From what I understand, eley "practice" is mixed lot extras, QC fails, and various other stuff. Not much good said about it. Though you may find it to shoot well, it will likely not do it from box to box or lot to lot.
Two good Walnut blanks on the right were the first thing that caught my eye.
$128 and $147 4" thick
These were only 2" thick Frown. Phone was dying fast. This needed a flash.
Here are some Hard Maple 16/4 Blocks
One I grabbed off of the top just to check. I really needed to wipe it down with mineral spirits to see the grain better.
Nothing Fancy Really. It did have some waves when held at an angle to the light but no obvious Tiger Stripes.
The One small 12/4 Walnut I found
I bought a 5/4 piece of Sapele like this to mount my Lee Challenger Press and CPS_Lite on for clamping to the kitchen table.
Strong lightweight but rather open grained wood.
It planed with hand tools nicely last night cleaning up and relieving the edges
I would go with the 36x sightron, but only because that is what I am used to using. Pretty much shoot at 50 - 100 - 200 yard benchrest. I like the target as big as possible. For plinking at odd ranges from 25 - 100 the 8-32 might be a better choice. Wayne
As far as Remington quality goes...Remington 700's have been right around $400 for as long as I can remember. I gave $469 for my first Rem 700 that I bought in the early 90's...and I am sure the price was right around $400 for several years before that. Customers today expect that same $400 price tag even though everything else has doubled in price.
This is much like a conversation I had with a Whiskey distiller/ distributor. Just because the bottle has a number on it doesn't mean it sat in a barrel that long. When someone buys a Macallan 12 they expect it to taste the same so distillers have to cut each batch so every bottle tastes like the one next to it on the shelf. Only when it says "Years Old" after the number will it truly be that old and its going to taste different as every batch ages different.
Much like the firearms of today's industry. When you buy a 700 for $400 or a DT for your youngest child, you're expecting to pay a certain price, and expecting a certain result. You certainly don't expect the DT to shoot like a $400 Rem 700 ADL and there's a reason these 40x's sell for their price rather than the $200 of every other 1022. Because they work.
Just a little Alcohol wisdom for you consumers of the finer things in life.
If dddoo7 hasn't experienced rifle envy yet... he's sure to after this shows up at his door. He will need to keep everyone at a distance so they don't get drool on it.
This rifle has been a collaborative effort between TS Customs, Wayne Juergens, and Primal Rights. A thing of beauty and shoots like a laser to match. 22LR, taken all the way. A rifle unlike any other, for a man I've come to call my friend.
@orkan From the picture of the barreled action on that first page, I would say it's going to be hard to get enough bedding interface in there to have any value. I can't even tell where it bolts into the stock!
@orkan I didn't even know you were shooting and I have my kitchen window open...just a few yards from where you were shooting. Normally I'll hear you at least once when you're shooting your 40x. Very impressive.
you can actually legally make a suppressor out of a coke bottle...as long as you get an approved form 1 first. I have two form 1's...but both are on SBR's. I don't have the equipment or the knowledge to build a quality suppressor or else I would have already tried it.
An easier way is to buy the mag-light solvent trap adapters, file a form 1 on it, then when the form 1 clears (6-9 months later) drill out the end cap to the appropriate diameter. However...if you are going to acquire a suppressor, spend the money up front and get a good one. Ain't no reason to spend $200 on a tax stamp for a piece of garbage suppressor.
If you try the form 1 route, there are other specific laws that must be taken into account such as serialization and engraving.
I cannot blame the gun, scope, or ammo.
Preaching about quality equipment not being the limitation is the absolute truth.
You cannot learn anything about yourself if you doubt the equipment you are using.
The Cold Bore shot hitting POA on the S was a good sign. I think the CZ 452 is better than the 455 in that respect.
Anschutz went to a threaded barrel in the new 54-30 action. No more clamps or pins like the 2013 or 1913 actions.
CZ is still a sporter though and it is luck of the draw on accuracy with them.
Going to pick up some Air Soft pellets to replace the squishy filler in the rabbit ear bag.
Need to budget about $100 to build a decent bench or move forward past the crest of the little hill and go prone.
I have room to move the target back to maintain 50 yards distance.
Building a bench would be better since my wife doesn't like to get down near the bugs.
Will try again after lunch Sunday with my AR just to see how the new trigger helps or doesn't.
Will shoot the Appleseed AQT 11'X17" silhouettes for that if I can make the time.
Hopefully I can do better with a sling from prone with some XM193.
This was with the factory mill spec trigger and the old Burris 4X scope at 50 yards months ago.
There was lots of sighting in that day.
First shot ought to be within a half inch of POA next time with the Leupold VX-R and the Geissele.
I got it pretty close back in late June but didn't take any pictures.
That Zero Force Firing Position article had me in the right frame of mind to be able to analyse my performance even from a bench.
I can see where the bench rest shooters need to use the lateral travel to move between targets rather than twist it in the rest by using pressure on the heel of the stock with the rear bag. Smooth straight recoil keeps it on target. I twisted it to get on Bull#4 and it shows.
Should have prepositioned the entire front bag a fraction of an inch instead.
I have a couple vintage unertl scopes that are inherited, but I'm afraid to crank on them too much because they seem so fragile. Glass quality is impressive though and they do look really cool...especially on vintage rifles.
It's kind of a tough choice. There is a fair argument to make either way.
The 204 will give you a bit more range and anchoring power. Components are easier and cheaper to come by. It will be easier to reload, since dealing with .17cal bullets and neck diameters can be a real PITA. The trade-off is more recoil. The .17 rem is truly void of appreciable recoil.
The .17 will require more specialized support equipment. Bore guides, cleaning rods, jags, brushes... etc are a little bit more difficult to source. The pro shot single piece cleaning rods are a clear winner for small cal stuff.
The way I see it is if I need more smack than my .17rem has to offer, then I want a 22-250 or 22 creedmoor. I went back and forth on the decision between .17rem and .204Ruger myself. The 204 wasn't far enough away from my 22-250's to merit having a new rifle. The .17rem stands pretty far apart as "something else" all together.