If you remember, I grew up in Sacramento and went to school at UC Davis. My grandparents lived in south shore Lake Tahoe, so I spent a lot of time there in the winter. Snow was more magical when I was younger.Thanks again. I know the feeling after living at Tahoe for a few years. Snow country is fun to visit but the winters can get long when you live in it.
The last year I lived at Tahoe full time was in 2006. It was a dry winter similar to this until the end of February when it started to snow...and snow...and snow. It snowed 26 days in the month of March and finally stopped on April 15, Easter Sunday. I ran the snowblower an average of twice a day for 6 weeks.If you remember, I grew up in Sacramento and went to school at UC Davis. My grandparents lived in south shore Lake Tahoe, so I spent a lot of time there in the winter. Snow was more magical when I was younger.
One of my happiest days was dropping off my snow blower at my sisters’ house when I left Denver for San Antonio.
Thanks, Doug. I hunted them last year for the first time and it was a hoot! Needless to say, I couldn't wait to go back. We will be hunting near Lubbock but the area is expecting warmer weather next week so not a problem. Besides, having hit minus18 degrees last week in Montana, it should be balmy by comparison.
I think your right. Man I wish you were not they are working. On a .375. Can you imagine a 200fps gain in a Allen mag! 3400fps with a 400gr would be simply amazingI'm pretty sure the leveling off of velocity is based upon powder charge. The lack of significant gains occurs at and above 100 grs of powder
Have a look at H100V powder. It seems to like the AH bullets, at least it does in my 280AI and 300WM, respectively.Offer the following info on 300WSM with the 162 AH. I used what powders I had on hand and never really did get the velocity bump that is prevalent with the AH but probably didn't find the right pixie dust.
Remington 700 - MagPul Stock
26" Preferred Barrel - 5R - short throated to bottom end of SAAMI for my short 2.900 COAL limitations () to help minimize jump.
Federal 215 Mag primers used in all loads
Pro Chronograph optical chronograph 15' from muzzle (measured) - with light shields
No accuracy testing just trying to find a velocity node to start with going forward.
I am conservative in pressure stops, I stop when I see ejector or even slight bolt lift pressure.
62.0 = 3030
63.0 = 3079
64.0 = 3129
65.0 = 3182 - slight bolt pressure STOP
57.0 = 3030
58.0 = 3072
59.0 = 3137
60.0 - 3182 - moderate bolt lift pressure - STOP
58.0 = 3051
58.5 = 3072
59.0 = 3093
59.5 = 3127 - very slight bolt
60.0 = 3144 - very slight bolt
60.5 = 3144 = moderate bolt - STOP
I went a little further than I normally do with this load.
65.0 = 3100
66.0 = 3152
67.0 = no velocity?
68.0 = 3244
This shows more promise and had an extra 4 pieces of brass from a lot to use up so I need to go further with this powder.
61.0 = 2989 - no clue
62.0 = 2989 - no clue
63.0 = 3155
64.0 = 3167
65.0 = 3205
66.0 = 3244
66.5 = 3284 - moderate bolt lift - STOP
66.0 = 3300 - moderate bolt lift - STOP
So I guess I started a wee bit high for RL-17 but thought it should have been fine based upon my RL1-17 load for the 166 HH.
So after all of this I really didn't see the huge gain over the 166 HH where I get 3250 with RL17 without pressure at all. In fact, I topped 3300 with RL17 on the 166 as well. I still have to do some more work with W760 to see where it tops out but it is hunting season and even this data is over 1.5 months old, just didn't have time to sort through it. I hope to get back at it after January 1st plus will have range to myself when it is 25 degrees!
All of it is fun to think about. For me a 200 fps increase in the .375 H&H, and Ruger will be something to watch for. The overbore hot rods are already beasts in their class.I think your right. Man I wish you were not they are working. On a .375. Can you imagine a 200fps gain in a Allen mag! 3400fps with a 400gr would be simply amazing