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Offline longgonedaddy

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New Cajunized 97B E First Range Day
« on: May 27, 2017, 03:02:17 PM »
Had the first serious day with the new Cajunized 97B E...and wow, this pistol is a shooter!  I'm really impressed with the early results...60 rds later here's how we did together.

It may be hard to see at first, but each of the shot groups are numbered from 1 to 11 in order of firing.  My 1st ten shots were from standing and aimed at the middle of the upper chest.  Took a few minutes to get the grip correct.  Started shooting 5 rd groups from here on out.  #2 group from standing got a little better and #3 group from standing got even better.  From there on out I just used my range bag as a pistol rest.  Looks like I averaged about 1" for all the groups shot off the rest.   

The trigger pull is smooth and sweet with David's measurements of 3 lbs 4 oz in SA and 6 lbs 15 oz in DA.  This is the smoothest first shot from DA of any pistol I've ever shot.  CGW did a fabulous job on this one.

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Re: New Cajunized 97B E First Range Day
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2017, 03:03:48 PM »
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Re: New Cajunized 97B E First Range Day
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2017, 03:04:52 PM »
Can you see the pic now?
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Offline Joe L

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Re: New Cajunized 97B E First Range Day
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2017, 03:27:17 PM »
yes, looks good to me.
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Re: New Cajunized 97B E First Range Day
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2017, 01:42:46 PM »
From today...10 yds off a rest.  Shooting from top to bottom.  Each target is 10 rds shot.

Next time out I'll be ready to stretch it out to 25 yds to see how it works.

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Offline Joe L

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Re: New Cajunized 97B E First Range Day
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2017, 02:57:07 PM »
Now I can't see either photo. 
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Re: New Cajunized 97B E First Range Day
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2017, 04:04:23 PM »
Well, Joe, the second pic is even better than the first.  Lools like I need to down load the forum app.

Downloaded the app...posted the pics again.  Can you see both of them now?
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Re: New Cajunized 97B E First Range Day
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2017, 06:10:13 AM »
I can see them both now, and the second one IS better than the first, especially the bottom two groups.  Looks good to me!

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Re: New Cajunized 97B E First Range Day
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2017, 01:20:08 PM »
Tried from 25 yds today on a rest with S&B 230gr FMJ.  It was much more difficult than I expected.  Here's the results from my first attempts.  The first two are my best 3 shot groups...even though they were way off from POA.





Also, shot 4 different ten shot groups.  This is basically what the 25 yd ten shot groups looked like today.





Looks like I may have to try some different ammo to see if it will help improve my results.  Any suggestion on what to try?
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Re: New Cajunized 97B E First Range Day
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2017, 05:25:26 PM »
From today...10 yds off a rest.  Shooting from top to bottom.  Each target is 10 rds shot.

Next time out I'll be ready to stretch it out to 25 yds to see how it works.



Those are some great groups!

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Re: New Cajunized 97B E First Range Day
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2017, 09:06:10 PM »
Tried some new lower grain ammo today in the new pistol to see how it shot compared to my regular S&B 230g.



After warming up...started with some 5 rd groups from 10 yards.  All the new ammo shot perfectly.  I blew the first shot with the Speer and pulled it low and left.  At 10 yds there is no way this pistol can't miss the bullseye with all the ammo I've shot since I got it.



Here is my preferred SDA.  It's also 230g.  These are 10 rds at 10 yds.  I didn't measure it but it looks to my eye to be about 3/4". 



I also shot all these in 3 rd groups at 25 yds.  Overall, the results aren't spectacular and I nearly always had one round fly away from me.  But there were several very close shots back to back and I'm still new to this.  Here's what it all looked like.









Here's what each bullet looked like.  From L to R, Federal HST, Barnes XPD, Federal HAP, Speer TMJ, S&B FMJ, and Black Hills Honey Badger.

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Offline Earl Keese

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Re: New Cajunized 97B E First Range Day
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2017, 10:36:23 PM »
Those Honey Badger rounds look interesting. How did they feel?

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Re: New Cajunized 97B E First Range Day
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2017, 12:24:01 PM »
My first impression of the Honey Badger's was that they were the "flatest" shooting bullet of all I tried.  It was like they had the straightest trajectory of all.  You can see in the 10 yd group pic they had the smallest grouping.  They hit exactly where I was aiming.  For all four of those groupings I lined up the top half of the bullseye X to show just above the top line of the sights.  You can see the other three bullets would go a little lower or a little higher than my POA.

I didn't really notice any recoil difference, even though they were the lightest bullets of all, but the 97B handles recoil very well.  There were no issues with them feeding into the chamber.

They were expensive.  That box of 20 cost $31.  I wouldn't spend that much normally but I there were the lightest bullets I could find and my focus was to try lighter bullets.   Maybe another manufacturer using those bullets sells them cheaper.

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Re: New Cajunized 97B E First Range Day
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2017, 05:28:13 PM »
Found some more really low weight ammo to try.

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Re: New Cajunized 97B E First Range Day
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2017, 05:39:58 PM »
The ARX ammo(9mm) has gotten good reviews in tests that I've read.