Originally Posted by Dr. Vette
Red or orange or blue paint work great.
FYI one of the prominent members on here told me to change bullets before you change powders. One of the prominent 'smiths on here says the same. A rifle will will like - or not like - a bullet, and the powder is just a way to fine tune your load for accuracy and repeatability. In my limited experience I've found that they are right.
So, think bullet before powder.
Suppose that's where I need to go next, then...thanks for the experience, this is my first (rifle) load workup. The rifle usually shoots 1 to 1 1/4 moa out of both the factory 180s and the 180gr Accubonds in my load testing, with only minor differences in charge weights noted. Maybe this barrel just wants a different weight bullet, but it's really bugging me why I can't get solidly below the 1 moa landmark. The rifle really should be capable and I'm pretty sure I am.
I guess the only reason I started with the 180 grains is 1) I didn't plan on being able to use this (factory) barrel more than 800-1000yds 2) Whitetails, and 3) Hoping the Ballistic tips (same BC and form factor as the ABs) could be used for whitetail, more economic practice and for the long shots for better low-energy expansion. Of course that was dependent upon the two shooting the same .
So, I suppose I should just go for it!! and try the 210VLDs.
In 300wm and 26" barrel, am I better with H1000 or H4831sc? I was leaning on the H1000 with the heavier bullet.
Thanks for the help. No replacement for experience...I'm tryin to get there