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by dsandfort
Thu May 25, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: .204 Ruger Forum
Topic: Big bullet drop
Replies: 16
Views: 601

Re: Big bullet drop

I'm confused.....as usual. You first told Rick you simply moved the target to 200 yards, aimed and shot. Then you said you "cranked the scope". If you did dial the scope, perhaps it's as simple as 1/4 versus 1/8 MOA on your elevation turret. How many clicks did you give it and are you sure you went ...
by dsandfort
Wed May 24, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: .204 Ruger Forum
Topic: Big bullet drop
Replies: 16
Views: 601

Re: Big bullet drop

The mv sounds a little suspicious. 25gr of 10x "should" give you around 3800-3900 fps by the book (Lyman #49). Might account for some of the unexpected drop. Even so, I wouldn't expect much more than 1 MOA drop.
Did the POI come back to zero when you moved back to 100? Maybe a scope shift.
by dsandfort
Thu May 11, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: .204 Ruger Forum
Topic: Need help on picking out a Ruger 204 rifle
Replies: 9
Views: 536

Re: Need help on picking out a Ruger 204 rifle

Agree with the 24" barrel recommendation. I have a couple of 26" Coopers and they are indeed front heavy. When the barrels go, I'll replace with 24". Everything I've read and experienced is that longer does not = more accurate, just a little more velocity. I'd rather hit my target slowly than miss i...
by dsandfort
Wed May 10, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: .204 Ruger Forum
Topic: Need help on picking out a Ruger 204 rifle
Replies: 9
Views: 536

Re: Need help on picking out a Ruger 204 rifle

Cooper for sure if you want a classic, out-of-the-box shooter. The M21 in its various stock configurations is a very nice rifle. I also have a few of these, including this Savage http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/model/12BTCSS They all shoot well and as Rick said, the Savage is a BUFF (according to...
by dsandfort
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Centerfire Rifles
Topic: Who Said the .22 Hornet Wasn't Accurate?
Replies: 15
Views: 1320

Re: Who Said the .22 Hornet Wasn't Accurate?

It only works that way "if you do your part".
by dsandfort
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Reloading the .204 Ruger
Topic: Rifle advice!
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: Rifle advice!

I've got one of these that's a heck of a shooter. I'd let it go if interested. I picked up a Cooper and really don't need 2. http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/model/12BTCSS

Del
by dsandfort
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Predator and Varmint Hunting
Topic: NEW BARREL BREAK-IN ???
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: NEW BARREL BREAK-IN ???

You'll like that Jard. Store the Cooper separately, preferably in another room. They have a tendency to multiply.
by dsandfort
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Predator and Varmint Hunting
Topic: NEW BARREL BREAK-IN ???
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: NEW BARREL BREAK-IN ???

Oh Boy...a new Cooper. Congrats. First one??? I've always figured that every Cooper comes to you with a minimum 4 shots down the barrel. I'm sure they don't clean between shots. I take a middle of the road approach and shoot 5 then clean, then repeat. The barrel tells me when it's ready. Some come c...
by dsandfort
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: AR
Topic: AR FUNCTION QUESTIONS?
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: AR FUNCTION QUESTIONS?

I believe the '16 is a heavier bolt carrier which could cause some short cycling. Cutting off a loop of buffer spring seems counter-intuitive. Most of my short cycling problems have been solved with plenty of lube during break-in and plenty of rounds to cycle the action. I have a Les Baer that took ...
by dsandfort
Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: AR
Topic: Stuck bolt in AR15
Replies: 26
Views: 942

Re: Stuck bolt in AR15

Could indicate the need for a small base die to get that little extra sizing down low on the case.
by dsandfort
Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: AR
Topic: Starting my 1st AR build
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Re: Starting my 1st AR build

Check out the MidwayUSA video library in the knowledge center (bottom of main page).
by dsandfort
Sun May 15, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Reloading the .204 Ruger
Topic: neck tension issue?
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: neck tension issue?

Nice Jim.

One quick check you might want to do is measure neck diameter of loaded ammunition. That will give you an indication of neck thickness variations.
by dsandfort
Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: Centerfire Rifles
Topic: My take on a 4-station gun vise
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: My take on a 4-station gun vise

Thanks fellas. I need to pad the vise jaws since the gun stock sleeves have been discontinued and mine are wearing out. I'm thinking some heavy, soft leather. The most difficult part of the whole project was modifying the clamps. If I had done a better job on the vise handles, I might have been able...
by dsandfort
Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Centerfire Rifles
Topic: My take on a 4-station gun vise
Replies: 4
Views: 534

My take on a 4-station gun vise

My wife and I shoot at the range quite a bit. The Kids like to go with us (daughter and son-in-law). I usually bring back at least 3, sometimes 6, dirty rifles. My space for cleaning had enough room for 3 commercial gun stands. I got real bored during the spring blizzards and came up with a 4 statio...
by dsandfort
Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: General Reloading
Topic: OUTSIDE NECK TURNING?
Replies: 6
Views: 668

Re: OUTSIDE NECK TURNING?

Hi Jim, I'll take a run at this one based only on my experience. I'm really liking my 21st Century Lathe and turning tool. I use it with a Bosch i-Driver and I can turn up a storm. A few things about how I do it. First, I do not turn Hornet or Bee brass. I think it's too thin to begin with. If I stu...