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Old 08-23-2013, 09:54 AM
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Re: H1000

The photo is a 5 shot group I shot yesterday at 200 yards. If the velocity had gone up that much there should have been a rise in the 200 yard zero.

I will check the drops again this afternoon.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:05 AM
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Re: H1000

Jeff,

Gary was spotting for me when the rounds went high. It took several shots to get the rifle on the gong. After we adjusted the scope I had several hits. I tried a round from a previous batch and it hit extremely low. There were no pressure signs with the fast loads.

91.5 gr H1000
300 gr Berger OTM
CCI 250 Primer
New Remington Brass

Rifle Specs
338 Edge
30" Bartlien Barrel
Stiller Action
Nighnforce ATACR Scope
Jewell Trigger
140 Whidden Composite Stock

I weigh every powder charge with a beam scale.

I even have a dedicated press set up to seat bullets for my 338 Edge. The dies are never removed to keep bullet seating depth uniform. I check base to ogive length every 5 rounds.

I run all my brass though an RCBS case prep center after re-sizing. All brass is then cleaned in a sonic cleaner, rinsed with warm soapy water and left to dry for a couple of days before I load them.

I don't think I could get much variation in my loading technique.

I have not weighed the individual cases, they were all purchased at the same time in bulk. I have not tried the

I am not the best shot out there but I strive to have the rifle and ammo perform better than I do.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:30 AM
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Re: H1000

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The photo is a 5 shot group I shot yesterday at 200 yards. If the velocity had gone up that much there should have been a rise in the 200 yard zero.

I will check the drops again this afternoon.
Mabia,is the shot to the right a cold bore shot? Just curious, as the other 4 are right there. Good shooting BTW!!
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:51 AM
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Re: H1000

I threw the last shot
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:09 PM
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Re: H1000

It happens.......
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:22 AM
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Re: H1000

I purchased a Magneto Speed to test the difference in the powder lots. Should I adjust powder loads to keep the same muzzle velocity or adjust the scope to compensate for for the difference?

My current load is 3 MOA lower than my buddy's 338 Edge shooting Retumbo. I would like to get the speed up to close to his velocity but don't want to trash brass.

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Old 08-28-2013, 10:57 AM
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Re: H1000

Mabia-

Who cares about velocity, my friend and I are shooting the exact same 7mm 180gr. Bergers. Only his is coming out of a 7RUM at around 3200 fps and mine are out a Short Action wildcat @2925fps.

We went out shooting a couple of weekends ago. On the same day hes shot a 7.5" group at 602yds. and I shot a 3" group at 895yds.! Which would you rather have?

Load for accuracy and forget the velocity!
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