Posted on: 2011-10-02 21:18:00 -0400

The rifle didn't disappoint. I took it to the range with some mixed-headstamp reloads that I had slapped together ten years ago on a Dillon 550B. It was pretty windy, but I shot a ten-round, 0.5 MOA group at 100 yards before moving to 300 yards and shooting a couple of five-round, 0.5–0.6 MOA groups. Fliers, undoubtedly due to errors on my part, opened some groups up to 1 MOA.

The rifle goes about shooting in an utterly businesslike fashion: no bolt binding, misfeeds, or other drama. The folding stock locks up incredibly tightly and eases cleaning, as one would need to remove the cheekpiece on a fixed-stock model to remove/insert the bolt.

I put in an order with Southwest Ammunition for 40 rounds each of their 155 Scenar and 175 SMK loads. If either shoots close to 1/3 MOA, I'll have found my ammunition.