I’d build a semi custom with it. I bought a shot out mark v Alaskan just for the action to do a build on. They are very strong actions. If you decide to go that route, I may be interested in your stock depending on the barrel contour.
I’m looking at getting a red light for coyote hunting. What are y’all using and recommend? I don’t want one that mounts on the scope. We always hunt in pairs. I’m looking for a lightweight, handheld unit that’s adjustable from floor to spot.
I can’t say for sure, but I wouldn’t adjust the charge weights any. I also wouldn’t bump the shoulders back unless you have a hard bolt close on an empty case. As long as the case fits and the bolt closes easily, I’d neck size only. My prediction is your 63.2 group will be the best.
I don’t have any experience with the match bullets from Barnes, but I do use their 168 grain TTSX out of a 16” barreled 308 on hogs and they are deadly. About 200 to 250 is as far as I’ve killed anything with them.
60.6 to 61.2 looks decent. You very well could have a better node at 62.7 to 63 or so. If you didn’t see any signs of pressure, I would keep going up until you do. Typically, I find my best node just before pressure signs start showing up. My guess is, if you shoot 63.3, you’ll find your node.
Man I’ve tried your exact approach at 100 yards and there wasn’t a big enough difference in POI to glean any useful information. Just so I’m clear, you are looking for a cluster of similar POI, not a flat spot in velocities. Is that correct?