Hmm, 375 Ruger, 1917 action / busted scope mount screws
I added a steel recoil lug from an old Vz-24 to the laminated Boyds stock on my Remington made 1917 Enfield actioned 375 Ruger project because the recoil was denting the laminated wood.
So off to the range I went today with some fairly snappy loads to see how they would group.
This is a fairly light rifle for this cartridge and as a result you do know when you have touched off a round...
I only fired 15 rounds today before the screws that hold the one piece mount to the action sheared right off. The front two sheared and the rear screw was still intact when I pulled off the mount. SEE PHOTO:
So now I have to drill and tap the little buggers and try something much bigger.
Actually I need to find somebody who is good at this sort of thing... I am likely to bugger them somehow...
All used virgin Hornady brass, and federal 215 magnum match primer. All had a COL of 3.340 inch with no crimp. The barrel is a 22.5 inch long Shaw barrel with 4 grooves.
300gr Accubond with 79.0gr H-4350 = 2,810 fps and a big group at 100 yards.
270gr Speer SPBT with 80.0gr H-4350 = 2,860 fps and a 3/4 inch group.
260gr Accubond with 81.0gr H-4350 = 2,918 fps and a 1.75 inch group.