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wilkup

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Decided to tempt fate with a new load in my Mark V...
My previous go to was 73gr of RL19 behind a 93gr Hammer Hunter for a COAL of 3.205” cooking along at 3793fps, which stacked 3 rounds under half an inch at 100 yards consistently from prone over my pack.
I got to thinking how easy those Hammers were to load and that maybe I could get away with loading them further out to increase powder space.
I’ll need to do a little more testing cuz I ran of powder after loading up 5 rounds, but I made it out to fire 3 of them tonight and couldn’t be happier!
COAL: 3.34”
Velocity: 3995fps avg with 2fps spread
Group: .603” edge to esge
Gonna buy another pound of this stuff and see if it’s as good as it feels. 22-250 speeds with a deer and black bear loading is nuts!
 

Hoss50

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I am going to try some 122gr hammers in mine soon I think.

Congratulations on the barn burner load. It should smash deer.
 

Nomosendero

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Decided to tempt fate with a new load in my Mark V...
My previous go to was 73gr of RL19 behind a 93gr Hammer Hunter for a COAL of 3.205” cooking along at 3793fps, which stacked 3 rounds under half an inch at 100 yards consistently from prone over my pack.
I got to thinking how easy those Hammers were to load and that maybe I could get away with loading them further out to increase powder space.
I’ll need to do a little more testing cuz I ran of powder after loading up 5 rounds, but I made it out to fire 3 of them tonight and couldn’t be happier!
COAL: 3.34”
Velocity: 3995fps avg with 2fps spread
Group: .603” edge to esge
Gonna buy another pound of this stuff and see if it’s as good as it feels. 22-250 speeds with a deer and black bear loading is nuts!
Was this new load still with RL19 ? I have a good shooting Lipsey Number 1 with a 28" barrel, that would be a screamer.
 

WildBillG

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I am going to try the Berger 115VLD's and N570. With the 110 ELDX and N570 I got 3574fps. Hoping the VLD's will get close to the same speed. Should be flat shooting and lethal.
 

wilkup

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Was this new load still with RL19 ? I have a good shooting Lipsey Number 1 with a 28" barrel, that would be a screamer.
Yea, RL19 and Hammer Hunters with this stock Mark V seem to be the ticket! I’m blown away by the accuracy and speed I’ve found and how easy it’s been to do.
 

wilkup

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I am going to try the Berger 115VLD's and N570. With the 110 ELDX and N570 I got 3574fps. Hoping the VLD's will get close to the same speed. Should be flat shooting and lethal.
How finicky are the ELDs for loading? My 10” twist barrel works pretty well with the 93gr Hammers, but I wouldn’t mind a heavier option.
 

WildBillG

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I am new to berger bullets so I don't no how easy they will be to get to shoot. The 210 VLD shot great out of my 300Wby .120 off the lands. I am hoping for same kind of results with the 115 VLD in my 257Wby.
 

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