Edit:...The Rifle used was my Sako TRG 22 .308win
Went to the range today with Dave aka.. `onehole`( not a member on here though) to do a bit of load testing.
I had made up my usual load of 155 Amax over 44 grns Varget in Lapua brass with a BR2 primer.
I had two lots of loads , same components but 2x different seating depths to test.
20 rounds loaded to SAAMI length of 2.810. Av velocity 2720fps
30 rounds loaded to 0.015 off the lands. Av velocity 2737
My old Musgrave chambered in 7.62 loved to be loaded at 2.810 so i was eager to test my TRG at the same length and also loaded 0.015 thou off the lands.
I think the test target tells a few stories...
As i also tested the velocity and `ES-extreme spread` from both loads
I am now wondering what you guys think would be the best load to test at longer range.
I am aware this is a `light` load for the .308/ 155 Amax but it is supremely accurate @100m
A...The 0.015 off the lands load, that shoots the tightest groups at 100m with an ES of 60 fps..or
B... the SAAMI load that gave bigger groups at 100m ,but gave an ES of 26fps .?