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Old 06-03-2014, 02:27 AM
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Re: Palma Brass

I shoot the 215's , 210 vld's in a 1:9 twist barrel , was out today with the 215's , use 47 gns of Vargent with BR-4 primers , get speeds of about 2650 getting groups of about 1/4 MOA at 200 Yards , have the chamber really throated out . This is for my FTR rifle.

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Old 06-03-2014, 02:30 AM
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Re: Palma Brass

Forgot to add they are molly coated , seem to get better results from the 210 VLD's , same load as I throated it out for the VLD's and the 215 HYB have about a 200 th jump

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Old 06-03-2014, 08:01 AM
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Re: Palma Brass

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I shoot the 215's , 210 vld's in a 1:9 twist barrel , was out today with the 215's , use 47 gns of Vargent with BR-4 primers , get speeds of about 2650 getting groups of about 1/4 MOA at 200 Yards , have the chamber really throated out . This is for my FTR rifle.

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47gr of varget You must only get one firing out of your brass or the moly you use is some slick stuff.
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:29 PM
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No , that is the advantage of the Palma brass , seems to take a lot more pressure , on about my 5th firing at the moment , also tried the 230's , with 46 grains of Vargent , shoots good at shorter ranges , up to 800 yards , seems to develop elevation problems at 1000 .
Also shoot Palma brass in my other FTR rifle , a 1:10 Madco shooting the 155.5 Fullbore bergers at 3015 with 47 gns of Vargent as well , 8 thou off the lands , absolutely great
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:08 PM
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Re: Palma Brass

I can't seem to get the palma brass to shoot as well as the lr. I tried br4 and 450 primers as they were the only ones I can get. Nodes are smaller and have vertical at 300. It's weird because my Lapua LR 215 load is jammed but shot well off the lands too. Nothing jammed in the palma brass shot well at all, strung vertically 1 moa and worse. Must have something to do with the primers. I would love to be able to shoot them and might revisit them with 4350 down the road.
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:34 PM
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Re: Palma Brass

The problem with 4350 , you will not be able to get enough powder in , you will need 49 or so gns to get the same speeds , also will definitely need the 450 when using the slower powder , I jam the 210 VLD's and jump the 215's HYB

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Old 06-03-2014, 11:01 PM
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Re: Palma Brass

No problem with H4350. With 205m primers I'm getting 2650 with the 200 hybrids, 2600 with the 210 ALRs and 2550 with the 215 hybrids. For a 308, these are screaming. All with 48.0 grains and all in single digit extreme spreads. In 17 years of 308 loading/shooting and 10s of thousands of rounds, H4350 in the Palma case and 205Ms with the heavies is hands down the best combination I have found to date. Using a Wyatt box, I can even use a short action as a repeater with these.
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