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Anyone use Alliant Power Pro 2000-MR?

 
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:19 PM
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Re: Anyone use Alliant Power Pro 2000-MR?

I have done a little shooting with 165 sst's. My rifle seems
to be a little more consistent with the heavier bullets using power pro.
Now that I have found a really good hunting load (sub .5 moa) for the 150 accubond with varget, I'll be able to devote more time and experimentation to the power pro. I thought I had my hunting load with mr2000 until my last trip to the range at 90 degrees. I definitely lost some confidence in the power pro that day. We'll see what happens. I'd love to find a good load with the added velocity it gives. It would come in handy in some of the beanfields I hunt.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:03 AM
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Re: Anyone use Alliant Power Pro 2000-MR?

Liltank. What length barrel are you using? Those velocities
are impressive with a 168 grain bullet.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:56 AM
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Re: Anyone use Alliant Power Pro 2000-MR?

My current rifle has an 18" barrel on it. The other rifle that I sold that produced the targets on this thread with the higher velocities was a 28" 1:12 Lothar barrel.
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:34 PM
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Re: Anyone use Alliant Power Pro 2000-MR?

10-4 and thanks for the info. I'm thinking I could theoretically
get 2850 to 2875 with my 26" barrel and 165s. I know all rifles are
different.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:37 PM
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Re: Anyone use Alliant Power Pro 2000-MR?

I have been using Power Pro 2000MR in my custom 308 with 185 Berger Hybrids. I'm averaging 2800 ftps (5 shots) with a ES of 9. I have been shooting it every weekend for the last few months. I've shot it from temps 70 to 95 degree and didn't notice much velocity change on the chrono. Maybe 10 ftps. So far I've put about 400 rounds through the barrel with this powder/bullet combo and i'm impressed with it. The rifle consistantly groups in .2's and .3's at 100 yards (5 shot groups) and right at an inch at 300 yards. This load shoots very well at distance also. Shot the load at 600 yard FTR match and also practice rounds and it hammers. I will keep testing it as the temps drop and see what happens but so far so good.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:30 AM
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I have been using Power Pro 2000MR in my custom 308 with 185 Berger Hybrids. I'm averaging 2800 ftps (5 shots) with a ES of 9. I have been shooting it every weekend for the last few months. I've shot it from temps 70 to 95 degree and didn't notice much velocity change on the chrono. Maybe 10 ftps. So far I've put about 400 rounds through the barrel with this powder/bullet combo and i'm impressed with it. The rifle consistantly groups in .2's and .3's at 100 yards (5 shot groups) and right at an inch at 300 yards. This load shoots very well at distance also. Shot the load at 600 yard FTR match and also practice rounds and it hammers. I will keep testing it as the temps drop and see what happens but so far so good.
Just out of curiosity, what primer are you using. I have found that the wolf primer works better with my rifle than the F210M's I currently own.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:45 AM
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Re: Anyone use Alliant Power Pro 2000-MR?

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Just out of curiosity, what primer are you using. I have found that the wolf primer works better with my rifle than the F210M's I currently own.

I'm using CCI BR2 primers, I tried Fed 210M and the CCI's gave me better ES numbers. I never tried Wolf primers but heard they work well. My barrel is a 28 inch Krieger (11 twist).
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