New out of the box .243 Howa Varmint 20" (no mod) 1:12 twist in Hogue stock with Meopta 7x50 (fixed) 'deer' hunting scope, bore sighted.
threaded 5/8 UNF £418 Sportsman, Racknel Rail £48 ebay. Meopta scope used £100 ebay local p/u, crappy pouch £9 delivered (with diy hard foam comb extender underneath) Aliexpress China, Nikko Sterling (crappy Warne ripoffs) rings £12 delivered ebay free Hard Case.
Break in Goal: 'shoot in' the barrel with 20 rounds, see how it groups.
Result: 7 shots out of an already warm barrel under 3/4" with PPU's
.............and 1 extended hole from a coolish barrel with Sako ammo.
20 x PPU 90gr SP & 3 x Sako 100gr SP
Shooting 'perched up prone' off a Harris bipod set at 20" leg length over 14"+ grass (apart from 3 with sling where noted). I put a lot of forward pressure (not easy with a Harris) on the bipod to bend the 'super bendy' Hogue stock 'away' from the barrel preventing stock/barrel contact on recoil....well that's my theory....and this is how it did
A. 3 fouling shots = clean, shoot 1, clean, shoot 2, clean, shoot 3, clean.
B. 4 x sighting shots, clean. (Yes I went twice as far as I had intended as the clicks are more on this scope than my other, Do'h)
C. 3 shot group zeroed.
(Target 1 was bent when I shot it - targets didn't stick to damp wood)
D. 3 shot grp SAKO 100gr SP same zero 2 1/2" high!
E. 3 shot grp PPU off sling prone (14" high grass - hitting grass, right hand shot destabalised and keyholed), clean.
F. 7 shot grp to finish PPUs, (back on bipod) starting with very warm barrel hot by the end.
Happy Bunny :-)
Anybody got a very cheep/free (end of life?) Moderator to fit this?