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Super Munk

A partnership between Bayside Custom Gunworks and SWFA.

By:  Christopher Rhodes. Owner of BCG.  www.BaysideCustomGunworks.com

We set the goal of a long range 22 handgun after hunting prairie dogs at WYSHOT 2014 hosted by Ernie Bishop.  The goal was set at ¼ mile with a 22LR.   On the long 30 hour drive back Jeremey England and I dreamed up a project.  When I got bot to my shop a Keystone Arms Chipmunk pistol was ordered.  The barrel was chunked and replaced with a Green Mountain blank and reamed with an “extra tight” chamber reamer I designed.  The trigger was worked down and the stock was bedded.  A custom scope mount was added as well as an older 10x42 SS by SWFA.  The gun shot great.  Groups were way above and beyond what I expected out of this little critter.  Here we have Super Munk phase 1.

Even tho the gun shot great there was a problem.  The ergonomics of the gun were horrible.  The stock was form fitting and would not allow for a relaxed grip.  Under recoil the little stock wanted to twist in the hand as well.  So I set out to cut a new stock from a blank.  I am primarily and handgun hunter and by handgun I mean traditional revolvers and semi autos.  So when I designed the stock I traced a Smith and Wesson K frame grip into the stock.  Its curves allow a relaxed grip and fill my hand well.  I also added aluminum to the underside of the fore end and the butt.  The butt and the fore end are machined in parallel so the gun will track smoothly on bags.  The stock only has two coats of poly on it at this point due to the fact more shaping will likely take place before WYSHOT 2015 when we attempt the ¼ mile prairie dog shot.  After the final finish is applied this thing will look like a NASCAR with the stickers from sponsors!

Super Munk Phase 2.

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The Optics!

www.SWFA.com supplied us with a new scope to replace the older SS.  They sent us a 12x42 MRAD SS!( http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-12x42-Tactical-Riflescope-P53714.aspx )

Upon initial unpacking and inspection the scope looks pretty much the same as the older SS.  The knobs are different due to the MIL/MIL adjustments.  The scope has a nice matte finish and the built in sun shade should work great in the field just like the older SS I was using.

The MRAD reticle appears to be leaps and bounds ahead of the MIL dot reticle as far as its usefulness for smaller targets since the reticles measurement features are transparent and will not obscure as much of the target.

First Range Trip with the Super Munk Phase 2 and the 12x MRAD!

Today after the last coat of poly was dry the Super Munk was tightened down into the bedding and off to the shop range I went.  I didn’t even bore sight the optic, I just started out at 25 yards and used the Mil/Mil reticle and was roughly centered in 10 minutes or less.  Then I moved back to 100 and did some serious work.  I decided to get prone using the bipod and field bag.  With the new stock the gun had minimal recoil and I did not lose sight picture during the shots.  I was able to use the MIL/MIL to make adjustments and I found this to be quite easy.  You just have to beat the thinking of inches out of your head!  And yes it’s difficult to break old habits.

The Super Munk was fired with the barrel tuner removed today.   Bellow you can see pictures of our groupings and the Super Munk Phase 2.  Groups are 5 shots at 100 yards.  Fired off a bipod and rear bag.

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A lot more reviews to come!  And A LOT MORE DISTANCE!

 

 

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This chipmunk is so much fun to shoot!  I was amazed at the groups of this Super Munk and at distances a 22 cal shouldn't be able to do...truly amazing!!!!  I want a hot pink one!!!!
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Beautiful combination!
Great shooting!!!
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Welcome Bcgw to the OT from the southeast corner of Lake Ontario. The equipment you build sure looks great!

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Whoa! Welcome to OpticsTalk! HowdyHowdy
 
I would have never conceived such a great feat. I'm amazed with what you have been able to accomplish and with the SS none the less. Excellent
 
Excellent job and I implore you to keep up the excellent work!Yippee
 
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After doing some number crunching and looking at the reticle…I will be moving the zero to the very top diamond on the reticle. This will allow me enough mils to adjust to 500+ yards when I combine hold points with the reticle and physically adj the drop.

I am super swamped in the shop this week. Maybe I'll get to hit the range Sunday and give it a go!
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Interesting.

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Welcome!  I'm a long-range pistol guy myself.  Send me a PM and we can connect.  I saw some of the Encore rigs you have...very impressive.  I have a couple I'm pretty proud of, too (see my info on the left).  Anyhow, welcome.  Best forum on the 'net.
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Welcome to the OT forum BC..


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Welcome to the OT forum!   Excellent   Pretty interesting stuff and, quite likely, over my pay grade in understanding. Loco
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Most of you guys don't know Chris, but he is good on any kind of handgun!
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Welcome to the OT! And I look forward to your updates.
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Originally posted by Ernie Bishop Ernie Bishop wrote:

Most of you guys don't know Chris, but he is good on any kind of handgun!


that speaks volumes coming from the master!Bow
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Welcome to the OT!Beautiful work way to go.Now if we could only buy some 22 ammo at a realistic price Sad 
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I keep getting this question in my email.

What would it cost for the stock?

My shop is not set up to sling wood chips. Can I do it. Yes. Will I do it. Yes. Can I make a stock. Yup.

Since I am not set up for wood work it takes a lot of time for me to cut a stock from a blank. About a full days work plus finishing.

Do I have orders for more of these stocks. Yes. Due to the amount of time from start to last chip swept up its $500 a stock. That includes the blank.

A cheaper route may be a savage rear grip stock that is not yet cut for an action. I could do that for about $100. Depends on finish and so on.
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22 ammo hasn't been an issue for me. I'm not looking for bulk stuff
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Originally posted by stickbow46 stickbow46 wrote:

Welcome to the OT!Beautiful work way to go.Now if we could only buy some 22 ammo at a realistic price Sad 


WAIT TILL THE FIELD & STREAM STORE OPENS IN ALTOONA, SHOULD BE LATE SEPT OR EARLY OCT.
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Originally posted by Ernie Bishop Ernie Bishop wrote:

Most of you guys don't know Chris, but he is good on any kind of handgun!

That's it, now I know I hate himBandito

Welcome to OT BcgunworksHowdy
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Wouldn't it make more sense to go 22 mag? Even the 17 WSM is  more interesting to me because bullet design between different brands of 22 is so hit and miss as far as accuracy and what you can buy for ammo is so hit and miss that you cant really stay with one brand even unless you stocked up on it in the 70s.
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No. You have to stay sub sonic.

When the little bullets change from supersonic to subsonic. They loose stability.

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The only 22 ammo hard to find is bulk stuff
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Originally posted by Bcgunworks Bcgunworks wrote:

No. You have to stay sub sonic.

When the little bullets change from supersonic to subsonic. They loose stability.



Does that mean less than 1090 fps?
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1087 to be exact

I buy ammo that states velocity of 1050. And I normally go with a round nose 40gr
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Originally posted by Bcgunworks Bcgunworks wrote:

1087 to be exact

I buy ammo that states velocity of 1050. And I normally go with a round nose 40gr


Thank you, it's great to learn something new every day. Love your handguns. Glad to have you on the OT.

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