My first custom build - TS Customs .204 Ruger
Awww snap! Look who gets to join the big boys and girls with her first real center fire :)
Isn't she beautiful?
Her specs are:
TS Customs .204 Ruger
Lone Peak Fuzion Left-Hand Action
McMillian A3A stock in McMillian Camo
20" Benchmark Barrel
Athlon Helos 6-24 optic
Thunderbeast Ultra 7 Suppressor
Atlast PSR Bi-Pod
Shooting: Hornady brass, CCI 400 primer 55 grain Bergers and 26.5 grains of Varget.
Greg took some time yesterday to work up a quick load so I could shoot my rifle. He shot about 10 rounds through it before I had my chance. I was excited and nervous when I laid down behind my rifle for the first time. I have very limited experience with shooting center fire rifles. I've shot a few rounds here and there out of Orkan's guns, a few rounds here and there out of friends' rifles and I did have a Savage .223 years ago that I shot maybe 100 rounds through over the course of a few years, but that's it. I wasn't expecting much during my first few rounds...I was going to be happy to just hit the paper SOMEWHERE lol...
Here are my targets:
First 10 at 100 yards:
I flinched when I pulled the trigger the first time.
Next was the 300 yard target:
Greg shot the target once, then I followed up with 3 shots. The one that hit low was my first shot after a short pause and I flinched again. I've always been a big sissy when it comes to any kind of recoil, which is why I've stayed with rimfire for so long.
I was then challenged to hit a small diamond at 300 yards with my last shot:
This thing is proving to be pretty damn awesome so far. Pretty damn sure if I miss my target, it's going to be 100% my fault.
Thank you @tscustoms for taking the time to build this beautiful rifle! I've never owned a custom rifle before and this thing is absolutely amazing!
Thank you @Orkan for the wonderful surprise! AND of course for doing my reloading and general maintenance. I can't wait to see all the wonderful things I'll be able to do with this rifle! To say I'm excited is an understatement!
orkan last edited by
All that rimfire shooting paid off. :)
bull81 last edited by
Awesome looking rifle! Congratulations on your first custom. I'd be damn proud of that shooting for the first few rounds out of a new rifle especially not being accustom to center fires. I know guys that have shot for years that would be proud of that performance
rhyno last edited by
Awesome shooting and awesome rifle.
brittel last edited by
It was a joy to watch her shoot her first few rounds out of this rifle. I was the challenger that shouted "HIT THE DIAMOND!" I could tell by the ring of the IPSC that she was grouping pretty well. POP! dead diamond :D.
Little critters beware! You're no longer safe beyond the 100 yard line!
dddoo7 last edited by
Great looking rifle. I love my DT, but there is just something about a top notch, well built, full custom.
tpk936 last edited by
Nice looking rifle. Plus 1 on the Fuzion action. Good Shooting.
Oooooh weeee, this gun is gonna be a ton of fun!
First 10 rounds in real wind ever and right after cleaning it. 18-25mph wind from my 2 o'clock. Target at 100 yards.
norcal_in_az last edited by
Awesome build and fantastic shooting. That's a prefect cartridge for beginning centerfire shooting.
Completed my first dot drill with this rifle last night:
There was a lot going on around me, other shooters, folks talking/moving, cats around/rubbing up on me...it was my first real experience of having a lot of "distractions" around while shooting. I loved it and had a great time shooting. :) AND I didn't flinch on my first shot! Time to work on getting better!
steelbanger last edited by
That camo pattern looks great on the A3.Very nice rifle,Travis does it again.
*slack = last second I feel the rear bag slack so I squeeze more then shoot, I need to not shoot when this happens..get comfy again and then go.
I've got this. Just take it slow and steady. I have the capabilities.
rhyno last edited by
Did you write those things before or after?
gash last edited by
@rhyno everything was after. The 2nd row I was starting to rush, Orkan told me to take a breather and treat each shot individually. I then found as I went on, I was beginning to become afraid of the recoil even though there's so little of it...so I wanted to make sure I remembered for next time.
Target from the other day:
I kept gripping too hard because I couldn't stop flinching. It was an "off day". Shot at 100 yards.