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Old 09-04-2011, 10:56 AM
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Re: Where to start? Found the answer!

That's too bad. They seem like a good bullet but if it doesn't work in your rifle it doesn't work. I will post if I ahve any better luck but I too feel as though i'll be hunting with the 300 smk's.
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:45 AM
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Re: Where to start? Found the answer!

Ok so I went out today. Figuered i'd give the H4831sc a try. I used the data from Sierra for the 250gn bullets as a guide. Started at 81.0gn and went up to 85.0gn. I tested at 100yd which is probably not the best I know but it was a bit chilly today and I was feeling too lazy to walk to 200yd :P

I loaded these up touching the lands to get a baseline. If I decide to do any more then I will probably do the 85.0gn at .010, .020, .030, .040 and .050 off the lands.

If anyone can explain what could be happening to give me the spread in the FPS of the loads. They are not quite making sense to me. All loads were weighed to the .00/gn.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:50 AM
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Re: Where to start? Found the answer!

Your 84.0 and 85.0 groups look really close making me thing that there's some repeatability. With these. I have 25 left and pleanty of H4831SC. I'll give it a try.
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:46 PM
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Re: Where to start? Found the answer!

Just as a reminder I loaded these touching the lands. I dont have many bullets or powder left, I may have enough for 10 or so. I will wait untill you post your results then I will load some more at maybe 85.0 and play with the distance off the lands. Hopefully with the rest of the bullets we have we can work together to find something close anyway.

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Old 09-05-2011, 01:26 PM
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Re: Where to start? Found the answer!

It looks like you have something almost there, in most of your groups you have one shot that takes it out with two that are nice. I've gotten down to a point like this and I've had changing primers bring that outside shot right in with the other two. Have you tried some Fed 215's, some times that is all it takes to get the ignition a little tighter and bring it together.
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Re: Where to start? Found the answer!

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It looks like you have something almost there, in most of your groups you have one shot that takes it out with two that are nice. I've gotten down to a point like this and I've had changing primers bring that outside shot right in with the other two. Have you tried some Fed 215's, some times that is all it takes to get the ignition a little tighter and bring it together.

I'm heading off the the city here soon so I'll see if I can get some 215's and give that a shot with that load, see if it makes any difference.


Anything to post yet Jlamb?
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:21 AM
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Re: Where to start? Found the answer!

Before you give up on the Barnes you might want to change your cleaning pattern to more or less and see if that makes it close in. I only shoot a std 338WM but I worked up one load with barnes MRX 225gr at 3,000fps and I was cleaning the tube after every shot. Never got it to do what I was hoping for consistantly. Then,Got some Horney 185gr GMX Superformance ammo and a new scope and when alighning the scope shot 15 rounds W-O Cleaning and it started locking in. I'm up to 30 rounds and have not cleaned that ole girl since Nov 2010. The Barnes will fowl quicker than the GMX since it is softer copper. I don't know which caused my better performance, and it may be more than one:

Superformance Ammo
H-GMX bullet
Horney case
Horney ?X primer
Horney Superformance Powder
Dirty barrel
ZEISS Victory Diavari scope
or 4 of the above....................

Just a thought!

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