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Old August 29, 2018, 09:20   #1
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Next 10 dot challenge rifle almost ready.

Almost finished up with my next rifle to compete in the 10 dot challenge.

All Bula Defense Systems XM21 version #1 receiver and parts using their new Ultra Heavy Barrel. This is set in a JAE Gen III chassis with Atlas bipod and Accu-point mono pod. Topped off with a HI-LUX Optics 6-30X56-R Scope held in place with ARMS 22 quick detach rings.Combined weight with 18 rnds in mag is 19.71 LBs.
Ammo used for practice today is thrice loaded DAG berdan primed brass with Tula berdan primers over 45 gr of Varget pushing a 136gr FB bullet. This bullet is the NEZ secret projectile talked about last year and special ordered. 10 rnd group shot at 100 yds into 0.7345 ". Temp 84 deg f, humidity high. Someday I am going to try this off a concrete bench and see if my groups tighten up a bit.







Another photo of the group with out caliper just so I don't get accued of covering up fliers. 2 clicks to the right and she should be ready for the 10 dot.

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Old August 29, 2018, 20:06   #2
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You got that one looking and shooting great
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Old August 30, 2018, 04:24   #3
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Thanks. For a sub $300. scope, the Hi Lux is amazing. Tracking is just about perfect. Let's see how she holds up.
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Pretty snazzy rig and looks to be a great shooter!

Who would ever accuse you of hiding fliers?
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Pretty snazzy rig and looks to be a great shooter!

Who would ever accuse you of hiding fliers?
A couple of non-shooters that come to mind.
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Very nice Art. Be sure to post that 10 dot challenge target.
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I will. There is no reason that I can't top my old record of 14 in a row shot in 2015.

This rifle is shooting better than my old one with a Kreiger Heavy Stainless in 1/11. The Bula Ultra Heavy is not one I would want to lug around hunting, but for stationary shots it is superior.

I forgot to mention this was shot from a mag loaded with 10 rnds.
I normally would shoot single load for accuracy but this rifle just rules.
Only thing left, at this point, is a final touch up on the trigger.
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Wow Art, that is one fine shootin' SOB!
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Very nice Art, very nice......
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Beautiful rifle. Any reason why using the 136 FB as opposed to a slightly heavier 139 gr Lapua Scenar OTMBT? Seems the BC and slightly longer bullet would give better performance at longer ranges.


WTH is a 10 dot Challenge. I have seen multiple posts about doing it but can't find a reference to look up. Sounds like something I would like to try.
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Beautiful rifle. Any reason why using the 136 FB as opposed to a slightly heavier 139 gr Lapua Scenar OTMBT? Seems the BC and slightly longer bullet would give better performance at longer ranges.


WTH is a 10 dot Challenge. I have seen multiple posts about doing it but can't find a reference to look up. Sounds like something I would like to try.
The idea of the 10 dot Challenge is that we shoot at 10 1" dots on a 8 x 11 sheet of paper at 100 yds using an M14 type rifle, one shot per dot only. Paper is vertica
l and dots are shot from left to right top to bottom. First miss is you stop firing and total your score of hits in a row from #1. If you clean the 10 dots you can continue on another sheet until you miss. My record of 14 in a row hasn't been topped yet.

We have another challenge called the 20 dot. Again we shoot at 20 1" dots on a sheet of paper and starting with the 1st dot shoot all dots. Then score from the first dot. Number of hits in a row and then total hits. example 2 - 8 would be 2 in a row from #1 and 8 total hits out of the 20 target dots. It's a hoot.

Typical target set for the 10 dot challenge. Give it a try with an M14 rifle. It is a good workout for man and gear.

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