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03-25-2012 09:37 PM  5 years agoPost 1
46Taylorcraft

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Worked out a Weaver rail mount for one of my Kenyon stabilizing gyros. Figured if it works great to stabilize a camera gimbal, why not a rifle. Makes those 1,000 yd shots a bit easier now.

Remington 700 AAC in .308
Leupold Mk. IV
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Kenyon KS4 gyro

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03-26-2012 05:33 AM  5 years agoPost 2
jgunpilot

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I've been waiting for someone to do something like this, ever since I used gyro stabilized binoculars in a helicopter years ago.

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03-26-2012 07:35 AM  5 years agoPost 3
OICU812

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very cool indeed...

ANY video in action? Be interested to see!

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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03-26-2012 07:17 PM  5 years agoPost 4
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Nice.

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03-26-2012 07:40 PM  5 years agoPost 5
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How does that help keep the rifle in balance, it is still the shooter that makes or brakes a shot. That will not stabilize the shooters holding of the firearm. It won't help with the trigger pull. So what exactly is it suppose to help with? I ask this because I am a shooter that shoots around 700 rounds a month.

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03-26-2012 07:46 PM  5 years agoPost 6
46Taylorcraft

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It' not about balance. it's about reducing angular motion of the rifle. When shooting out at 1,000 yds a very small angular movement of the rifle can be a very large distance at that range. The gyro certainly doesn't assist with good form and good trigger control, but it does work to resist angular motions of the rifle. Thus, making it easier to hold your point of aim on target. If you've ever held a Kenyon gyro in your hand while it is spinning it's mind blowing. It's very hard to move them from the orientation they are at.

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03-27-2012 05:30 AM  5 years agoPost 7
Diverig

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So have you shot it yet? very cool idea

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03-27-2012 03:59 PM  5 years agoPost 8
PsychoZ

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Have you tried it out yet? I would be real interested to see you shoot that next time I come out to Arizona.

I just finished my first AR build in 223 and plan to start my next build in 308 in the fall sometime. Both rifles built specifically for long range.

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03-27-2012 05:53 PM  5 years agoPost 9
ThumbBumper

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Slick idea! I'd like to see some video too!

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03-27-2012 07:26 PM  5 years agoPost 10
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suuuubscribed. cool.

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03-27-2012 08:40 PM  5 years agoPost 11
Rodan

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Nice. Now you just need to get rid of the crap Hogue stock...

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03-28-2012 06:06 PM  5 years agoPost 12
46Taylorcraft

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Sorry I have no video of it in action yet. It's no miracle cure for long distance but it helps take the twitches out of the rifle movement. It works especially well when holding the rifle while standing and unsupported.

I should note that I do not recommend attaching a Kenyon to just any rifle. The recoil of most high power rifles could cause problems for the Kenyon. This rifle has a greatly reduced recoil due to the suppressor design. The spent gases are drastically slowed down in a controlled manner and exit the gun at a very slow speed (relatively) causing much less felt recoil on the rifle. Which also happens to make it very quiet.

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03-28-2012 08:57 PM  5 years agoPost 13
Rodan

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Out of curiosity, have you chronographed it, and grouped it with/without the can?

I have the same rifle, same caliber and I am looking seriously at the YHM can, wondering what you are seeing as far as velocity changes and POI shift/ effects on group size.

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03-29-2012 12:29 AM  5 years agoPost 14
mcfast

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I did a bit of shooting and why 308? not a very powerful round! why not 3006, 7MM Rim Mag, 300 Win Mag or 300 WB Mag, all much better rounds.

P.S. sorry for the spelling or the grammar I am dyslexic!

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03-29-2012 12:44 AM  5 years agoPost 15
46Taylorcraft

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Not my intention to turn this thread into a "which round is best" battle, but I'd choose .338 Lapua over any of those you listed if I was looking for high power at long range.

I chose .308 because I happened to have several thousand rds of .308 on hand.

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03-29-2012 01:30 AM  5 years agoPost 16
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Neat. This is the second time recently I've seen gyros strapped to a rifle-- the first application I saw was a pair strapped onto an open-class air rifle used in Field Target competition. The owner/shooter said the gyros were a big help in FT given that the shooting is done positionally (sitting, kneeling, or off-hand.) He'll either start a trend or be the cause of a rule revision.

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03-29-2012 03:51 AM  5 years agoPost 17
TheRickster

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I was talking to a buddy of mine last week about how it would be neat to add a gyro stabilizer to the rifle to lock it down better for long range shooting..

Here is my Sako TRG42 in 338 Lapua caliber..

Next to .223/5.56

Rick

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03-30-2012 11:31 PM  5 years agoPost 18
46Taylorcraft

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Nice piece Rickster!

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03-31-2012 02:12 AM  5 years agoPost 19
TheRickster

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Nice piece Rickster!
Thanks.. I am really wanting a suppressor bad but am hearing long wait times from the ATF on getting the paperwork back..

Rick

If in doubt lean it out . We don't do this to save money, we save money to do this

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