I built a Charger years ago for son and daughter to shoot silhouettes.
Only thing original is the action, Kidd barrel, Kidd two stage trigger,Kidd bolt and rod guide.
Leo 2.5 x 8 pistol scope. I was thinking about trying 1/5 scale silhouette with it so I bought two different kinds of 22 ammo to see how it would shoot. We use SK Standard plus for silhouettes. Sure need more the 8X for shooting at 100 yards. I had difficult time seeing the smaller targets I used first and used bigger targets later and I shot bigger groups. Ashamed to say I don’t remember the last time I cleaned the Charger so I cleaned it today and will shoot it again this week to see if it make any difference in group sizes.
They are fun to play with!
Veteran and NRA Life Member
iron or scope? Those are very good for 100 yards from a pistol, only suggestion would be to try some other ammo upscale from the SK match like Center-x or Eley black box. Matter of finding a particular lot that it likes best. Sometimes the high velocity stuff works better in the pistol due to the shorter barrel as it doesn't attain the full velocity as in a rifle barrel of say 18-24" and therefore avoids the trans-sonic shift.
100 yds and Leo 2.5x8 scope. I have a Leo 12X rifle scope that I might put on the Charger. Will try some other brands of ammo too
Jay, I shoot SK Standard Plus in my Charger. It also has a Weaver T24 24X scope. It is fifth-scale chicken accurate at 100 yards. Mine has basically the same mods as yours, except I have a Green Mountain barrel 13.5" long. Another thing I have found about the Charger - the more firmly it is held (grip and fore end) the better it groups !
The Chargers & clones are a lot of fun. I built mine using a Tactical Machining receiver and a 14 1/2" McGowen barrel, not many things left on it that are Ruger. Currently it has a SWFA 10x on it with moa knobs and reticle. With the burris rings I have 90 moa of adjustment and then the hash marks on the reticle. Wish I had the 12x but they weren't out yet with moa knobs & reticle and I was leaving for Wy-Shot with it so I got the 10x. I wouldn't mind trying a 24x to see what this thing will do.
Jay- There is nothing wrong with your setup. I have shot 40 + 60 with my charger and not with the Anschutz. If you're shooting 1.5 inch groups from any kind of Creedmore, that is great shooting. Shot 1/5 scale and don't look back.
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