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    RAR Group, 25yrds

    So, I had to shoot at either 25yrds or 100yrds, I picked 25.
    RAR .22lr Compact, Vortex Diamondback 2-7x, set at 5x(for comfortable eye relief), cheap front rest, unsupported rear, CCI Minimags 36gr HPs
    Wind was mostly from the rear.

    Top right and middle is probably what the rifle is capable with a more stable setup, mine made repeating those groups tough.
    Still not sure I like this diamondback scope, even on this .22, ughhhh

    I will have 2 more target tomorrow, the pictures I took today weren't great.

    I am happy with the 2 tighter groups, even if they're nothing special.
    EDIT: original ontarget groups were sized wrong, now fixed
    Last edited by lone-wolf; 08-29-2015 at 02:28 PM.
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    Should I expect better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lone-wolf View Post
    Should I expect better?
    That might be the limits of that rifle/ammo combination.
    If you can repeat it regularily, then you'll know.
    As for you? I look at every range trip as a chance to improve my shooting.
    Some days are better than others, but I like to kid myself that I do get better the more I practise.
    But yeah, there's nothing wrong with that top right group, for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rory McCanuck View Post
    That might be the limits of that rifle/ammo combination.
    If you can repeat it regularily, then you'll know.
    I think it'll be repeatable with a steadier setup and maybe improvable with a better scope and/or ammo.
    CCI Quiets did not seem to shoot as well. Next time I will try blazers, and maybe some other brand if I remember.

    I decided to be lazy, no new target photos for today, but I will tell you some thoughts I had about the rifle.
    Yesterday was the first time shooting it.

    The short bolt lift was nice and quick. Cleared the scope with ease.
    Sometimes working the action, was a little rough feeling. It wasn't a constant feeling, but the odd time I felt it I noted it in my mind.
    The safety, was in the perfect location - tang, but kind of rough. It took some force to move it at times to the the fire position.
    My other experience with a tang safety is my browning deer rifle, a lot smoother, but it's nice to have both rifles with similar safeties.
    Trigger was great, no complaints. Can't give you a weight of pull, just that I wouldn't change it.
    High comb stock was good. Scope like I said, I'm still not impressed.

    I didn't buy the rifle for target shooting, I find the current accuracy results perfectly acceptable, any further is just pushing for better results for the sake & fun of it not because it's required.
    The safety being rough is the biggest & most consistent issue but still a minor one, for what I expect to be my small game hunting rifle.
    I had no problems sniping the broken pieces of clay pigeons left at the range.
    I like the gun, although all the shooting was done from the bench, handling the rifle at home it's very easy & quick to shoulder into a good sight picture.
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    If that was its first outing, I'd say that's pretty good.
    Did you disassemble it all and clean it beforehand? Might be just a tiny chunk of kakah left over from machining.
    Depending on how the safety works, the surfaces may smooth out with use.
    Sitting and clicking it on and off while you're watching a tv show might loosen it right up.

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    If its like most rugers, probably has a heavy trigger that will help if you tune it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rory McCanuck View Post
    If that was its first outing, I'd say that's pretty good.
    Did you disassemble it all and clean it beforehand? Might be just a tiny chunk of kakah left over from machining.
    Depending on how the safety works, the surfaces may smooth out with use.
    Sitting and clicking it on and off while you're watching a tv show might loosen it right up
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    I'd say that's probably going to work, I never took turned a screw on it yet.

    I like the trigger robert, I can't estimate the weight of pull, but it seems similar to my browning and savage so I don't want to change it.
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    Maybe a disassembly, quick squirt of brake clean, and a few judicious drops of oil might help things out.
    If nothing else, it gives you an excuse to play

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    Sticking to my word, the last 2 targets, without the noise



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    That'll certainly thin out the gophers a bit.

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