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    The Sightron will do very well for your purpose....

    The Sightron will do very well for your purpose. While it's not the best it is more than adequate. And unless you just have more $$ than you need you can usually pick up a used one in the $7-750...
  2. UBR - Dry Branch Rifle Range, Dixon Springs TN 10 5 19

    The day started at Dry Branch Rifle Range in the 50's at 6:30 when I arrived, By 9:00 when we started the match we were in the low 70's. It made for a an enjoyable day, although it was a typically...
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    UBR-TN State Championship 9 7 19

    For the first time in three years, we held the TN State Championship at Dry Branch Rifle Range in Dixon Springs TN. This was due to the fact that until this season, no one was shooting UBR in TN...
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    Clearly you have received a lot of very good...

    Clearly you have received a lot of very good advice. I'll only add a little as I'm one of those who tend to try and reinvent the whee and understand where you are coming from. The mentor thing is #1...
  5. Al makes an extremely good point. It is...

    Al makes an extremely good point. It is impossible to learn what the flags are telling you when you have a rifle that's only capable of hitting the aim point once in a while. It is also true that...
  6. I don't know that there is such an animal. If...

    I don't know that there is such an animal. If there is, I've never seen it. But, don't despair. You can do this. Boyer's and Ratigan's books will help, but the best way to learn, in fact probably the...
  7. If we are talking about reading wind in...

    If we are talking about reading wind in competition it's not really necessary to understand everything that's going on. In some cases there is entirely too much information to act on. Fortunately, it...
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    Buck Creek UBR 8/17 results

    Sorry for the late posting. Only got these results last night. I don't know much about the match other than the mirage was pretty bad at 200.

    Rick
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    Red Brush UBR 8 17 19 results

    Yesterday was a typical Red Brush day. While the wind wasn't exactly strong it couldn't make up it's mind which direction or how fast it wanted to blow. The first couple of relays at 100 went pretty...
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    Very good advice. I've already learned that over...

    Very good advice. I've already learned that over 3400 with an 80 gr is pushing the envelope on a hot day and surely don't intend to go through all that again with brass. Primers falling out when the...
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    Al, I'll have to confess that I haven't. When I...

    Al, I'll have to confess that I haven't. When I considered the brass prep and fire forming for the Grinch, I folded under the pressure and went with 200 pieces of 6.5 Lapua. I have attempted to...
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    Wish I could help with that Frankie, but my only...

    Wish I could help with that Frankie, but my only part in that match was calling it and taking the pic. You should contact Billy for a correction.

    Rick
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    Boyle County Fish & Game UBR -results

    Good conditions in the morning made for some very good scores at Boyle County KY yesterday. Brud Sheats and Chester Bradford both shot a 512 GA in Custom Class with Brud only missing a perfect 100 by...
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    BGSL - UBR 8 4 19 - results

    Wasn't there but I'm told the winds were light and variable which made for some good shooting.

    Rick
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    Dry Branch UBR 8 3 119 results

    Not much to say other than a hot & humid day with mirage and tough conditions. Congrats to first time winner Wayne Hearn.

    Rick
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    I can't say what every FFL will do, but the one I...

    I can't say what every FFL will do, but the one I use would accept it with a new serial #. Another option, although it would take some doing is to remove the barreled action from the stock and then...
  17. Your best bet will be a chamber cast, then look...

    Your best bet will be a chamber cast, then look through your F-I-L's dies.

    Rick
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    Gerald, Mike gave you some very good advice....

    Gerald,
    Mike gave you some very good advice. Having competed with a 222 I can tell you it is very competitive at 100, but just doesn't have the horsepower to do much at 200. IME- Modified Class is...
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    Thanks for the reply Mike, At this point I...

    Thanks for the reply Mike,
    At this point I haven't found any Lapua available which is one reason I thought to try some Starline. Will let you know how it works out.

    Rick
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    Starline brass- 6.5 Grendel

    I've never used any Starline brass but I've read here and there some folks seem to think it's pretty good stuff in pistol cases. I recently noticed that they are making 6.5 Grendel brass and I'm...
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    Red Brush IN - UBR 7 20 19 scores

    The turnout was light at Red Brush on Saturday, but since the temps and humidity were high, no one minded a short day as they finished before 11:30. Scores are attached

    Rick
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    Sometimes you get lucky. A friend and fellow...

    Sometimes you get lucky. A friend and fellow shooter just called. Turns out he has a barrel with that chambering and history suggests it may have even been chambered with the same reamer. He also has...
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    Thanks James, Maybe Butch will see this thread....

    Thanks James,
    Maybe Butch will see this thread.

    Rick
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    Thanks Bill, I will do a chamber cast in the...

    Thanks Bill,
    I will do a chamber cast in the next couple of days, but this will tell me what to look for.

    Rick
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    Unfamiliar chambering in old benchrest rifle

    The owner of a local gunshop, who also shoots UBR matches with us, recently bought several old benchrest rifles from the widow of a shooter who passed several years ago. I tend to be a sucker for the...
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