...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 ). 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.