Thanks for the compliments but I know I can shoot this thing better. Just need to get behind it some more. Finding the time is hard.Nice shooting, how are you shooting (prone with a bipod and rear bag, off the bench with bags, something else)? I take it you like the 24" barrel, what was you thinking on length? I also have a question about recoil and muzzle rise. I understand the recoil is less with a 6.5 Creedmoor than the 308 so my questions are more about muzzle rise. What muzzzle device are you are using and are you able to spot your impacts?
My plan is to order a 20" barrel on Tuesday as I like the more compact length. My thinnking is that I am certainly going to spend more time carrying the rifle around than actually shooting out to or past 1000 yds for the next couple years. Also, I think that at my relatively novice level learninng to call the wind is going to be a much bigger factor in terms of hit probibility than the velosity difference between a 20" and 24" barrel. Thoughts?
These groups were shot off a picknick table with a bipod and rear bag of sorts. I usually shoot prone off a bipod with out a bag.
Yes, I felt the 20” barrel was cheating the 6.5 out of its capabilities. I will say the 24” makes it a long heavy pig now. I’m running the factory LMT 3 prong flash hider. I went with the 24” even though it make it really long figuring if needed it could always be cut down and rethreaded. Recoil is very tolerable. My rifle is running an MGI rate reducing buffer and limb saver recoil pad on the Magpul ACS stock. I love those recoil pads as they absorb more recoil impulse and they have a “tacky” texture to them which keeps them more solidly planted vs the stock Magpul piece. I think recoil is soft enough I don’t think it will be a problem spotting your hits, especially at distance. Honestly, I only have 32 rounds through this barrel right now.
Shooting a 6.5 makes it easier with wind calls since most projectiles will really buck the wind vs 308 or smaller cartridges.
My biggest complaint is the fact LMT used a standard rifle gas and not a +1 or +2 gas system on it. So far looking at the brass they don’t seem as worked over as I anticipated. But they are no where near as nice as what comes out of a bolt gun.
Not sure if I posted a pic of the rifle or not. It’s not as cumbersome as it looks, but it is definitely heavy. I’ll try and get it on a scale if your interested in weight. I know I’m not going to be kicking doors and clearing houses with it though! Yes, I know the door needs repainted. My wife reminds me all the time of the projects “WE” need to do around the house.