I think I'm done.....

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    Savage Model 12
    Accutrigger set to 3.5 lbs
    Lothar Walther 1-10 twist 24" .308
    B&C Varmint tactical stock
    Harris Bipod & podlock
    EGW one piece 20 MOA base
    IOR Valdada 3-18x FFP mil/mil (but don't call it the snipers hide edition)
    IOR Steel Rings
    Crappy cell phone pics, Momma has the camera visiting Daughter and family.
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    head2h2o

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    Re: I think I'm done.....

    That is a sweet looking set up. You just think you are done. All guns like this do is fuel the fire to want more.
     

    johndoe

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    Re: I think I'm done.....

    Very nice rifle! What's the next rifle you are going to buy?
     

    fdkay

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    I just got the scope today and will go to the range tomorrow.

    I was trying to get a feel for the parallax adjustment, and it didn't seem to have any effect.
    I finally took the rifle outside and looked down the street about 60 yards and focused on a license plate just to assure myself that I didn't have a defective unit.
    This is my first high end scope, the damn glass is so crisp and clear there wasn't much adjusting to do.
    I think I might have scared a couple of folks driving by, but I live in Texas and most in the neighborhood know I'm LE.
     

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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: johndoe</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Very nice rifle! What's the next rifle you are going to buy? </div></div>

    I'm thinking of going with the Shilen barreled action in a B&C light tactical stock or maybe the fully adjustable model.
    The action is a 700 footprint with a floating bolthead and barrel nut ala savage.
     

    mwroseberry

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    Very nice. Almost exactly the setup I was going to run until I decided to switch calibers. Very nice rig. I want to see a range report on that dude as I'm going with a walter barrel myself.

    Good luck,
    Merritt
     

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    Got to the range today, got it zeroed for 100 Yards.
    Had some trouble with the loose nut behind the trigger.
    After fiddle farting around and getting it where I wanted, I fired one round, loosened the turret screws and reset them to zero and fired two more rounds to ensure I didn't screw up the zero.
    Keep in mind this rifle has a 3.5 lb trigger pull, this is with American Eagle 168 gr OTM, I did not measure the group. It is only three rounds as I was running low on ammo and wanted to verify come ups at 200. Squares are a bit less than 1 inch, draw your own conclusion.
    100 yards:
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    So I moved back to 200, came up 4 clicks and was able to get this:
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    All in all, I'm pleased. I'm not a terrific marksman and I am a bit hampered by the trigger pull, but it is a work rifle and the trigger will stay at 3.5.
     

    mwroseberry

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    for running non reloads those are great groups. You should be pretty excited because with the right reloads those groups will shrink in half if not more.

    Good luck,
    Merritt
     

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    Re: I think I'm done.....

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">IOR Valdada 3-18x FFP mil/mil</div></div>

    Nice looking/shooting rig , how are you liking the IOR scope ???