I took advantage of the sunny weather last Sunday to go to the desert and do a little shooting. I'm glad it was a little because the wind was blowing and it was a fair bit colder then I anticipated. The desert floor was that slick sort of muddy that cakes to the bottom of boots and makes them weigh twice their normal weight but not muddy enough to sink into or get the suburban stuck. Where is the ATV when you need it?
I was mostly doing some scope work for my brother but I brought 10 .308 Win rounds loaded with wildcat bullets I have been meaning to test for about 9 months. The bullets were 169.5 grain hollow points with .010" jackets in both flat base and RBBT. The powder was 41.4 gr of H335 with standard Fed primers.
The first shots were one of the FBs and one of the RBBTs each at a mere 25 yards. I was seeing if the rounds would hit paper since I already had the target there for the other gun.
I'm thinking "not too bad for an undeveloped load using two slightly different bullets".
So out to 100 yards we go.
This picture is of my shots with the FBs at 100. I had one flier. May have been me, may have been the wind. I'll go with the wind option. Again I'm thinking "Not too shabby." I usually have to work pretty hard to come up with a group like this.
Then I shoot the RBBTs. I'm not exactly sure what this group is all about. I have 2 shots very close to each other but they are not consecutive shots. I have two shots sort of symmetrically placed at either end of the group but does it even matter? I'm wondering which shots to ignore and which ones to be happy about.
I will hopefully be going to the desert this coming Sunday to shoot the rest of the test rounds at 300 yards over a chrono. Maybe this will be more telling. Maybe the RBBTs need a little distance to go to sleep. We will see. Either way, I am quite happy with the groups (the small parts) and look forward to what hopefully lies ahead. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]