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Old 01-29-2011, 08:25 AM
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yeah, no problem. I'd like to contribute any way I can. I love this site and you guys that have posted a bunch have helped me out a bunch in the past. Say, is your action painted in the pictures?
No, its the original stainless. I was considering doing a krecote, but need to find someone that will do it.

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Old 01-31-2011, 03:45 PM
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Re: Almost done!

Update:

Well I have a Stockade bolt handle and lift kit on the way. Thank you to one of you guys for suggesting it. Because of that, Kevin talked me through how to check my firing pin protrusion from the bolt face, and making sure the cocking pin was not contacting the bolt body during firing. So all that stuff squared away, I was able to get to the range. No Chrony data as of yet, but was very pleased with the results today.

Temp: 24 Deg, Slight breeze from my 6, Very bright and sunny, 100yds

Group 1
Comparator OAL 2.286" just touches the lands.
RWS Brass
Primer: F210M
Bullet 178 BTHP
RL15 43.3 grns
Group excluding the fouling shot .577", w/ fouling shot .640

Group 2
Comparator OAL 2.286"
RWS Brass
Primer: F210M
Bullet 178 BTHP
RL15 43.5 grns
Group
w/ fouling shot .660, If I didn't pull my second shot, I would of had a 4 shot group of .292"


Group 3
Comparator OAL 2.286"
RWS Brass
Primer: F210M
Bullet 178 BTHP
RL15 44.0 grns
w/o fouling shot appox 1" low, measures .377"

All these groups will be re-verified at 200yds to see what they are really going to do. At that point I will be doing some chronographing to see what the results are for velocity and how consistent. I have high hopes for the 44.0 and 43.5. I also have some Varget and Ramshot TAC to shoot yet. Will follow up when I get these new loads fired.

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If you find your self in a fair fight, your tactics suck!- Marine 1st Sergeant Jim Ryfinger

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Old 01-31-2011, 04:07 PM
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Re: Almost done!

Congrats! Got yourself a shooter there!
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:21 PM
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Congrats! Got yourself a shooter there!
So far, just waiting for the weather to break so I can get to the range and shoot farther out. Looking at the other loads, they aren't that bad. I bet if I were to play with the seating depth, they would pull in, but right now going to focus on the loads posted. See if I can refine them a little.

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"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. [14] But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

If you find your self in a fair fight, your tactics suck!- Marine 1st Sergeant Jim Ryfinger

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Old 02-06-2011, 01:52 PM
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Jonathan went to the range not yesterday but last saturday and shot at 1k and did ok with 49g R17 under 208s and shot decent. I had a paintball tournament in Tucson so I wasn't there but I saw the target today at church and it did well. 1st group only had a vertical dispersion of about 2" but was about 7" wide. Second group opened up a bit to about 7" vert and 12" or so wide.

I think you'll like the load.
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:03 PM
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Jonathan went to the range not yesterday but last saturday and shot at 1k and did ok with 49g R17 under 208s and shot decent. I had a paintball tournament in Tucson so I wasn't there but I saw the target today at church and it did well. 1st group only had a vertical dispersion of about 2" but was about 7" wide. Second group opened up a bit to about 7" vert and 12" or so wide.

I think you'll like the load.

Well that sounds promising. Do you know how he is seating the bullets? Are they tight in the lands, or jumping? I'm seriously considering the JLK 180LBT's. I found the above groups with 178 Hor. BTHP, but they are hard to get a hold of now. Waiting to see what they do on the chronograph.

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Matthew 7:13-14
"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. [14] But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

If you find your self in a fair fight, your tactics suck!- Marine 1st Sergeant Jim Ryfinger

Friends don't let friends develop canonitis!-chucknbach

arguing over the internet is like the special Olympics....even if you win, you are still...special!
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:00 PM
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Re: Almost done!

Finally got some more info! I guess he has a long throat. To the lands with the 208s, the COA length is 3.131". That doesn't leave enough bullet in the case though, so even at .2xx seated in the cartridge he is reaching out to 3.050" COAL for case capacity. This means he is jumping the 208 AMAX at a distance of ~81 thou. This is probably not normal, but the freebore on Jonathan's rifle is considerable. He's really lucky it shoots so good.

Something else worth mentioning is he ruined a bunch of Win brass at 49g of R17. The load shot well at 1k, but the primer pockets opened up on most of the 49g loads. The primers are too loose for safe use now. I think he's going back to 48.4g as that load shot well also, and will keep an eye out for pressure as the ambient temps increase. It's already in the low to mid 70s here, for now.
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