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  1. smoothy8500

    What is considered good offhand accuracy at 100 yds?

    I like "almost cheating" at 200yds...With my PRS rifle, it's downright "challenging".
  2. smoothy8500

    Range noise suppression

    Maybe it's not a noise issue, but a concern of a stray projectile striking their residence. Is there a berm separating their property from the line of fire? I'd be kind of worried if my house was parallel to the line of fire....
  3. smoothy8500

    Something is wrong with my M1A

    The connector and mounting bracket need to be moved "outboard" a bit more. It may require relieving the bracket or inside the stock to get it to clear the side rail of the receiver. Sometimes it needs clearance where the connector is at the front of the receiver. The M1A has a wider side rail...
  4. smoothy8500

    .308 reloading

    I've been shooting Nosler Custom Competition "blems" for quite a few years. Some lots the base-to-ogive is consistent, some are very inconsistent. Regardless, my RCBS seater die keeps the cartridge base-to-ogive consistent. I've never had an issue keeping them decently accurate up to 1,000yds...
  5. smoothy8500

    .308 reloading

    That's really poor QC, I am amazed.
  6. smoothy8500

    Midrange Prone AR Tactical class

    I remember IDPA's infancy in the early 1990's they had a running list of "approved" holsters. Eventually, the list got so ridiculously long they dumped it to specify features that were/were not approved.
  7. smoothy8500

    Midrange Prone AR Tactical class

    I think the NRA is just trying to generate more interest in High power competition that is basically dying a slow death. F-class is doing ok, but the number of people shooting Midrange prone with Service Rifle or Match Rifle is getting smaller every year. They figure people like to shoot...
  8. smoothy8500

    Midrange Prone AR Tactical class

    Well, at least the rulebook says what "tactical" isn't.... Solid, adjustable and/or rigid rests of all kinds are prohibited. F-Class-style rear bags with “ears” are prohibited.
  9. smoothy8500

    Midrange Prone AR Tactical class

    I recently started "dabbling" in the prone tactical AR class. The local clubs treat it like the SR guys doing prone practice.
  10. smoothy8500

    .308 reloading

    Maybe Berger's are better, but SMK and Nosler all have different "tips" on their Hollow Points. However, their Base to Ogive is consistent. Tips get bent or smashed, so use a comparator at the ogive and don't worry about a few thou on the OAL.
  11. smoothy8500

    Springfield M1A

    l have been using Ron Brown slings and find them to be superior to Turner’s. The frogs and riveting is identical, but the leather is much better and less prone to stretching out after a few years of matches. The keepers are extra thick and don’t ever wear out.
  12. smoothy8500

    Good Deal Alert 224 77gr Hpbt bullets from midway

    I’ve used thousands of the Nosler CC “blemished” without issues...sounds like improper seating.
  13. smoothy8500

    FL bushing sizing die & trimming shit-show...

    Not a safety concern but more of an accuracy concern. Wouldn’t the pressure of the decapping pin alter the shape or “crush” the priming material and potentially affect accuracy with inconsistent ignition ?
  14. smoothy8500

    Es, SD and accuracy confusion.

    Ok, kind of like Newberry's OCW? It explains why a test load I tried at 1k that has an SD of 35 still had a fairly flat elevation dispersion. The three high impacts were sighters.
  15. smoothy8500

    Springfield M1A

    I dunno, but I don't seem to have issues with my M1A in the 10 years or so that I've been using it.....Somewhere around 5,000 rounds through it now.
  16. smoothy8500

    Es, SD and accuracy confusion.

    Can you explain positive compensation to me? I'm trying to understand what you are describing.
  17. smoothy8500

    Es, SD and accuracy confusion.

    No kidding, vertical dispersion is the least of my issues shooting F-class T/R. I wish wind calls were as easy as chasing the lands...
  18. smoothy8500

    Remington 700 308 16.25in

    Maybe that was just a "lucky" three-shot group and in reality, it was a 2MOA rifle all along. Combined with a loss of velocity and the 1:12 twist threw it over the edge.
  19. smoothy8500

    My VX-5 Leupold reticle is not level

    The shape of the shoulder pocket on most people usually has a slight 1/2 to 1 degree of inboard cant that wants to tilt the rifle when shouldered. If the scope is perfectly level on the rifle, either an adjustable buttpad is used or it takes mental concentration to assure the reticle is...