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It’s back! HS Precision Specialty Pistol!

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 24,790 Senior Member
Years ago, my Mentor let me play around with his HS Precision Specialty Pistol in .223 Remington. I took a couple deer with it using head shots. 

Well, yesterday I hooked him up with some things he wanted and he gave me the HS Pistol to keep!  So, it’s back!!
Being a fast twist barrel (1-12) I can only shoot light Bullets through it. That was a problem back when I first played with it, as I wasn’t handloading for the .223 yet. But now, I have several lighter bullet options that should work. 
The only scope I had available on my shelf was a Nikon 3-9x ProStaff. Not my favorite. But, it’ll do until I get something else. 


Now to hit the range and see what handloads will do. 
"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith

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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,326 Senior Member
    Awesome
    What weight bullet do you plan on using?
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,790 Senior Member
    I have some 52/55/60 grain loads to try. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,208 Senior Member
    You should try some of these, if you can find them.

    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1010921665?pid=144114

     ;) 

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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,564 Senior Member
    55Gr Gold dots ought to work in it just fine
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,790 Senior Member
    I have both the Gold Dots and the Game Kings. 
    👍🏻👍🏻
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,008 Senior Member
    Sixty grains probably would be stretching it, but handloads will tell the story.  Looking like an accurate pistol.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 624 Senior Member
    I've never fired a specialty pistol before but im really liking the looks of that. Im assuming that glass is LER?
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,154 Senior Member
    I was admiring the stock earlier. Then I reread the post, realizing the maker.

    Modern bullets sure have answered the call.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,790 Senior Member
    I've never fired a specialty pistol before but im really liking the looks of that. Im assuming that glass is LER?
    No. It’s a rifle scope. I use them on Specialty Pistols sometimes. So does Ernie. You just have to doughnut hole your FOV through the scope. On well breaked Guns or low recoil cartridges, you can get pretty close as well. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,790 Senior Member
    I was admiring the stock earlier. Then I reread the post, realizing the maker.

    Modern bullets sure have answered the call.
    They do help. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,326 Senior Member
    That is the same twist rate as my bolt gun in .223.  I would try a few in 50 and 52 gr also maybe even lighter if you can find them.
    My Rem 700 is the most accurate with lighter weight bullets.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,723 Senior Member
    edited September 2020 #13
    Lord thats a sweet looking rig... 😍
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,315 Senior Member
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,790 Senior Member
    edited September 2020 #15
    Diver43 said:
    That is the same twist rate as my bolt gun in .223.  I would try a few in 50 and 52 gr also maybe even lighter if you can find them.
    My Rem 700 is the most accurate with lighter weight bullets.
    I shot both those deer with 50gr Winchester Ballistic Silvertip Factory ammo. It shot that well. 

    In component bullets, I have:

    52gr FBHP (Nosler/Rem)
    52gr Hornady ELD-M
    55gr Dogtown HP
    55gr Sierra GK
    55gr Speer GD
    60gr Hornady FBHP
    62gr Speer GD

    Somewhere in there, I hope to find a load. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,790 Senior Member
    Ordered some cheap ass scope level from Amazon and it was delivered today. Put it on the gun and headed to my friends ranch to get on paper. 
    I had some 55gr HPBT Federal Premium ammo to get things going. 

    Not bad for factory ammo and a cheap Nikon Rifle Scope!!!


    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,723 Senior Member
    Off a bipod!?!?  Factory ammo?!?!  I’d say that’s freaking awesome!!!!
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,790 Senior Member
    Looking forward to trying handloads. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,723 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Looking forward to trying handloads. 
    I can imagine!  With hand loads off an actual rest this should be impressive.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,790 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    Zee said:
    Looking forward to trying handloads. 
    I can imagine!  With hand loads off an actual rest this should be impressive.
    The weakness is the scope. Not the greatest. 😒
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • pjames777pjames777 Senior Member Posts: 1,421 Senior Member
    So jealous!  
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