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  1. Velocity Difference , Piston/DI systems.

    Although I have no way to prove it..... I have found that DI system with a lot of drag from the gas rings results in a little higher FPS while with little to no drag from the gas rings results FPS are a little slower. As carbon builds up on the gas rings, the ES increases as the gas rings cause more drag from when they are cleaned. The gas piston might be smoother as it has no gas rings and the BCG has very little drag when moving compared to a BCG with gas rings. I know many people don't agree with my idea of DI system without gas rings, and that's fine. Like I said I have no way to prove it, it just my thought.
  2. North Dakota members, shout out!

    My Palma rifle is a Mod 70 Winchester, 30inch barrel, 1-13 twist on a McMillan prone stock. Mostly shoot the 155 TMKs now, 46.7 of varget and WW case. Bubbas45-70, since the shooting season is basically over for the year, I probably won't be back to Moffit ND until the spring match next year. Tom from Bismarck set a new state record up in Rolla ND last weekend. Fired a 598 out of 600 for 3 600yd matches. Another shooter had in one match a 200-16X with a scoped rifle tying the state record. My high score for that day was a 197-10X using my 308 AR.
  3. North Dakota members, shout out!

    I'm in Fargo and just shot a 1000yd match in Moffit. Not only is it cold in the winter, I think Moffit ND is one windy place to shoot at. Had 13 1/2 mins of wind on at 1000yds shooting my palma rifle. I shoot at the forks rifle club as well.
  4. Vegas shooter ,anyone else

    http://www.brpc1.org/http://www.brpc1.org/ Is the home page. http://www.brpc1.org/events/ list calendar of events. Have fun
  5. Vegas shooter ,anyone else

    Although I don't live there anymore, but there is a group of dedicated HP shooters at Boulder City who shoot 200, 300, 600 yds and 800, 900, 1000 yds as well. Not sure what you goal for your rifle is. You should check out their web site and check out there programs. They have hanging metal plates out to 900 yds as well. Take care
  6. 6.5 CM differences

    just removed a 6.5 CM barrel, 24 inches made by DPMS - 8.5 twist. Probably has some 2,000 -2500 rounds through it, 50$ and it's yours. If your interested in it.
  7. Electronic Targets

    A lot of the normal routine of shooting a match was changed with electronic targets. No need for a spotting scope at 200yds at all, just look at your phone for scoring. At 600yds the person writing your score down doesn't need a spotting scope as it's on the phone. A cross fire would be hard to prove as well. but it was cool not to pull targets.
  8. Electronic Targets

    I competed in a NRA XC match at Camp Atterbury IN this past weekend, 200, 300, and 600yds. They used electronic targets for all the stages of the match. Using WiFi on my phone I was able to see the location of where the bullet hit the aiming area just by glancing at my phone and once done with the string save the target as well. Very cool system over all, nit sure how much maintenance it takes to keep it working. It was my first match of the new year and did OK. With iron sights at 600yds the 20 shot group was 16.3 wide and 7.8 high. Considering the 15mph wind with wind let ups and pick ups my score wasn''t to bad shooting a 308. About 14-15 shots were within height of the 6 inch x ring. The sitting was my 2nd string, 100-7X while my first sitting string was 198-1 and low to the right in the ten ring. What I should of done while reloading for the last five shots to see the group and made an adjustment. At 300yds, I did exactly that, made a sight adj after the firing that first 5 rounds and ended up with a 99 then a 100-5.
  9. Hornady 155, 168, 178 ELD Match

    I will have to get some then. I just bought 500 Nosler 6.5Cal 140g RDF (Reduced drag Factor) for my 260 and creedmoor to try out. BC was .620 if I remember correctly. But going to buy the 178 ELD this week. Will post when I get them loaded and shot down range.
  10. Hornady 155, 168, 178 ELD Match

    Has anyone tired out any of the Hornady 155, 168, 178 ELD Match match bullets. How did they shoot, mag length, loads? Just curious about them.
  11. Favorite M1A/M14 loads

    LC case, 168MK, 42.5g of IMR4895, WW large primer, 2.800 OAL
  12. F-22 Dominates F-15s X 5

    The moral and PTSD is an issue with drone pilots, my son is with the reaper in right now and I worry about it. I was with the predator drone maintenance for some 13 years and I knew of one pilot get up and walk out just after being cleared to fire a hellfire on two guys. He never flew again, we didn't like the guy as he wasn't very good pilot, over speed two aircraft and a hard landing on another one. I provided maintenance documents to the pilots review board. As the saying goes, "it's not if a predator is going to crash but when" ops tempo is none stop, it never ends, once being mission qualified, drone crews will fly everyday of the year if the AF could make that work. That's because there are drones everywhere, if weather is bad at one location you just fly extra sorties somewhere else. One could fly 4 hrs in Afghanistan, weather goes down and then brief for a sortie out of some other location for 4 more hrs. My son had probably helped kill some 30 guys so far between Syria and Afghanistan, he likes his job a lot.
  13. Bore Sighters

    One could just look down the bore at an object, than without moving the upper adj the sight/scope to the same point. Very simple to do, worked for me very well.
  14. .260 Remington AR

    Yep, I have a 260 Rem, 26inch barrel, 1-8 twist, I use it in HP competitions from 200yds to 1000yds.
  15. .260 Remington AR

    Get a 1-8 twist to shoot heavy bullets, 142MK etc.