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Old 02-04-2014, 10:28 PM
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You guys asked us to post some more Rem mod 540XR groups so here you go. I shot a IR50/50 match this past month. It was shot at 50yds, at NIGHT with flood light on the tgts and fired from indoors while shooting thru little itty bitty gun ports in the windows. The mirage from the heat escaping the building was terrible and the winds were 5-10mph and shifting. Challenging. My best tgt of three was 248 12x (see attached pic). Ammo for this event was Eley Black #5 machine. The gun is bone stock, with only trigger adjustment and good ammo.

The 2nd pic is of a Snipers Hide 50yd challenge set of six consecutive 5-shot groups all fired from sand bags or prone. It is pretty easy to get one or two good groups in a day but is very tough to print six good groups in a row. This set had the smallest group at 0.165" and the average was 0.296" for all six. This will be good enough to be in the top ten for now. Ammo for this one was a mix of Wolf Match Extra but I only had a small amount of it so finished with Center-X.

It is topped with a Sightron 36x scope and seems to like Lapua slightly better than Eley or RWS. Wolf MX has shot the best by a small margin. Center-x is 2nd. 10x third and Wolf Match fourth best. Eley Black 5th. Edge 6th and Midas+ 7th.

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Old 02-04-2014, 10:34 PM
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Rem mod 540XR

Here is a crappy pic of the rifle. Someday I will take pics at the range, lol.

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Old 02-04-2014, 11:10 PM
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Well I did get the rifle over a week ago, beautiful. I am awaiting the scope for it (Mueller 8x32-40) should be in on Thursday.
When I get it done I will post some pictures.
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:16 AM
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This is what I've been talking about, with the right tuneing & ammo. the 540's can outshoot alot of guns costing twice the price or more. And looking & feeling good while doing it. The 540's are sleepers!!!"


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Old 02-05-2014, 03:34 PM
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There are a pair of 540x for sale on rimfire shooting.Not mine but wish they were.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:24 PM
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I already have three, 1-540X & 2-XR's, I can't afford anymore. --- Right now --- Ha Ha I want to, but I'm better off if I don't even look at 'em.

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Old 02-06-2014, 10:22 AM
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Rem 540XR accuracy

I forget to mention that as good as my Rem 540XR shoots, it is a bone stock factory rifle and is NOT at all competitive in the unlimited ARA or IR50/50 matches that I can shoot in here. The tgt that I posted from the recent IR50/50 match looks good but it was scored in last place that day. Every other rifle in the match was sporting custom Hall/Turbo/10x/40X actions, Jewel triggers set 1-2oz and match grade hand lapped bbls from Shilen, Rock Creek, Lilja, Mueller, etc. Scopes are $2500 Night Force or $1800 Leupold, etc. They all had bbl tuners installed. The rests are $700-1000 machine rests with micrometer adjustments and are amazing pieces of precision machinery in themselves. Top shooter shot a 250 20x on his winning tgt. We were shooting the same Eley black ammo. I shoot off of sand bags with a $300 used scope. My nice factory trigger is adjusted as light and crisp as it can go but is still a 1.5lb trigger. I am not ashamed of my last place rifle. In fact, I am quite proud of it. I think it could be competitive in vintage rifle competitions. Maybe? lol

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Old 02-06-2014, 02:27 PM
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I feel ya Irsh , it seems that if one "invests " the proper amount of money , then it's left up to the shooter. Being economically bankrupt, probably morally as well ( jury still out ) I have a snowball's chance in hell , but refuse to give up . I got me a 541T some years ago from a local fun show ( Sat.) on Sunday the club had a IR50/50 matchh , it was bone stock as I got it , shot that match against some very good shooters and thier $$$ rifles. Oh I didn't win , but got a respectable score for me and my new aquisition , 231 / 5X , 4th place , still have the target. I just basically shoot against my self , trying to get better and better at shooting . But I still love to shoot 22LR's.

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Old 02-06-2014, 03:41 PM
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I post these pics in most every 540 thread





As far as price for these rifles, the guy I bought this one from had $500 on it, with the redfield sights, and the hand stop. I traded a centerfire and $75 for it.
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I forget to mention that as good as my Rem 540XR shoots, it is a bone stock factory rifle and is NOT at all competitive in the unlimited ARA or IR50/50 matches that I can shoot in here. The tgt that I posted from the recent IR50/50 match looks good but it was scored in last place that day. Every other rifle in the match was sporting custom Hall/Turbo/10x/40X actions, Jewel triggers set 1-2oz and match grade hand lapped bbls from Shilen, Rock Creek, Lilja, Mueller, etc. Scopes are $2500 Night Force or $1800 Leupold, etc. They all had bbl tuners installed. The rests are $700-1000 machine rests with micrometer adjustments and are amazing pieces of precision machinery in themselves. Top shooter shot a 250 20x on his winning tgt. We were shooting the same Eley black ammo. I shoot off of sand bags with a $300 used scope. My nice factory trigger is adjusted as light and crisp as it can go but is still a 1.5lb trigger. I am not ashamed of my last place rifle. In fact, I am quite proud of it. I think it could be competitive in vintage rifle competitions. Maybe? lol

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I am right there with you. I compete ( or at least try to ) with my vintage bone stock rifles. I used my 540XR for the first time in a sanctioned match a few weeks ago and scored 248-11X. I was tickled to death with that score. The XR stock is not conducive to shooting from a bench and its really hard for me to keep it still. I shoot it in the 10.5 lb class and a USMC 40X SB in the 13.5 lb. Both these rifles exceed any expection I had for what they are. I use a Winchester 52D in the unlimited. It does rather well in it own right, shot 4-250s with it in the last couple of months.
Good luck with yours.

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I am right there with you. I compete ( or at least try to ) with my vintage bone stock rifles. I used my 540XR for the first time in a sanctioned match a few weeks ago and scored 248-11X. I was tickled to death with that score. The XR stock is not conducive to shooting from a bench and its really hard for me to keep it still. I shoot it in the 10.5 lb class and a USMC 40X SB in the 13.5 lb. Both these rifles exceed any expection I had for what they are. I use a Winchester 52D in the unlimited. It does rather well in it own right, shot 4-250s with it in the last couple of months.
Good luck with yours.

George
George,

Good for you for keeping the old rifles firing. I too have an old Winchester model 52 that I use from time to time in addition to the Rem mod 540XR. My Winnie is a Pre-A speedlock from 1932. It is a heavy bbl that was modified to shorten it to 21 3/4 inches which at the time years ago before tuners was believed to be the ideal length to hit the node with std velocity ammo. It shoots very very well.

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Old 02-16-2014, 06:28 PM
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I just picked up a 540X off gunbroker, I spend today getting it cleaned up. It seems to have been stored away for many years. After the cleaning was complete I mounted a 36X Weaver on it and took it out for a test drive. It shoots as well as my 540XR. If these rifles had a trigger that you could get under 12 oz, they would give any target rifle a run for its money.

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Old 02-16-2014, 07:16 PM
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I just picked up a 540X off gunbroker, I spend today getting it cleaned up. It seems to have been stored away for many years. After the cleaning was complete I mounted a 36X Weaver on it and took it out for a test drive. It shoots as well as my 540XR. If these rifles had a trigger that you could get under 12 oz, they would give any target rifle a run for its money.

George

Nice buy!! I have three 540's, 1-540X & two 540XR's, and I completely agree, the only thing that holds these guns back, is the trigger. Though they will adjust out to the point of a real nice & predictable trigger, but a little on the heavy side. HEAR THAT JEWELL!
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Rem 540XR accuracy

All the tgts below were with Rem Mod 540XR (stock) with Sightron scope from bench off of sand bags. All were fired in sub-freezing temps except for the first one using the Lapua ammo.

Irish




Lapua Center-X ammo, 5sh at 50yrds




Eley Black 5sh at 50yds 0.128" c-c




Six consecutive 5sh groups with Eley Black. All fired in series. Ave was 0.252" for all six.

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Well I do not have pictures of the targets that I have shot with this 540X yet but soon will have. The weather this winter has been rough on everyone. I did promise some pictures and did post some of it in another thread, but here are some in this thread. I love this rifle, it was worth every penny I paid for it. It has a Mueller 8x32-44 scope on it. I did not notice that the stop was hitting till after the pictures, it was not shot like this I have only shot it off a Bi-Pod due to the weather and I have since lowered the stop on the rest.






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