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300 ultra mag sight in trouble.

 
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:04 PM
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Re: 300 ultra mag sight in trouble.

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Thats what I have a rem 700 xcr. Last time out with RL25 and 92.0grs and 200 gr accubonds it put 5 shots into 3/4 inch. I used a torque driver and set the torque equally on front and back action screws 40 inch lbs.Is your scope focused properly? What power do you shoot at 100yrds? Where in Montana are you located?
Thanks. If i could get 3/4 inch i would be ok with that. I think my scope is focused. It has a eye piece that i focused to what I think is best. I dont have a torque driver but they are pretty tight. Cant screw them any harder with the allen wrench I used. I tried 93 grs and 91 and the 91 load was a little closer. I've read that the closer to max load the better. What do you think? I'm also only using 180 accubonds. Maybe a 200 grain would be better. I'm going to try retumbo and h1000 to see if that makes any difference. I dont think i would ever take 500+ yard shot at an elk, yet. Not enough practice for one and with my groups the way they are, I would hate to wound one. I was shooting at a few different powers. All the way to 16. Didnt seem to make much difference. Is there a optimal power to sight in with? One thing about it is I'm having fun and learning a lot about reloading. I have a guy helping me who is into it big time. We are planning on changing the seating length but i cant get anything over about 3.85 in the magazine. So I will just keep playing with it. I live in Missoula. Great place if you can get past the greenies around here.
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