good morning Guys,
i haven't posted anything for a while with family vacation and the summer things.
i have been working on the stw load . setled on 79.5 gr of h1000 under the 168 lrx at 3180. In power testing 79 gr shoot a 5/8 in 3 shoot group. 80 gr.was about the same but the case was a little stiky in the chamber so setled for 79.5. messed with bullet depth abit. to see what my max for the mag was and shoot through the crono. loaded 10 rounds and went to the range, when all of my groups fell apart 3 shots over 4 in.i take pretty good notes as to what i try. started to pull my hair out 5/8 group last time at the range.in checking notes and loading a dummy round i discovered i had left the die set to max mag length. looking at me note i droped them back down to 3.6140 and 3 at 3.6250 and went to the range again. range is 6 block away from the house, pretty nice.
both loads where over 4 in groups. set my dies to the original bullet depth when testing the power loads 3.6490 and went back with a box of factory rem 140 corelocks.
this hand load was 4 in group also. started shooting the factory rounds and had the same size group. everything was a horizontal group all the same height but spead out flat across the target.
we had one of my sons 300 wsm out for a few shots that gun shoots sweet. so i new it was not me being a idiot and forgetting how to shoot.
after the session i was clening the gun when i noticed alot of movement in the berral stock area. after close looking it was the front scope mounts moving, quite noticable. will take it back to the smith that mounted the scope and rings today to have them fix it.... i payed top have it mounted so they will have to stand by it... very good smith i now he will make it good.
sorry for the long post but thought this would bring back some memories for all who have every had this happen to them or maybe help some young hunters