My Hope Is...

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by jeepcreep927, May 26, 2010.

  1. jeepcreep927

    jeepcreep927 New Member

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    :D...to shut someone up. I just finished this:
    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f35/stevens-200-spiffed-up-27370/

    and am still in the break in process. There is a local informal group that shoots twice a month for nothing more than bragging rights. There are 10 guys, one is a mid forties loudmouth with some decent equipment. There are two older guys in their 70's that don't pay him much attention and the rest are twenty something "I wanna be a sniper" types. Their rules are .22 caliber only, Friday night is 100 yards, Saturday is 200, Sunday is 300 and the aggregate score wins. Bags or bipod from a bench, 10 minutes for one fouler, sighter and five round group.

    Loudmouth has a Remmington 700 action with a Kreiger barrel, HS Precision stock and Leupold Mark 4 in .223. No idea about his loads. He claims he was a "sniper" with 3-172 (Mountain). He consistently wins these competitions with high fives and low sixes at 100. With the amount of money he has tied up in his rifle I'd hope for better if I were him. Anyway, I happen to be in 3-172 (Mountain). I am 11B, assingned to HHC, scout platoon. This guy was in 3-172 about ten years ago but was an 11C (mortars). Big difference in the accuracy requirements there. Anyhow, all the younger guys flock to him like he's a god and it pisses me off so I think I might bring my junk and try to shut him up (easy Tango, by junk I mean rifle :D).

    I realize an .877" isn't that great but these were the absolute cheapest factory loads I could find for break in and brass and I have the rest of the day today and tomorrow to get some decent handloads cranked out. Using Lapua brass, CCI primers (not BR), 40 grain V-Max and either H322 or Reloader 10X.

    Any suggestions? I wanna shut this guy down bad.
     

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  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    I don't think there is much left but to do it.

    If this guy is shooting 5's and 6's, you should be able to AT LEAST match that with the work you got there. I would be surprised if you didn't outscore him assuming the weather conditions are favorable and you aren't suffering from Tourets' :D

    For a break in group, there is nothing wrong with that. Factory brass, and not fine tuned. With some reloads I bet you cut that size down to 2/3's of it's size easy.

    I would say best of luck and you should be quite able to do exactly what you have in mind. ;)

    JD
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Most people do not like to be confronted. Keep track of what he sez, and an oppurtunity will arise. Quality equipment is a must (as you know). Keep plugging and follow Dillinger's advice.
     
  4. jeepcreep927

    jeepcreep927 New Member

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    Thanks. I am NOT a "benchrest" shooter so I am a little nervous. All of my legit competitive shooting is in the service and most soldiers can't shoot so...

    Handloads and report coming tomorrow and the shoot is tomorrow night. I will spank him. I swear.
     
  5. jeepcreep927

    jeepcreep927 New Member

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    Well, after Saturday night, I have one less potential "friend".

    The guy barely broke into the fives and almost had a temper tantrum. He usually hangs out for an hour or so when the shooting stops. Last night he cased his rifle and threw it, literally, into his truck and left without more than ten words.

    Ohh well. My group that shut his mouth:
     

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  6. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    That is a FINE group. Well done, my friend!
     
  7. ktmboyz

    ktmboyz New Member

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    Congrats Creep,, sounds like you shut him up huh :D
     
  8. masterPsmith

    masterPsmith New Member

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    Great job on the rifle and shooting. Some people just need to be knocked down a little once in a while to keep them in line with reality. I have done that with shooters with a big mouth in the past who think they are God on the range. Congrats !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Jim.........
     
  9. joshfireart

    joshfireart New Member

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    WOW I hunt and cant even dream of shooting that tight. Open that group up to an inch and a half i could hang. congrates
     
  10. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    That is a beautiful group. Nice shooting, and good job with the "crowd control".
     
  11. zhuk

    zhuk New Member

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    Great grouping!

    Sounds like you took down his ego a much-needed peg or two, jeep. My hearty congratulations on both counts :D
     
  12. 50of4064

    50of4064 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    You better be really jacked with that group, because I AM. You did the right thing, let your actions speak, and thanks for the photo's.
    PS: now I'm upset that I have been too busy with the house to go shooting!!!:D
     
  13. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    From an .877 to a .379"!! :eek:

    Outstanding shooting Jeeper!! I am pretty sure that Jack would say that you can handle over watch anytime. :D

    Congratulations on kicking some much needed ass!!

    JD
     
  14. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Indeed. Jeeper, actions always speak louder than words in my play book. Great shooting, very nice target group score. HOOAHH!!

    I think you found the "sweet spot" I am willing to bet you can get that score down to the upper 200's brother. :cool:

    Jack
     
  15. Biohazurd

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    Damn fine shooting man. What a sore loser...