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Accuracy loss - Coppering?/ Primers? / Help!

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Old 12-01-2004, 12:53 AM
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Re: Accuracy loss - Coppering?/ Primers? / Help!

Jerry and CP,

Thanks for the ideas; I have the feeling that the prob is a bit to do with coppering and a bit with load mis-match to the rifle. I am hoping that decoppering will at least get me back to acceptable accuracy ( I will be happy to get 3/4MOA from this rifle). But I will also try backing off the powder and playing with OAL- I'm loath to do this since I don't want to step down to 30-06 performance from a 300! (I don't think the load is that hot at the moment (he says without having chrono'd!) Viht list their top charge for a 180 as 81 grs of N165(although some of the litigation-minded US publications have the max down at 75grs!(which is Viht's starting load!!)).

I'll let you know what happens

CP- I'm North of Salisbury. You weren't by any chance, on the BDS Advanced Stalkers Course back in March? (I ask because one of the chaps was from Northamptonshire).
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Old 12-02-2004, 01:53 PM
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Re: Accuracy loss - Coppering?/ Primers? / Help!

Brown Dog:

No that was'nt me, i'm not that advanced....yet. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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