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  1. HumbleEinstein

    Where Credit is Due...

    Some months ago, I reached to Mr. Robert Gradous about getting a custom rifle built. Mr. Gradous was extremely generous with his time and knowledge. In addition, he was quite frank. He initially told me that it could take four to six months for him to build my rifle. As I expected the...
  2. HumbleEinstein

    Rifle Scopes Scope Clearance: Barely Enough Room for a $1 Bill?

    Update: I took the rifle out yesterday for the first time to zero, load test, and chrono. I was feeling pretty confident that there would be no contact, so I didn't even do any kind of targeted testing. I just started shooting. The scope was zeroed in two shots. Every load I put through the...
  3. HumbleEinstein

    Rifle Scopes Scope advice for LWRC IC

    I had the LWRC SPR, which is essentially the same rifle. I was on a budget when I was buying a scope for it. I ended up with the SWFA 3-9. It was a good choice for the price. I shot it out it 600 yards, and it did well.
  4. HumbleEinstein

    Rifle Scopes Scope Clearance: Barely Enough Room for a $1 Bill?

    Rob, I went back at the cap again. This time on the higher dremel setting. To my surprise it flattened the hell out of it. The small arc that was at the bottom is gone. It's amazing how much material you can remove without breaking these things. Now I can pass seven, but not 8, bills...
  5. HumbleEinstein

    Rifle Scopes Scope Clearance: Barely Enough Room for a $1 Bill?

    Here is the pic after removing even more material from the bottom. At this point, I have taken off all I can get off. As it sits, I can get three bills through without resistance. Four bills hit resistance. According to my caliper, that means I have more than .013" but less than .017" of...
  6. HumbleEinstein

    Rifle Scopes Scope Clearance: Barely Enough Room for a $1 Bill?

    I did end up buying a higher set of rings early in the thread because of all the comments about the scoping hitting. Still, I really don't want to use higher rings unless I HAVE to. In light of the fact that Rob01 is running the EXACT same setup without issue. I'm going to shoot the rifle, as...
  7. HumbleEinstein

    Rifle Scopes Scope Clearance: Barely Enough Room for a $1 Bill?

    What was your action, mount, rings, caliber, and scope? Do you know what your clearance was?
  8. HumbleEinstein

    Rifle Scopes Scope Clearance: Barely Enough Room for a $1 Bill?

    I got my busted dremel tool working again and managed to remove the last bit of material that can possibly be taken off. Now I have just over .013" of clearance. I can fit three $20 bills through when they are stretched thin. Considering how much this rig cost, I should be doing these tests...
  9. HumbleEinstein

    Rifle Scopes Scope Clearance: Barely Enough Room for a $1 Bill?

    I suppose a perfectly centered straight flute right down the top center of the barrel could accomplish just that. Perhaps when I re-barrel.
  10. HumbleEinstein

    Rifle Scopes Scope Clearance: Barely Enough Room for a $1 Bill?

    I have to agree with Rob on this. You can clearly see the back of the rail flexing up. The only thing this video proves is that that's a poor design for a rifle. I really like the scope where it is. In light of the real life experiences of some of the posters above and my conversation with...
  11. HumbleEinstein

    Rifle Scopes Scope Clearance: Barely Enough Room for a $1 Bill?

    I'm going to suck it up and get new rings. I never get them right the first time. Too bad I sanded the hell out of my aadmount caps for no reason. To their credit, I can affirm that they manufacture these things about as thin as you can get then. There just isn't that much material to remove...
  12. HumbleEinstein

    Rifle Scopes Scope Clearance: Barely Enough Room for a $1 Bill?

    Does anyone have actual experience running a scope this low either with or without issue? So far I'm mostly seeing expressions of caution. I do appreciate it, but I'm more interested in experiences.
  13. HumbleEinstein

    Rifle Scopes Scope Clearance: Barely Enough Room for a $1 Bill?

    I mounted my Vortex Razor GenII 4.5-27x with Seekins 1" rings over an M24 6.5 CM barrel. With the aadmount caps, which I have already sanded down as much as possible, I barely have enough room to slide a dollar bill between the scope and barrel. The scope cap is not contacting the barrel, but...
  14. HumbleEinstein

    Rifle Scopes Took the new Vortex Razor II 4.5-27x56 to the range

    Looks like I may have screwed myself. My total clearance is .067". I'm hoping the objective for the Vortex 4.5-27 is a little thinner. I wonder if I can sand it down on the very bottom to get clearance.
  15. HumbleEinstein

    Rifle Scopes Took the new Vortex Razor II 4.5-27x56 to the range

    I would appreciate it if someone is able to check the thickness of the aadmount caps for me at the bottom of the objective. I have some on order but it looks like it may not fit. I only have about .06 of clearance. Thanks.
  16. HumbleEinstein

    6.5 Creedmoor -- Berger 140 grain VLD Target + IMR 4350 -- What has worked for you?

    FCS, Just trying to figure it all out. Would 43-44 gr be considered a compressed load? Thanks.
  17. HumbleEinstein

    6.5 Creedmoor -- Berger 140 grain VLD Target + IMR 4350 -- What has worked for you?

    Let me know if you come up with a plan. I'll do the same. For the time being, it looks like I may have to choose a load in the middle of the suggested range and use that.
  18. HumbleEinstein

    6.5 Creedmoor -- Berger 140 grain VLD Target + IMR 4350 -- What has worked for you?

    I have used a wooden dowel to measure OAL of a chamber before with some luck. It's cheap and works well. I did order the Hornady gauge this morning, so I'll give that a shot too. I was just asking about OAL above because I wanted to use something as a starting point for some dummy rounds I'm...
  19. HumbleEinstein

    6.5 Creedmoor -- Berger 140 grain VLD Target + IMR 4350 -- What has worked for you?

    I appreciate you taking the time to respond to my OP. For that reason, I will excuse the dickish nature of your most recent post and questionable load data above. Good luck with the details going forward.