Looks promising Brent. Let me know how it goes. I haven't had time to shoot mine more. Leupold replaced the broken ring and I remounted everything and took a few shots to zero it at 100 yards. I like my 6.5 zeroed at 200. Shooter said it should be 1.2" high at 100 so that's what I did. I had to get it close for Buck rifle season which starts tomorrow here. I've got 3 huge bucks I'm getting pics of. 97% of my shots are less than 300 yards so I should be close enough for that. Later when I have more time I'm going to replace the rings with some nightforce or something more beefy and rezero it at 200. On my farm about 375 yards is the farthest I can shoot. I'll post up some pics if I get one.
My load is still 52.7 4831SC with a 140 VLD jammed .001". I'll work on a Retumbo load later when I put new rings on it. Right now it will just have to be close enough.
53 and 53.5 did not work like I had hoped. Pressure signs were not too bad but accuracy was just not there at those levels. So I went back to my pet load, shot this group of 3 and the zeroed it again at 200. This load and my 140's hit the same windage wise. Just pull of 2 moa for the 140.
Guys, I was in MT and NM hunting over the past month…. I bought a trimmer to trim some loads… shot a few while I was getting ready for MT and they went GREAT!!!! Then I went to the next 10 or 20 of brass and didn't trim those… Got stuck again… Going to trim EVERYTHING I have and try again… I was on Retumbo and right around 53 gr if I remember right…
ANyway thanks for keeping me in the loop..
My gun that I've been working on was used to kill two deer this week. One a 9 pt at a 100 yards, and an 8 pt at 200 yards. Not exactly long range but that's the way it worked out. Those bergers cut a huge hole through the first deer. When we went to recover it,75% of it internals were hanging out through the exit hole. The second deer had a small entrance and exit hole, but the deer only went 40 yards before piling up.
The 9 pt was a 2-1/2 year old deer that had some potential and I did not want shot. The 8 pt was a 3-1/2 year old deer that needed culled. Terrible genetics.