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Old 06-21-2012, 11:47 AM
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Been working up a load for my TC Icon Precision Hunter 308 (22 inch barrel) with 168 VLD's (Hunting/Orange box). I was testing all charges with bullets touching the lands and getting sub MOA results with several charges for 3 shots but when i started testing with 5 shot strings only 2 charges were under moa but being a factory rifle it has a deep chamber and wasn't even close to fitting in the mag. I figured what the hell I'll load em in the mag way off the lands (.140) and bingo the damn thing shot the best group yet. .331 for 5 shots at 100 yards. Now to test at longer distances and see what happens. 44gr Varget, Fed 210 match primers, Lapua brass, .140 off lands. 2650 average speed with ES 19
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:11 AM
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I could not get the 130 vld to fly out of my 264 M70. Seating depth, bullet length,and bullet weight were very inconsistent. Going back to the bullets in the greenbox!
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:42 PM
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Been working up a load for my TC Icon Precision Hunter 308 (22 inch barrel) with 168 VLD's (Hunting/Orange box). I was testing all charges with bullets touching the lands and getting sub MOA results with several charges for 3 shots but when i started testing with 5 shot strings only 2 charges were under moa but being a factory rifle it has a deep chamber and wasn't even close to fitting in the mag. I figured what the hell I'll load em in the mag way off the lands (.140) and bingo the damn thing shot the best group yet. .331 for 5 shots at 100 yards. Now to test at longer distances and see what happens. 44gr Varget, Fed 210 match primers, Lapua brass, .140 off lands. 2650 average speed with ES 19
My 308 Milspecs shoot everything better when loaded +.150" out of the lands. Close far and in between distances.
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Old 07-04-2012, 05:56 PM
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6mmBR
Old profile 6mm 88grn berger match/varmint #24323... light touch to rifling with 3 powder weights shot into low.2's/high.1's
New profile needs 30thou' back to shoot and only one powder weight to shoot into mid/low .2's
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:24 AM
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7mmRM Tikka T3 168VLD Hunting jammed 0.005"
7mmRM Sendero 180VLD Hunting jammed 0.010"
270Win mod70 EW 140VLD Hunting jammed 0.005"

All averaging less than 0.7 MOA. Actually the sendero averages 0.35 MOA.
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:05 AM
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Just finished up load development for my 300 Milspec. Best accuracy of .2-,4 MOA was achieved seating .010" out of the lands with 219 Hubting VLD 's.
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Old 03-15-2014, 10:08 AM
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Just curious, but how are you guys who are seating beyond .100 measuring your seating depth? I use a sinclair comparator and insert and measure off the ogive and it appears the ogive will disapear in the case if seating beyond .100 off the lans.
they are not using a comparitor, so the measurement is not based on the ogive (where, maybe it should be)

they're talking about the measurement they get from OAL with a caliper. there will be about 3 one-thousandths variation between each bullet length with bergers.
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