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well thanks to all of you here !

here in indiana our state lets us use rifles for the first time this year, BUT the had to be certain handgun rounds only! I picked up a 500 s&w handi as it was a legal caliber.
So here goes the prep 100 passes with JB bore paste and oil with patches and a nice fitting jag.A youth stock with a sims recoil pad and a 16 ounce c&h mercury recoil reducer in the stock, REAPER scope mount and a new 1.5x4.5 32mm bsa catseye with a 4A reticle. I picked a 325 grain barnes XPB spitzer in shooting star once fired brass sized,trimmed,deburred inside and out, using 44.0 grains of lil' gun and a federal large rifle match primer chrony was 2275fps at muzzle temp 38 degrees lite breeze I fired a repeatable 3 shot group of 1 1/4 inches twice so i set my zero at 2inches high @ 100 yrds wooo hooo I am sooo ready!!!!!!!!! thanks one and alll

Dave
 

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Congrats, sounds like you're all ready to make some meat!! ;D

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no really with the sims lab recoil pad and 1 pound mercury reducer it was pleasant to me anyway
 

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Scoot up to the 700 grain lead and pleasant doesn't enter your thoughts. I really like the versatility of the 500 S&W. Good luck and good shooting.
 

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wow i got a new forend screw that is an allen instead of the phillips i torqued it to 30 in lbs and it got my 3 shot group down to 5/8 inch wooo hoo I am ready to put meaton the table opening day is sat !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Good Luck... our opening day is this Friday, but still shotgun slugs in IL. We'll make a lot of noise here in IL on Friday and chase the deer to IN for your shoot on Saturday ;)
 
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