Re: Microlon Gun Juice Results
Got up at o'dark thirty this morning to head to the hills and my shooting spot to try and do some trajectory validation in calm conditions. Shot the 102.0g Retumbo load using 2980mv in Exbal at 457yd (10 deg down), 897yd (4 deg down) and 977yd (4 deg down). Using Litz's 300SMK data, the 457 was spot on vert, the 897yd, 2 of 4 were spot vert/hor right in the 3.5" bulls eye (1/2 mild steel--those 300SMK's ALMOST go through) and I think I bobbled the other two that went about 1/2MOA high. The sun had just hit the slope the target was on a few minutes prior and the updraft was starting by looking at my cheater flag at 977yd. The 977yd 3 of 4 went sub 1/2min and withing 1.5" l/r with about a 4" vert spread just over the 2" bull--and I must've pulled the other one to the right about 7"---arrgh. This last target had alot more of the now sunny slope under it and the cheater flag showed a lift, so at this fairly early point in the game of trajectory validation, I'm chalking the high shots and vert. stringing at 977 to the variable upslope wind. Every single shot fired today would've easily been a dead elk/deer. I'm embarrased to say I still haven't quite settled on a consistent hold on this thing so from what I've seen, if I'm putting rounds out of the group, it's my fault in my shooting. It seems alot like my unbraked 300RUM in that a very hard hold seems to work best. I got a feeling that I am the weak link in the system that Kirby put together for me. Any results from your end?
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