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PostSubject: Thors in the Mountain Rifle   July 31st 2017, 12:57 pm

Believe it or not, I just finished up testing at 50 yards and now am moving back to 100 yards. I decided to give some conicals a try in the traditions mountain rifle using 100gr Pyrodex RS, 250gr Thor sized in .501". The bullets load super super easy, so easy they do not stay in place on a clean bore. I will try some custom sizing tonight and give .5015" a try tonight and then take it to .502" if I have to.

My opinion is to hunt with a clean bore and a bullet thats perfect. On a dirty bore, the .501" Thors are perfect due to the fouling at the breech and the bullets then hold TIGHT. Superb accuracy on my final 3 shots at 50 yards. I will have some tinkering to do with bullet diameter, powder charge, but right now, I am really pleased with accuracy and recoil. Recoil is not bad at all thanks to the extra weight of the rifle.

Heading out to 100 yards now fellers.
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PostSubject: Re: Thors in the Mountain Rifle   August 9th 2017, 11:25 am

I couldnt get them to shoot worth a crap out of my MR.
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PostSubject: Re: Thors in the Mountain Rifle   August 9th 2017, 11:26 am

that's very surprising. They've been extremely accurate in all my cva rifles. 90-100gr BH209 and 1" groups or less @ 100.
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PostSubject: Re: Thors in the Mountain Rifle   August 9th 2017, 11:34 am

Mine is all over the place with the bullets. As a matter of fact it is all over the place with every bullet. I need to send it back.
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PostSubject: Re: Thors in the Mountain Rifle   August 9th 2017, 11:47 am

Ah a barrel issue, not bullets.

Does the barrel load evenly or do you feel loose spots?
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PostSubject: Re: Thors in the Mountain Rifle   August 9th 2017, 12:08 pm

Pretty much even loading the entire way down the bore.
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PostSubject: Re: Thors in the Mountain Rifle   August 9th 2017, 12:11 pm

By chance, it could very well be the scope going bad. If no bullet shoots good and you are using Blackhorn209, i'd suspect the scope.
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PostSubject: Re: Thors in the Mountain Rifle   August 9th 2017, 12:13 pm

Leupold VX-II...Im anal when it comes to scopes and their mounting systems.

So I doubt it, but I guess anything is possible.
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PostSubject: Re: Thors in the Mountain Rifle   August 9th 2017, 12:50 pm

I had to have two Leupold scopes repaired/replaced within the last year. Anything made by man can become defective.

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PostSubject: Re: Thors in the Mountain Rifle   August 9th 2017, 1:00 pm

yep, anything is possible. The MR is a very accurate rifle. Its odd to hear of one not shooting any bullet with decent accuracy. Just because the scope is of a good quality name, doesn't mean they will not fail. I'd put a different scope on and see if that helps.
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