JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/04/now-finally-i-get-to-see-if-it-shoots.html (20 comments)

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jsid-1209090721-591346  Russell at Fri, 25 Apr 2008 02:32:01 +0000

Looks top notch, Kevin.

And no, I'm not drooling. Much. :)

jsid-1209091135-591347  juris_imprudent at Fri, 25 Apr 2008 02:38:55 +0000

And no, I'm not drooling. Much.

Yeah. Bad enough when I'm spitting coffee on my monitor, now I've got to clean drool out of the keyboard.

jsid-1209096599-591351  Slashtwo at Fri, 25 Apr 2008 04:09:59 +0000


jsid-1209119343-591357  Mark at Fri, 25 Apr 2008 10:29:03 +0000

Very nice.
Looking forward to the range report.
My sole bolt gun is a circa 1953 Enfield No IV Mk II* in .303 British.

jsid-1209130205-591364  Noel at Fri, 25 Apr 2008 13:30:05 +0000

Ooooohhhhhhh Baby!! Nice, Kevin!

Let us know how she shoots. I finally get to take my new 700 5R out tomorrow for a two day Precision Rifle class. Might be snow on the ground here in Minnesota by the morning. (Global warming??) Can't wait to find out what this rifle is capable of with Federal Gold Medal Match 168 grain, which I hear from others, this gun really likes.

Did you end up lapping the rings or just put on the scope?

jsid-1209131130-591365  Kevin Baker at Fri, 25 Apr 2008 13:45:30 +0000

I just mounted the scope, and very carefully torqued everything down.

If it shoots as well as I hope, when I bring it home I'll pull one screw at a time out of the rings and loc-tite them.

jsid-1209132466-591368  thirdpower at Fri, 25 Apr 2008 14:07:46 +0000

Beautiful piece. You are now the proud owner of an Intermediate Sniper Rifle.

jsid-1209133813-591369  Kevin Baker at Fri, 25 Apr 2008 14:30:13 +0000

I think I made Kirsten Rand cry!

jsid-1209134966-591371  larry weeks at Fri, 25 Apr 2008 14:49:26 +0000

Kevin, I'm crushed. You have a friend in the supply biz and you didn't call. Note lower lip sticking out. We don't carry the Burris but have, in stock, our own Tactical Rings in either steel or aluminum, low, medium and high. Plus the scope leveling devices, bases, rings from other folks, even MOA bases for really long range stuff.

jsid-1209138191-591377  Kevin Baker at Fri, 25 Apr 2008 15:43:11 +0000

Larry, I'm sorry, but much like every other gunny I know, I'm a cheap bastard.

And Brownell's is NOT cheap!

I did look for the Burris rings there. And I looked at bases, and the replacement floorplate, as I related back in November.

I chose the Burris rings because of price - $45.45 for the pair, including freight. The anti-cant level was free, provided by Ninth Stage.

I shop Brownell's, Larry - I really do. But so far you've been out of my price range.

jsid-1209138634-591378  Randy at Fri, 25 Apr 2008 15:50:34 +0000

Oooohhhh! Purty!

Me likes it Precious!

jsid-1209151592-591385  Ride Fast at Fri, 25 Apr 2008 19:26:32 +0000

Sweet. I'm jealous.

jsid-1209154212-591386  Will Brown at Fri, 25 Apr 2008 20:10:12 +0000

Very nice, but what's the red and white doody on the eyepiece in aid of?

jsid-1209156501-591387  Kevin Baker at Fri, 25 Apr 2008 20:48:21 +0000

The red piece is the lens cover release. The "white" is an optical illusion from where that piece transitions from direct sunlight into shade. If you look at the picture above, you can see the lens cap in the open position.

jsid-1209163554-591391  CAshane at Fri, 25 Apr 2008 22:45:54 +0000

What's up with the white sword on the ground in the background of the 2nd and 3rd photos? Looks like a giant olive spear for a massive martini.

jsid-1209169750-591397  USCitizen at Sat, 26 Apr 2008 00:29:10 +0000

Very nice setup!

jsid-1209172974-591398  Kevin Baker at Sat, 26 Apr 2008 01:22:54 +0000

What's up with the white sword on the ground in the background of the 2nd and 3rd photos? Looks like a giant olive spear for a massive martini.

I have grandchildren living with me.

'Nuff said.

Very nice setup!

It should be, I got the scope from you!

jsid-1209224585-591416  BillH at Sat, 26 Apr 2008 15:43:05 +0000

Kevin, if it isn't a state secret, what are you rolling for the 175 MK? I picked up a couple boxes the other day because there were no 168s in stock, but I haven't worked up a load for them yet... got any good suggestions? 4064 and Varget in the house. .308 Rem 700 SPS Varmint/Nikon Buckmaster in the case... I don't have the budget you do ;-)

jsid-1209240089-591417  Kevin Baker at Sat, 26 Apr 2008 20:01:29 +0000

Don't feel bad, Bill... I don't have the budget I do! ;)

My first attempt at .308 using the 175SMK bullet used 43.5 grains of Varget. That may be just a tad warm in this rifle - I'm getting a ring around the firing pin dimple in the primer. (Primers are CCI BR-2 Large Rifle Benchrest.) Cases are Lapua.

Accuracy, however, is excellent for a first attempt!

jsid-1209308642-591429  BillH at Sun, 27 Apr 2008 15:04:02 +0000

Thanks Kevin, and I read the new post... looks like you had a great day. I got out to the desert yesterday, and the best 168 SMK load through mine looks to be 43.3gr of 4064. I've never shot a scoped rifle before this one, and only have 40 rounds experience, so I have a ways to go yet. I'll work from 42.0gr of Varget for the 175s I bought. Thanks for the clue.

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