What benchrest rifle do you use

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  1. paul.w

    paul.w Member

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    Hi all.
    I was just wondering what benchrest rifles people are using. And are they standard... I'm currently using a standard s400 in a mpr stock. My backup rifle is a weihrauch hw101 (was a carbine)with a 600mm barrel and xl cylinder in a old sporter stock .
     
  2. C.Eaton

    C.Eaton Confirmed Anschutz Nut...

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    I use my Anschutz 9003 and 1613 .22LR.
     
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    Early model S400 in a CS700 thumbhole stock.
     
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    Airarms FTP900 is the one i use the most , huma reg 2 piece rowan carbon shroud, air stripper . MPR and 9015 on the subs bench.
     
  5. paul.w

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    Hi Mr Eaton I had ago of a anschutz 1813 tonight for the first time, interesting. Wasn't sure if I should hold it tight or lightly like my air rifle.
     
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    Hi Dreamer. a few of top guy at the benchrest club tonight had ago of my s400 and told me the trigger was letting the rifle down. I thought it was good. Turns out its not. Need to fine that YouTube video on getting the best out of your trigger!!!
     
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    How you finding the huma reg. A friend had one but didn't get on with it and had it taken out and an ISP reg put in.
     
  8. Phil Kennett

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    Paul. in what way do they feel the trigger was a let down, was it to much pull/resistance?
     
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    Hello Paul
    I use an S200 with a huma reg in an acz ultra stock.
    When I first started shooting BR I was using my mates Anschutz 54 22LR with a very good trigger. In comparison my S200 trigger is crap but usable. I find if I consentrate on my trigger technique I can put in some decent ish scores.
    Paul
     
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    Hi Phil. Said that it felt bit gritty. And wasn't light enough. One guy said he could see it pulling him out of the 2mm bull as he wad pulling the trigger. So I'll have a look at it over the weekend. May need some polishing and some tweaks.
     
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    Hi paul. i thought i had a good trigger technique. Iv had really good scores last couple of weeks But x's on the low side. I did think it would be easy to shoot benchrest. just turn up and shoot. But soon learn that's not going to work!!!
     
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    You are merely resting the rifle, so as light as a hold as possible, certainly not a death grip. If you're shooting prone then a sling is essential to allow you to totally relax. If benching then a decent front support and rear bag is the order of the day.
    As with anything shooting range time is more important than spangly kit.
     
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    Says the man with the polished Anschutz.

    I'm just getting into BR and am planning to use a Walther Dominator in a late (flat bottomed) Steve Lanyman stock.

    S400 triggers can be adjusted until they are OK, but each adjustment of the grub screw(s) needs to be tiny and then tried for several shots. Dressing the sears may help a little, just don't go too far.
     
  14. Phil Kennett

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    I do BR for fun, no comps just down the local range, just picked up a BR stock from Tilleys Gunstocks and will be dropping an S400 action into it. I do not use a rear rest presently.
     
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    You can get away with sticking your left hand under the hand grip to support the stock but a proper bag that you can squeeze to move the rifle is best.
     
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    Ssssh, it's only slightly polished so is only a little bit spangly....;)
     
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    Thanks Colin, I am only using a Bean bag at the front as well, but I guess as I progress I am going to want to go with a better front rest and some rear support to see how far I can go.
     
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    I've fitted them in a few guns now, protarget, hft500 and several 900's and had no issues at all, I've only had to rebuild one that had been fitted for 18 months we couldn't find anything wrong only that some dirt may have got inside,
    dead easy to strip clean and fit new seals . just about to order a external huma for my T200.
     
  19. paul.w

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    Hi Colin, I was shooting off a bench with front rest and in the shoulder,a first for me. I used my hft shooting glove at the rear. When I held it firm I was around the bull. With the light grip and letting the rifle recoil. I was a bullet low but all straight. So think next time I get to have ago again, I'll zero the rifle with a light grip and let her recoil freely. Was great fun and will definitely ask to do it again.
     
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    Think my anschutz 2002 might be a bit over polished. The only thing left to polish is the barrel.
     

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