Me and my family have been doing quite a bit of shooting the past month and no writing so I thought I would update where we are with this project. I have been dialing in four different bullets to 1000 yards so while we are doing the hunting test we will also be testing bullets on game. The beauty of this rifle is that it shoots all bullets well which makes this project much easier. The four bullets are the 210 Berger, 208 Amax, 200 Accubond and the 200 Cutting Edge.
I have had to work up new loads for all the bullets because of the new lot of retumbo faster than the old lot I have had for several years. Basically it averaged out dropping the charges 1.5-2 grains. This will be the last update on this thread. The next update will be starting a new thread as we complete each hunt and discuss the bullet used and details about the hunt.
Our hunting begins next week with antelope and continues through November ending with whitetail deer. We have hunts lined up for elk with some premium tags that may produce a good one, buffalo, mule deer, etc. over the next three months nearly continuous hunting. We are all very excited testing the rifle in various field and weather conditions to see how the rifle performs. The treatment on the metal parts to prevent corrosion will be put to the test I am sure in temperature extremes from over 100 degrees to below zero and snow. I am anxious to see how the treatment performs on the moving metal parts to see if the action remains the slickest moving I have ever shot.
Here are a few of the recent targets we shot while getting the scope dialed into the loads with various bullets. I have shown quite a few of the Berger and Accubond targets so I included the Amax and Cutting Edge in these to show the ability of the rifle to shoot various bullets.