Rifle Competition Events NRL Hunter Grand Slam 2022

hoguer

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Just got my invitation to compete in the Factory class for the NRL Grand Slam next month in Idaho. The competition I placed 2nd in was using a Seekins Havak with single pull CkyePod lightweight on the sling stud.
I was shooting Unknown Munitions 140gr Bergers that at registration were only moving at 2750fps, so I wasn’t really shooting a systen that took advantage of the PRC case capacity over a 6.5CM
Since that event, I picked up a Sig Cross 6.5CM that will still easily fit within the Factory division, and add the benefit of adusjtable cheek piece and the ability to add a full length arca rail for my tripod vs a saddle mount for my rifle, as well as running a double pull arca mounted CkyePod.
I have time to load the PRC up to proper velocities before this comp, but it will never have the arca rail.
The 6.5 will be hand loaded as well so I can squeeze a bit more out of it than factory ammo provides.

What would you shoot?
 

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I think I would shoot multiple Kraft drills with each and let the results speak for themselves. That being said, I see no reason to shoot a PRC at 2,740, especially a 140 grain class bullet. I'd either rip a 135 ATIP really fast and flat or move to the 150 class bullets.
Ultimately, I'd base my decision on which has more "shootability" for you.
 

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I would say it does not really matter. Whichever is more consisitent. Speed is nice for unknown target, but you will have a tougher time seeing impact. 90+ % of the targets will be easy enough to find and range, so i would say whichever you are more confident with. Good luck!
 
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I would shoot what cartridge that you can manage recoil the best with and watch impacts for follow up shots.
Might see ya there, gotta make a decision soon!
 
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    Keep in mind that tie breakers are determined by the highest power factor. Obviously there’s diminishing returns at a certain point, don’t shoot a 300 WM that you can’t spot hits or misses with off a tripod.

    The idea of shooting paper with both and going from there isn’t bad. Good luck!
     
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    All assembled… tomorrow we see how it shoots.
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