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Just loaded up some test rounds of 308 Win, 150gr Interloks, and Accurate 2495. Really haven't messed with the 308 in a while, since it was shooting like Crap all of the sudden. It occurred to me, I had swapped the Ruger American Predator bottom plastic from factory to the AICS Style mags, and I 'think' that's when accuracy went to he'll. Wondering if I over torqued the action screws maybe, or somehow, applied pressure in a weird way? So I swapped back to factory config. Maybe that will help. I dont have a inch/pound torque wrench, and really probably should pick one up.
If I remember right, it was shooting about 1.5" groups at 100 yards, then the scope Base got loose, retighten, and around same time, upgraded mag well. I had just assumed I did something stupid with scope base, but I couldn't really see what. After those two things; a large domino's pizza box at 100 yards, out of 5 shots; they would be spread out every bit of 8 inches, if not 12 inches. Maybe, just maybe, the actions screws (which need removed during mag well update) were the issue.
BTW, why are 1/4" torque bit drivers more than a 1/2" Tekton torque wrench?
Nice tool to have for any gunsmithing , I’ve had one similar for quite a few years. I bought a master set of hex head sockets made by Capri few years back, I’m thinking 60piece. Seem to be excellent quality for the $, made in Taiwan.
That 260rem is a great caliber, about perfect for deer hunting. Had a Tikka chambered in it. I like to think of it as the original 6.5 creedmoor. That and the 7-08 two of my favorite cartridges, both highly efficient for amount of powder usedI got my .260 Rem back from the gunsmith. Barrel was shortened to 20" and threaded, bolt jeweled and a new butt pad. The timing was perfect as I'm heading to camp tomorrow to top off feeders and haul down a refurbished blind. I'll spend some time sighting it in and then I'll be ready for the start of deer season. It's now a perfect deer rifle, with better balance and length with the suppressor.
My daughter has a Tikka T3x stainless laminate in .260 Rem. Probably the prettiest and best shooting rifle I've ever handled.That 260rem is a great caliber, about perfect for deer hunting. Had a Tikka chambered in it. I like to think of it as the original 6.5 creedmoor. That and the 7-08 two of my favorite cartridges, both highly efficient for amount of powder used