Moondog vs. Old Fat Dad 100yrd Contest

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As Old Fat Dad put it, “This is an East Coast vs. West Coast Rivalry”. The Old Fat Dad Goober channel and I decided to have a fun competition to see who could shoot a better score with our 22LR rifles. Him repping South Carolina and me ‘Cali’.

We would shoot 3 targets (which I designed) from 100 yards. Each of us would fire 5 shots into each target, the total score would be based on hits on the numbered rings. Hits breaking a line counted as the next higher value. The X-ring would only be used for tie-breakers, otherwise scoring as a 10.

Old Fat Dad with his Bergara BMR and a Vortex Razor HD Light Hunter pulled out a 48 point high scoring target. I wasn’t sure I could beat this but I would try my best. I went to the range with my factory stock CZ457 VPC topped with an Area 419 15MOA rail, and a new Arken EP-5 that I was also testing that day. I decided to use CCI Standard Velocity 40gr LRN, the same ammo Old Fat Dad was using.

I got some good groups but from what I could see through the scope, I did not think I matched Old Fat Dad’s score. When I walked up to the target stand and scored the holes, I was surprised to find both my first and thirds targets had a score of 38. A numerical tie!

As Old Fat Dad says, “Everybody hates a tie.” My target had 2 pure hits inside the X-ring (including one almost dead center), whilst Old Fat Dad’s best target had 1 carving hit on the X-ring. I won this contest. It was very close but that’s how she breaks.

We’d like to invite our viewers to join in on the fun and see how well you can shoot my targets. Print out your own targets and send us your best. And to make things more interesting everybody who sends us a photo or video, regardless of score, will be entered in a drawing to win my personal Barra H20 rifle scope.

SCORE

The final score was 38 vs. 38. But in case of a tie, standard match rules use X-ring hits and proximity to determine the winner. On the X-ring I had two pure hits to Old Fat Dad’s single cutting hit.

BRING IT ON

Participate in the Moondog vs. Old Fat Dad 100yrd challenge. This drawing is open to all subscribers of Moondog Industries and Old Fat Dad Goober channel. Share your best-of-three targets like we did.

Your score will be based on your 5-shot group on your best target. Regardless of score, your entry will be registered in a drawing to win my Barra 4-12×40 H20 BDC scope. This is the scope I used to film some of my first ammo reviews. But it’s been sitting on the shelf for months as I’ve had to replace it with other scopes I’ve been testing and reviewing. I want to find it a new home and give back to our fans. All contest entries will be proudly displayed on this website on its own gallery page.

Barra H20 4-12×40 BDC

The prize winner will be chosen from all contest entries submitted between September 25 and October 25, 2022. Entries must be received no later than 12pm EST on October 25, 2022.


CONTEST INSTRUCTIONS

1. Download this target and print 3 copies to use in your match.

2. Hang all targets 100yrds from your shooting position

3. Fire 5 shots into each target with any 22LR gun. Score and submit your best target. Note: you may take unlimited sighter/calibration shots on a separate target sheet, prior to the start of your match run but you may not take sighter shots during your course of fire. More than 5 shots/holes per target disqualifies for that target.

4a. Take a video of the shooting process and a close up of your best target. Upload your video to YouTube and share the link in an email (link below). A video entry earns you 10 entries in the contest drawing.

or
4b. Take a photo of your best target

NOTE: Please fill out the form at the lower right corner of your best target and show this in your photo/video.

5. This drawing is open to all subscribers of Moondog Industries and Old Fat Dad Goober channel. Take a screen shot of the both channels showing you have subscribed to both Moondog Industries AND OldFatDad Goober and include it in your email it.



6. Email with the Subject: “Goober”
• Attach the JPG or PNG screen shots from both channels
• Include your full name and ship-to address in the email (so I can confirm you live in the US or Canada)
• Include a link to the video of your best target or a photo of your best target

Use the button email below or email me directly at: contest@moondogindustries.com


CONTEST RULES

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER. YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING DO NOT INCREASE WITH A PURCHASE. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

1. Eligibility

Void where prohibited by law. Must be legal resident within the USA or Canada. Moondog Industries employees, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, advertising and promotion agencies, employees’ immediate family members, are ineligible participate in the contest/giveaway.

Entrants must be willing and able to appear on YouTube to discuss the contest and post images of the prize on their social feed should they win the contest.

2. Sponsors and Platforms

Moondog Industries (known as the SPONSOR) is a video Edutainment producer and game promotor based in San Francisco, CA. YouTube, TikTok, Rumble, and online video platforms (known as PLATFORMS) are not SPONSORS or in any way affiliated with the contest or content.

3. Agreement to Rules

By entering your contest, participants agree to abide by the SPONSOR’s Official Rules and decisions. The SPONSOR retain the right to refuse, withdraw, or disqualify entries at their sole discretion. By submitting an entry, the participant agrees to accept the decision of the SPONSOR as final and binding.

4. Entry Period

Contest email entries must be received between:
12:00pm EST Sep 11, 2022
and
12:00pm EST Oct 30, 2022

5. How to Enter

This contest requires your skill in safely shooting at targets with a 22LR, as well as in navigating your phone or computer controls to screen capture an image of the following YouTube channels/Social Media accounts. Subscribe or Follow and make a screen capture of those pages showing a greyed out Subscribe button or indicator that your account is Following that page. Send a screen capture image file of any of those sites to contest@moondogindustries.com . One entry per person or per Social Media account. Fraudulent methods of entry, photo retouched, or other methods of circumvention of the rules may result in the SPONSOR invalidating a participant’s entries.

6. Prizes

Winner must be able to receive the prize by e-mail or by physical mail. Prize may be substituted at the sole discretion of the SPONSOR. Acceptance of the prize grants SPONSOR permission to use the Winners entry, name, and likeness for advertising, promotion, and trade without further compensation or remuneration unless prohibited by law.

7. Odds

Odds of winning is dependent upon the number of eligible entries received.

8. Selection and Notification of the Winner

The winner will be chosen at random by the SPONSOR from among the entrants that demonstrated the skill to navigate the electronic entry and have met the minimum requirements. Winners will be contacted via the email used to enter the contest no later than December 31, 2022.

SPONSOR are not liable for the winner’s failure to receive notification of winning if he or she provided a wrong email address or if their email security settings caused your prize notification to go into the spam or junk folder. If a winner does not respond within 24hrs of sending a notification, the SPONSOR will select an alternate winner. Receipt of the prize is upon the condition of compliance with federal, state, and local laws.

9. Rights Granted by the Entrant

The SPONSOR, upon submission of an entry into the giveaway or contest, has the right to use the participant’s submission, voice, likeness, image, statements about the contest, etc., for publicity, news, advertising, promotional purposes, trade, and so forth, without any further notice, review, consent, compensation or remuneration.

Participants shall defend or settle against such claims at their sole expense, and shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless the SPONSOR from any suit due to damage of or by the prize.

10. Terms & Conditions

The SPONSOR reserves the right to modify, suspend, cancel or terminate in the event that non-authorized human intervention, a bug or virus, fraud, or other causes beyond your control impact or corrupt the security, fairness, proper conduct, or administration of the contest/giveaway.

11. Limitation of Liability

Entry into this contest constitutes the participants agreement to release and hold harmless the SPONSOR and PLATFORMS, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, etc., against all claims liability, illness, injury, death, loss, etc., that occurs directly or indirectly from participation in the contest or use/misuse of the awarded prize.

12. Disputes

As a condition of participating in the promotion, the participant agrees to resolve all disputes with an arbitrator designated by the SPONSOR in the state of California, without resorting to any form of class action. Entrants waive all rights to punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, and waive all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

13. Privacy Policy

Participants agree to abide by all privacy and NDA laws in the State of California and any federal laws of the United State of America.

14. Winners List

Participants may request a list of winners by submitting a request in writing to Moondog Industries for up to 30 days after the contest ends.

15. Social Media Platform Rules

Winners will agree to post a photo of the prize on their social media channels in such a way as does not violate any rules of that platform. The winners also agree to appear for an interview where they will discuss the prize and its performance. If there are functional problems with the prize, the winner agrees to make a good-faith effort to resolve all issues with the SPONSOR prior to posting reviews or opinions about the prize.

16. Affirmation of Acceptance of and Agreement to All of the Official Rules

By entering the contest, the entrant has affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the them. 

Mechanical vs Electronic Trigger Gauge

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When I first attempted to adjust the trigger on my CZ457, I wanted to know how light the trigger was so I could compare it after the trigger job. I went looking to buy a trigger gauge and my options were a modern digital trigger like the Lyman which was about $50-$60 or a Wheeler mechanical/analog trigger gauge was was about $20.

Since I wasn’t planning on adjusting or replacing the trigger on my CZ (or any of my guns) very often, it made sense to me to buy the cheaper Wheeler gauge. If I had more guns and more trigger jobs in my future, I might think otherwise. Recently when I got a chance to test a friend’s Lyman gauge, it got me wondering how accurate was my Wheeler?

The Wheeler black plastic tube with an approximately 8″ metal arm with an ‘L’ bend at the tip to grasp your trigger face. You pull on device as it pulls on your trigger. A metal spring housed inside of a plastic shell resists compression to a calibrated degree. When pulling on the gauge, the weight is displayed on the side with a yellow marker donating the maximum draw weight until you actively let off from pulling on the trigger.

My first test was to see if how accurately the Wheeler would measure a known weight. A full-sized can of Diet Coke contains 12oz of liquid and the empty aluminum can itself weighs about 0.5oz; so a full can should weigh about 12.5oz. The readings from the Wheeler displayed 1lb. That’s 3.5oz heavier than the actual weight.

I tested my 22LR Ruger Precision Rimfire rifle. It has a factory stock trigger, which can be adjusted from 5lbs down to 2lbs. I had adjusted it down to as low and I wanted to see if I had succeeded.

The Lyman gave me a reading average of 2lbs 1.4oz. The Wheeler gave me an average readout of about 2.25lbs. While slightly heavier than the Lyman’s reading, it is an acceptable margin of error for a simple-to-use tool that sells from 1/3 the cost of the Lyman. This may be an unacceptable for those who need a precision to a faction of an ounce for ELR shooting perhaps? But for the average shooter the Wheeler is close-enough and consistent enough to be a better value than the Lyman.

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Coyote Point 100y Rimfire Match: Nov 14, 2021

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We had twice as many competing at this match. Still plenty of room for more next month. If you’re an experienced or competitive rimfire shooter and would like to compete at next month’s match, reach out to the Rifle Executive at the Coyote Point Rifle and Pistol Club website. https://coyotepointrpc.org/cprpc-board

https://youtu.be/SpTZ7H4dGW0 #22LR #rimfire

CZ457 Varmint Precision Chassis

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With the success of the Ruger RPR and Savage Precision B-22, CZ has come out with their own factory built precision rifle based on their new 457 action. They paired an all aluminum chassis of their own design, with a LUTH-AR adjustable buttstock to create a competition ready rifle straight out of the box. I test out that claim by taking this new CZ 457 to a 100yrd competition practically right out of the box. 

I had been eyeing a CZ 457 MTR but none could be had anywhere, so I ordered the VPC (Varmint Precision Chassis) from Coyote Point Armory and 3 weeks later picked up the rifle (after the idiotic mandatory 10-day CA waiting period but don’t get me started). It was the Wednesday before the Sunday Match, so I had time to film a short unboxing video. You can mount 11mm dovetail scope mounts on the rifle but I chose a Trigger-by-Scar 25MOA Picatinny adapter rail for more commonality with my scope mounts for future reviews.

I attached a spare pair of UTG M-Lok bipods and borrowed a 6-24×50 Athlon Argos from my AR. I took it to the range Friday night to zero out the scope but I didn’t do any prior seasoning, breaking-in or adjusting of the rifle. I kept the trigger set at it’s 3lb factory set pull. I didn’t even lube the shine action (which was very smooth out of the box).

I also didn’t an opportunity to test match-grade ammo. I have a few partial boxes of match-grade ammo from prior testing of Eley Edge, Eley Target, and Federal Gold Medal, but not enough to complete the match, which would require a minimum of 40rnds.

I opted to try out the best quality LRN 22LR I had supply of: Federal Auto Match and CCI Standard Velocity. While zero’ing the scope, I tested out 5rnds of each ammo type. CCI grouped the best (a sub 2″ group at 100yrds) so I chose to run with that for Sunday match. I noted that the CCI standards took a bit more effort to seat into battery. To keep to “out of the box” spirit, I didn’t clean the barrel out but bagged it up waited for Sunday morning.

The Sunday 100yrd match was non-sanctioned casual club event open to all members and guests of the Coyote Point Rifle and Pistol Club. All types of small-bore rimfire rifles were allowed. I had participated only once before with my Glenfield 60, which is a fine plinker but to be competitive I had to bring out the CZ.

The course of fire had 40 scoring shots with a total maximum score of 400:
4 targets
10 shots per target
10 minutes per target
3-minute free-shot period between targets
Shooters were allowed to re-zero and test on a non-scoring target during the free-shot period.

The CZ performed flawlessly. The action was smooth and the only effort was the additional pressure required to seat the CCI standards. The factory set 3lb trigger had a clean, crisp, break with zero over travel. It was pleasantly lighter than any of my other rifles.

My only issue was the need to re-load half-way through each target because the CZ only came with a single 5-round magazine. For the price and for the US market, CZ should have included 2 magazines or better yet both a 5-round and a 10-round magazine.

At the end of the match, I came in 4th among the 22LR shooters and 6th overall. My smallest 10-shot group was 1.6″ at 100yrds with a total score of 347 out of 400 (though it would later turn out after reviewing video that one of my targets had holes mistakenly shot by my buddy in the next lane). While this is not sub-MOA performance, I still give this rifle very positive marks because I can easily improve its performance in two simple ways: find match-grade ammo it likes and lighten the trigger.

AFFILIATE LINK
Order this rifle at Palmetto State Armory: https://bit.ly/3BmmHE5

SPECIFICATIONS

Product Name CZ 457 Varmint Precision Chassis

SKU 02361

Firearm Type Rifle

Purpose Competition

MSRP $1,039.00

Chambering 22 LR (optional 17 HMR)

Twist Rate 1:16 in

Magazine Capacity 5

Magazine Type Detachable Box

Stock Aluminum Chassis

Sights None,. Integral 11mm Dovetail

Barrel Heavy Tapered Cold Hammer Forged

Barrel Length 16.5 in or 24 in

Weight 7.65 lbs

Trigger Mech Fully Adjustable

Safety Two-Position, Push-To-Fire

YOUTUBE REVIEWERS ARE USELESS
YouTube continues to annoy and perplex me. This is the 2nd edit of this video. YouTube reviewers rejected the first longer edit which contained a full unboxing and additional commentary about the features of the rifle. Their reviewer comment was:

Use of guns outside a controlled environment; display of homemade, 3D-printed, or previously modified guns; use of airsoft or ball bullet (BB) guns against others without protective gear.

YouTube Manual Reviewer Team

This, despite the fact that the original video had both text and audio stating that the shooting portion of the video was filmed in at a gun range. In fact, the Sheriff’s training center! So, I edited out much of the unboxing footage and removed any mention of the bipod and scope (which some un-informed reviewer might have deemed as a “modification”?! ) This shortened video was approved.

This is not the first time their human reviewers have misclassified one of my videos and probably won’t be the last. Here below is the original edit (the title was amended by me after the Reviewer rejected it):