dchamp & Capt Academy,
So far I've tried Retumbo, H1000, and US-869 with the 180g Berger VLDs. And The US-869 was definately not the way to go. It's too Slow and I got no accuracy what so ever out of it. H-1000 Was ok, Groups about 1" at 100yds, But Retumbo actually won the accuracy contest.
The 2 Flyers were my doing, When I had shot this group, I had been shooting for several hours and Shooter fatigue was setting in..... Still a good 3 shot group.
This was with 79g of Retumbo and velocity is 2989fps 10 shot average.
The rifle also has had a face lift, I found a used H-S precision stock and It definately looks better, and shoots better as well.
I would try the Vhitvori Powders, but the local source for it has dried up.... I'll start messing with the bullet seating depth from here on.
I'm planning on a 150-168g Class load for this rifle as a secondary close hunting load, and I'm leaning toward H-1000 as the powder of choice.
I appreciate your imput.