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Old 10-01-2013, 06:40 PM
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Re: Moose Down 778m

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Old 10-01-2013, 06:45 PM
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Hi No Fear, don't load them too hot, and the temp was about 42 deg, so energy on impact was about 1450 ft lbs. Notched a rib on the way in and lodged against the far side rib. Impact velocity was just over 1800 fps. Didn't recover the fragments as I gave that quarter to one of my fellow hunters. Hopefully he'll find it.
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:07 PM
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Thanks Montana. Great thread. May have to give the 215s a try when I run out of 210s, although I don't think they'll fit in my H & S Precision mags as the 210s are max length. Got a lot of H4831 sc right now, so will probably shy away from the 230s until I run out.
You can get extended mag boxes for 700 actions. Wyatt's makes them in a 3.82" and a 3.99" Inside to inside. Not too hard to install if you have something like a Dremel. I seat the the 230's in my 300 RUM 700 action to just off the lands in my rifle and they just fit into the 3.82" mag box. If I had a longer throat, I could seat them a little farther out easily with the longer box.

I'm sure you could run the 215's or the 230's with H4831 sc. It would probably work best with the 215's. Retumbo or H1000 would probably get you better velocity and I've always got better velocity with Retumbo over H1000. Some guys like Retumbo better and some H1000.

If you can get some 215's, there's always guys looking for 210's. They shouldn't be too hard to sell.

Congrats on a good hunt!
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:08 PM
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Good to see some more Canadians on here! Welcome and nice moose! thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:48 PM
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Re: Moose Down 778m

Thanks Angus.

Montana, I'm getting about 2875 fps when the outdoor temp is around 55 deg with a 26 in barrel and H4831 SC. Get about 2810 when it's about 0 ambient. How does that compare to Retumbo and H1000?
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:57 PM
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Very nice write up!! Although it scares me with the target bullet not breaking the spine. Being I've worked up an awesome load in my 300rum with 230gr targets! I'd be very interested in hearing more about this.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:42 AM
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Scrubbit, I saw the flack you got on Gun Nutz...pretty brutal...You'll find more likeminded people here than there, who have actually killed stuff other than paper.
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