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shrpshtrjoe
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:12 am    Post subject: Re: I spent some money... Reply with quote

Looking good Vince Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:00 pm    Post subject: Re: I spent some money... Reply with quote

Great group Vince
Crikey you complicate things with all those variables (projectiles x powder)

As for the metrification of things I have gone from catching a 2lb bream to a 2 kilometre bream
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:13 pm    Post subject: Re: I spent some money... Reply with quote

Nice group mate.
My .222 with 50 grn sierras comes close, when I do my bit correctly.
I find the sierras very consistent in the 3 calibers I use them in.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:38 pm    Post subject: Re: I spent some money... Reply with quote

Aloysius wrote:
Vince, it could help when you start using mm or cm (milimeter or centimeter) for distances and ml, cl, l (mililiter, centiliter, liter) for volumes... Smile

25,4 mm in 1"
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wait till they put about 1' of loo paper into toilet leaving it attached to the roll and flush the chain Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
nice group Vince looks like you have got her sorted.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:15 pm    Post subject: Re: I spent some money... Reply with quote

tikkat3 wrote:
Great group Vince
Crikey you complicate things with all those variables (projectiles x powder)

As for the metrification of things I have gone from catching a 2lb bream to a 2 kilometre bream

Yeah, I know Tiks, but I am lucky in that my shooting buddy has developed and been shooting .223 for many years and had an assortment of loads that suit his different rifles. His loads are very accurate because he has a Bench Rest background, the principles that he also applies to hunting loads. It makes sense to try his loads to see if my rifle likes the projectile powder combination and find out what works best.

I am umming and ahhing about projectile weight, but I am leaning more towards a 55gr pill. As for powder...I am keen to keep my powder holdings to a minimum so I can load for all three calibres (.223 .243 30.30)with only one or two powders so to that end I am looking strongly at AR2208 and Benchmark 8208.

I have a gut feeling that things are going to get tight here regarding availability of components because of tightened security after the "incident" in Melbourne the other day. The easier I can make it, the better chance I have of maintaining stocks of components.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:29 pm    Post subject: Re: I spent some money... Reply with quote

I have a bit of a theory on why the .222 was so popular apposed to the .223 which only took off as cheaper ammo came around.... the .222 was traditionally loaded with a softer 50 grain pill whereas .223 a harder 55... the trebly killed well as it dumped its energy and caused big mess whereas the harder pill could pencil through....I try to load with softer pill in .223 with the barnes being an anomaly harder but more open Scratch Scratch
speer 50grn hps are very accurate for me cheap as chips and work well on game. in saying that I havent struck a bad projectile yet...most dramatic killer were 50 grn spsx hornadies.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:17 pm    Post subject: Re: I spent some money... Reply with quote

Elvis wrote:
....most dramatic killer were 50 grn spsx hornadies.

I am finding that the Hornady projectiles are very accurate for me in both my .243 Win and the .223 Rem. The 6mm projectiles in the 80gr range are getting hard to find, but the 55gr V-MAX in .224 are very readily available. I got a box of 250 yesterday for only $63, which is pretty close to the Hornady MSRP.

I have a few different projectile weights for the .223 with the majority being 50gr and 55gr...these should meet all my needs...I hope.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:55 pm    Post subject: Re: I spent some money... Reply with quote

My mate and I had an impromptu range day last week (he got an unexpected day off work), so I decided to finalise some load development for my .223 Savage. We have bedded the action since our last range visit, so I was looking forward to see the results.

It could have been a better day as the wind varied between moderate and strong blowing right to left across the range. Not a problem because this is a problem we encounter in the field as well.

I decided on one powder, Benchmark 8208, and two different bullets, 50gr Sierra SP and 55gr Hornady VMAX.

Things came together and after testing three loads for each bullet, I checked out the results. At the end of the day I have settled on 25.5gr of 8208 for the 50gr Sierra and 25gr of 8208 for the 55gr VMAX. given the wind, I'm happy with the groups below.



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:36 am    Post subject: Re: I spent some money... Reply with quote

Excellent results, Vince. It's rewarding to see groups like that. I may have to start looking for some 8208.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:52 am    Post subject: Re: I spent some money... Reply with quote

Can't argue with results like that!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:26 pm    Post subject: Re: I spent some money... Reply with quote

Awesome mate..
Great job on the load!

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