Another FTF member (he can jump in with his name if he wants to) and I have Pm'd over the last few months about getting together to do some shooting. Today was the day. Almost had a rain delay, but it ended up being a beautiful day.
We met up at the Angeles Range just outside Los Angeles around 9am. Some other friends and members of another Gun Forum I am active with showed up too.
He brought some beautiful guns but his Husqvarna 7mm Mag was my fav. Everything anyone could ever want in a magnum hunting rifle. And boy did it shoot! One group was just over 1/2" (5 shots at 100yds). I loved it and could have shot it all day and left everything else in the cases.
I brought 3 rifles today. A Springfield Armory NM M1A built by Ronnie Morris back in the 80's, LRB M25 with an I.O.R. scope, and one of my sporterized 1917 Enfields (I did a stock swap between two of my 1917's and needed to fire this one in its new stock.) I guess I'll post pics of those in a reply to this, due to the 4 pic limit.
My friend Bob only brought his Savage 10FP in .308Win. I lapped his rings and remounted his Leupold 4-12 Rifleman before we started shooting.
This rifle proves how important the right ammo is. With several different .308Win loads it turned in 1.5" to 4" groups at 100yds (5 shots). But when I tried it with some Black Hills Match 175gr it did this. (Bob does not have any interest in hand loading, so I guess I'll be ordering him a few cases of BHM 175.)
My other friend Ron also only brought along one rifle today, his Savage 12FVSS, also in .308Win. It has an I.O.R. 6-24x50 and a Bell and Carlson stock. He has about 100 rifles, so showed admirable restraint in only bringing one.
I shot some really good groups through his 12 FVSS with Black Hills Match 168gr, but did not take any pics. This one I did with the 175gr BHM which it likes almost as well.
Josh and Ken from my other Gun Forum brought along M14's. Josh has an LRB M25 in a JAE stock similar to mine, but his is topped with a U.S. Optics scope that Josh had made to his specs. Killer scope. Ken was sporting some traditional wood today and was shooting very well.
All in all a great day with some great guys. And I have finally met a new friend from FTF, so that will make finding a short notice shooting buddy easier.