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Thanks for this. Are you using this with the Vudoo bore guide with a 20 cal Dewey rod?
The Dewey .20 caliber rod mikes approximately .1855 +/- so it should be fine with the Vudoo bore guide....recommended .187....I would just buy the Dewey rod and move on...
 
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So the bore guide we buy from Vudoo is for rod diameter less than .187 or something. Since alot of .17 Cal rods have a 5/40 threads (that I have nothing for cause all of my stuff is at least 22 Cal), I was thinking about boring out the hole to accommodate a 22 cal rod. The smaller piece. Anybody seeing a problem with this?
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I drilled and reamed it to .200 to clear my boretech rim fire rod (.195)
Works good
 
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I went with the 17 cal MontanaX rod, Dewy adapter, Dewy 22 cal vfg felt jag and 22 cal vfg felts. Someone had posted about the felts earlier in this thread and I thought they were a good idea.

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I drilled and reamed it to .200 to clear my boretech rim fire rod (.195)
Works good
Actually just did the same with a 7/32 drill bit that miked around .210. Works great with a Tipton 22 cal. Brushes fit through adapter but small patches a bit tight. Works like a charm...
 
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Also, maybe a dumb question but this is my first rifle of this quality. I know nothing lasts forever but are you noticing finish wear on the nitrided bolt? I am seeing it after 500 rounds or so. Is that normal?
 

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Also, maybe a dumb question but this is my first rifle of this quality. I know nothing lasts forever but are you noticing finish wear on the nitrided bolt? I am seeing it after 500 rounds or so. Is that normal?
That's normal wear, it actually runs smoother as some of that finish wears off.
 
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North of $2500 for the gun
$2000 for an optic to see bullet holes at 200 yards
10 bucks a box for ammo
$200 +++ trying different lots and brands of ammo
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You left out travel expenses and research time. :ROFLMAO: (y)
 
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So the bore guide we buy from Vudoo is for rod diameter less than .187 or something. Since alot of .17 Cal rods have a 5/40 threads (that I have nothing for cause all of my stuff is at least 22 Cal), I was thinking about boring out the hole to accommodate a 22 cal rod. The smaller piece. Anybody seeing a problem with this?
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The Bore Guide itself accepts 22cal rods. The adapter that plugs into the guide is for using a smaller rod.

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Shawn, The only comps I've been shooting with .22RF rifles are practical/tactical, fairly fast, timed stages, with various targets - paper & steel - at distances of from 50yds out past 300yds. It's just the type of comps that the V-22 really excels at, and I've been more than satisfied with the Cronus scopes on my 40XB & V-22 repeaters. Mentioning the pre-BTR Cronus & reticle is academic, since they're no longer made nor available, unless you purchase used. However, I still tend to think that the older, pre-BTR's heavy + aiming point is easier to keep track of while shooting movers, and only becomes a little bit of a liability when you're shooting groups with max magnification, and are wanting a very precise aiming point that won't partially obscure what you're aiming at. I don't actually care for the floating dot aiming point, especially in a ffp scope where it shrinks in size when you reduce magnification - as we do when shooting movers. For all intents & purposes, the floating dot disappears for me when I back down to 10x-12x for shooting movers, while the heavy BTR + aiming point is still quite visible/distinct.

I'd say that if you're looking to shoot in any sort of competition, you're going to find it somewhat difficult to pick one scope that's perfectly suited to widely different shooting disciplines. But at the same time, I don't believe being 'perfectly suited' is all that critical. Find a scope with the right combination of: 1. a reticle that you like 2. optical quality good enough to suit your vision 3. controls that are easy to use 4. a good workable zero-stop 5. last, but more important than any of the other 4 - a scope that's got accurate & repeatable tracking. None of the .22RF matches I'm aware of limit magnification of optical sights, so pick what you feel you need. If your local gun shop has a good selection of scopes, spend some time checking them out. If Athlon didn't exist, I might still be shooting a lot of Sightron's scopes. I used to have several of their SIII 6-24x50 scopes on tactical rifles, but 2nd focal plane scopes complicate things when you're using reticle hash marks for holding off for lead on movers, and even with very good glass & workable reticles, the SIIIs still didn't have zero stops, which can be a royal PITA if you don't have a system to help keep track of your elevation zero. I see they're coming out with a new SV 34mm scope that will have a zero stop - if I weren't heavily invested in Athlon scopes, I'd probably be wanting to try one of the new SVs. The single Vortex AMG I looked at in a gun shop last year impressed me with its optical quality & reticle - that might be another scope for you to look at. Thing is, with all the scopes available in today's market, it's hard to keep up with what's out there. I live in a very rural area, don't have many gun shops out here, and the ones we do have don't usually carry a full line of scopes so buyers can compare. It's often a lot easier to go to a club match and get to know shooters there who'll gladly let you look at & through their scopes.

Best of luck to you in your search for optics.
Dennis..... I found my V22.... Commerce City, CO, United States. they are estimating 5-29 to my dealer.
 

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Next dumb question... Can I use the front of my bottom metal as a barricade stop? Will I do any harm pushing the front of the magwell into a barricade?
 

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Next dumb question... Can I use the front of my bottom metal as a barricade stop? Will I do any harm pushing the front of the magwell into a barricade?
That will not harm anything. The problem is that if you miss the bottom metal, and start pushing on the magazine, then the magazine can shift slightly. Doubt it would do any harm. But I am of the theory that you don't want pressures on the magazine itself.
 

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Next dumb question... Can I use the front of my bottom metal as a barricade stop? Will I do any harm pushing the front of the magwell into a barricade?
Shooter_X is right - put pressure on the front of the mag, and if your mag well in whichever DBM you're using is loose enough to let the mag shift back a bit, it'll probably cause you feeding issues. It's happened to me and to a friend, both of us shooting jelrod-converted 40X repeaters, and pushing up against a shooting bag with the mag caused no end of feed problems. I use PTG Stealth DBM on both of the V-22s I now have, and have yet to have an issue due to mag shifting, but it's something you want to check out before shooting a match. We drilled & tapped the backside of our V-22 mags, then put small allen-head cap screws in to prevent the mags from shifting to the rear.
 

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Who sells an adapter to go from the 5 x 40 to 8 x 32? I bought the Montana X-Treme .177 rod, and some .177 brushes, but they really don't look like they would do anything. I either need .22 brushes with a 5 x 40 thread or a converter to 8 x 32. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, and have a safe and thoughtful Memorial Day weekend.
 

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Who sells an adapter to go from the 5 x 40 to 8 x 32? I bought the Montana X-Treme .177 rod, and some .177 brushes, but they really don't look like they would do anything. I either need .22 brushes with a 5 x 40 thread or a converter to 8 x 32. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, and have a safe and thoughtful Memorial Day weekend.
Dewey. Midway sells it. I think its called the A17 adapter. https://deweyrods.com/product-category/parts-accessories/adapters/
 
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Where are you guys buying your cetern x from? Wondering if there is anyone that sells it less that midway (0.25 per round).
 

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Where are you guys buying your cetern x from? Wondering if there is anyone that sells it less that midway (0.25 per round).
These are great people too (Good Shooting inc & Champion's Choice):

I never buy anything from Midway, they hammer you on shipping. Plus Larry Potterfield gives me the creeps...
 
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Good Shooting has the best prices I've been able to find. Plus they've always shipped my order the same day as I ordered it.
 

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Had a few minutes to fool with the Sinister between rain showers today. I'm figuring out how to get my set up more stable. With the rounded forearm it rolls a bit when firing. In the first four groups I was experimenting with a bipod off a plywood bench. It didn't work so well. After removing the two swivel studs I mounted a pic rail to install a F class bipod but I added a small shim of rubber between the rial and stock to prevent marring up the paint. Didn't work worth a hoot as you can see in the first four groups.

Anyhow, I managed to pull off my personal best 10 shot group of any rimfire. Now just to get better consistency in my set up!

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Wellllllllllllllllllll
The first shot is a funny thing with a rimfire. There are lots of things that can cause the anomaly.
One of the very first things that can cause it, is a Piece of shit, button rifled barrel. Any of them.
Out of 100 button rifled barrels, about 3/4's will see the problem. Out of 100 Chrome Moly button rifled barrels, about 90% will exhibit the trait. Hammer forged barrels? Almost every factory CZ rimfire has a cold bore flier problem. Same with the famed NS522 that shoots lights out, after a few shots.

Anyway..............

The Vudoo v22 makes any Anschutz manufactured from 1940, until 2019...............look like a child's toy.
I have owned and own a small truck load of Anschutz rifles. The more you wear that gun, the more you will like it. Learn to make it an extension. Your trigger is too heavy for what you're trying to do. i say this as a friend.

You know how critical I can be.
Your best groupings are going to come at 4 ounces and under. You will always be accuracy limited to a good string of consistent ,,,Eley Match. Eley match is gonna slam up into that chamber like you wedged it in with a shoe horn. Has 0 head space issues. The bolt will cam down easily. The v22 , by my measurements is .042- .043. on a go no go.

I was hard on them people.

Call me. I seriously doubt that this gun has a CB problem. If it does, I bet I can fix it with one phone call.
My boy Scootch.
Yous a good guy.

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I did buy a couple more boxes of Lapua Center-X from Midway, when I ordered that threaded converter. Shouldn't have, because it was 2 bucks a box cheaper from Good Shooting. So I bought some more. Can never have too much! My foundation may crack from the weight.
 

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How do you guys like the AIAT chassis?

I hate that it doesn't have a thumb shelf and the aftermarket one will not work with that chassis.
 

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I have always felt very comfortable with the AI platforms. I have had 1 AIAT chassis, 1 AIAT rifle, 2 AIAW's and many many barrels between them, so that is to say I have some time behind them. I prefer the AW style skins (thumb hole) a bit more than the AX or AT (pistol grip).
 

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I have always felt very comfortable with the AI platforms. I have had 1 AIAT chassis, 1 AIAT rifle, 2 AIAW's and many many barrels between them, so that is to say I have some time behind them. I prefer the AW style skins (thumb hole) a bit more than the AX or AT (pistol grip).
Thanks. I feel like I will miss the thumb shelf. There is some aftermarket options but they don't work with the non folding stocks. It's what I'm getting unless they find a McMillan that is right for me.
 

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Can somebody post a picture of the case a complete Vudoo rifle comes in, inside and out, please? Trying to decide if I go with the Custom case, or just the regular one it comes in. Also, do you know the weight of the regular hard case? Thanks.
 

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Your trigger is too heavy for what you're trying to do. i say this as a friend.


I seriously doubt that this gun has a CB problem.

T.S.
It's funny how a two pound trigger can move a 10 pound gun around. It has helped me get my system a little more solid though. I'm entertaining the option of a second trigger to use when squirrel season is out. I was actually thinking about sending the Huber back in for the 1.5# option with 50/50 giving me 12oz at the break.

I don't think there is a cb problem. My first group of the day the cb shot stands a little proud but it's not predictable. I think it's more of a cold Scootch problem. It takes me three groups to get the cobwebs cleaned out. I cannot really shoot prone anymore and I'm learning to shoot off a bench. I find bench shooting more difficult. Never really had any trouble holding the gun steady shooting prone and being able to load the bipod.

Now that I'm starting to be more consistent off the bench I'm going to set one of my targets aside for cb groups and track that for a while and see if that cb shot stops showing proud.

Be good.

Scootch
 

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Dennis..... I found my V22.... Commerce City, CO, United States. they are estimating 5-29 to my dealer.
Dennis.... I have tracked down my Vudoo.... She is now stuck in the Kansas City UPS for the holiday. I hope to get her on the 29th. I hope she lives up to the high standards that people have claimed.
 

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Dennis.... I have tracked down my Vudoo.... She is now stuck in the Kansas City UPS for the holiday. I hope to get her on the 29th. I hope she lives up to the high standards that people have claimed.
You won't be disappointed
I've put more hours (not rounds, of course I shoot my 22lr faster) then my other rifles combined since I bought it
 

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It's funny how a two pound trigger can move a 10 pound gun around. It has helped me get my system a little more solid though. I'm entertaining the option of a second trigger to use when squirrel season is out. I was actually thinking about sending the Huber back in for the 1.5# option with 50/50 giving me 12oz at the break.

I don't think there is a cb problem. My first group of the day the cb shot stands a little proud but it's not predictable. I think it's more of a cold Scootch problem. It takes me three groups to get the cobwebs cleaned out. I cannot really shoot prone anymore and I'm learning to shoot off a bench. I find bench shooting more difficult. Never really had any trouble holding the gun steady shooting prone and being able to load the bipod.

Now that I'm starting to be more consistent off the bench I'm going to set one of my targets aside for cb groups and track that for a while and see if that cb shot stops showing proud.

Be good.

Scootch
2 pounds ?? I need to shoot 4 and 6 oz. I have a couple one pounders and they just wont do.
 

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You won't be disappointed
I've put more hours (not rounds, of course I shoot my 22lr faster) then my other rifles combined since I bought it
I used to shoot Olympic air rifles so she has some high standards to meet. Not to be confused with shooting in the Olympics.
Air rifles were only cheaper than .22 in terms of ammo. Ultimately, it came down to shooting enjoyment. It surprises me that the .22 ammo varies so much in cost and in performance. The only way I could justify buying this 45-70 was if I got a .22lr liner for her.
Had I know about a Vudoo, I likely would have passed on the big bore. Don't get me wrong.... I really like the 45-70 but it does tie up a bunch of cash. and then I had to buy a scope and have it mounted.
 

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OK I picked it up now just have to put it together then get out and shoot it hopefully tomorrow :)



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Looks nice..... Mine is stuck in Kansas City till the 29th. Now that I see yours, I don't know if mine is assembled or not.
 

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Looks nice..... Mine is stuck in Kansas City till the 29th. Now that I see yours, I don't know if mine is assembled or not.
I purchased mine as a barreled action then all other parts separately. If you purchased a complete rifle it will come built.
 

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It's funny how a two pound trigger can move a 10 pound gun around. It has helped me get my system a little more solid though. I'm entertaining the option of a second trigger to use when squirrel season is out. I was actually thinking about sending the Huber back in for the 1.5# option with 50/50 giving me 12oz at the break.

I don't think there is a cb problem. My first group of the day the cb shot stands a little proud but it's not predictable. I think it's more of a cold Scootch problem. It takes me three groups to get the cobwebs cleaned out. I cannot really shoot prone anymore and I'm learning to shoot off a bench. I find bench shooting more difficult. Never really had any trouble holding the gun steady shooting prone and being able to load the bipod.

Now that I'm starting to be more consistent off the bench I'm going to set one of my targets aside for cb groups and track that for a while and see if that cb shot stops showing proud.

Be good.

Scootch
What are you calling a CB flier? How far out is it? And at what range?
 

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Picked up the new Trijicon AccuPower 5-50x56 for the V-22. After mounting and zeroing today there is nothing I don't like about this scope. Bright and crisp edge to edge with great color and contrast. Control function is excellent IMO.



Floating dot MRAD SFP reticle with .05mil turrets. Illuminates red or green.


Aim small, hit small. ;)
 
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Picked up the new Trijicon AccuPower 5-50x56 for the V-22. After mounting and zeroing today there is nothing I don't like about this scope. Bright and crisp edge to edge with great color and contrast. Control function is excellent IMO.



Floating dot MRAD SFP reticle with .05mil turrets. Illuminates red or green.


Aim small, hit small. ;)
I like how they have the subtensions labeled for each magnification if it is etched into the reticle, great idea for a SFP scope!
 

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I like how they have the subtensions labeled for each magnification if it is etched into the reticle, great idea for a SFP scope!
Yes, it's etched in the reticle.
 

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what scope are these “on par” with.
Been thinking of putting one on a hunting rifle.
Becoming a magnification whore the last few years.
The 10x mag is nice.
 

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what scope are these “on par” with.
Been thinking of putting one on a hunting rifle.
Becoming a magnification whore the last few years.
The 10x mag is nice.
People who have the 4.5-30x56 version have compared the glass quality to the Razor Gen2's. It's a step up from my Ares ETR which is respectable for the price IMO.

It will be nice not having to pack a spotting scope to the range. (y)
 

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Dennis.... I have tracked down my Vudoo.... She is now stuck in the Kansas City UPS for the holiday. I hope to get her on the 29th. I hope she lives up to the high standards that people have claimed.
Shawn,
Well, I certainly hope your V-22 doesn't 'disappear' from the shipper's terminal before the 28th. I know, I sound paranoid. but it's gotten to the point where I hate to ship any firearm late in the week.

VGW ships V-22 bbl'd actions in a well-padded, foam-filled box with separate cut-outs for the bbl'd action, bolt, scope rail, and magazines. I've never bought a complete rifle from them, so don't know how they're boxed. As good as some shippers have become at breaking stuff, I'd prefer to have a complete rifle shipped with the bbl'd action out of the stock. At any rate, I sure hope it comes to your door in very good shape, and that you're able to get it out, into a stock (or chassis), scope mounted, and to the shooting spot of your choice as quickly as possible - and that when you get there, the conditions are pleasant enough for you to tell right away how the new rig shoots....
 

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Shawn,
Well, I certainly hope your V-22 doesn't 'disappear' from the shipper's terminal before the 28th. I know, I sound paranoid. but it's gotten to the point where I hate to ship any firearm late in the week.

VGW ships V-22 bbl'd actions in a well-padded, foam-filled box with separate cut-outs for the bbl'd action, bolt, scope rail, and magazines. I've never bought a complete rifle from them, so don't know how they're boxed. As good as some shippers have become at breaking stuff, I'd prefer to have a complete rifle shipped with the bbl'd action out of the stock. At any rate, I sure hope it comes to your door in very good shape, and that you're able to get it out, into a stock (or chassis), scope mounted, and to the shooting spot of your choice as quickly as possible - and that when you get there, the conditions are pleasant enough for you to tell right away how the new rig shoots....
Dennis.... I'm fortunate that my primary shooting spot is in the back yard. If it is raining, I just shoot from the garage.
I didn't buy one of the standard Vudoo rifles, I gave them a list of components to put together. Most of the parts are black
with the entire action and bbl being close to Channellock blue including the bolt handle. for now she has a Trigger tech diamond trigger set at 4 oz. This will sound backwards but I hope the bolt feels more like my CZ 457 MTR than my Anschutz 1416s.
The Annies feel like they have a double cam lock where the CZ bolt is very fluid. The CZ is becoming one of my favorite rifles.
I just got and mounted a Athlon Cronus on her. In terms of how the V22 shoots, I'm honest enough with myself that I know when it is me or the gun that is lacking. I have every expectation that I will like the new Vudoo build.
 

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Picked up the new Trijicon AccuPower 5-50x56 for the V-22. After mounting and zeroing today there is nothing I don't like about this scope. Bright and crisp edge to edge with great color and contrast. Control function is excellent IMO.



Floating dot MRAD SFP reticle with .05mil turrets. Illuminates red or green.


Aim small, hit small. ;)
She is one hot looking piece of glass.
 

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Dennis.... I'm fortunate that my primary shooting spot is in the back yard. If it is raining, I just shoot from the garage.
I didn't buy one of the standard Vudoo rifles, I gave them a list of components to put together. Most of the parts are black
with the entire action and bbl being close to Channellock blue including the bolt handle. for now she has a Trigger tech diamond trigger set at 4 oz. This will sound backwards but I hope the bolt feels more like my CZ 457 MTR than my Anschutz 1416s.
The Annies feel like they have a double cam lock where the CZ bolt is very fluid. The CZ is becoming one of my favorite rifles.
I just got and mounted a Athlon Cronus on her. In terms of how the V22 shoots, I'm honest enough with myself that I know when it is me or the gun that is lacking. I have every expectation that I will like the new Vudoo build.
Shawn, I was shooting my MTR and V-22 carbine on bags off the bench late last week, and as nice as the MTR's 15oz trigger is, the TT Diamond at 12oz was very noticeably nicer. I've not adjusted either of the Diamonds I have on V-22s to less than 11-12oz, yet feel they're about as nice as a Jewell I have set to 8oz on a CF LR BR rifle. I've been shooting Jewell HVR triggers on most of my rifles for quite a few years, and always felt they were the trigger to beat. Well, if there's anything about the TT Diamond that's inferior to any of my Jewells, I haven't found it yet. It's not to the point where I'm going to drop beau coup $$$ on Diamonds to replace the Jewells - but I'll probably be using Diamonds on any new rifle based on a M700 or clone action.