These are some targets I shot this morning. I could not get to my long range area because the melting snow made it to muddy. It is sunshine and 60 today so maybe it will dry out by tomorrow and I will try again at testing this rifle at 800-1000 yards
The first target is comparing my best loads of Retumbo and H-1000 at 100 yards. The Retumbo shot .286" and the H-1000 shot .395 inches. Both were max loads with the info on the target by the groups.
The second and third targets was comparing the two loads at 500 yards. The Retumbo load was my best yet at 500 yards with this rifle. It shot a very impressive 1.344" at 500 yards. The H-1000 load shot 2.787" at the 500 yard target. The load info is on the target.
Again this shows the accuracy of the rifle with several different powders and bullets. Everything has shot well in the rifle to this point and it is easily capable of long range kills. Some loads shoot better than others but all have shot well. I am anxious to get that retumbo load out to 800-1000 yards and see what happens. This makes several exceptional groups I have shot with it at close range. So far Retumbo and WC-860 have been the best performers however the 860 is very temperature sensitive and now I am focusing on the extreme powders. Basically I just included some other powders and bullets to show how the rifle performed with a variety of loads.
All my groups are three shot groups because I am a hunter testing a hunting rifle and want to know primarily what my first three shots out of the barrel are going to look like. Beyond that it really doesn't matter in most hunting situations.