Martin and I have been talking about a TM1000 for some time now. I finally placed the order and Martin called to tell me that my rifle was ready this week. So, I picked up my rifle after work today and took it straight to the range to test out.
My rifle is sporting a grey laminate stock. It is a 12 fpe version that is set up for WFTF Division. I will also be getting one of Martin's nice knee risers to match the laminate stock. This is a truely awesome and complete Field Target rig!
I mounted one of my Leupold Competition 35x scopes using B-Square Weaver to Dovetail adaptors, and Leupold Quick Release low mounts. The alignment was spot on for me, and I didn't have any adjustments, shimming or other tinkering to do to the scope.
I initially set up paper targets at 15 and 25 yards. This was just to get a start with my scope. It only took a few shots to bring the pellets into one hole at 15 yards. So, I then moved on to 25 yards. Once again, with a little bit of minor adjusting, I had nice tight groups at 25 yards. I next measured out 50 yards and set up another paper target there. With an addition of 32 clicks from my zero point, the TM1000 was dropping pellets spot on. I shot a few groups that looked very good, then spent a few minutes really taking my time on a 5 shot group. I achieved a nice tight group which I posted a picture of below.
I am planning to ad a target type of butt plate to the rifle soon. It will likely be something similar to, if not exactly like what I have on my EV-2. I like the way those target buttplates "lock" into my shoulder when holding the rifle. So, I think that will be nice addition to the rifle.
After I got home, I measured my scope height, and entered all of my data to set up a ballistics chart for this rifle. Now that my initial chart is printed out, I am anxious to give my numbers a try. So, looks like another visit to the range is in my future! I will let you guys know how it's looking after a little more trigger time with the TM1000. So far, very promising!
TM1000 - Laminate Stock Version - 12 fpe
Nice stippling in the grip area
5 shot group shot at 50 yards off my knee with JSB Express @ 815 FPS