Today I did a "quick and dirty" test of my new @tikkafirearms CTR I purchased earlier this week, along with some @hornady_mfg ELD Match... The Tikka is chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. Temp was 47°C/116°F...so mirage was a BIG problem for precision testing... It was impossible to aim for a fixed point (the corner of the patch like I usually do) as the patch appeared to be moving. Despite that, the Tikka's first 5 round group (ever) was a 1/2MOA group with the FACTORY match ammo. I love to see what it could do with handloaded ammo! Even sticking with factory ammo, I believe it will do even better if I can back out and shoot on a day without the mirage. As for the ammo....the Labradar has shown that the ES (extreme spread) and the SD (standard deviation) are higher than I would expect from Factory Match ammo. I know the SD of the Federal Gold Medal Match (.308) is around 40% less (better) than the SD of the Hornady Match. The MV (783m/s aka 2572fps) is also lower than I expected given the elevated temperature, the fact that the rifle has a 24" barrel, and Hornady themselves advertise 826m/s aka 2710fps! I know a brand new barrel will usually show a decreased MV until broken in but 140fps(?)...not so sure. I've seen a 50fps gain on my .308 but I think 140fps is a stretch. Time will tell I guess... It will interesting to compare the SD and ES of the Hornady to the Federal Gold Medal Berger ammo that I picked up last week.
I am very thankful that I was asked to speak at the MOAA monthly dinner. What an amazing event with some key leaders here in Las Vegas. I was able to meet and discuss veteran issues with U.S. Congress District 3 Candidate David O. McKeon and his wife Krystle. #veterans#outpostgray#congress#sof#specialops
I am very thankful that I was asked to speak at the MOAA monthly dinner. What an amazing event with some key leaders here in Las Vegas. I was able to meet and discuss veteran issues with U.S. Congress District 3 Candidate David O. McKeon and his wife Krystle. #veteran#vegas#congress#specialops#outpostgray