First trip to the range with 28 nosler

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  1. Trm82

    Trm82 Well-Known Member

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    First trip to the range today with 28 nosler built on a sako 85 finnlight with a 26" Wilson bbl. top speed with 168ablr was 3278fps with retumbo and the 175ablr were 3120fps . The 175s shot better but this was the first time out and had some weather moving in on me so I was rushing. Definitely looks like it's a shooter. Should be able to fine tune it in the next couple weeks .
     
  2. jett

    jett Well-Known Member

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    Can you please share your load data for the 175s?
    Thanks,
    Jett
     
  3. Trm82

    Trm82 Well-Known Member

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    Hard to find data so I used the info that was in the April issue of Shooting Times.Fed215m , 82grn retumbo and shot 3/4 moa and that was the 2nd load out of this gun. I will try 83 gr to see what that does soon.
     
  4. fisherman983

    fisherman983 Well-Known Member

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    what is your coal? a friend is wanting to do a 28 nosler on a sako action. wasn't sure if it would be long enough to seat the bullets long to use the case capacity.
     
  5. Trm82

    Trm82 Well-Known Member

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    There's no issue with long action sako 85. There is plenty of room , in my gun I'm in the lands at 3.550" with room to spare in the magazine with the 168 and 175 ablr .