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Range day in January in MT

D4570

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50* full sun and Montana calm wind ( under 15 mph)!
I took some time off from my Personal Representative duty today and ran, should say clawed and slipped, out to where I shoot. If it's 50 in Jan in MT it's muddy.
Started at 25 yards, (swapped scopes around) and was on my bench.
First the troublesome 6mm rem. I was hoping my new windage Burris rings would work.
BUT even with 20 and 20 windage inserts and the scope adjustment ALL the way to the right NOPE needs more work.
6mm-rem-25-yards-scope-all-the-way-right.jpg

6mm rem 25 yards scope all the way right..jpg
Dang, it.
I'll do some scope base work.

Then I did the 8mmRM.

It costs over $2 a shot with my "Custom loads"
So I was using ASST Factory ammo that I got with the gun, 185, 200, and 220.
Started at 25 then 50 yards. It took a few to get in close. Then I did 100 with the new Burris at 6 power and 100-yard parallax setting. The factory loads are nowhere as consistent as the Barnes but I got it close. I thought I had it, I only had 3 "Good" shells so I tried them.
200-gr-Barnes-reloads-6-X-bench-100-yards.jpg

200 gr Barnes reloads 6X bench 100 yards.jpg
I then mover the scope 6 clicks to the left and only had some factory 185s so I tried them.

factory-185-8mm-RM-100-yards-6-X-bench.jpg


factory 185 8mmRM 100 yards 6X bench.jpg

That will do till the next time then I'll zero it at 200 yards. 20 shots are plenty for the day.
 

cahunter805

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Nice shooting in those conditions. The 8mm Barnes looks great.

What’s the problem 6mm? What rifle?
 

D4570

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The holes in the action are drilled off-center, A lot!
It is a junkyard gun parts and used parts.
26" 1x12 twist barrel and a Herders j9 action, a Maurser 98 copy.
 

cahunter805

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The holes in the action are drilled off-center, A lot!
It is a junkyard gun parts and used parts.
26" 1x12 twist barrel and a Herders j9 action, a Maurser 98 copy.
Gotcha. Sounds like it’s best to get them redone on center line.
Or go the cheap way and epoxy a rail on centered.
 
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