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JLK .22 52gr LD bullet

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Old 03-30-2004, 02:45 PM
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Re: JLK .22 52gr LD bullet

Superb Aspen-- except for the pr. dog part, that is. Got a buddy on Predatormasters.com that's shot some long-nosed high BC 53 gr. bullets similar to the JLK's-- says he liked them except the terminal ballistics were disappointing.? Keep us posted. This endeavor of yours seems to be something new here-- i've never seen any LR reports from a std. twist 22 cal. centerfire yet, besides Quinton Wagoner's 220 Swift with 55 gr. Ballistic Tips-- he appears to have gotten good results out to 600+ with that 55 on coyotes.

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Old 06-15-2004, 10:27 PM
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Re: JLK .22 52gr LD bullet

Have been out testing this bullet at 650 yds this weekend. 6/11: 40 degrees, elevation 9500' slightly shifty air currents, 1-2 mph. 3 sighters 3.75". Remaining groups 5-shot. Group 1: 7" centered over bull. Group 2: 6 5/8 with 1 off paper, 10" left. 6/12: Similar conditions, 50 degrees. Group 1: 4 7/16, 3.5" left. Group 3: 5.5, 10" right. Group 2: 50 gr Nosler B-Tip for comparison. 5 9/16 centered but 2.1 MOA low. 6/13: 60 degrees, calm air conditions. Group 1: 3.34" Group 2: 2.45". all shots centered 1.25-2.5" rt of center. In calm conditions the bullets were as accurate as I can shoot, probably more so as my 14x scope was not quite enough magnification for best shooting at this range. All it took was a slight air current to blow these bullets around at this range. At what range are they really useful? In a shifty 5 mph wind, shooting at 450 yds a few weeks ago they were still pretty deadly if I watched the wind. I've shot them at 500 yds in a fairly steady 10 mph wind with good results, but I would guess that it is probably not going to be much over 500 before wind is going to make any sort of consistency difficult unless it is pretty calm and steady. I can see that more research is needed. Now, where is that well populated and seldom shot-over PD town? [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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Old 06-17-2004, 02:03 PM
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Re: JLK .22 52gr LD bullet

Sounds interesting. I wonder how they'd stack up aggregate wise at long-range against those 50's. Actually, they should beat the 55's. I'd like to see how the 65's would fair out of a 10 twist .223 WSSM-- MAN what a coyote load that oughtta be.

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