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bboswell 06-18-2017 05:41 PM

Son's new APR
 
Bryce and I have been working on load development for his new APR rifle.

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=647385

He hit a node very early and really wanted to stop testing and go with it.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...dcc108ac60.jpg
This 5 shot group was in the 0.2's but was way lacking in velocity so I convinced him to keep working up.

He is now near the top of the load charts and has hit a second node. The two groups here are 0.2 grains different in powder charge.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...dd8834c00e.jpg
And both are in the 0.1's.

He is loading these two loads again to shoot over the magneto speed and let tell us which one to go with.

To say we are pleased with this rifle is an understatement!

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...d155ae2f13.jpg
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Quackerbox 06-18-2017 08:28 PM

Dammit son!

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StrayDog 06-18-2017 08:33 PM

Good rifle but it still takes great marksmanship to shoot those kinds of groups.

aggieman08 06-18-2017 08:38 PM

Great shooter.... what steps are you doing for brass prep?

Pigkilln 06-18-2017 08:42 PM

That's great, what bullet did y'all go with?

2Lazy2P 06-18-2017 08:46 PM

Nice rig and fine shooting.

Drycreek3189 06-18-2017 08:47 PM

I believe I would stop too ! Great group, great rifle, and a quality bunch of guys at APR !

Slick8 06-18-2017 08:56 PM

That dog will hunt.

Keep posting the workup.

bboswell 06-18-2017 09:22 PM

Lapua 30-06 brass Hydro formed to 280AI, necks turned to .06 clearance, flash holes de-burred.
Viht N165 powder, Fed 210M primers and 150g LRAB's.

All my son's shooting. I guess we have reached the time that the master succumbs to the student...

Saltyag15 06-19-2017 08:16 AM

That's some serious shooting! I know the gun helps, but you could give me that same rifle and I know I couldn't group like that.

T_Sebastian 06-19-2017 09:04 AM

That boy can shoot!

txagyotebuster 06-19-2017 02:14 PM

Have you shot many animals with the LRAB? How did they perform?

Doug's_Optics 06-19-2017 02:27 PM

Beautiful rifle!

bboswell 06-19-2017 02:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by txagyotebuster (Post 12516137)
Have you shot many animals with the LRAB? How did they perform?



Several good hogs and 5 whitetail. We like them!

They are finicky on seating depth though.

duckmanep 06-19-2017 03:18 PM

impressive work & shooting

Stick1 06-19-2017 08:01 PM

So happy to hear he is enjoying the rifle. Is that one of the new LRP's? How do ya'll like it?

bboswell 06-19-2017 09:51 PM

Son's new APR
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Stick1 (Post 12516901)
So happy to hear he is enjoying the rifle. Is that one of the new LRP's? How do ya'll like it?



It is the TMOA 6.5-20X50 LRP. Over all impressed so far, turret clicks are positive and clarity is good. It seemed to track fine during sight in but we haven't stretched it out yet. Bryce has come to like the reticle, I'm not convince that I wouldn't prefer a plain duplex...

Randy on here has more range time behind the LRP than I do, he has stretched it out and reported great tracking.

I will have one on my rifle soon [emoji6]

Stick1 06-21-2017 05:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bboswell (Post 12517188)
It is the TMOA 6.5-20X50 LRP. Over all impressed so far, turret clicks are positive and clarity is good. It seemed to track fine during sight in but we haven't stretched it out yet. Bryce has come to like the reticle, I'm not convince that I wouldn't prefer a plain duplex...

Randy on here has more range time behind the LRP than I do, he has stretched it out and reported great tracking.

I will have one on my rifle soon [emoji6]

We have one on a demo gun in the shop. Have not spent much time behind it since sighting it in, but I really like what I see so far. Love the reticle. If it tracks, I could see a couple on hunting rigs in my future.

cattlelackranch 06-24-2017 01:41 PM

That's good stuff no matter how you slice it.

Heck of a bench too. I assume it doesn't wiggle any. [emoji1]

Cajun Blake 06-24-2017 01:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bboswell (Post 12514746)

Lapua 30-06 brass Hydro formed to 280AI, necks turned to .06 clearance, flash holes de-burred.
Viht N165 powder, Fed 210M primers and 150g LRAB's.

All my son's shooting. I guess we have reached the time that the master succumbs to the student...


only way to go ;)b

that rifle is very easy on the eyes

bboswell 06-24-2017 10:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cajun Blake (Post 12528407)
only way to go ;)b

that rifle is very easy on the eyes



Thank you Sir and thanks for the forming tip

Randy 06-25-2017 09:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bboswell (Post 12517188)
It is the TMOA 6.5-20X50 LRP. Over all impressed so far, turret clicks are positive and clarity is good. It seemed to track fine during sight in but we haven't stretched it out yet. Bryce has come to like the reticle, I'm not convince that I wouldn't prefer a plain duplex...

Randy on here has more range time behind the LRP than I do, he has stretched it out and reported great tracking.

I will have one on my rifle soon [emoji6]

I was just about to ask you how y'all liked the LRP. Glad to hear he is enjoying it, he's dang sure making it do work.

I heard the vx3i, 5i and VX-6HD are all using the same glass. Also heard the 3i has less bells & whistles than the 5i and same relationship with the 5i to 6HD.

Wish I knew the exact differences between them all.

They also just brought back the Mark 4 line. Wish I knew what glass they are using in it as well.

Cajun Blake 06-25-2017 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Randy (Post 12529653)

Wish I knew the exact differences between them all.

They also just brought back the Mark 4 line. Wish I knew what glass they are using in it as well.


Randy,

Pretty sure LEU discontinued Mark4 sales to civilians. They got a huge gov't contract .... https://www.google.com/amp/www.thefi...forcement/amp/

Old inventory (NIB) is still out there; however dealers cannot order new Mk4 from scopes. Cabelas had a blow-out sale of Mk4 scopes for $699 in December

Call customer service to verify the aforementioned link

Mike D 06-25-2017 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cajun Blake (Post 12530020)
Randy,



Pretty sure LEU discontinued Mark4 sales to civilians. They got a huge gov't contract .... https://www.google.com/amp/www.thefi...forcement/amp/



Old inventory (NIB) is still out there; however dealers cannot order new Mk4 from scopes. Cabelas had a blow-out sale of Mk4 scopes for $699 in December



Call customer service to verify the aforementioned link



This is correct. They are going to introduce the Mark 5 line of scopes this summer/fall with some marked improvements.


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Randy 06-25-2017 02:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cajun Blake (Post 12530020)
Randy,

Pretty sure LEU discontinued Mark4 sales to civilians. They got a huge gov't contract .... https://www.google.com/amp/www.thefi...forcement/amp/

Old inventory (NIB) is still out there; however dealers cannot order new Mk4 from scopes. Cabelas had a blow-out sale of Mk4 scopes for $699 in December

Call customer service to verify the aforementioned link


I got the most recent guide and outfitter price list last week and it had the Mark 4 and the VX-5I that wasn't there a few months ago when I got my first LRP. Maybe they sent me the wrong list.

bboswell 07-03-2017 10:12 PM

Son's new APR
 
We got it out to 1000 this weekend and between the rifle and the scope it was by far the easiest to dope of any rifle I have worked with. Every range from 200 to 800 he hit dead on consistent but at 1000 he was about 1 MOA high. Looks like I can add a little velocity to the calcs and fix the 1000 hit without messing up the other ranges much at all.

He ran out of loads, once he re-loads he will back it back to 100 to confirm the scope returns to zero.

Sleepy 07-03-2017 10:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bboswell (Post 12549645)
We got it out to 1000 this weekend and between the rifle and the scope it was by far the easiest to dope of any rifle I have worked with. Every range from 200 to 800 he hit dead on consistent but at 1000 he was about 1 MOA high. Looks like I can add a little velocity to the calcs and fix the 1000 hit without messing up the other ranges much at all.

He ran out of loads, once he re-loads he will back it back to 100 to confirm the scope returns to zero.

Very nice! Does the Standars VX-3i have the same glass as the LRP? I'm assuming that the only difference is the reticle and turrets?

bboswell 07-03-2017 10:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sleepy (Post 12549677)
Very nice! Does the Standars VX-3i have the same glass as the LRP? I'm assuming that the only difference is the reticle and turrets?



That is my belief but there are others here much more informed than I.

JakeGraves 07-04-2017 12:07 PM

Is that orange strap on your bench to keep it from flying off? Lol.
Great shooting. I just picked up a 6 Creed from them and ready to start load development.

Mod70 07-04-2017 01:57 PM

Nice rig

bboswell 07-04-2017 11:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JakeGraves (Post 12550373)
Is that orange strap on your bench to keep it from flying off? Lol.
Great shooting. I just picked up a 6 Creed from them and ready to start load development.



Ha! No, there is generally a patio umbrella sitting there for shade and we use the orange strap to tie it to the bench so it doesn't blow away


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