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NealC

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243 Load Test for 70 grain HPBT Moly
« on: December 02, 2012, 07:49:24 AM »
I thought maybe some would find this useful.  I used Varget, H414, H4895, and H322 for load testing.

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Re: 243 Load Test for 70 grain HPBT Moly
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2012, 07:55:01 AM »
Nice!  :thumbup
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Re: 243 Load Test for 70 grain HPBT Moly
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2012, 08:11:27 AM »
Wow man, the difference between H322 and the others is crazy. Although H4895   has a tighter group, the H322 is closer to the bullseye on all of its hits. :ohmy

What rifle, what was the setup of this test? :confused
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Re: 243 Load Test for 70 grain HPBT Moly
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2012, 08:16:05 AM »
Use the 4895 and simply adjust the sights slightly.

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Re: 243 Load Test for 70 grain HPBT Moly
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2012, 12:56:50 PM »
That or the H414.  Rifle, scope, range, weather conditions? 
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Re: 243 Load Test for 70 grain HPBT Moly
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2012, 07:37:29 PM »
Sorry, I should have given more information.  I had this rifle re-barreled in '99.  Took it to the range back then with a couple loads and shot 1 1/2" groups.  Was not happy with it so it went into the safe until a couple months ago.  I had a friend that wanted to get into shooting so I thought I would try to work this rifle with some different loads.  I am still not happy with it but it is OK.  My Remington 700P will shoot 0.3" groups and with 40 grains of H4895 with 168 Matchking HPBT.

It is a Remington 700 short action with a Kreiger barrel and custom brake.  The scope is a Nikon Monarch.  The range was 100 yards but it was sighted in at 200 yards, hence the high center point of the groups.  There was no wind that day.
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Re: 243 Load Test for 70 grain HPBT Moly
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2012, 11:29:44 AM »
Here is a little bit better picture.

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Re: 243 Load Test for 70 grain HPBT Moly
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2012, 09:55:27 PM »
Good looking rifle.  I have a stock 700 BDL that is mostly been a deer rifle up to this point but I ran some 75 grainers through it a few years back and was pleased with the outcome.  A friend told me that his .243 Ackley improved was pretty sensitive to how far off the rifling the bullet was seated.  Apparently his rifle/load combo liked a relatively short jump to the rifling - .05 - .06 generally.
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