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Old 06-18-2017, 05:41 PM   #1
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Default 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.


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.

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!



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Old 06-18-2017, 08:28 PM   #2
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Dammit son!

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Old 06-18-2017, 08:33 PM   #3
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Good rifle but it still takes great marksmanship to shoot those kinds of groups.
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:38 PM   #4
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Great shooter.... what steps are you doing for brass prep?
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:42 PM   #5
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That's great, what bullet did y'all go with?
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:46 PM   #6
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Nice rig and fine shooting.
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:47 PM   #7
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I believe I would stop too ! Great group, great rifle, and a quality bunch of guys at APR !
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:56 PM   #8
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That dog will hunt.

Keep posting the workup.
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:22 PM   #9
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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...
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:16 AM   #10
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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.
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:04 AM   #11
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That boy can shoot!
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Old 06-19-2017, 02:14 PM   #12
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Have you shot many animals with the LRAB? How did they perform?
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Old 06-19-2017, 02:27 PM   #13
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Beautiful rifle!
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Old 06-19-2017, 02:58 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 06-19-2017, 03:18 PM   #15
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impressive work & shooting
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:01 PM   #16
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So happy to hear he is enjoying the rifle. Is that one of the new LRP's? How do ya'll like it?
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:51 PM   #17
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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
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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
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.
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Old 06-24-2017, 01:41 PM   #19
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That's good stuff no matter how you slice it.

Heck of a bench too. I assume it doesn't wiggle any.
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Old 06-24-2017, 01:55 PM   #20
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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

that rifle is very easy on the eyes
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Old 06-24-2017, 10:07 PM   #21
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only way to go

that rifle is very easy on the eyes


Thank you Sir and thanks for the forming tip
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Old 06-25-2017, 09:20 AM   #22
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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
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.
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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
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Old 06-25-2017, 01:26 PM   #24
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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,

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.
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Old 07-03-2017, 10:12 PM   #26
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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.
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Old 07-03-2017, 10:27 PM   #27
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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?
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Old 07-03-2017, 10:39 PM   #28
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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.
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Old 07-04-2017, 12:07 PM   #29
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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.
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Old 07-04-2017, 11:05 PM   #31
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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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