My first bolt action rifle....

My first bolt action rifle....

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    My first bolt action rifle....

    Well, I finally got my first bolt rifle a little while ago. I don't have any pictures of it, but most of you have probably already seen pictures of it here.

    http://www.snipercentral.com/sc3.htm

    I finally got out to the range this past weekend. I have to drive about 2 hours to get to a public range that goes out to 100 yards.

    I messed around with one box of hunting ammo at first. I then did some testing on my skills with some PMC match ammo, 140gr. The rifle is absolutely wonderful. It does need some more shooting to get the action smoother, but I will definitely be enjoying the process of getting it there.

    It was about 98 degrees with minimal wind gusts around 3-5 mph. I am going to see if I can find out what the humidity was in the area for future reference as well. The target is a 2" square.



    I am very happy with the group since it was the first time I had ever shot a bolt action rifle. I know it can definitely do better, and I will be keeping track of it's, and my, progress. I can't wait to see how it likes some different Lapua ammo.

    John

    *eta* - The shot to the bottom left of the other two was the third shot.

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    nice shooting m8----u should try to get some pics up!!!


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    But you, the man behind the rifle, you are the soul."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mele


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    awwwww id say mel is speechless:P, to mel right now id say this is up there with his kids bring home a all A+ report card, hearing good things about his line of rifles. hehe sorry mel i couldnt resist

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    Quote Originally Posted by HUMDINGER
    awwwww id say mel is speechless:P, to mel right now id say this is up there with his kids bring home a all A+ report card, hearing good things about his line of rifles. hehe sorry mel i couldnt resist
    All to true.

    I'm really anxous for John to try some Lapua 6.5 through it. I didn't get the opportunity when I was testing the rifle.

    MEL




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    Pretty good. Now you have to start handloading for it.

    Break out the Sierras and the H-4350. Believe me once you start handloading, you will never look back.



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    Very cool, John...That had to feel good



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    Thanks, it was allot of fun. I plan on starting reloading for this one very soon. I can't wait!

    John

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    Nice group, and what a cool rifle. Good luck with your rifle, Mel has got some great designing behind it. What scope are you using ?

    Tom

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    Leupold Mk 4 10x40 LRT/M1 mil dots. And Mel certainly does great work!

    John

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