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7stw, 168 VLD, Back to the drawing board

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Re: 7stw, 168 VLD, Back to the drawing board

Originally Posted by Fred Ea View Post
I have 2-7stw's- 1 has a 26in. no.5a Douglas and a rem700 26in stock stainless barrel- getting 3250 av.- chrony set 10 ft. with 79gr. Of IMR 7828 sc with 160 gr. Nosler AB. They are fairly hot, but shoot great and will punch a deer's ticket. Have one kill at 595 yds.- 2 holes through the shoulder. That is sufficient for me if it will do that every time.
Fred, I went to the range today with the Sako. I ended up trying some 162 A-maxes, that have shown me good promise. This time I went back to my trusty supply of RL-22. I dropped in 75.5 grains@ 3.700 coal. The mag box on this Sako is LONG. It was to windy today to shoot at 200, and actually breezy enough that I did not set up my chrono either. I had to time my shooting, but I got consistent grouping @ 100 yards. Smallest group, .390, largest group, .424. I did not shoot the 168's today, as I wanted to shoot some other groups, and concentrate on the 162's. I was impressed to say the least. As far as the Sierra book goes, I am at max recommendation with RL22. I had NO pressure signs at all. I would like to be in the 3200-3250 velocity area with these bullets as well. I probably am not there now, but hopefully can get the chrono out next weekend. Just an update!

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