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Shooting at 1825 yards

 
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:34 AM
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Re: Shooting at 1825 yards

Thanks, I'm shooting 73.5 h-1000. Great shoot in by the way!
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:55 AM
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Re: Shooting at 1825 yards

Thanks! You know I was shooting 75 grains but every two firings I had to use the body die to bump the shoulder. I backed off to 74.5 and I bet I'll still have to bump the shoulder after two or maybe 3 more firings but we will see. This lot of brass is on its 8th reload, the necks have been annealed once, and shoulders have been bumped twice. I feel that if you reduce pressure and don't let the barrel get too hot with H1000 being a slow burning powder you can get more life out of your barrel. I will probably drop down to 74 grains if I have to work the brass too much. Even 3100 fps with the 180 grain Berger is plenty fast. At 1K it gets there fast and is pretty flat.
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:22 PM
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Re: Shooting at 1825 yards

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Thanks! You know I was shooting 75 grains but every two firings I had to use the body die to bump the shoulder. I backed off to 74.5 and I bet I'll still have to bump the shoulder after two or maybe 3 more firings but we will see. This lot of brass is on its 8th reload, the necks have been annealed once, and shoulders have been bumped twice. I feel that if you reduce pressure and don't let the barrel get too hot with H1000 being a slow burning powder you can get more life out of your barrel. I will probably drop down to 74 grains if I have to work the brass too much. Even 3100 fps with the 180 grain Berger is plenty fast. At 1K it gets there fast and is pretty flat.
Yeah I end up bumping the shoulders also at a out 3 loadigs. Have you tried any other powders instead of h-1000?
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:40 PM
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Re: Shooting at 1825 yards

No, I haven't. I like H1000 and use it in other rifles so I don't have any plans to try anything else. I'll probably reduce the powder charge a little and see how long this barrel lasts. I'm hoping I'll get 1200-1500 out of it but we will see.
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:52 PM
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Re: Shooting at 1825 yards

Yeah I have 10# of the stuff so won't be trying anything different for a while either.
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:51 PM
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Re: Shooting at 1825 yards

Cruzin,

Yep good thinkin' on your lower chg wt and bbl lift.

I was a drag racer with the first bbl on one of mine. 99gr US-869, 170 class bullet and 3400+ fps. I went into very deep depression when the bbl went south @ a bit over 900 rounds. I felt worse about that than when I was told I had cancer. Really.

However, a new bbl solve the remorse problem and kidney removal solved the cancer thing.

I'm no down to 94 grain 869 and just over 3200 w/the 170 offering.

We otta get together some time and synchronize the triggers and do a drag race thing.

Thanks for the explanation of the 3rd shot. Makes sense. The wind is your friend - yeah right.
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