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vkitshooter
November 16, 2008, 14:01
10 shot group at 100yds. 1" edge to edge. Using handloaded ammuntion. Shooting off a concrete bench at a supervised gun range. Can't wait till I have time to print her at 200

http://i38.tinypic.com/1t54zd.jpg

shlomo
November 16, 2008, 14:42
Ten rounds in more or less 3/4 minute is workin' all day long, from where I sit.

Tell us more.

aardq
November 16, 2008, 15:08
What gun? Load data? Damn fine group. Good shooting.

Thanks,
Dan

StoneyCreekMrMauser
November 16, 2008, 20:44
Purty. It's dead.:skull:

Bucksarge
November 19, 2008, 18:35
Nice group. Looks like a target from my stock Rem 700 in .308.

Blaster
November 19, 2008, 18:46
Starting to look like vkitshooter either has stage fright or just wants to keep the load a secret from some of us shooters who are usually all over the target.:?

troubleticket
November 19, 2008, 20:54
But he missed the X!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ron Walker
November 19, 2008, 22:06
But he missed the X!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's because he has about a 220 yd zero. Ron

vkitshooter
November 20, 2008, 02:31
I have a target where the X is shot out. I'll get a pic of that up tomorrow. I learned if it shoots high, the X doesn't get shot out and the groups measure smaller. Plus I want it to shoot 2" high at 200yds.

Gun: Savage long action, Adams and Bennet heavy barrel, Brownells Woodchuck stock

Ammo: Indian Brass, CCI 200 Primer, AA-2230 37.5gr, 168 Sierra HPBT

I got equal results when I was using AA-4064 Powder, I think its the bullet, when I switched bullets the groups shrunk, primers don't effect group size, as far as I can tell. They will change where the bullet strikes the target on the vertical plane though.

shlomo
November 20, 2008, 04:09
Weeeeeelllllll now.....

This has me a tad titillated, being as how I've just screwed an A&B .30 cal barrel on a Springfield action. I keep hearing about how these bargain-priced tubes really do shoot well, and this is further evidence. Might be a while before I get it stocked and shot, but this has raised my anticipation level a bit.:D

Ron Walker
November 20, 2008, 13:30
hearing about how these bargain-priced tubes really do shoot well, and this is further evidence
I have built several rifles over the years they've been available, for customers and myself, and they have always given accuracy on a par with some of the more expensive barrels. By that, I mean Wilson, Shaw, and Shilen. Ron

Blaster
November 20, 2008, 18:30
Originally posted by vkitshooter
Gun: Savage long action, Adams and Bennet heavy barrel, Brownells Woodchuck stock

Ammo: Indian Brass, CCI 200 Primer, AA-2230 37.5gr, 168 Sierra HPBT

I got equal results when I was using AA-4064 Powder, I think its the bullet, when I switched bullets the groups shrunk, primers don't effect group size, as far as I can tell. They will change where the bullet strikes the target on the vertical plane though.

vkitshooter, thanks for that info. When you do use AA4064, how many grains?? :)

Heat
November 20, 2008, 21:48
Get rid of that piece of junk and get yerself a real gun like a 30-30 levergun..or better.. a nice single shot shotgun, the older and rustier the better..then get a nice fudd huntin' cap and go git some raskily wabbits!

vkitshooter
November 21, 2008, 03:07
Target from same gun, 18 shot group at 100 yds. 1-3/4" When I take out the X the groups open up. This gun will open up the groups quick when using cheap bullets.

http://i38.tinypic.com/35kju6t.jpg

http://i36.tinypic.com/5vw5z6.jpg

Ron Walker
November 21, 2008, 13:11
One thing I've learned after years of loading and target shooting is the finer your point of aim, generally the smaller your group. I use either 1" or 1/2" squares for POA. In your case, you blurred your X by shooting directly into it and your groups opened up. Letting the barrel heat up will open them up too even with a heavy. I've found it works the same with iron or scope as to group
size vs POA. You want it just big enough to see @100 yds. Also if you have an adjustable scope don't use maximum. On a 3x9 I use 6 power. At least it works best for me. Ron

troubleticket
November 21, 2008, 20:12
I had a Savage that would do that @100, but it really openned up
@200. Have you shot this one @200?

Mine had the junky trigger and I dumped it.

Very happy with its replacement.

Good triggers go a long way............................................

vkitshooter
November 21, 2008, 21:51
Originally posted by troubleticket
I had a Savage that would do that @100, but it really openned up
@200. Have you shot this one @200?

Mine had the junky trigger and I dumped it.

Still has stock trigger, I made some adjustments to the factory settings. It breaks at 3-1/2 lbs.

I have shot it at 200yds. I had a 5 shot group at 200 tha was 1-1/4" and a 7 shot group at 200 that was 1-3/4.

Now that I got a load worked out and it sighted in I am going to do some target work at 200 next chance I get to go to the range.