New stock – Tesro Evolution 10 Pro

Decided to go with the Tesro Evolution 10 Pro mainly due to it being at half the price of the going stocks for 1807 (1918 and Mec Mark I), I was a little worried and hesitant due to it being not used by any top shooter (that I was able to find atleast) also when I mentioned it to few shooters here I got the “who?”.

Ordered the stock from http://www.buinger.com/ GREAT service and great people. Took within 4 weeks to arrive from the German manufacturer, to Buinger and to me.

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Unboxed and waiting

The inletting they did for the Anschutz 54 round action is ambidextrous, so a right handed 54 could be dropped into the stock with out a problem also. Not sure if this is the case when ordering a right handed stock or of it’s the same with their Evo 20 stock.

inlet

Inlet

The forend is hollowed out with minor structural ribs to keep it solid and not flexing, also has went slots on the sides.

forend

Unboxed it and first impression was that it is a solid stock, looks great, and the laminated wood grip and cheekpiece look awesome.

Buttplate low position

Buttplate low position

Butt plate high position

Butt plate high position

Original buttplate position is very low and might be fine for 3 position when kneeling or standing but the buttplate guide can be inverted to get the buttplate up high enough for me when shooting in the prone position.

The cheekpiece is made ambidextrous and can be adjusted in multiple ways, tilt, offset, twist and height.

Right angle

Right angle

Left angle

Left angle

Adjusted forward

Adjusted forward

Adjusted rear

Adjusted rear

Belly of the beast

Belly of the beast

I brought the stock home and took the action out of the old stock and directly into the new one and took it to one of the clubs to try it out. I made some initial adjustments, took 5 shots made more adjustments, 5 shots and more adjustments.

After about 20-25 shots I may have it in a way I want it, only time will tell now.

Last 9 shots of the evening after adjusting the stock. Did not adjust the sights.

Last 9 shots of the evening after adjusting the stock. Did not adjust the sights.

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In conclusion I really like the stock, did not see many things that this one is has or doesn’t have that the big names have.

Things I would like to change: More grip options, adjustment end-stops similar to anschutz, buttplate guide able to directly accept other buttplates.

The original buttplate was just a tad too small and slippery for my taste and without the hook, it felt like it was slipping on my shoulder, so I used my machining skills and made some changes to my 4765 carrier barĀ and mounted it to the Tesro guide plate.

Tricked into shooting Air Pistol 60

Over the past year I had been thinking about venturing into AP60 but somehow never got around to it. However since I don’t own a gun for it I haven’t been shooting it, but I got tricked into the Kopavogs Open with a club gun, Walther LP400.

I have in the past shot an air pistol, but I have never shot it for real just goofing around. I showed up for my first practice 2 days before the open, but missed the match practice.

First practice

First practice 413

Day of the match I was fairly relaxed as there wasn’t any pressure on me. No expectation, nothing.Two days before the Open, I had a look at the classifications and noted that I would only, yes I say “only”, have to shoot each round with 80 or over. Shot the first series with 85, second with 82 and third with 80, having me with a +7 point lead on my goal (480 total).

1st-match-a

In my 4th series I shot a devastating 77, at that point I though to myself “I’m still up 4 points, focus and do this”, which I then did, managed to shoot 85 in my 5th series and finishing with 82 in the 6th, with a total of 491, +11 point above the 480 that I had wanted, so I was very happy with my first ever AP60 match.

491 total

491 total

 

Slow start, new class.

Season has finally started, and with already three matches down. Missed the first but managed to compete in the other two.

Managed to shoot a “terrible” 584.8 due to my own mistakes and lack of practice. I made the decision not to let that happen again so I decided to try to do more on my technique.

This clearly payed off as I shot a new PR the week before and when I showed up for last practice before the match, shot a single round of 102.3 with an ugly drop on my last shot that landed in 9.4.

597.5 new PR

597.5 new PR

102.3

102.3

I shot a good 599.2 a new personal record which earned me a 6th overall and I managed to advance into first class. Bad news is that the next class is at 615 (MQS).