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Thread: Benchmark vs Shilen ratchet

  1. #16
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    My humble opinion would be a little less stress from cantilevering on that smaller receiver in the tenon area, given a free float barrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin1 View Post
    Tom and center22Ö Thank you for elaborating on the accuracy guarantee.

    I misspoke. The guarantee isnít 0.2Ē. Itís in the 0.2s
    Another point to consider is that most people (including myself) that are not from the bench rest community, donít correctly measure our groups.

    I shot the below target with a factory Anschutz 54 Sporter. This is indoor at 50Y. Instead of subtracting the nominal value (0.220), I should have subtracted the actual bullet size on this target (around 0.180).The actual group sizes on this target should be increased by 0.04Ē (0.220-0.180).
    But no matter how this is measured, this sporter is shooting in the low 0.3s. I was thinking shooting in the 0.2s for a custom gun with a heavy barrel would be realistic.

    center22, given that this is target gun and weight is not an issue, why do you think that going lighter is a better choice?



    Kevin,
    This will be my last comment here but what these nice gentlemen are trying to tell you is that you, apparantly, are dealing with a bulls..t artist, pure and simple. Nobody worth a damn in the BR community would ever even consider the terms perfect or guarantee even with the best available componants of which you do not posess.

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    Thanks for your suggestions of using a lighter profile barrel.
    Iíve made up my mind. Iíll go with the Shilen ratchet .850 straight and a length of 24Ē
    I looked at the list of equipment that top competitors are using and Shilen has much more presence than Benchmark.
    The 0.850 straight seems just a better fit for the factory varmint walnut stockÖ. Especially when you go with 24Ē length.
    BTW, this is not going to be a BR rifle. Itís just for informal target shooting (prone or bench) and hitting steel at 100-200Y.

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    Pete,
    What did Shilen tell you when you called them?

    kevin1, I think you made a good choice with the Shilen. You may want to use a different measuring device.

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    Long story Butch

    Quote Originally Posted by Butch Lambert View Post
    Pete,
    What did Shilen tell you when you called them?

    kevin1, I think you made a good choice with the Shilen. You may want to use a different measuring device.
    which I will share with you elsewhere if you will PM me or email me.

    Pete

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    Send me a PM.

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    Email

    Quote Originally Posted by Butch Lambert View Post
    Send me a PM.
    Butch,

    Did you receive the email I sent you?

    Pete

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    Yes I did. Did you receive mine?

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    No

    Quote Originally Posted by Butch Lambert View Post
    Yes I did. Did you receive mine?
    I'll look for it.

    Pete

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    Did you find my email yet?

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    No,

    Quote Originally Posted by Butch Lambert View Post
    Did you find my email yet?
    I looked through my SPAM folder and the trash and did not find it. ptrwass@yahoo.com

    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Wass View Post
    I looked through my SPAM folder and the trash and did not find it. ptrwass@yahoo.com

    Pete
    Ok,
    I forwarded an email from Wade Hull, owner of Shilen, that said send it to him. He would like to inspect it and he didn't care how many rounds have been through it.

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    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Butch Lambert View Post
    Ok,
    I forwarded an email from Wade Hull, owner of Shilen, that said send it to him. He would like to inspect it and he didn't care how many rounds have been through it.
    I will do so when I get home in April.

    Thank You,

    Pete

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    Would love to hear the outcome of this one.

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    Got the rifle. It looks nice. I took it out for the first time today and got some nice groupings with Federal UM.

    I used just sandbags and a fix 10X scope. I started with a clean barrel and it takes 10-15 shots for the barrel to settle in.


    Dots are 0.5"



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