Vudoo Gun Works V-22 Rimfire Bolt Action

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Resonant frequencies can be be a challenge. It's impressive when you can have a certain flow rates in a system that wants to tear the system apart, slight change up or down, and move out of the resonant frequency and it's happy again. This applies to every machine, guns, bridges, power plants..... thanks I deal with them on industrial systems. Chad's all carbon stock should be really slick. Ultra low growth coE but still has flexibility. I want one of them, maybe next year...
 

17rupert

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I haven’t taken the time to chronic yet. Waiting on a scope and shooting matches with old rifle. Ammo using in V22 is Eley Match out of the 5 machine rated @1061 FPS. Shot 5 into .687 @100 the other day with 4 1/2-14 Leupold.
 

RAVAGE88

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Jesse Kauffman, a guild level engraver, is a good close friend and also here in town. A few years back he unceramoniously dropped off a big ol slab of English walnut. Something he at one point was going to use for a table. I've had it collecting dust in a storage unit. Thinking this will be my cadaver for body parts...
Awesome.

MB
 

J-Hon

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Anyone measured a reduction in ES/SD numbers with the longer barrels? I don't have enough data to prove it, but I've noticed a trend that my longer rimfire barrels tend towards being more consistent.
 

17rupert

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Yes, years ago I set chrono at 50 yds to checkout this. And yes my findings showed with 20”-24” barrels had better readings then shorter.
 

BenY 2013

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I don't know. Wood is organic. Is there enough wood present here to make an influence? Maybe. Like I said, I don't know.

We'll see. Soon as Mike gets his crap in here we'll have two examples to go from. I'll be sure to ferk his up good. :)
Excited to see more, I am in my senior engineering vibrations class so this whole project has been very interesting to me!

Ben
 

Dthomas3523

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Anyone measured a reduction in ES/SD numbers with the longer barrels? I don't have enough data to prove it, but I've noticed a trend that my longer rimfire barrels tend towards being more consistent.
I’ll have a 22” vudoo here next week. I’ll run 50 rounds of the same sk standard plus in the 22” and 18”. It won’t be a huge sample size, but it’s something.
 
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Sieg

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Wow that’s WAY better then I can get my Vudoo to shoot with ANY ammo. I’m lucky to hold under 1 inch at 100.
Trust me, in fairness to Vudoo, few of my groups resemble that one. Usually I'm at fault as I'm new to the precision game and our range very seldom has neutral wind conditions. The competitive benchrest shooters call it the Bermuda Triangle of ranges in their league. Besides the swirling wind conditions there is a creek that crosses the range 60yds from the benches. ;)

The rifle is certainly capable of delivering when the stars align. I'm guessing the low one was the round as the pull felt very good. More often than not it's me negatively influencing the rifle due to lack of knowledge and experience.

Rimfire will drive you crazy if you're trying to shoot bug holes all the time. (y)
 

Sieg

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That's really good. Are those squares 1/2"? How many groups did you shoot?
Grid is .5" spacing. I started with a thoroughly cleaned bore and shot about 120 rounds today using three different brands of ammo, changing trigger shoe positions, experimenting with pressure/contact points on the rifle, and zoom ranges on the optic. There was also heavy mirage at times.

For the most part, based on approximately 2K rounds with CCI SV, SK Std+, and 4 "top-shelf" rounds my rifle holds pretty close to 1-1.25 MOA in relatively neutral wind conditions.

Rimfire is so finicky, with so many variables, that it's very difficult to determine what is effecting accuracy for a given shot or group. More often than not I'd have to point blame at myself for a blown group..... or was it the variables in the ammo or environmental conditions that rimfire is so sensitive to?
 

Sieg

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Get off paper and onto some small steel at distance. Get into an NRL22 match and have some fun. Put these sweet rifles to work. Run'em hard and amaze your family and friends. My wife was banging steel with her"s from 50y to 400y over the past week. She was giddy like a teenager.
I know, I've shot 300yd steel and it's much more rewarding than paper. Problem is the two local ranges only have one target, one at 264 and the other at 296. Yawn. ;)

The OCD side of me loves and hates paper. :geek:
 
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I built out one of our range to have 1, 2, 3 and 4 Moa targets every 25 yards from 25 to 200 yards. Also a few larger targets at every distance to use for positional shooting. Paper from 25 to 100y also. Soon to be putting in a few spinners for a little timing practice. Another 2 ranges there have steel out to 400y. It is a target rich environment.
 

Sieg

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I built out one of our range to have 1, 2, 3 and 4 Moa targets every 25 yards from 25 to 200 yards. Also a few larger targets at every distance to use for positional shooting. Paper from 25 to 100y also. Soon to be putting in a few spinners for a little timing practice. Another 2 ranges there have steel out to 400y. It is a target rich environment.
I built this for breaking the monotony of paper punching. Just have to haul it to the range every time I want to use it.

Our range has a very old school paper mentality, while the facilities are very nice as outdoor ranges go the target sets are all based around paper. I need to get creatively involved and inspire the people driving the ship to do a steel course like you mention. Your MOA set would be a great addition. (y)
 
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I built this for breaking the monotony of paper punching. Just have to haul it to the range every time I want to use it.

Our range has a very old school paper mentality, while the facilities are very nice as outdoor ranges go the target sets are all based around paper. I need to get creatively involved and inspire the people driving the ship to do a steel course like you mention. Your MOA set would be a great addition. (y)
While you might not have as much steel you definitely have a bunch more green. I tried to build our ranges where the shooters could actually do some work with their rifles. I have our long distance range setup the same way. This way the shooter knows what they are doing without needing to pull out a tape measure.
 
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So to clarify I wasn’t saying my Vudoo wasn’t capable of shooting tiny groups at 100. I just haven’t been able to do it yet.

I am also using mid price ammo as well. I haven’t got into RWS-50 or Lapua yet. Nothing but SK, Norma, and CCI for me.

I can hit small steel at 330 yards so it’s working.
 

Sieg

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You guys don't mind if I show up with my Anshultz :p 1710 XLR do you? :coffee:

Bring it! :p

So far my Vudoo is hanging within 5-8 points in a 1000 of this new 54.30 action in a '83 chassis at 100yds and the Stiller actioned Benchmark barreled custom Jay shoots at 200yds in our local matches. :D (All in good fun and support of Vudoo's achievements in such a short timeframe)





Of course Jay is shooting Lapua X-Act and R50 off a rest against my high dollar mag fed CCI SV off a bipod. :eek:

I've only shot two matches against these seasoned veterans and have learned so much as they are all willing to share their knowledge. The competitors are salt of the earth type guys and I could honestly care less about winning though it's also a goal that seriously motivates me to improve my skills and market the accuracy potential of the Vudoo without all the traditional benchrest crutches.

Sunday mornings are just a great time with this group of seasoned rimfire vets. (y)

All said and done - Rimfire is very competitive yet so much goodnatured enjoyable fun!

PS - That's looks like a very convenient range facility you have there. ;)
 
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Kisssofdeath

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This may have been mentioned but where is the place and time? I haven't taken a vacation all year. Well, I did go to the Rod Run in Pigeon Forge TN and it was just a few days and it was back in the spring so it really don't count. ;)

Thanks for the range comment. Did you notice my state of the art shooting table? :rolleyes:
 
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Sieg

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This may have been mentioned but where is the place and time? I haven't taken a vacation all year. Well, I did go to the Rod Run in Pigeon Forge TN and it was just a few days and it was back in the spring so it really don't count. ;)

Thanks for the range comment. Did you notice my state of the art shooting table? :rolleyes:
Location is here Emerald Empire Gun Club on the 4th Sunday of every month. Though I'd suggest going to St George, Utah and pick up your new Vudoo first. :D St. George has some beautiful natural scenery. I may even be able to talk Jay from SpeedTech across the street from Vudoo to take you out sightseeing in his Polaris RZR. ;)

The shooting table looks like good old fashioned hot rodding to me. (y)

PS - You're going to love your new Vudoo!
 

Kisssofdeath

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Holy bat balls batman, that's a 41 hour drive for me. This would take some planning as I sure won't be driving that distance. Airline tickets, hotel reservations, car rental, getting my rifle and ammo out there. The rifle is the big deal, I'd have to lug it around everywhere I went or leave it unattended. Unfortunately it won't fit in my pocket. There are a few options to consider and the only reason I have even replied (after finding out it's a 41 hour drive) is that someone may have done something like this before and how did they make it happen?
 
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FINALLY got my ETR for my Vudoo and put it together. Federal Match is right at 3/4 MOA out of a brand new barrel. Looking forward to trying other brands shortly, but MAN this thing is awesome! Been wearing out my 100yd KYL rack this afternoon (thanks @sturkis ), it doesn't get better than this! Thanks to all at Vudoo!
Nice rifle! How do you like the ETR?
 

kabarNC

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Nice rifle! How do you like the ETR?
I really like that ETR. The reticle is perfect, everything I wanted in a reticle. Glass quality is a step up from my Bushnell DMR2, as are the knob clicks. Focus knob is maybe a touch finicky, but not a nuisance. Zero stop is intuitive. Really it's easier to compare to my RZR Gen2, it's that nice. But I'm no glass snob, i choose a reticle and as long as it tracks and I can see decently thru it, I'll use it!
 
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Jesse Kauffman, a guild level engraver, is a good close friend and also here in town. A few years back he unceramoniously dropped off a big ol slab of English walnut. Something he at one point was going to use for a table. I've had it collecting dust in a storage unit. Thinking this will be my cadaver for body parts...
I've always heard that English walnut is a superior wood for stock making, a fact that - along with its appeal to me for its beauty - might make it a superior wood for your bedding process. These projects all three used English walnut, and all three were finished in Doan Trevor's shop. I wish someone would make a gift out of a big ol' slab of English to me - but then, I know darned well there are at least a couple of guys out there who would make far better use of it than I could...
 

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Finally broke down and bought myself a Vudoo Rifle and Vudu scope, local gun store had two of these for a couple of months, and worked with me on all the parts. Now if it would only stop raining long enough so I could go out and shoot.
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Vudoo Action
Eotech Vudu 3x18x50
Trigger Tech Diamond Flat
Bravo Chassis (for now)
Sparrow Suppressor (had already)
 
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Have seen several V-22 owners using TriggerTech Diamond triggers - wondering if any of you Diamond owners also have experience with Jewell HVRs. If so, would like to hear your opinions of how the two compare.
 
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I am using the 2 Stage Timney Calvin Elite set for 8 ounces at each stage and find it wonderful! For the Precision Tactical and informal BR I shoot the 2 stage trigger is ideal. I have Jewel BR triggers on my BR center and rim fire guns, but not for offhand or prone with a bipod and no rear bag.