Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Mukwonago, Wisconsin
I measured the brass, it was good to go, it is definitely the chamber that is tight.
I got it out yesterday for the maiden voyage to break in the barrel and it went pretty well. My scope mounting was right there as well 3 high 2 left at 50 yards... Started with the factory stuff shot 3 then cleaned, 3 then cleaned, 5 then cleaned. I did not notice any copper/blue on any patches during any of the cleanings so I figured good to go. A lot of carbon though, Man those factory hornady Interlocks are dirty!!!
Gritty too, I've never seen anything like it. Also had one bad round, not sure if it was low powder or what, sounded like a muzzleloader going off, like a hang fire. Bullet hit 6 " low... Not impressed with those. Did have a 5 round .554" group with them though, not bad for first day. Today will try out some hand loads.
Trigger sucks, needs a Timney 512 for sure...
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