Originally Posted by BMF
Very possible, and probable that it gets faster and it should top out between 80-120 rounds.
But 3159fps........that's smoking. Any pressure signs?
Also if you're not comfortable with your chrono reading you can always shoot at an extended range, 400, 500, or whatever really. But keep your turret zeroed. Then just see how many inches it drops at any of them ranges. Then punch the 3159fps info into your ballistic program and see if it matches your actuall drop in inches.
I agree, that is smokin!!! I am extremely sensitive to detail when loading my rounds. No I don't have any pressure signs. I was able to shoot 71.5 gr of H1000 before I had a heavy bolt lift and had signs of high pressure when finding my max load. I'm only shooting 69.4 gr as of now. I have been using the same 40 pieces of brass for 7 firings now. The brass is in good shape still, so I'm where I need to be. Tomorrow I am going to go back to the range and do exactly what you mentioned. I am going to get my drops from 200 all the way to 800 yards. Then I am going to input the information to get my fps. I don't really trust my chrony, considering how cheap it was to buy. I'll be sure to take pictures of everything this time to show everyone. I took the day off from work to do it
. My elk hunt is getting too close for me to not be exact on my drops. From 100 to 500 I am 100% confident in my abilities. But from my scouting trips, I may have to take a 600-700 yard shot which I feel about 75% confident in taking right now. 75% isn't enough for me to take a shot at this time. I'm a firm believer in being 100% sure in your shot. So hopefully in the next two weeks I can be at that point.