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Old 04-22-2012, 05:23 AM
WEATHERBY460 WEATHERBY460 is offline
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SR1911 group size from rest?




Has anyone shot the gun from a good solid rest to see what it is capable of ? Thanks
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:28 AM
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i shot mine the other day and got 1"-1.5" groups using a swc titgroup@ 5.0 grains this was at 10 yards
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:55 AM
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There was a good article, can't remember the magazine that did this with several 1911's, including the SR1911 and the Remington R1. Both of those faired better than several more expensive 1911's. They used a Ransom rest, and I believe they were shot at 25 yards and had groups under 2"

I can't remember exactly how it's worded, but I believe both models boast a match grade barrel. I don't know if this means they are a Match barrel, or simply that the material is that of a match grade barrel.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:39 AM
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I have yet to shoot mine from a rest but have attached what I recently obtained at 15 yards firing 50 rounds on a B27 target. Not quite as accurate as my SA Range Officer but it is close.


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Old 04-25-2012, 09:13 AM
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I have yet to shoot mine from a rest but have attached what I recently obtained at 15 yards firing 50 rounds on a B27 target. Not quite as accurate as my SA Range Officer but it is close.


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I'd take that in a heartbeat, nice job. You're a better shot than I am or atleast more consistent, which means, you are a better shot than I am . I had posted a picture of the last 7 I had fired at 20 yards, rapid fire, almost. I had one flyer and one a little low and it wasnt my best grouping of the day but the only one I could get a picture of. I took it at home and it was the last shoot-n-see target, which was stickered over the others. Point being, I dont know the numbers but the gun is accurate and moreso than I am. It's a nice shooter.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:14 PM
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Thanks, I believe it is a fine shooting gun. I am partial to Rugers anyway and own a few that are all good shooters. I have plans to visit a range next week with a couple friends and will be able to fire from a good benchrest position so I will see how much better I can do. Bottom line, this gun will shoot!!!
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:36 PM
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Here's mine at 15 yards from my hand:



Do you think it needs to be bench rest tested?LOL
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:35 AM
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crashoverideplik,

I'm impressed with that target to be sure.

With my SR1911, I am able to make a head shot on a gopher target at 25 yards well braced. But off hand, I'm so shaky I don't think I could be as accurate as you.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:55 AM
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Here's mine at 15 yards from my hand:



Do you think it needs to be bench rest tested?LOL
Keep rubbing that one in Crash I've seen that one before. Far better than I am. I usually feel pretty good at the range, most folks there make me look pretty good. Then I get to the forums and Im humbled

I had a pretty rough outing yesterday with the Ruger P95 (shot it before the 1911). Wasnt terrible but bad for me. I can shoot it pretty well but havent shot the gun in a while. It's the better and different trigger of the 1911 and even my HK USP that had me struggling with the P95 yesterday. I've vowed to shoot it more often, I need to, I carry it often. I was getting back on track with it after a couple of mags but wasnt a good day with it. But the guy next to me shooting an XD made me look good with the P95. I found out when I was leaving that he was a LEO. I was talking with the RO before I left and the guy had started shooting from the hip with another gun that had a laser grip. The RO went to talk to him and came back and said he was a LEO. But then again, there was an ex-cop working at a range I used to go to. He was pretty bad, static. Tactical, on the move he was real good, the best of the guys working there, all ex military or ex police and all pretty good.
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:19 PM
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I have yet to shoot mine from a rest but have attached what I recently obtained at 15 yards firing 50 rounds on a B27 target. Not quite as accurate as my SA Range Officer but it is close.


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What is not to like about that target?

Many people with handguns costing 2 or 3 times as much can't do that.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:24 PM
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i had a little extra cash so i sent my sr1911 to clark for a 2.5" accuracy job, a 3.5lb trigger job, and a slide scope mount to mount a match dot for shooting bullseye.

$700 gun
$400 accuracy job
$145 trigger job
$90 scope mount
$200 scope

so, for less then $1600 i am getting i hope a good shooting gun...any thoughts...or did i just waste my money?
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:05 PM
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It is your money and your decision to make. For me, I can only imagine possibly getting a trigger job but that's about it. I have changed the grips on mine but am trying to keep it stock for the most part. It already shoots good enough in my opinion.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:45 PM
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i had a little extra cash so i sent my sr1911 to clark for a 2.5" accuracy job, a 3.5lb trigger job, and a slide scope mount to mount a match dot for shooting bullseye.

$700 gun
$400 accuracy job
$145 trigger job
$90 scope mount
$200 scope

so, for less then $1600 i am getting i hope a good shooting gun...any thoughts...or did i just waste my money?
I own a Clark Sr. built gun and have a Springfield with a Clark barrel and comp. One of their 10/22 rifles is on it's way to my house too. Clark is a great gunsmith and you will be very happy with the work. I can't wait to see a big ol can scope on a Ruger that should be awesome!!
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:47 AM
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For mine, 4.5 Inches from a rest at 25 yards using my bullseye wadcutter handloads that group 1.25" from my Rock river Arms wadgun. Jacket Ammo is about 5" in the Ruger at 25 yds. Mine has wiggle in the slide and the barrel bushing comes out easily by hand. I know a bushing upgrade will help it some and likely get it into 2.5-3" territory. FWIW, my new stock Remington R1 Enhanced does right at 2" with the same ammo and rest.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:42 PM
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SR1911 range tested

I test fired my SR1911 yesterday afternoon from a modified bench rest position at 7 yards . My "rest" was only a wood block with carpet stapled over it for padding but it was somewhat steady. The ammo used was all Winchester "white box" 230 grain FMJ. I am very satisfied with how this gun shoots considering it is "stock". Click image for larger version

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Old 05-03-2012, 06:28 PM
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When I first got my Ruger I tested it from my pistol rest at 25yds and I was getting 2 to 2.75in groups with a mixture of factory and my hot handloads.

I replaced the barrel bushing with a tight one and the slide release with a better quality one and my groups shrank into the 1.5 to 2in range.

My rest is really solid and eliminates almost all of the problems with the "nut behind the trigger". I couldn't be happier with the improved groups I got just by replacing those two parts.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:19 AM
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I took mine out yesterday for only the second time and the acuracy was not good. The first time I took it out my son and his friend did most of the shooting so I didn't consider the acuracy since they can maybe hit a 10" paper plate 1 out of 5 shots with anything, at 15 years old they need more practice.

Yesterday it was only me and my son so I shot several mags myself. I found that I could only hit the plate about 3 out of 5 times. I can shoot a 2" group all day long with my TRP. This was all at 20 yards.

When I got home I field stripped the gun and found the barrel bushing had a lot of play in all directions both to the barrel and the slide. I could actually move the bushing around while installed in the slide. I have now ordered a new bushing and will fit it next week.

I'm disappointed with the acuracy but I still like the gun.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:24 AM
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Did you order the stock bushing from Ruger or use a replacement model from someone else?
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:47 AM
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I haven't benched mine at 25 yards, but it does seem to shoot to POA like cashoverrideplik did. The barrel and bushing are not a hard fit, but from poping cans at 20 yards or so I'd say it shoot good enough for the money. I'm happy enough I'd buy another.
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:50 AM
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Did you order the stock bushing from Ruger or use a replacement model from someone else?
I ordered an oversized Ed Brown so I could fit it.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:00 AM
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I shot mine from a Ransom rest @25 yd. The load is 4.0 gr. Titegroup with a 200 gr. Meister LSWC. The average for three five shot groups was 1.67
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:05 PM
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Barrel Bushing

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I ordered an oversized Ed Brown so I could fit it.
Thanks for the info. My bushing fit is not an issue but the trigger rattle kinda bugs me. The trigger pull is fine and feels smooth. At 1st I thgought is was just the over travel screw being loose but tha turned out to not be the issue. I am ordering a new trigger to see if that solves the problem.

Currently I am very satisfied with the accuracy and the gun.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:08 PM
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I shot mine from a Ransom rest @25 yd. The load is 4.0 gr. Titegroup with a 200 gr. Meister LSWC. The average for three five shot groups was 1.67
I would be very satisfied with these results. I have yet to experiment with anything except factory 230 gr. FMJ loads but found all I have tried so far to be accurate enough for my purposes.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:27 PM
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I was too
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:55 PM
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I was getting about a 3.00" group at 25 yards with 230 gr LRN reloads (maybe 4.3 gr of Titegroup). It was just the ammo I had on hand, I haven't bothered to find out what it likes best. But the way mine rides the link, I'd be surprised if it would do much better.
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