in order.  What is, “Try DOPE” you ask? Try DOPE is using existing ballistic data gathered from a similar rifle or caliber. In this case, K31 shooters firing GP11 ammo.  Don’t expect it to work. But it’s the “old man” …

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Carry Your Precision Rifles

Without casting any stones, I just want to make a pretty basic but often overlooked point: It doesn’t matter if your rifle is green, or “tactical”, or has a DOD model name assigned to it. If you don’t ever carry your precision rig, it’s a bench-rest rifle. And you are a bench rest shooter.  And there is absolutely nothing wrong …

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2019 Scouting

This has become an annual event. Scouting the range property looking for deer and poacher sign.  Rifle: Blaser R8. Caliber: 243. Chassis: GRS Ragnarok. Suppressor: Silencerco Harvester 30.  Back-pack Sling: Tab Gear.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Federal 243 Soft-Point

So with the new chassis and suppressor, it is time to fine tune the zero. Especially considering I have switched ammo. Typically I was shooting PPU 243. But I had heard some good things about the Federal 100g soft-points, I we decided to give them a try.  The good news is it’s literally ammo I can find almost anywhere. At …

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WTT – Blaser R8 Selous 300WM Barrel For AimPoints

Ok. I am in need of some AimPoint red dots. We need two of them. They must be a T2, H2’s or Comp M5’s. The reason being we need to magnify them 6x so the dots need to work zoomed in. So H1’s or T1’s won’t work.  If you only have a single Aimpoint you wish to trade? We can …

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Barricade Shooting: Don’t Just Shoot Prone

Just trying to get a little practice in on the barricade. Getting used to the new chassis and suppressor. Rifle: Blaser. Caliber: 243 Chassis: GRS Ragnarok.  Ammo: Federal 243 Soft Point. Suppressor: Silencerco Harvester. Glass: Steiner. Barricade: VTAC.   Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Up For Down – Down For Up

Playing with a fully adjustable stock. The general rule is to raise the butt for prone. And lower the butt for standing.  So let’s see how this goes? I do know that getting a better bipod for this configuration is a must. Something further out on the hand guard AND quick detachable.  Rifle – Blaser R8 Caliber – 243. Barrel …