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Old 09-04-2006, 08:33 PM
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Re: Oklahoma Blow Out 2006 Shoot!!

Congrats Lerch, what was your recipe in the 270AM. I just got mine from Kirby last week and done a barrel break-in and some fireforming this weekend [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img].

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Old 09-04-2006, 09:16 PM
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I am shooting 101grs of US869, Fed GM215M primer, 169.5ULD loaded about .003 in the lands around 80rnds ago so it may be a little out of the lands now. This is a very hot load so I would recommend something less. I have never choronoed this load so that I would not be tempted to depend on a computer generated drop chart. I figured drops at 300, 600, 650, 800, 935, and 975yds and then plugged that into exbal and used the velocity adjusting feature to get the rest of the drops. I did this because our temps have been varying from 108deg to 65deg and I belive all powders will be temp sensitive in that crap!!!

Like i said this is a very hot load and I would think something around 3200-3300 fps would be ideal since it would give you longer case life. I am not worried about these casings since Kirby is gonna re do my rifle in a light weight gun and I am gonna use nosler brass loaded around 3300fps. My current load is around 3500fps as guessed by Exbal. A deer will never know the difference between the loads but it is nice to only need 15moa for a direct hit at 1000yds!!!!

Have fun with your gun and dont treat her like a varmint rifle like it did. She will give you years of great preformance

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Old 09-04-2006, 09:33 PM
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Sure was fun!!! I'm still kicking myself around a bit. I dropped 9 points because of carelessness or range issues. The way some of the targets were placed (on purpose, I'm sure) it was next to impossible to get a range on them. You either hit the ground infront or the ground behind.
If I had just 6 of those 9 points back I would have won the thing based on my calculations by the number of rounds I fired and the # of points that the winner had.

I would have really enjoyed beating those two Tubb rifle totin', Leica Vector havin' Texans w/my lowly ol' Savage!!! Oh well, I guess that's why we actually shoot and not just hand out prizes.

I'm thinking next time, my trusty Wilde is going along for the trip. They can make it tough on a laser, but they can't do anyting to trick the optical rf!!!

Oh, I almost forgot to get the mandatory APS plug in. Thanks for building me a SUPER accurate rifle Kirby!!!! I honestly think I would have beat the pants of those guys if I would have had their rf!!! I would trade my Savage for one of their Tubb rifles if I had to shoot it!!! Of course if I could sell it and use the money to have you build me 5 good rifles, I might just have to!!
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Old 09-05-2006, 07:17 AM
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Re: Oklahoma Blow Out 2006 Shoot!!

BJ,
What's the ballistics like on that 6mm-250, tell me more about why you like that round. Very interested.
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Old 09-05-2006, 07:42 AM
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Re: Oklahoma Blow Out 2006 Shoot!!

I know you and BJ was going to shoot the US869. I remember BJ was a little dissappointed in it and was going to go back to ole reliable. During my fire forming loads I shot mostly 92.5gr. of 869 getting 3207-3250 at 15k off the lands. Don't know why I was getting such a velocity swing unless it had something to do with the Rem. brass being harder or softer from case to case. Maybe putting the bullet on the lands is the ticket in this smoke pole.

My 300rum is just the opposite, the more jump better she shoots. The 185vld at 3400fps with 175k jump really leaves it's presence behind on the 500yd steel gong.

Now since I have a 100 fire formed rounds down the 270AM, I will get serious about cutting some groups. My goal is to shoot a ragged hole at 300 and 1-1.5 at 500yds with the 169's and 195's. I know Kirby done his part now it's up to me to do mine.

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Re: Oklahoma Blow Out 2006 Shoot!!

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BJ,
What's the ballistics like on that 6mm-250, tell me more about why you like that round. Very interested.


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I'm getting right @ 3000 fps w/the 105 Berger in front of 37 gr of H4350. I can spot every shot w/this gun, regardless of range. It really helped me to be able to see my impact on the steel. This gave me a very good idea of how good I was doping the wind. It also helped me on one miss. I saw I was high and right, so I just held the same distance off the left corner and nailed it on my second shot. It also takes quite a few rounds to heat up the bbl.

I got this gun back from Kirby in early April and I already have about 750 rounds down the tube and it seems shoot better everytime I take it out. I've got alot of confidence in it and attribute that to being able to shoot it ALOT and not worry about burning out the bbl.
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Old 09-07-2006, 07:07 PM
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Re: Oklahoma Blow Out 2006 Shoot!!

I think I have some pics coming from the man who put on the shoot so maybe you all will get to see something after all.

I was trying to remember some more of the people who were in the top 10 and I forgot to mention Preston Pritchett of Surgeon Actions got I think 4th place. Congrats Preston!!!!

There were a ton of his actions used in the shoot as well, pretty good advertising I would say.

I recieved a call from Mr. Newman, the gentleman in charge of the shoot, and he was curious as to what we all thought about it. I told him how much fun it was and the very few things I would change, most of them he was already thinking about. He commented to me that when he was taking down the gong targets he noticed several of them had pinky finger sized holes in them!! HMMMMMMMMMMMMM, wonder who did that?? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

See Kirby here you are getting me in trouble!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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