Guys, I just back from the range. I took the Sako, the 300 LSS, which was going to be my sacrifice gun for the new build, and my Browning A- Bolt in .270. I switch off while one is cooling. I shot some of the old style A- Maxes, 162 grain again. I had two loadings, one had 76.2 - RL22, and the other loading was 81.5- VN170, both using fed 215 primers @ 3.702. Did not take chrono, very cloudy today. Accuracy was again very good. Groups at 100' and 200 were nearly identical. I think I am in the 3075-3100 fps range. I shot one of those loads awhile ago, when I was sampling a few loads. I was just checking these bullets, against the newer ones, as these are the old style, which have a higher BC. Also, at the last minute this morning when I was loading these bullets, just as a whim, I loaded 3 with 80.3- RL 22, and the Barnes 140 TSX. I only shot these at 200 yards. Group measured .477. When I first got this gun, I could not get it to shoot 140 grain bullets, but I did not try the TSX's.I am pretty sure that the speed is around 3340-3350. That is what the other 140's were shooting, but I went up 1 grain of RL22. Just a little load info to share, and by the way, I am glad that I decided NOT to use the LSS as a sacrifice. I put a Leupold Vari- X 3, not the VX3, 4.5-14 AO on the 300. Adjusted trigger etc. I picked up a box of fed. Premium 150 Bearclaw ammo. It shoot very well. The group at 200 was around 1.5 inches. I did the shoot and clean thing for the first twelve rounds, and then fired a few at 200. Glad I kept it now. Sorry about the long read, just had a good time at the range and wanted to pass it along. Take care guys.
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