Re: 3 shot groups with two together and one flyer?
What is the best way to do the annealing? Is there an oven or some procedure for it?
Never annealed before?
What is the annealing supposed to help?
Ok, fired a few more groups today and had some success. Same load, 68 gr IMR 4831, 215M, 2.845 seating depth on 180 SSTs and 2.870 with 180 Interbonds. These are both around .020" off the lands.
Shot one .6" group with the SSTs, with Nickel cases. Shot one .75" group with Interbonds, Federal cases. Velocity was between 3020 and 3050 fps.
I think this my hunting load. Going to give the SSTs a try on Elk and Mule deer. The SSTs have been the most accurate bullet in my Model 70 270 WSM as well as Weatherby Vanguard 300 WSM. I want to see how they hold up
I've run the Tubbs Final Finish kit through my gun. Seemed to work nicely. Barrel is easer to clean. Accuracy improvement was marginal.
Screws are tight on the action. HS won't warranty stocks if you glass bed them. Barrel is completely free floated. Done the dollar bill test with hot and cold barrel.
I do not keep track of case firings. I have over 500 brass and just keep recycling them.
I neck size.
I use some Nickel Plated. Most are regular brass, Winchester and Federal.
As far as safety there is zero pressure sign. No ejector mark. No flattened primer. No hard extraction. Brass looks better then factory federal ammo which really flattens primers. Also have split about 3 or 4 factory cases in two different guns. Never ever had a problem with my reloads.
I'm a grain under max load according to Swift, 1 gr for Sciroccos, .5 gr for A-Frame. 1 gr under in Barnes. .5 gr over according to Nosler. .8 gr over for Hornady.
I feel I am right in the ballpark.
Last edited by GlennRMK; 09-06-2008 at 10:00 PM.