Sunday, August 26, 2018

Ruger Precision Rifle - Making it Work (Part 1)

The Purchase

In March 2017 I purchased what I hoped would be a very accurate rifle.  It was a 2nd generation black rifle with an adjustable stock that had an external magazine and it had an appetite for 6.5 Creedmoor ammunition.

Why the High Hopes? 

The 6.5 Creedmoor was the bullet that promised good everything.   My Internet research showed example after example of bug hole groups shot at many different distances with this rifle. 

The Rifle Goes Bang

The shop where I purchased the rifle had one flavor of 6.5 Creedmoor on the shelf so I picked up a box; speedy Hornady 120 GMX  Superformance.  It took a few rounds to adjust my scope but was able to get out to 100 yards with a 5 shot group that measured in at whopping 1.44moa.   I wasn't too worried because I didn't think the choice in ammo was best suited for a 1:8 twist.  It was a new barrel etc.

The Reloading Starts

To be continued...

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