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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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Old 06-21-2017, 05:37 PM   #18
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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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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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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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