How this working out for you? Been on the fence on a 18 inch model of these for my 1k yard shooter while I wait for my UK59 mosin build. Are you still happy with it?[/
Deathsythe311 wrote:How this working out for you? Been on the fence on a 18 inch model of these for my 1k yard shooter while I wait for my UK59 mosin build. Are you still happy with it?
So far I really like it. I'm going to have to order a 20 Moa rail for it though. The older versions came with a 20 moa rail from the factory but now the newer ones come with a flat rail. And I run out of turret at 600. Which is a no go for me. It shoots great with gold medal match right off the shelve. Sub moa for sure and I've got some 1/2" groups with it. The barrel really isn't even fully broke in yet. I've got about 30-35 rounds through it. I bought some dies for it at Christmas but haven't had time to use them yet. It's trapping season here so my focus is on catching a bobcat. I'd love to get one mounted.
I fully expect (based on what I've seen so far) to get sub 1/2 moa out of this gun with hand loads. The gun is fairly heavy as all bull barrel rifles are but the flutes really help keep it slightly lighter that most round bull barrels I've handled. The accustock is pretty nice. It's very sturdy in the forearm which I like because I know it won't flex into the barrel. The accutrigger is great. It's already threaded for a muzzle device so that's a plus. I'm not a big fan or the big tactical knobs myself but it does make for effortless cycles and is easy to grip. I like the 3 position safety as I know the bolt won't get bumped open while I'm carrying it in my shoulder.
My two main gripes are :
1) if you're going to supply a rail on a tactical style long range rifle, why would you put a flat rail on it? It should still come with the 20 moa rail. So now I have to by one.
2)why doesn't it come with an adjustable cheekpiece like the Long Range Hunter? This isn't a huge deal to me but would have been nice. I'm going to make my own for it when I get a chance.
Overall if I was going to rate it in performance and saticfaction. I'd give it a 8/10. If I didn't already own it and wanted an inexpensive long range shooter I'd definitely buy it again.
Hope this helps.