Originally Posted by Chopaka81
Just a point od clarification, I am using a 208gr Amax bullet - not the 240gr SMK.
I have reached 104.0 grs with no signs of pressure, no measured case head expansion, no cratered primmers, and etc. I am going to slowly increase the charge looking for a dip in group size.
I am at 0.75 moa right now. hoping for less than 0.5 moa.
I have 2 cans of US869 same lot# wishing I could find a 8lb jug, if I do not I may switch to RL-25 or 50BMG next year.
Looks like Kesselring's is dropping 8lb cans for rifle powders, I am kind of ticked off about that.
Do you know why Kesselrings is doing that? I agree, it is irritating. Do you know of anywhere 'local' where we can get 8lbs of powder? I typically have gotten my big jugs from Sportsmens Warehouse Burlington or Missoula, MT. (I may have to ask my father in law to scrounge around Missoula when I need some--no tax over there to boot.) Can't remember the name it has now--do they have any powder, or would they order powder in 8lb jugs? For that matter I haven't expressly asked Kesselrings if they would order an 8lb jug for me. I don't like dealing with 1lb jugs (even if you can get the same lot number) when you have cases taking 100g of powder or thereabouts--just go through the jugs too fast.
I have a bit of the 'old', 'slow' US869 left and just opened (a month ago) a different, newer 8lb jug of it--the jug that has caused me to back off on my loads a fair amount (and lose fps)... I've loaded 60 rounds at around 103g from that new jug. There should be over 7lbs left and I may be willing to part with it at a reduced price...hint, hint, wink, wink.
BTW, I shot a nice little muley 3 point with eyegards on the high buck hunt in the Pasayten Wilderness last week on a solo backpacking trip. I was glassing a hillside just before dark a 1000 yds away and heard suspicious noises just downslope. Grabbed my rifle and crawled 20ft to a bush and there's a nice buck just downslope. About 100yd shot. Sure glad I practice for those long shots!
Chopaka Mt. is pretty close to the edge of the Pasayten. Do you venture into the Pasayten?
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