Range Report for gdmoody

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by American Leader, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. American Leader

    American Leader Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Well George, I finally got around to loading some of those bullets I won from you this fall. As I had expressed to you I always wanted to try some of these so here's how it went. First of all, the bullets used are Sierra MatchKing .30 Cal. 168 grain HPBT. I loaded them with 50.5 grains of Varget (one of my favorite powders), and I'm sorry George cause I know you recommeded something else but it's hard to break old habits. I bought a .30-06 Savage Axis off a fella this summer to throw in the pickup just to kick around with because I didn't want to leave my good 06 in the truck unattended, too expensive:rolleyes:. One of the Savage cheapos the guy bought and then didn't like it, NIB and great deal:p. Put an old Tasco scope I had laying around on it because you all know I'm half blind:(. Got to the range and the wind was blowin and pretty cold out too:bleh:. Tried to site in and remembered the scope had the windage knob lose and I didn't have a small enough allen wrench to tighten it down so kinda had to play around with it to get any movement out of it at all:mad:. So, the bad news is I had a lot of difficulty today, but the good news is that cheapo Axis must love them Sierra MatchKing 168 grs. & Varget combo because I only needed a dime to cover those 3 shot groups:eek:! Not bad for an old blind fat man with a cheapo gun & scope combo. Thanks again George for your wonderful gift! Your pal AL:D

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  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Nice shootn AL. Thats money right there.

  3. Grizz

    Grizz Active Member

    nice shooting! What distance were you shooting at?
  4. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Central, Ohio
    Mercy, fat, blind, cheap gun, and a broken scope. I wonder what you might do if you were skinny, could see and had some good equipment.:lmao2::lmao2::lmao2::lmao2:
  5. American Leader

    American Leader Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Very funny Todd, you should know all about getting OLD!:D 100 yards Grizz, I'm not sure I can see out past that. I have to use a high power scope the way it is:rolleyes:
  6. Grizz

    Grizz Active Member

    You cant ask for much more than bullet holes touching at 100 yards. Good shootin!
  7. Dennis C

    Dennis C New Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    South Dakota
  8. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    Nice shooting AL ! Dime size groups on the first load is incredible! Found yourself a winner there.
  9. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2011
    South Texas
    Savage might be less expensive but otherwise your just paying for the name for other rifle brands. Savage is the most accurate rifles on the market. Good Shooting.
  10. American Leader

    American Leader Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Thanks guy's for all the nice words. And as far as Savage goes gun runner, I like'em, but some folks say you get what you pay for. In this case "no frills" just hole on hole on hole, I think I can handle that! I know a very nice fellow who owns a Savage 22Mag with accu trigger and can drive tacks with it. Savage makes very good rifles, period.
  11. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    If they are shooting that good, I want em back!:D :rolleyes:

    That is some good shooting AL and I am glad that you are happy with the bullets.
  12. American Leader

    American Leader Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    I assume you want them loaded!:eek:hmygosh:NOT:crazy: Thanks again George
  13. garydude

    garydude Member

    Super nice Leader! Woohoo- crazy good.
  14. Juker

    Juker New Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Land of Lincoln
    Dang, AL, you got me all misty-eyed here! Sweet shootin'! :D
  15. American Leader

    American Leader Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Heck Juker, fellas who live as long as we do have to get lucky once and awhile! I'm thinkin I kinda am liken them SMK 168 grs. though. May have to breakdown and buy some, don't think George will be giving me anymore now that he's asking for them back!:dance:
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