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« on: October 14, 2016, 09:08:50 PM »

I picked up my M17S .308 at Kens shop, took it out to the range today. I had several
different handloads, 5 each of 8 combinations. I seemed to like the 2 loads with Varget
and the Hornady 155 grain BTHP bullet the best. I tried some Speer 125 grain TNT and some Hornady 110 grain V-Max bullets also. Gotta have some Coyote loads for the new rifle. Next trip to the range I will have some Sierra and Nosler loads to try.
 


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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2016, 11:20:01 AM »

Here is a picture of the. 308. Using a UTG 1/2" riser under the tall scope
mounts to get the height of the scope where I want it.
Scope is a Nikon Buckmasters 6-18x40 with adjustable parallax.


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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2016, 12:06:01 PM »

Thanks for the range report and pic. Nice rifle!

What distance for target and what length barrel?

Could you post more pics of internals, bcg, etc.

Thank you,
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2016, 12:07:14 PM »

Pretty neat looking rifle you got there. Never seen anything like it and it even matches your patio furniture. 👍🏻👌🏻


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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2016, 12:38:05 PM »

All targets were at 100 yards. It is the 20" barrel version, I didn't want to lose
the velocity with the 16" barrel. I was getting 2,950 fps with some old Federal
Gold Medal Match ammo with the 155 grain Sierra Matchking bullets.
That was measured by a Shooting Chrony Beta Master chronograph.
Will be out next week  trying some more handloads. I'm sure that I will
find a load that will consistently go into an inch.

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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2016, 01:07:01 PM »

Here are some pictures of the bolt carrier and the lower receiver.


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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2016, 06:34:12 PM »

Just received mine today! I'm showing 3 1/2lb pull on the trigger gauge!


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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2016, 08:46:07 PM »

Thanks for the pics guys! Beautiful!

How's the fit and finish inside and out?
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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2016, 11:37:03 AM »

The fit and finish is immaculate. Take down for cleaning is easy, 2 push pins
like an AR15. The bolt carrier comes right out of the upper.

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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2016, 09:08:05 PM »

Thank you!
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« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2016, 08:28:19 PM »

How is the charging handle?  A video review I just saw (props to Hank Strange) said there was a little play in the fold-able handle that could occasionally cause it to bind against the aluminum chassis when you pulled it back to charge.  Also indicated that the spring was mucho stiff and the act itself was quite the workout (Joked that "Popeye arms" would be in his future).
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« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2016, 09:46:35 PM »

I saw the Hank Strange video. If you push down on the charging handle
with the rifle in a normal firing position, ie: with the sight up, it will bind up. If you just pull it back it works just fine. The bolt carrier guide rod springs are stout, they
have to be, it's a .308 for crying out loud. I am sure Ken tried several different strengths of springs during the prototype phase of the design and settled on the
one that would keep the rifle from beating itself to death, managing the recoil, etc.etc. The bolt carrier is a pretty good sized piece of steel, you're gonna need
a strong spring to send it back into battery, the weight of it may be part of the reason why the recoil is not harsh considering the fact that the rifle only weighs
8 and a half pounds. I am on the back side of 50 years old and have no problem cycling the action with the charging handle...  Just my .02 worth...

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« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2016, 09:32:27 PM »

If anyone is up for it I would love to see a 5x5 done in the same manor as the moa challenge: http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_16_17/51___ARFCOM_1_MOA_ALL_DAY_LONG__Challenge_.html 

That would really give us an idea on the accuracy we can expect from these rifles!
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« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2016, 09:51:54 PM »

Just picked up my 308 from my ffl tonight.

Here it is as it sits now...


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« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2016, 06:22:15 PM »

Took the .308 out to the range today. Sent 90 rounds down range. I was shooting manufactured reman rounds from freedom munitions. (147gr. FMJ, 150gr. FMJ, 155gr. HPBT, 168gr. HPBT, 175gr. HPBT-match, 178gr. A-MAX) THE.308 ate 'em all and spit 'em out without a single failure. It stabilized the wide ranging weights and maintained nice groupings. The lighter rounds had a higher point of impact, but all shot very well.

Today I was sighting in the scope and fired about 50% from a sled and 50% from sand bags. Its too soon to discuss the weapons overall accuracy, but the function was flawless!

Another well made weapon that I'm proud to have in my collection Ken!

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« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2017, 07:57:42 PM »

Added a few accessories I purchased from Ken this week. A Kydex cheek rest and a QD mount that can be attached in any of the large slots on the side of the gun.

The cheek rest is great for shooting on cold weather days and the sling mount is a very clean, low profile fixture.


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« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2017, 10:54:47 AM »

How is the charging handle?  A video review I just saw (props to Hank Strange) said there was a little play in the fold-able handle that could occasionally cause it to bind against the aluminum chassis when you pulled it back to charge.  Also indicated that the spring was mucho stiff and the act itself was quite the workout (Joked that "Popeye arms" would be in his future).

So it's not the stubby handle like on the 556 model? When you say foldable I'm thinking Manticore's replacement charging handle for the aug.

Any pics?
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« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2017, 10:55:43 AM »

Just received mine today! I'm showing 3 1/2lb pull on the trigger gauge!

I'm thinking green when I get mine as well.
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« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2017, 12:28:59 PM »

Folding charging handle


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« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2017, 12:35:22 PM »

Posted picture from my phone, the website
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