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Load Development Done, my best 300 yard group ever!

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Unread 10-13-2010, 01:48 PM
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Load Development Done, my best 300 yard group ever!

After about 120 rounds and many screw ups I finally struck pay-dirt this morning. 57.5 grains was the hottest charge that I had to try, and 57 grains didn't group worth a crap. I didn't have any confidence in only 1/2 more grain charge, and I had a three of them and I let them fly without even confirming where they were hitting. Looked through the spotter and said "no way". Walked downrange to pick up my best 300 yard group ever. I am so happy for what I have learned to get to this point, all of the time and money spent is finally starting to pay off. Thanks to everyone here who has helped by answering my sometimes ridiculous questions, I wouldn't be here without you.

.280 Ackley Improved
57.5 RL 22
Berger VLD 168
.010 Jump to lands
300 YARD 3 Shot Group!
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    Unread 10-13-2010, 02:08 PM
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    Wow! Congratulations that’s a great group! Now it's time to load some more up and do it again just to make sure...
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    Great to see it starting to come together for ya!!
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    Re: Load Development Done, my best 300 yard group ever!

    Nice. Where was your aim point? What is your zero distance?
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    Nice. Where was your aim point? What is your zero distance?
    I was zeroed for another load so it didn't really matter. I didn't expect POI to be anywhere near where it was with my other load, just looking for consistency this time around.
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    That load is worthless, you missed the dime, and the center of the target! Nah, I'm jealous with that one. Keep it up and make us all look bad. Good job!

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    Re: Load Development Done, my best 300 yard group ever!

    Excellent! I shot a very similar group at 200 last weekend, es of 12 over 6shots. However for group size I think you got me!
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