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Old 07-18-2003, 02:14 AM
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Re: 300 Tomahawk

halfbreed

Yes I have had the OAL problems with the SMK's. I think its because on some of them the tips are slanted and not flat. Thats the only thing I can think of. It is definately noticable on the bullets with a little bit of a slant. You would think with all the accuracy and good reputation Sierra would fix the slanting problems?
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Old 07-18-2003, 02:52 PM
 
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halfbreed--
Get yourself a Stoney Point OAL tool and the Comparator set to go with it. The OAL makes absolutely no difference--its the ogive to lands relationship that matters. The nose length of even the finest custom bullets will vary a bit and can cause you to get inconsistencies in OAL. BUT--if your ogive/lands relationship is consistent, you are good to go.
Try starting with about 88-90 gr with the WC 872 and working up in 1 gr increments. Be aware that the WC 872 is temperature sensitive and will show pressure signs in the heat of the summer.

[ 07-18-2003: Message edited by: Chris Jamison ]
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Old 07-18-2003, 10:10 PM
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Re: 300 Tomahawk

Chris j, I had seen the Stoney point products many times. I just did not know how accurate they were, or if they were just a gimmick, I live in Benton Ky. The temps here are no different than in your area, just above Memphis.
Thanks for the help, I can surely use it.
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Old 07-18-2003, 11:13 PM
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Remington, that is also what I was thinking with the slanted tips. I am just beginning to get into long range.
I do alot of searches before I ask questions. I usually find the answers I am looking for.
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Old 07-19-2003, 01:02 PM
 
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They are definitely not a gimmick--They are the most accurate way to set up your die's seating depth--you won't be sorry--its money well spent.
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Old 07-23-2003, 06:51 PM
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Re: 300 Tomahawk

I finally got my 240 Mk's in last night, wouldn't you know it, I had to go to work early this morning and didn't get to try them.

But I did get to play for a little while in the wind when I got home tonight.

I tried H1000, never did get it up to speed before getting too many pressure signs. So I tried some Retumbo.

Oh My Gawd!

Six shots, one little hole, and an ES of 6 FPS, at 100 yards. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

Anyone know of any 1K matches in AZ or Southern NM this weekend?

I want to go play.

Tim
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Old 07-23-2003, 07:02 PM
 
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Way cool Tim. My new rifle likes Retumbo also, looks like you'll be ready for the August match. How many grains are you using and did you chrono them yet? I'm at 86 grs with an SD of 6, 3 shots .550" at 300yds, around 2900+ fps. This is a max load in my rifle.
Take care,
Wayne
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