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Range day with the new rifle!

Hey guys~I'm new to this forum, but figured I share a photo of first .204 Ruger, on it's maiden voyage to the range. Couldn't wait any longer, I've had the rifle almost 2 months and have been waiting for a break in the weather to try it out. Today wouldn't have qualified as a nice day weather-wise, but nicest in a while. Load testing went well, I got 2 of my reloads shooting under 1/2 MOA. On 32gr. Hornady V-Max, the other, a Sierra BlitzKing shooting near maximum spec for H322. Going to refine the loads a little, and return when the temps allow for some blood flow to the fingers!

Here she is...on the bench;

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Nice, congrats!
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Nice. Kimber?

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-02-2014, 03:59 AM Thread Starter
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Nice. Kimber?

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Hey Tony~it's a Cooper M51, one of the first in Canada. Until the M51, Cooper's only .204s were single shots, so when I learned a repeater was coming down the pipe some time ago, I got my name on the list!
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Re: Range day with the new rifle!

Very nice, love that wood stock.
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Very nice.What was the temp at the range?
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That is nice!!
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Very nice, love that wood stock.
I'll second that thought. Very nice stock.
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Very nice!
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Re: Range day with the new rifle!

Thanks guys! Dug-up the first photos I took of it, here are a couple more views. I've never owned a rifle anything like this, but I'm sure pleased with it.



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