I have been working on a load for my new rifle. I have a christensen mesa in 7mm rem mag with a vortex viper hs lr 4-16x50. I landed on the 168 gr. barnes lrx. With 63.8 gr. Of h1000 I am getting 2880 fps seated .030 off the lands. This load produced a .497" 4 shot group at 100. That is my best group ever out of a rifle. I feel ready to move forward as I have load recipe where I want it, I'm all chonographed and feel my information is in place. I am getting ready to head out again and try 200, 300, 400, and 500. I was going to punch paper and get some real world data to verify my drops and compare that to my ballistics calculator data. My scope only adjusts in 1/2 moa adjustments so I dont plan on stretching much past 600. Definitely wanna try 1000 just because I've always wanted to. I was wondering if anyone had any good advice for moving forward as this is my first long range endeavor. I'm also waiting on the call for the elk to come down. In Montana we have the shoulder season for cows on private till February 15th and I'm sure I'll get to try this new set up on a cow.
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