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 Post subject: 600 yard 6 Creedmoor Results
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:41 pm 

Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:42 am
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Location: Washington State
Finally got some rounds downrange at 600 yards with the 6 Creedmoor Ruger Precision Rifle! I am very pleased. Shot from the bench, with the rifle on a Harris bipod, no rear bag. Ammo was my handloaded 108 gr Hornady ELD Match bullets with H4350. I had removed the muzzle brake and did notice a little more muzzle jump, despite the weight of the rifle.

Used the Jeep to set out my 600 yard paper & steel targets. Fresh snow from yesterday!
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Set up the rifle, on the bipod, with no rear bag. Had to clear snow off the bench!
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The Vortex. I'm finally happy with it. Great scope for this rifle!
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600 yard target, some of my last few shots after I'd found my 600 yard dope today. I'm pretty sure I pulled that one high and left. Feeling good about that:
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Spent most of my time banging this steel gong at 600 yards. Sure was fun! I hadn't shot 600 yards in quite a while.
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All in all, I'm happy with the rifle, the scope, the load, and even myself. Didn't even try prone today, was having too much fun from the bench.

Felt good to get some rounds downrange from 600 again.

Guy


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 Post subject: Re: 600 yard 6 Creedmoor Results
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:50 pm 
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I wouldn't want to be on the wrong end of that, looks great!

I have to travel some hundred miles to shoot more than 330y,

I can imagine you enjoyed the day!

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 Post subject: Re: 600 yard 6 Creedmoor Results
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:51 pm 

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Alwyas satisfying to hit your targets!
Glad you're having fun with your Creedmoor.
Need to get out and shoot my 6.5 more!
Our range goes out to 500 yards.


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 Post subject: Re: 600 yard 6 Creedmoor Results
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:28 pm 

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Guy, glad to see things are working out with the rifle, optics, ammo, and your shooting. Looks like a very satisfying day for you.

Dan


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 Post subject: Re: 600 yard 6 Creedmoor Results
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:09 pm 

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Location: Northern Virginia
Looks great Guy.... that’s a heckuva group, even with the flyer!

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 Post subject: Re: 600 yard 6 Creedmoor Results
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:47 pm 
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That flier was caused from shivering boy it looks cold.
Good shooting Guy.


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 Post subject: Re: 600 yard 6 Creedmoor Results
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:59 pm 
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There you go! Glad you enjoyed yourself, but I tend to agree w/ TD. If I gotta clear snow off the bench I'm staying home :) . Tougher than me! CL

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 Post subject: Re: 600 yard 6 Creedmoor Results
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:08 pm 

Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:42 am
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Location: Washington State
Thanks all. I'll update time to time. I think I can get better accuracy from this thing. I need to learn the rifle better. So far only 37 rounds downrange:

17 factory
20 handloads

All with the 108 gr Hornady ELD bullet. I'll do some tinkering with the load. Don't think I'll mess with the overall length very much, if at all. I just used the factory cartridge to set my dies, and built my ammo to match it. This rifle works real well, feeding from the magazine. My handloads worked from the magazine into the chamber just as slick as can be.

Not sure there's a lot of room for adjusting the length, without making it too long to fit in the magazine.

Not sure there's any point in seating the bullet deeper - the case was designed to let the bullet be seated well out.

But I'll mess with it a bit, and I do want to try some other powders as well, Superformance comes to mind.

Those two shots that landed so close together, at 600 yards, have me intrigued. Years ago I could sometimes shoot 2.5" and 3" groups at 600 with the 308 Green Machine... Am thinking this rifle might equal or beat that, once we get to know each other better.

Guy


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 Post subject: Re: 600 yard 6 Creedmoor Results
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:08 pm 

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That is some fine shooting and load development for sure. Dan.


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 Post subject: Re: 600 yard 6 Creedmoor Results
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:20 pm 

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RL26 should work real well Guy. It’s pretty good with 200’s at 2700 from your 06 as well....

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 Post subject: Re: 600 yard 6 Creedmoor Results
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:46 pm 

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Darn good shooting. Thanks for the update, that is a round I'm interested in for long range playing and windy day coyotes.


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 Post subject: Re: 600 yard 6 Creedmoor Results
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:55 pm 

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Good shooting Guy. It looks like that rifles wants to shoot. I don't overly enjoy load development so when a rifle shoots like that out of the gate it puts a smile on my face and I'm sure yours too.


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