Found "the one"

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by sniperjwt, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. sniperjwt

    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

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    After many hours at the range I finally found a load I'm happy with here is a pic
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    Oh sorry the dime was in the way in that picture:D



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  2. 6.5x61Super

    6.5x61Super Well-Known Member

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    ..nice group..what length barrel do you have.

    Just curious I am gonna run the numbers in QuickLoads...
     
  3. sniperjwt

    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

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    I think it is 24
     
  4. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Well-Known Member

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    That may be "the one", but you'll have to re-shoot it at extended ranges to determine that. Run it out to 300, and then 500 and let us know what it looks like out there.
    Remember, a sub moa rifle is one that can repeat, and repeat, and repeat.
    Keep testing and keep us posted.
     
  5. sniperjwt

    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

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    Your exactly right Mr Russo that's why I am heading to a longer range this weekend and plan to streach the legs of it and see how well it does. I will keep everyone updated.
     
  6. Joel Russo

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    Great..

    Which range are you going to?
     
  7. sniperjwt

    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

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    Well I don't know of anywhere in PA that is public that I can shoot long range so I'm going to my parents house in NC. There I can shoot anywhere from 1-1500 yards. Do you know anywhere in PA that I can shoot?
     
  8. Bobcape

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    What primer are you using? Have you tried the powder and primer in cold weather yet? I am finding that RL17 needs a hot primer in the very cold weather. More so than some other powders, like Hunter. Good luck with your load.

    Bob
     
  9. royinidaho

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    Down town Grove City might work. It's a 1/2 way decent distance and with the buildings on both sides wind should be consistent. You could set your bench on the college lawn and shoot to the railroad tracks . At lunch time the street is pretty empty.:D:D

    Also do a search for remote Forest Service landing strips. These are maintained an very infrequently used and are a great shooting range. Shoot with the wind so you won't get surprised..
     
  10. Fitch

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    Join Shippensburg Fish and Game. It's a very nice range with backstops to 800 yards here in So. Central PA. Membership cost is nominal. The club has a web site. I shoot there all the time.

    Fitch
     
  11. sniperjwt

    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

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    useing Federal Match 210M primers. When i shot this group yesterday afternoon it was about 50 degrees with a 10mph head wind
     
  12. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Well-Known Member

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    Where do you live in PA?

    As Fitch said, Shippensburg, Carlisle Springs, Mifflin County Sportsmans, New Holland, Reade Twp, just to name a few.
     
  13. sniperjwt

    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

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    I live near Greencastle so it is as far south as you can get and about as central as you can get
     
  14. Joel Russo

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    Of the ranges I mentioned, Shippensburg will be the closest to you. There's plenty of space to air it out on their range.