I managed to do some loads and range time last weekend and yesterday.
SAKOM995 in .300WM, 23.5” barrel, 1:11 twist - all factory except for a custom muzzle brake
by Joe Starnes, topped with 4.5-14x40 B&C Leupold scope, trigger set @ 2.5 lbs.
Once fired Federal
(1) First load dev’t, COL (3.34”
base to tip not ogive) with the following powder capacity:
-68.5G, 69G, 69.5G, and 70G – none registered better than picture 1
(2) Second load dev’t, COL (3.62”
– don’t ask why … just wild guess … it clears mag and load fine) with the following powder capacity. Shots @ 100 yards.
Picture 1 - 70.5G
Picture 2 - 71G
Picture 3 - 71.5G
Note: No cleaning done for all 9 shots, approximately 3-5 minutes barrel cool off between shots.
There are no obvious signs of excessive pressure at this time. Do I press on up on powder? Do I keep the COL of 3.62"?
I appreciate any advise or insight that you might have. Thank you in advance for your support and understanding.
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