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Haven't tried rl26 in mine but n565 is treating me good. I'd start around 56-58 with new brass if you're shooting the blackjacks with it. Shot very few 128 hammers in mine just messing around and they showed more pressure so I'd drop a couple grains from that with them.
 

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That'd be pretty awesome! Especially with a big hollow point for the splat. Gonna lose speed quick but most of the calling I do is pretty close quarters anyhow. I'm working on a much lesser calling gun. Gonna do a bugholes prefit 223ai with a nut setup to shoot 40's or 50's at the heaviest with an 18" rem varmint contour on my factory 700 vssf. First non sherman I've done in a long time but similar in design I guess. Also first time of doing a prefit and setting headspace.
The goal would be 400-450 holding on fur. I run 35gr Bullets at 3750 fps in my standard 223rem but the 40-50gr bullets hold up much better in the wind as the ranges get past 300-400 yards. I’ve been tempted to try bug holes system, seems to be a good set up. But I’m going to go with the switch lug from WTO eventually. Ive have had 3 of Claytons lugs in the closet for about 3-4 years now just never have used one yet. I’ve been wanting a 16” Ruger American ranch rifle in .223 lately to run my suppressor on with light bullets. I think it would be a great inexpensive calling setup for a couple hundred yards.
 

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Rl-26 worked well for me with the ACE’s and the 92gr HH’s. N565 is good stuff as well.
 

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Haven't tried rl26 in mine but n565 is treating me good. I'd start around 56-58 with new brass if you're shooting the blackjacks with it. Shot very few 128 hammers in mine just messing around and they showed more pressure so I'd drop a couple grains from that with them.
Thanks. I've got 300 131 Blackjacks in hand so I'll go with the N565. Yes, all new brass from Rich.
 

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Haven't tried rl26 in mine but n565 is treating me good. I'd start around 56-58 with new brass if you're shooting the blackjacks with it. Shot very few 128 hammers in mine just messing around and they showed more pressure so I'd drop a couple grains from that with them.
Did you happen to monitor the velocity when you shot the 128s, 24” bbl right?
 

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Did you happen to monitor the velocity when you shot the 128s, 24” bbl right?
Yes 24". I shot a couple at the same 60.6 of 565 that I shoot the blackjacks at and had a sticky bolt. No velocity on that. Shot three at I believe 58.5 or 59 and would call that close to top working. If I remember right it was around 3150-3180. I didn't write it down though
 

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Seems just a tad slow going off the other hammers I’ve tried in my bbl, but I haven’t tested the 128s yet. And still the 128s at 3150 will be plenty effective.
 

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