Rimfire Rifle Photos Thread

jeronimo

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How does it balance? I went with a 22” MTU thinking it would be close to my match rifles in weight that are 26”. Yours looks great and is making my wait worse.
If I could do it over, I would have gotten the 20" Kukri, because it would have been easier to balance it out.
On the 18" Kukri, I had to add brass weight inserts to the forend, and a muzzle brake for the last bit I needed.
That solution cost around $220.00. It balances just in front of the magwell now.
And since this is a photo thread, here it is, in it's current configuration.

 

Longshot231

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My abomination. Mdt chassis under an Anschutz 64 action, mdt grip and stock. Cerakoted, milled for the extended magwell and release. Atlas bipod. Still shoots fine despite my meddling.

Anschutz 64, it's fine.
I put my 64 MPR in an MDT chassis as well. What scope are you using? I also put a 25 MOA scope rail and over-size bolt handle on mine from DIP industries. With the Burris signature rings and the scope rail, I can get an extra 65 MOA out of the scope. That has enabled me to lob bullets at cow bells at 300 yards.

Here's the link to DIP: https://www.diproductsinc.com/Products.aspx?CAT=3599

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hamrmech

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I have a dip rail and athlon scope. Don't recall which rings I have. Am looking at a better scope. Don't know what I'll do yet. Only minor problem so far is the lop is crazy long with this setup, and the recoil pad is way thicker than I need. It is crazy heavy, which I like.
 

Longshot231

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I have a dip rail and athlon scope. Don't recall which rings I have. Am looking at a better scope. Don't know what I'll do yet. Only minor problem so far is the lop is crazy long with this setup, and the recoil pad is way thicker than I need. It is crazy heavy, which I like.
We do have different buttstocks. I finally had to get the folding adapter for mine as I got tired of constantly removing the cheek piece. I like the heaviness on my set up as well.

It's so heavy that, depending on the lighting conditions, I can see the trace and/or the bullet as close as 100 yards. For targets, my friends and I were shooting at one inch steel plates at 100 yards. https://shootingtargets7.com/collections/3-16-gongs/products/1-ar400-gong-3-16

Before that we were shooting at golf balls at 100 yards as well. To keep from constantly picking up golf balls I used a home made target frame and mason line to suspend the ball and still watch it bounce all over the place.

To start, drill a hole in the ball while it's in a vice. Use a large enough drill bit to get a crochet needle through it. I made up several golf balls like this as they will only last a few hundred rounds before needed replaced.

I use dark colored mason line as it blends in with the backstop and not easy to see. If the line is white or another bright color it makes aiming easy because a "V" is formed that points to the target.

Mason line is perfect. I cut up about 4 foot lengths and melt the ends with a candle. The line is doubled and the crotchet needle pulls it through the hole. The loop is now tied into a knot several times to keep it from slipping back through the hole.

In the photo below, the arrow points to the golf ball or what is remaining of it. I put several hundred rounds through this ball and the actual distance was 110 yards.

When the ball is hit just right, it goes around in a vertical orbit like a ferris wheel and it more fun to watch than if I shot at it laying on the ground or off a golf tee like I used to do.

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A golf ball is 1.68 inches in diameter which is about 1.6 MOA. We've found that the 1 inch plate from Shootingtarget7 will last longer. You can suspend it with mason line as well but every now and then the string gets cut and you have to repaint it. The one inch plate is a better challenge anyway but used golf balls are cheap.

For an even greater challenge, we've used a dab of hot glue to affix paintballs to 4X8 index cards. Then we tack or staple the index cards to the backstop at 100 yards.

The game is played this way. Each shooter gets ten shots at a paintball. If the shooter hits the paintball on the first shot, he or she gets 10 points. If they get it on the 2nd shot they get 9 points. If they get it on the 3rd shot, they get 8 points. You get the picture.

I have the Vortex Viper PST Gen II 5-25X with the MRAD reticle on mine. It was pricey but I don't regret spending the money on it one bit.
 

Messer

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Rimfire challenge, pick your yardage.


Nice!

I setup a similar target for my gun club's "Fun Shoot" event using a simple 2x4" board sawhorse using the cheap Sawhorse Brackets from Harbor Freight.

The game started out as hit the paintballs - then it became hit the paintballs, and then cut the golf tee. It made a lot of people smile that day - even made a few non-shooters decide shooting was fun to do.
 
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BB790

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Had my stock T1x about 6mo.. Showed up to a local PRS match (my first) and stole 2nd. Just put it in the Bravo yesterday. Cant wait to hit some paper with it!!
Using the old beater bipod at the moment saving up for an Atlas. Anybody have any ammo they can recommend. I ordered 2 boxes CenterX and Wolf ultra match. I'm using Norma match 22 at the moment getting sub 1" at 50yd.20200516_130102.jpg
 

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    Nice color scheme on the Bravo, did you do that yourself?

    I would highly recommend trying SK Rifle Match and Lapua Pistol King.

    The Atlas bipods are great, no doubt about that. Trouble is, for the average person they cost to much for what they do. But, I'd still recommend everyone having at least one, I have two.
     

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    Nice color scheme on the Bravo, did you do that yourself?

    I would highly recommend trying SK Rifle Match and Lapua Pistol King.

    The Atlas bipods are great, no doubt about that. Trouble is, for the average person they cost to much for what they do. But, I'd still recommend everyone having at least one, I have two.
    Thank you. Yes I did
    Got my sights on the BT65 Gen 2 Cal. I was going for the ARCA rail system until I priced all the components. Will try the SK Rifle Match!
     

    arrow179

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    Loving the pics!
    Thank you. Yes I did
    Got my sights on the BT65 Gen 2 Cal. I was going for the ARCA rail system until I priced all the components. Will try the SK Rifle Match!
    What was your process on the paint job for the Bravo? I've got one in Sako Green I'm looking to "modify". PM me if you want. Love the color scheme!
     
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    Jory45acp

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    My 457 MTR with 24X Weaver, its bedded, barrel shimmed, headspaced at .043" ,trigger at 9 oz. I havent got to try it after I bedded it, so far best average at 50 yards is .400" for 7-5 shot groups, hoping the bedding job will improve it some.
    Would love to hear a follow up on how bedding worked out for you. Bedding is one of those things that many stock makers are eliminating for most shooters with the imbedded alum. chassis or bedded blocks in the stock. It's amazing what a good bedding job can do though for a rifle!
     

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    Would love to hear a follow up on how bedding worked out for you. Bedding is one of those things that many stock makers are eliminating for most shooters with the imbedded alum. chassis or bedded blocks in the stock. It's amazing what a good bedding job can do though for a rifle!
    Here you go .........I have actually got a little better accuracy out of it since I fired these.
     

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    Would love to hear a follow up on how bedding worked out for you. Bedding is one of those things that many stock makers are eliminating for most shooters with the imbedded alum. chassis or bedded blocks in the stock. It's amazing what a good bedding job can do though for a rifle!
    I am sure the aluminum chassis or bedding blocks help, but I dont think they are quite as good as a proper bedding job, I see no way they could get a perfect fit due to variations in the manufacturing process of both the rifle and the stock. Bedding done correctly is as close to a perfect fit as one can get.
     

    gkgeiger

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    Here's a couple of mine. The BR gun is new, Stiller 2500X in a RoTex stock, just got it Friday. The chassis gun is a Savage TRR-SR in an Oryx chassis, it is one I've had for a while and is for sale on Armslist, Akron Ohio.

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    This is an old 10/22 build for an off hand plinker. Turned down 20" .920 Green Mountain barrel, home made stock and airbrush finish, polish job, and BX trigger. The blame is all mine for this. No outside ideas or help was allowed.
     

    oldand slow

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    A Savage MK II FV-SR in a Boyd's coyote provarmint stock that has had a serious weight reduction plus a Rifle Basix trigger. I made a mistake with this rifle and should have just traded it off instead of trying to improve it's less than great performance.
     

    oldand slow

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    One more, a Ruger Precision Rimfire which wasn't exactly precision when it came out of it's box. It now wears a home made aluminum bag rider in back and rest shoe in front, aluminum bolt knob I made, and a Timney trigger. It's sitting on my home built front rest. It also has a cheap aluminum muzzle brake I added just see what effect it would have on group size. It surprised me by reducing group size a little instead of making them worse as I expected it to do. Now I feel it deserves the pecision name. Not a vudoo of course but still not too slouchy in the accuracy department.

    The old wooden benches are gone from from my range and are now concrete. The new ones are poorly designed IMO. I wish we still had the old ones.
     

    kc7pwx

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    That is a beautiful rifle.


    This is an old 10/22 build for an off hand plinker. Turned down 20" .920 Green Mountain barrel, home made stock and airbrush finish, polish job, and BX trigger. The blame is all mine for this. No outside ideas or help was allowed.
     

    oldand slow

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    Thanks, kp7pwx. I have received several compliments on it at the range and even had a couple of people ask to take pictures of it. I'm not happy with the looks of the black BX trigger though.