Playing with the Colt Accurize Rifle CR6724 over the weekend


I don’t have much of a point with this post. I was out trying some loads I ran across in an old issue of Precision Shooting. Writer Jerry Stordahl has/had a Colt Accurized Rifle and listed some of his loads in the article. He used Winchester 748 and some 60gr. V-MAX bullets to shoot some tiny groups. Did not work in my gun. I played with the charge up and down and changed to nosler ballsitic tips and couldn’t replicate his success at all.

If you are a hand loader you will know that sometimes this can rattle your confidence a little when things that should work, don’t work. So I busted out my own loads of 69 grains Sierra HPBTs with 26.5 grains of Varget and shot a 20 round group at 150 yards just to reaffirm that everything is still right in my personal universe.

I have no idea why the picture is so big

You will notice in the picture above I am using the little adapter that Howard made a couple years ago. It lets you attack a flat block to a picatinny rail to shoot off the bags easier. I have no idea how I ever lived without this thing.

The other thing Is the lower doesn’t have the usual Magpul PRS stock on it. That’s because I swapped lowers with my MK12. I did this because I wanted to shoot the load work ups with the SSA trigger I have in my MK12. The Colt trigger in the gun is a good trigger but it’s just not SSA good when you are trying to shoot the smallest groups possible.

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  1. That’s some nice shooting. I nearly always shoot big groups. A lot of guys fire tiny 3 round groups and call their gun a tack driver. Then they shoot another tiny 3 round group in a different place, and so on. Overlaid, the little groups add up to 3-4 moa.

    That being said, I don’t worry about groups so much in my hunting rifles. My 6.5 Swede has a light barrel which is good for schlepping up mountains where the deer and boar are. The groups expand pretty quickly as it warms up, but the cold barrel shot *always* goes in the same spot which is what matters to me because I don’t shoot groups at game. 20 cold barrel shots from that rifle would make one little ragged hole at 100m but I don’t really care. Getting that accurate first shot is the thing in the field.

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