#### ajridgedell

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The rifle has a little over 300 rounds through it with the 210g VLD's going about 2980fps so I believe it still has some good life left in it. At one mile I was hitting all around the plate but never made contact.

Yesterday I started my load development by finding the max I feel comfortable loading the 230's with Retumbo. The 210's shot best around .050 off the lands so this is where I started with the 230's. Worked up from 87 to 93 and feel comfortable at 92. Could have gone a little more but I would like the barrel to last as long as possible, and I feel that 3000fps +/- should accomplish my goal. At 100 yards I was impressed with how it is shooting so far. The top four shots are 90 to 93 grains.

I have done ladder tests with other rifles but with the last one I loaded for, I found the max I felt comfortable with and it shot great there so thats what I went with. I plan to do the same here, so I will see how it shoots at 92 grains this evening or tomorrow evening hopefully.