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Offline Steve Menegon

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Getting onto 100 yards.
« on: September 18, 2020, 01:56:41 PM »
I had a brief range time between jobs today. I got 17 rounds sent before the call came and I had to pack up and leave. The last two shots were pretty encouraging.

I had taken my 455 completely apart and cleaned it, got rid of a burr on the action that scraped the bolt, a few other little polishings and cleaning included. I left the trigger alone.

I wanted to sight it in at 100 yards vs 50. I won't shoot much at 50 yards anymore. The first 11 shots off my range bag and shoulder were challenging in the wind. A fellow CZ fan I talked with told me good luck sighting that in today. As you can see, the first shots were all over. Well, in a relatively calm period, I got it hopefully darn close. I was still shooting the Browning BPR. I'll see how it does next time.

The fellow range member is a huge CZ fan. The list of CZ guns he has sounds amazing.

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Offline Joe L

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Re: Getting onto 100 yards.
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2020, 06:44:12 AM »
Wind is a killer at 1100 fps!  As long as you got the elevation right and the windage close, you can get it dead on on a calm day. 

I find it harder to shoot a .22 well at 100 yards than a pistol.  Mainly because of the variability in ammo and weather even when I and the rifle are good.  I tried 200 yesterday and that was a humbling experience. 

You may already know more about this than I do, but my Savage builds up a carbon ring in the leade area that will cause some flyers if I let it build up, apparently.  I don't know yet how long it takes to build up, but at least 150 rounds with the SK Rifle Match ammo I'm shooting.  I'm hoping I can take care of it with a nylon brush and some solvent if I clean often enough, or some VFG pellets and JB Bore Paste if I let it get too big. 

Another thing.  I pretty much have to use a rear bag to keep the gun steady enough from a bench.  I aim the gun with my left hand pretty much.  Maybe try that some time.

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Offline Steve Menegon

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Re: Getting onto 100 yards.
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2020, 07:21:05 PM »
Joe,

I have been wanting to get back out to shoot again, but work has been hectic lately. I am confident in the elevation. I just need a calm day. Hopefully Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday I can get time to try again.

The wax buildup I read about in another post you made. I was unaware of it until then. I did a little more investigation and reading on it. Thanks for the heads up! I've been trying to keep after the cleanliness issue. I started using Red Line products on my handguns, AR, and now the 455. The barrel gets their ATF D6 equivalent. I had convinced a buddy to try it. He reported easier cleanup from what he used before. You know how difficult it can be to get racers to change! I'm not trying to sell it nor convince anyone, but I'm pleased with what I see and feel.

I do need to try a rear rest. I've been looking at a Caldwell adjustable set. I need the rear almost as high as the front. I was given a bipod to try, but after making and pressing in a missing pin, it does not fit my 455. No idea of what brand it is. Trying to stay braced against bench and be steady is not consistent. I hoped the bipod and use of my range bag would have been sufficient. Oh well. Bags it is.

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