Bolt Action Rifle Update - Sharing Experience (Read 6986 times)

drck1000

Re: Bolt Action Rifle Update - Sharing Experience
« Reply #40 on: February 21, 2022, 05:41:46 PM »
8208
40.5-42.5
175 gr SMK
2.144 CBTO

macsak

Re: Bolt Action Rifle Update - Sharing Experience
« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2022, 06:32:37 PM »
which one is which?

8208
40.5-42.5
175 gr SMK
2.144 CBTO

macsak

Re: Bolt Action Rifle Update - Sharing Experience
« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2022, 06:35:24 PM »
did you adjust scope or POA between powders or groups?

drck1000

Re: Bolt Action Rifle Update - Sharing Experience
« Reply #43 on: February 21, 2022, 06:50:26 PM »
which one is which?
Shot from top left to bottom right

drck1000

Re: Bolt Action Rifle Update - Sharing Experience
« Reply #44 on: February 21, 2022, 06:53:20 PM »
did you adjust scope or POA between powders or groups?
No. Zero’ed for FGMM, at least for now.  Once I choose and dial in powder/primer combo, will refine zero. That said, I typically shoot with scope set for 2-3 mil low or will print out the offset POA/POI target.

macsak

Re: Bolt Action Rifle Update - Sharing Experience
« Reply #45 on: February 21, 2022, 07:48:23 PM »
No. Zero’ed for FGMM, at least for now.  Once I choose and dial in powder/primer combo, will refine zero. That said, I typically shoot with scope set for 2-3 mil low or will print out the offset POA/POI target.

got it
i like the bottom left on both...

Heavies

Re: Bolt Action Rifle Update - Sharing Experience
« Reply #46 on: February 21, 2022, 08:14:19 PM »
Looking good

drck1000

Re: Bolt Action Rifle Update - Sharing Experience
« Reply #47 on: February 22, 2022, 07:48:33 AM »
got it
i like the bottom left on both...
I have a good amount of Varget and a few lbs of 8208.  I also want to get RL15 tested in there as well since I heard a lot of good things about that powder for 308. 

drck1000

Re: Bolt Action Rifle Update - Sharing Experience
« Reply #48 on: February 22, 2022, 07:53:15 AM »
Looking good
Thanks! 

Looking forward to getting into the load development for both the new 308 and 6.5 CM.  Actually somewhat expected a bit better from this group of initial test loads, even when I knew they were part of the barrel break-in/wear-in.  That was since I had seen good results out of the FGMM.  The tests weren't that bad though, with results measured out to the 0.40 MOA to just under 0.80 MOA, with definitely many in there that were shooter error. 

macsak

Re: Bolt Action Rifle Update - Sharing Experience
« Reply #49 on: February 22, 2022, 09:15:48 AM »
I have a good amount of Varget and a few lbs of 8208.  I also want to get RL15 tested in there as well since I heard a lot of good things about that powder for 308.

free powda

Rocky

Re: Bolt Action Rifle Update - Sharing Experience
« Reply #50 on: February 22, 2022, 11:07:58 AM »
FYI, I've heard "from a friend" that 168 SHBTMK with 39.4g RamShot TAC gave slightly tighter groups from Rem 700 24" 5R than 41.5g IMR 4064 even though velocity was almost exactly the same (2570fps) .

   Powder burn rates from fastest to slowest Corrected

8208 XBR (85th)
RamShot TAC  (86th)
IMR 4064 (93rd)
Reloader 14 (97th)
Varget  (99th)
Might be something you wanna try,    :wave:
« Last Edit: February 22, 2022, 11:14:37 AM by Rocky »
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drck1000

Re: Bolt Action Rifle Update - Sharing Experience
« Reply #51 on: February 22, 2022, 12:43:02 PM »
FYI, I've heard "from a friend" that 168 SHBTMK with 39.4g RamShot TAC gave slightly tighter groups from Rem 700 24" 5R than 41.5g IMR 4064 even though velocity was almost exactly the same (2570fps) .

   Powder burn rates from fastest to slowest Corrected

8208 XBR (85th)
RamShot TAC  (86th)
IMR 4064 (93rd)
Reloader 14 (97th)
Varget  (99th)
Might be something you wanna try,    :wave:
Thanks.  I have plenty to try from.  Sucks that I only have 1lb each of stuff like the RamShot TAC, VV (two different ones, can't remember the numbers), and another.  Something to try.

When I get loading, I want to have a decent amount on hand.  Varget, 8208, and RL15 top on my list.  I have some 4064 as well, but think I only have maybe 1.5 lbs left.  I had some pretty good results on my old gun with 4064 though, which is why I used up quite a bit.  I think I also have a few pounds of H4895 as well.  I'm sure I'll find something decent with the top three on my list.  I'll try others along the way, but want to get to at least one solid load worked up before experimenting more.

Somewhere in there I'll start on the 6.5 CM.  Have only H4350

Rocky

Re: Bolt Action Rifle Update - Sharing Experience
« Reply #52 on: February 24, 2022, 08:31:46 AM »
CORRECTION (again)   :crazy:
Reloader 15 (97th)
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Ocean19

Re: Bolt Action Rifle Update - Sharing Experience
« Reply #53 on: February 25, 2022, 11:25:20 PM »
got it
i like the bottom left on both...
Ohhh god….. don’t listen to that advice…

Top right depending on chrono results and seating depth.

Neck tension can also change the group size.

macsak

Re: Bolt Action Rifle Update - Sharing Experience
« Reply #54 on: February 26, 2022, 07:29:59 AM »
please show me where "i like" equals "advice"...

Ohhh god….. don’t listen to that advice…

Top right depending on chrono results and seating depth.

Neck tension can also change the group size.

drck1000

Re: Bolt Action Rifle Update - Sharing Experience
« Reply #55 on: February 26, 2022, 08:20:25 AM »
Ohhh god….. don’t listen to that advice…

Top right depending on chrono results and seating depth.

Neck tension can also change the group size.
Will be starting fresh with powder test, then a Seating depth, then a powder refinement. Will go wherever the results indicate.

While I have the bushings and mandrels to adjust neck sizing and this tension, I don’t plan on that as a variable.

While I have upped my reloading equipment (prob more on that later), don’t think I’ll be going the next level (bullet pointing, runout measuring, etc).
« Last Edit: February 26, 2022, 09:58:16 AM by drck1000 »

drck1000

Re: Bolt Action Rifle Update - Sharing Experience
« Reply #56 on: February 26, 2022, 08:21:04 AM »
please show me where "i like" equals "advice"...
What do you know. You don’t own any firearms, reloading equipment, or chrono.

macsak

Re: Bolt Action Rifle Update - Sharing Experience
« Reply #57 on: February 26, 2022, 09:41:10 AM »
Will be starting fresh with powder test, then a eating depth, then a powder refinement. Will go wherever the results indicate.

While I have the bushings and mandrels to adjust neck sizing and this tension, I don’t plan on that as a variable.

While I have upped my reloading equipment (prob more on that later), don’t think I’ll be going the next level (bullet pointing, runout measuring, etc).

heads

macsak

Re: Bolt Action Rifle Update - Sharing Experience
« Reply #58 on: February 26, 2022, 09:41:32 AM »
What do you know. You don’t own any firearms, reloading equipment, or chrono.

or an annealer...

Ocean19

Re: Bolt Action Rifle Update - Sharing Experience
« Reply #59 on: February 26, 2022, 03:26:30 PM »
please show me where "i like" equals "advice"...