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Messages - Dwayne Cyr

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I just want to compliment the Selkirk crew of Murray, Calvin, Grant, Lyle, the scoring/target crew and other volunteers for the smooth running shoot that made it easy to maintain focus and contributed to a high quality shooting experience.

Thanks for the good time.


Centerfire Discussions / Re: Bench Designs
« on: May 18, 2010, 10:14:19 AM »

I think I sent you most of it, any more questions just send me an email.



Centerfire Discussions / Re: My 6ppc Adventure...Part Two
« on: April 21, 2010, 12:27:03 PM »
Sounds like an issue of taking accurate measurements and choosing the right bushing. I could barely afford the gun and didn't have proper measuring tools until last month. Before that I had to take stuff over to Phil to be measured properly. 

Centerfire Discussions / Re: My 6ppc Adventure...Part Two
« on: April 21, 2010, 10:06:05 AM »

Are you shooting your new gun yet? How is it coming? Are you experiencing the trials tribulations and frustrations of tuning your first 6ppc by yourself or are you fortunate enough to have a mentor shorten up the process?

How about an update?

Club Events / Re: Rosebud Score Shoot
« on: April 17, 2010, 06:29:12 AM »
Do you have an official scorer or do the shooters score their own targets?

Does the scorer get to shoot?

Club Events / Re: Rosebud Score Shoot
« on: April 17, 2010, 05:42:23 AM »

How many targets at 100 and how many at 200?

Centerfire Discussions / Re: My 6ppc Adventure...Part Two
« on: April 04, 2010, 05:09:29 AM »
The venom level in your bloodstream has dropped. You need to get stung. Quick find yourself a nest.

Centerfire Discussions / Re: The things we remember the most
« on: April 01, 2010, 06:48:26 AM »
My cleaning table was set up next to Calvin's at the famous wasp episode. Calvin's table was directly under a wasp nest slightly bigger than a grapefruit. After he got stung we figured out what was going on. Gordy Wald was standing 15 feet from the nest and was zapped 3 times in a row. He stood their doing a little dance yelling OW! OW! OW! I never got stung all day because I ran away very fast every time a wasp came around. After the nest was knocked down, crushed, stepped on etc the wasps kept coming back and flying in and out of holes in the window frame. Fearless Calvin was busy plugging the holes with ear plugs.

Calvin has developed an unfair advantage of split vision. He can clean his rifle with his right eye while scanning for wasps with his left. Now he can look through his scope with his right eye while watching the flags and scanning for wasps with his left.

This year I plan to throw a can of wasp spray and some antihistamines in my range kit. Calvin needs a bee keepers suit and a smoker.

Centerfire Discussions / Re: Questions about rests
« on: March 31, 2010, 12:01:50 PM »
A Hayse is beautiful and its made in Canada.



Centerfire Discussions / Re: My 6ppc Adventure...Part Two
« on: March 30, 2010, 09:00:08 PM »
No it wasn't like that.

I knew how small I wanted the groups to be and I had a hard time reaching that level. In August I shot my first screamer in competition, a.091. It didn't come automatically, I had to work at it. Call it paying my dues.

That is a beautiful looking rifle.


Centerfire Discussions / Re: My 6ppc Adventure...Part Two
« on: March 30, 2010, 06:20:54 PM »

One year ago I was at the same point in my evolution as you are now. Brand new rifle, I'll be shooting bug holes in no time. I was wrong. There is a learning curve. I struggled from April until the end of July before it "clicked". There's learning how to tune a 6ppc. At the same time as learning how to shoot a 10 1/2 pound rifle. Its not forgiving like my HV. You could do almost anything behind the HV and it would still agg .299. Then there's learning the bag set up, not making shooter errors. The LV is so much more sensitive and requires more finesse. Then there's learning the wind flags. When I was really struggling I turned to my barrel maker Ted and my gunsmith Lyle for advice. That's when it all came together. Its a trip.

Enjoy your new gun because when it all comes together you will be smiling.


Centerfire Discussions / Re: Targets - which to get?
« on: March 16, 2010, 06:12:10 PM »

Off Topic / Re: Fireforming Laupa brass for Sako ppc usa
« on: March 15, 2010, 05:59:47 AM »
Here is the link to 6mmbr with a detailed description how to fireform cases. I used the Bulseye and wax plug method.

Also Sinclair International (that you should have their catalog) 1-260-493-2530 or has 2 pages of instruction for making PPC brass from 220 Russian.

Good Luck


Centerfire Discussions / Re: Robertson Stocks
« on: February 15, 2010, 02:09:58 PM »

Your blue one looks like mine except the inletting on mine is black or dark gray. I just love the long forend on those stocks. I think it shifts the weight to the rear on the bags and improves balance.

Rimfire Discussions / Re: Rimfire competition
« on: February 13, 2010, 03:31:19 PM »
Update on Rimfire Benchrest

Anyone with a Brno #1 through #5 or cz 452 that needs a light crisp trigger for BR can benefit from a YoDave trigger kit. The kit contains 4 springs for adjusting weight of pull and 4 shim tubes for adjusting sear engagement. The kit is available on Ebay for $15 US with free shipping in Canada. It is shipped from BC and arrives fairly quickly. Installation is too simple. Its also reversible should you want to return to factory settings. With the red shim tube and lightest spring it is close to a true BR trigger. The list of Rimfire rifles that can be fitted with a proper BR trigger is pretty short. This kit solves the trigger dilemma on a Brno or CZ 452.

I'm impressed.

Centerfire Discussions / Re: Varmint for score
« on: December 31, 2009, 04:14:28 PM »
After Bill explained the 11 point system, it makes sense and I am in favor of it.


Centerfire Discussions / Re: Varmint for score
« on: December 30, 2009, 09:15:23 PM »
Hunter Benchrest was started at our club in 2004 after we lost our 500 meter Silhouette range to an inspection. Our score shooting has evolved due to equipment race issues. Initially there was varmint Hunter for small case capacity .222 etc and Hunter which was 70% moose and deer rifles. When a few had true BR rifles built, Open class was created to stop the crying when the Factory guns got puppy stomped by the BR guns. Open class is for guns that don't conform with NBRSA Hunter rules. The first 6ppc was shot in competition in Kenora in August 2008 after we witnessed the Western Canadian Nationals in Selkirk. The 6ppc has totally dominated open class. The 6ppc is the shortcut to shooting a clean target. So we have 3 classes, VH for the gopher guns, Hunter for the factory meat guns, and Open for bring it on, we'll kick your butt with a 6ppc. There is a second 30 BR that might be ready next spring. Scoring is best edge with the X dot used to settle ties between the 6ppc's. Scoring the X dot as a point would make it easier score targets. And as Calvin mentioned, the 100 yard score target is pretty tough for a factory hunting rifle at 100 meters.


Rimfire Discussions / Re: Rimfire competition
« on: December 28, 2009, 10:31:43 AM »
Speaking of a low cost entry, here is the link to the USBR Alabama State Match equipment list. The Sporter class rifle cost $360 in Canada.

Rimfire Discussions / Re: Rimfire competition
« on: December 28, 2009, 09:55:04 AM »

Yes Tony we are considering rimfire matches of some sort every second month alternating between our Hunter/VFS centerfire matches.

The emphasis would be on participation of shooters and try to pick up those who have never shot a rifle match.

We are considering 2 formats. At this time we don’t have a 50 yard backstop on our rifle range or moving backers. The easiest is to use 200 yard Hunter targets with a 1 inch 10 ring at 100 yards. Testing we have done shows a Weatherby XXII can score about 235/250 with decent ammo.

If we get our concrete bench project finished by July, we are negotiating with the Pistol Division to move our wooden benches to the back of the Pistol range and have a 50 yard match using the IBS target with 25 scoring bulls and 4 sighter bulls shot in 25 or 30 minute time limit. The IBS target has a ½ inch 10 ring. The match would be 500 or 750 points, (2 or 3 targets per match).

There would be 3 classes based on caliber. In .22 LR there are some 64MS rifles around from our Silhouette matches. The higher grade rifles here are Brno #4’s, 10/22 Target, 541T. There are three or four Savage 17HMR’s and there are a few .22 Magnums. Click on this link and scroll down to sheffieldshooters post for an equipment list we have in mind.

There would be 1st, 2nd, 3rd place cash prizes for each class. A good turnout would be 14 shooters or 2 relays. Click on this link and you will see 10 different rimfire benchrest targets. We tried to find a target not impossibly difficult for the average shooter and easy to obtain.

We have until the end of May to refine the idea. Right now its any gun, any scope, come out and have fun. I could build an all out bench gun or buy one from Jefferson but only Phil would follow me down that road.

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