Originally Posted by Buano
What does it weigh?
Is it the tack-driver I would expect?
It weighs approx. 11 lbs.
I worked up a hunting load for it:
180gr Nosler B.T.; Weatherby brass; Primer: 215M; Powder: IMR-7828. With 83.2 gr chron. at 3121fps with less than 10 deviation.
I developed the load listed above by starting at 83.0gr and working by .5gr increments up to 84.5gr (max) for 4 loads.
While developing this load I shot groups ranging from 1/2" to 1-1/2" listed as follows:
(All are 5 shot groups at 100yds)
(All shots fired using a Zeiss Diavari 3-12x56 scope)
83.0gr = 1/2"
83.5gr = 3/4"
84.0gr = 1"
84.5gr = 1-1/2"
Once I got the 1/2" groups with 83.0gr, I loaded four more loads starting at 83.0gr and worked up in 1gr increments to 83.4gr. These were so I could determine the best deviation spread. 83.2gr gave me the smallest deviation spread and still shot 1/2" groups at 100yds.
I hope this will allow you to make a determination about my rifle.