Originally Posted by woolleyworm
I've gotta get used to it and then start working up some loads; the groups will get MUCH better. I'm still not getting a comfortable eye relief / cheek weld with the scope yet, I may swap the scope sooner than I had planned.
My neck die showed up and now I've just got to get the FL set. I've already got the conversion kit for the press.
Can't wait to get back out and work with it some more.
Hey woolleyworm, I came across this post from before I was here, I'm sure you already know this but just trying to help, you DO know that you dont have to "work up a load" for a BOSS equipped rifle right? it's really as simple as selecting your preferred bullet weight/speed, start the BOSS out at the Browning suggested starting point, and adjusting the BOSS in 1/10th (1 tenth) increments, or even 1/20th increments when you get close to your desired group,
I'm pretty sure you know this, but again, just trying to help, I have a BOSS on a BAR Safari II, in Rem 7 Mag, I am truly amazed at how well it works, in this case, for the Federal ammo I was shooting, the BOSS starting recomendation was 2.0, I wound up at 2.25 in pretty short order,
I'm also somewhat surprised at the lack of use of this type of device, whether it's the Browning BOSS, or some other maker's version, I mean, you see combination compensators/barrel weights on some competition target guns, it just plain works,
I will admit that I have an issue with mine though, since its also a muzzle brake, the report is absolutely freaking hideous, if you are shooting at the range, I have to use 2 sets of ear protection, plugs and over the ear, just the roof/sunshade is enough to make it even worse,
The report is so bad that it occassionally gives me and flinching problem, not from the recoil, but from the report,
When I start reloading for this gun I am going to get the different BOSS, the "CR" (conventional recoil), it's simply the adjustable weighting system, WITHOUT the porting of the muzzle brake, I think I would rather have more recoil and less of a report, we'll see how that works out, it's nice to have a 7 Mag's recoil reduced by 45%, but the report is just so bad,
If you did not get the BOSS guide/manual from the previous owner let me know, I have a link so you can see it online, and print if needed, it's mainly just about BOSS adjusting and a list of preffered starting points for specific calibers and bullet weights,
There is also a pretty good video that gives a quick abc,123, rundown on how to use it,
If you need any of this just let me know and I'll post up the info, if you are good to go then thats OK too,
I really like mine and am always impressed with how it works and makes the gun react,