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    Well,maybe....

    The TC is a 243 with 4759 behind a RCBS 95g... running around 2200 fps. Tuned,if you miss..... it's on you. 1/2" groups @100. World class Tasco 3-12X50 that came into the shop,bent. Got it for free. After a bit of TLC.... it's holding it's own. Loaded to a slight jam.

    Old ADL R700 action mated to a takeoff 22-250 Sendero brrl in front. This shoots 55g Lee's @3000 fps into tiny holes. Got a trashy Simmons 3-10,that we spent some time with,on it. Honestly....the scope is a joke,considering the potential of the rig? The loading seems to be very tolerant..... meaning,pick a jacketed starting load and go with it. H4895 and Varget are normally what it gets fed.

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    Even though I grew up in Compton, CA, I don't know what a "ghetto rig" is...
    I\'ve learned to stand on my own two knees...

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    • #3
      I quit casting 22 caliber bullets. It almost demands using linotype metal and still the eject rate is high. The doen't mention the tact that my fat fingers don't always cooperate.
      Paul B.

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      • #4
        I cast .22 cal bullets regularly. I use clip on wheel weights and 1-2% tin. They get gas checked prior to powder coating and sized and hollow pointed after the powder coat. A lot of work, but a lot of fun in a prairie dog town. Easily as explosive as any jacketed varmint bullet out there when run in a 1:12 twist barrel at about 2300 fps using 5744 powder. RD
        Every once in a while in life we need a policeman, a lawyer, a doctor and a preacher. We need a farmer three times a day, every day.

        Et Canis Manducare Canis Mundi

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mikld View Post
          Even though I grew up in Compton, CA, I don't know what a "ghetto rig" is...
          I don't know for sure either but I'm guessing it's a reference to home built, pieced together, rigs that are adequately or better accurate. Kind of like the old redneck term "shade tree mechanic" who built stupid fast cars, by spooning over bore engines into lightweight bodies, with the aid of a randomly grown tree limb that happened to be high enough and thick enough to serve as a hanger for the chain hoist or come along. Hence the term shade tree. RD

          Every once in a while in life we need a policeman, a lawyer, a doctor and a preacher. We need a farmer three times a day, every day.

          Et Canis Manducare Canis Mundi

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          • #6
            mikld,sorry for the confusion.

            It's a colloquialism or local jargon for matters/objects that for a variety of reasons don't meet current fashion or PC'ness.

            Synonym: cheap chit.

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            • #7
              More..... scope is a Balvar 3-9X40 Bausch & Lomb. Paid 15$ to the door off ebabe. It was sold as "parts"...... which is cool,was buying it for parts. Upon arrival it was discovered that the windage adj had been turned all the way to a gentle,stop. Once it and elevation were centered and mounted to maintain this as close as possible....... checked for nitrogen and off to the races.

              Here's the very first 3 shots with a brand new RCBS mould. It's a 7mm,145sil that drops @154 with GC. Lubing only the space above the check. First two shots @100 went into the same hole on two different mornings.... the 3rd was called flyer about 1/2" out.

              Stainless SPS R700,2016 model. 7-08....... factory,ghetto stock that has "right much" work done to it's innards. Yes Virginia,you can make a "tupperware" stock perform...... considering shop time,it'll run you about the same as a B&C. Click image for larger version  Name:	20190802_111228_resized.jpg Views:	0 Size:	21.8 KB ID:	843640

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              • #8
                Nice results, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
                Mtman714; A man can do no better then to leave a good garden patch. Thomas Jefferson

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