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Unread 02-24-2014, 08:48 AM
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Re: help with hunting load

With the loads i have tried , mine is a true .5 inch rifle. even with the light 2.5x-8x scope i have on it. i certainly know when it goes off.
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    Unread 02-28-2014, 08:44 AM
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    Re: help with hunting load

    Did you shoot??
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    Unread 03-08-2014, 08:30 AM
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    Re: help with hunting load

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    You may have already achieved your rifles accuracy potential. In my experience those Mt rifles have really light barrels and they heat up really fast, like with two shots, and then start shots moving around. These are hunting rifles not target rifles. They are minute of deer vitals accurate not bug hole shooters.
    I bought one of the Mt rifles when they first came out and was told by alot of people about the barrel heating up.After a good breaking in period I went one June day and using 165 gr Sierra bt's with 57gr of IMR4350 shot 5 rounds as fast as I could.Then I shot the best 3 shot group the gun ever did.It was right at 1/4 in.To this day it will still shoot between 1/2 and 3/4 inch groups.I have taken bear deer and elk with this load.
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    Unread 03-08-2014, 11:33 AM
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    Re: help with hunting load

    Big, have you tried the 168 bullet or a different powder? For seating depth measure the factory ammo that shot so well at the ogive. Good luck
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    Unread 03-09-2014, 01:35 PM
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    Re: help with hunting load

    Any access to 4831? My moose load is a 200gr accubond with 4831. Its been a few years, but I believe I was loading around 56gr. It was in a cheap marlin walmart job, but at 217 yrds I put one off hand through the heart of a slow moving cow moose. It consistantly shoots under 1moa. Its strictly a hunting load, I don't chrono or anything for hunting loads, I only care about accuracy potential. I loaded to SAAMI specs. I put a cheap scope on it. Thats what I've noticed. I have a few rounds left, I'll try pulling one and seeing the charge. It may take a few days, my dad refuses to let me take the rifle away from his house as he is using it to test lead loads. He just put together a 300blk so I may be able to swipe it next time I see him.

    -shm
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    Unread 03-09-2014, 02:47 PM
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    All thanks for all the advice. sorry I haven't been around lately. I have been working up loads for my pistols to kind of take a break from the rifle haha. anyways, it is hard to find bullets and powders here in new york. The reason I've been only using rl22 and h4350 is basically that was all I have found. the rl22 worked amazingly for my browning. terrible for my mountain rifoe. since I started meseing with bullet seating the h4350 has shown a bit better performance. the last load I shot was clee to 1moa. I will be trying different charges with that bullet depth now to see if I can get a bit better. the goal right now is to get to anything under 1moa. I have all summer to try and get it back to half MOA like it was wiyh factory cor lokts. I will buy different powdere as I find them.

    which do you all suggest? I have heard rl19 rl17 4064 are all contendors.
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    Unread 03-12-2014, 11:21 AM
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    Re: help with hunting load

    Big - H-4350, varget, I 4064. 165 to 168 grain bullets. 030 off. lapua brass, 210M or Br-2.
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