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This Sunday I finally had the opportunity to take my new rifle for a test drive! The gunsmith who is storing my rifle offered to set the trigger before he brought it out. Well, he just popped a Timney trigger in, instead!. Said he had bought a whole lot at a gunsale some years ago for $10 each. So during the shooting yesterday the trigger broke clean and crisp. No hassles. Whilst fitting the trigger he reported that the pillar bedding was not so great and suggested I glass-bed the action at some point.
I centered the vertical crosshair by means of rotating the scope 180 deg in two V slots. I then mounted the scope and used the windage screws on the mounts to alighn the vertical with the bore. I must have got it right, because I never needed to adjust windage during sighting. Only elevation. I enclose a couple of pictures. It will appear as the rifle has great potential. I fired 3 different bullets and diff speeds. (The bullets were chronographed).
It will appear that a 155gr at 2830 fps holds great potential. These are from brand new cases and OCL at standard 308 length. The barrel is a 1;12 twist, so I think the slower and heavier bullets were not stabilized enough.
I used a regime of 3 shots, cleaned the barrel, then after every 5shots for the next twenty and the last 10 I shot without cleaning.
 
PS That is the gunsmith Shaun Newman in the picture.
 
 
 
 
 


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Good deal. sounds like the fun has started. I'm glad you got all the other crap behind you and you can actually shoot it now.
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Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

Good deal. sounds like the fun has started. I'm glad you got all the other crap behind you and you can actually shoot it now.
 
Unfortunately the crap is not out the way yet. I am still waiting for the firearm lic to be approved. That is why the gundealer had to be present while I was shooting it. At the end of the shoot he took the rifle back to his premises. The firearm lic will only come through in about 3 months if I am lucky!
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Originally posted by 8shots 8shots wrote:

Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

Good deal. sounds like the fun has started. I'm glad you got all the other crap behind you and you can actually shoot it now.
 
Unfortunately the crap is not out the way yet. I am still waiting for the firearm lic to be approved. That is why the gundealer had to be present while I was shooting it. At the end of the shoot he took the rifle back to his premises. The firearm lic will only come through in about 3 months if I am lucky!
W0W what a load of bulsiznit. Man I feel for you. I count my blessing to be able to just go buy a gun take it home and be at the range within 2 hours shooting a rifle that will stay with me forever. I know it's a long drawn out process for you to own a firearm but I'm glad they are guys like you that will stay with it and keep the sport thats so close to ALL of our hearts up and going world wide no matter what we have got to go thru to do it.
 
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Yes, our process certainly is not user friendly. Some gunowners think that it is a deliberate ploy to dis-arm us!
With the hassles involved one certainly has to think carefully on the make and cal one orders. I know of some guys who ordered a specific firearm, and by the time the lic was given, they did not want/need the firearm any longer. This has also caused our second hand market to crash, allthough it is slowly reviving.
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BigDaddy, what processes do you need to follow in the States?
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a 1/12 twist should shoot 175 and probably 190 very well also.
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Originally posted by 8shots 8shots wrote:

BigDaddy, what processes do you need to follow in the States?
 
All I have to do is go to the store pick out firearm let them run a background check pay for firearm and go home. It is very simple. If you have a conceled firearm permit all you do is pay for it and out the door. It is very hassle free. but I think It varies from state to state on what paper works has got to be done but I think it is very simple for all in the U S of A to buy a firearm. I have bought most all of mine from private sells and do the transfer myself.
 
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Originally posted by 8shots 8shots wrote:

BigDaddy, what processes do you need to follow in the States?
 
Hey 8shots!  Here in the US a person goes to the gun store and decides to buy a firearm. The store salesman has to telephone the FBI and tell them your name, etc.  In ten seconds ( or sometimes longer---) the FBI says either YES or NO depending on any police record one may have against them.  You pay the money and out the door you go with the rifle!!
 
Now---HANDGUNS are different!  Everything above is the same--BUT Some States require a waiting period----some states do not.  In Texas, for example, you buy a handgun, get the OK from the FBI ( the FBI has to APPROVE my CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT to Bear Arms!!!!?? THAT INFURIATES ME!!), pay the money, and out the door you go with the pistol.. MOST states are like that.....several states, however, make a handgun purchase wait a couple of days. 
 
Also---you must be 18 for rifles and shotguns,  21 for handguns....
 
This is all bullsh*t-----In the 1960s ( and all the way back to the 17th century..) all you had to do was walk in to the gun store, pay the money, and walk out with a firearm [ except , in the 20th century, a few states had a waiting period and police check on handgun purchases..]
 
You could have been 10 years old, as long as you had the money....in the 1960s!
 
There are politicians constantly trying to mess with our firearms rights by trying to ban "this" or trying to ban "that"  ( semi-auto rifles, magazine capacities,  you-name-it-) --the BAD GUYS keep trying to ban WHATEVER they can....
 
I think you need to immigrate over here before the ANC starts revoking passports!! 
 
your amigo,  Ed
 
 
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Dale, this was my first day out. I will certainly have to work on the heavier loads. The reason I went for the 308 was to be able to shoot heavier bullets. The Capstan 165 gr is known as an accurate bullet, which did not perform well on the load I used. Unfortunately I forgot to keep a round back to chrony, but it could not have been over 2500fps, judging from the 155 at 2600. So over time I will find the correct powder, seating depth and velocity.

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"In ten seconds" Jeeze, so do you get pizazzed off if you have to wait 15 sec? If you phoned our Central Firearms it takes about 20 min just for someone to answer the phone, and then you get "E..eh.ehh you want what??"
 
Man, you guys are lucky.  In the good old days in South Africa we could apply for a lic at the police station (which meant completing a very basic form) and wait about 3weeks. The application was also a formality, I never heard of some-one being denied a lic. This process remained as such untill 2003. My father passed away during 2000. I applied for his 300H&H from the estate, and 3 weeks later I collected the firearm.
But our new act has gone crazy.
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In Nebraska, in order to buy a handgun, you need to obtain a "Firearm Purchase Certificate".  You go to your County Sheriff's Office and they essentially do the same background check as the FBI, but maybe they dig a little deeper within the State as well, not sure.
Here in Omaha, you have to register the gun with the Omaha Police BEFORE you can take it home.  So after you pay for the gun you have to go to the Police Station, while your gun is still at the retailer, and go thru the registration process.  I've done that twice, the latest back in 1998 and both times it was a pain in the a$$.  I had to make several trips down there just to be told the "lines" were down and they didn't have it complete.  They may have gotten better recently, but I no longer buy handguns within the city limits because of this.... Which makes me pretty happy Dick & Jim's store is just outside city limits!!!  After they issue the registration, you take that back to the retailer and they give you your handgun.  As far as I know, Omaha is the only City doing this in our state. 
 
For long guns, once you pass the FBI background check you take your gun home.  This usually takes just a few moments.  Now if you have that Firearm Purchase Certificate, then they don't have to do the FBI check, you just pay and walk out.
 
As far as the background check goes, it doesn't bother me in the least amount!  I don't want some convicted felon being able to just walk in and buy a gun.  I don't like the City registration thing though.  Wish we could remove that!
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Nice looking rifle 8shots.  Looks a little weird to me being a left bolt, but only because mine is a right.  I am still waiting to go to the range with mine.  I have to adjust the trigger on mine, or put in a new one.  Typical factory setting that takes a sledge hammer to set it off.  Other than that, I think the 700 vsf is a very nice rifle.

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She looks good 8 shots.

Glad you got to spend a little time with her.Big%20Grin
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Sweet 8shots!!!! Yippee


Yeah, here in California, if memory serves me, state law enforces a ten day waiting period on gun purchases. Then there's all the other restrictions we get hit with. Roll%20Eyes
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No matter the illegitimate use of power by menial brained idiots Smoking%20Bandit the fact is you got to
 
shoot your rifle. Even if it was with training wheels (Gun-dealer)Slap.  Happy days are
 
getting nearer. Will the training wheels be removed before your hunts this year?
 
This will be the most important factor.
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 Even if it was with training wheels (Gun-dealer)
 
Excellent Good one bro!!!
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So your government says that with every weapon purchased you have at the time of purchase lost all knowledge you have ever had in the handling of firearms. Is this correct? They must think your as stupid as they are. Never mind all elected officials have that low of IQ. See just typing about them lowers ones IQ.     Hammer
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Originally posted by 3_tens 3_tens wrote:

So your government says that with every weapon purchased you have at the time of purchase lost all knowledge you have ever had in the handling of firearms. Is this correct? They must think your as stupid as they are. Never mind all elected officials have that low of IQ. See just typing about them lowers ones IQ.     Hammer
 
Not quite correct 3tens. A prospective firearm owner only need do the competency test once. This competency card remains valid for 5 years. During this period you must re-new excisting lic for guns a person owns. During this 5 year period you may also purchase new guns. Each gun you purchase, must however also be lic. So, after 5 years your competency card expires. If you do not intend to buy a new fire-arm again, you need not re-new your competency card. If you want to buy a new fire-arm, you have to also have a valid competency card. Our fire-arm lic however remain valid for only 10 years. So after 10 years one will have to then re-do the competency test, before applying for your lic renewal.
Muck like owning a car. You have to have a valid drivers lic (competency card). Your vehicle also needs to be lic separately (Firearm lic).
As such not a bad idea. Remember, the competency is not just about knowing how to operate the fire-arm, but also your mental and physical ability. So say guy goes on a drug binge and looses his mind... or a 75 year old now hits 85 and is in an old age home....???
 
Our real gripe is not the system, but how it is managed. Some guys have waited for up to two years before being processed. That is the real gripe. If a person could be processed in say 3 months no-one will gripe.
The other gripe has been the lack of transparency by the police. They say a person must prove "the need to own the fire-arm", but there are no guidelines that says waht you need to comply with in order to prove that need.
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OK. My mother was blind yet she still kept her drivers license. 
If I don't get to go blast things every now and again I would go crazy. That is the need.
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Nice stick, 8!!
 
Try some Varget powder and BR-2 primers those 155gr SMK's you have on hand. I'd also try some 168gr. SMK's too.
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