Re: Gen II Henson .338 265 grain project and performance test #1
Sorry if I was confused but I thought Greyghost said ther were pictures....my bad I guess, or maybe yall need to get on the same page. Maybe he has pictures that he took I dunno. Whichever it is I would like to see some pics.
If there are none I guess I will have to do it myself. It is too bad that it is primitive weapon season here. I just walked in from shooting some of the 180s, there were 2 nice bucks standing on my range during most of the shooting.
If they perform as well on game as they do paper I will be satisified. I was shooting basically a carry gun. It is a Nesika V in a mcmillan general purpose stock with a kreiger N0.6 and a jewel trigger. It is topped with a VX7 4-14 in some talleys and chambered in 30-06AI and throated pretty long for shooting heavy bullets. With the 208 A-Max it takes me 17 MOA to reach my 800 yard target using 65grs of VV560. I started the 180s at 65grs and wasnt too impressed went up to 65.5 grs and felt like I was as hot as I wanted to get, so backed down to 64grs.
I was just fooling around trying to get a starting point and lucked up on what may be a pretty good load. I only fired 11 rounds, nine out of this gun and two out of my 300wsm. (300wsm didnt like them, keyholes) got a lot of verticle out of the hotter loads but 64 grs gave me 2 side by side w/n 1.5 inches at 800. I drove back to the reloading room loaded another round and put it within an inch of the other 2. I suspect that a 1.5 inch group at 800 is about as good as I will ever shoot with basically a sporter weight gun. So yes I will say the bullets will probably shoot, it may have been luck I will let you know tomorrow, with a bit more powder burned.
My group was at least 1 MOA POI below my POA I attributed it to the lower velocity (and much less pressure if you put any stock in reading primer cratering )than I am running with the 208 AMAX. When I finished I decided to fire one round at 100 yards. My POI was 1.5MOA below my POA. So even with what I suspect to be a much lighter load it should only take 16.5MOA to reach my 800 yard target. I didnt put up the chronograph because of the weather and the fact that I have been under the weather, but right now I suspect that that the BC of these bullets is a bit higher than the 208 A-Max.
I am fairly convinced that the BC is off the charts and that the bullets will shoot accurately despite looking dinged up. I will hopefully feel well enough to set up the chrono to confirm what I am thinking. It still remains to be seen by me how they perform on game. I am heading back out to run a patch through the bore to see if they copper bad, which is concerning me more than thier accuracy potential right now.
I was running the 208s pretty close o 2950 according to my old chronograph which is about as accurate as guessing, since it was one of the old chronos. I will run both loads through my new CED to see whats up try and figure a guesstimate on the BC.
BTW I took a pic of the group but am not posting it as I fear some one will say it is photoshopped......J/K I will post it if I can get it outta this new phone and into photobucket.
I admit that I know just enough to be dangerous.....but dangerous at ever extending distances.