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100 yd load for bolt .223.

ArtBanks

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Getting down to the nitty gritty on a decent 100 yd load for the Savage 110 .223 20" 1-9 bull barrel. Scope is NF Competition 15-55x52. Brass used is new weighed Starline with 1 gn segregation. Cold clean bore 10 rnd group was shot with 23 gn Varget pushing same 73 gn Berger bullet for an initial cold clean bore .45. After each group was shot a dry patch was pulled through the bore and cooler run for 5 minutes. Me thinks the .2 moa final load will do nicely on the fly swatter challenge. Shot off a front rest with rear bunny bag. Whatta Hobby!


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Refining my 223 load ladder for the 73 gn Berger and Varget in Startline brass. Will be pulling a couple hundred bullets that were loaded with 23 gn now that I have taken the time to see the load was not refined enough. I do get impatient and tend to hop on one when it is close. 23. gn was a consisntent .45 moa load and simply adding another half gn brought it to a .2. New ladder will center around the 23.5 gn load and see what appears. For a 100 yd target, 1/4" dots make a great poa and keeping them in a 3 ring binder helps for future analysis. Keeping up with changes in variables gives us plenty to think about. Whatta Hobby!


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