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cmiller82
08-05-2012, 03:27 PM
I shot 5 rounds groups 4 times. The first 5 rounds got the barrel "clean", and the next 5 got it up to temperature.

Then I pulled off this group:
http://i1251.photobucket.com/albums/hh550/Mills888/Snapbucket/094C5B1F-sized.jpg

0.425 - 0.243 = 0.182

The next group was worse, so I'm thinking the rifle got too hot. I wasn't really taking my time.

I still get the occasional flyer, not always a called flyer. I've started taking the case out of rotation if I get a non-called flyer. When I have a bunch of good cases I'll test again and see if I can get the rifle 100% reliable... assuming I do my part.

Oh, the gun is a Prairie Gun Works action with a custom barrel chambered in 6mm BR. I shot the groups off a bipod, and a bag at the rear.

BuckingFastard
08-05-2012, 04:03 PM
Nice looks like you got your recipe down perfect

Drache
08-05-2012, 04:34 PM
Nice grouping! So far the best I did was a 0.8" group with a Savage 111 in .270 Win with factory ammo and resting the front on a sandbag :p

Hoping to get my Savage 10 FCP-SR into single hole groups

Sailor38
09-16-2012, 06:31 PM
Nice group--but can you cut a penny in half at 100 yds?? oh wait...
I shot 5 rounds groups 4 times. The first 5 rounds got the barrel "clean", and the next 5 got it up to temperature.

Then I pulled off this group:
http://i1251.photobucket.com/albums/hh550/Mills888/Snapbucket/094C5B1F-sized.jpg

0.425 - 0.243 = 0.182

The next group was worse, so I'm thinking the rifle got too hot. I wasn't really taking my time.

I still get the occasional flyer, not always a called flyer. I've started taking the case out of rotation if I get a non-called flyer. When I have a bunch of good cases I'll test again and see if I can get the rifle 100% reliable... assuming I do my part.

Oh, the gun is a Prairie Gun Works action with a custom barrel chambered in 6mm BR. I shot the groups off a bipod, and a bag at the rear.

Rory McCanuck
09-16-2012, 09:57 PM
Hate to go bursting any bubbles, but I think a caliper reset is in order.
Two .243 holes side by each is .486 and there's more room than that.
But still, that's some pretty good shooting, and it sure looks like the load works.

joe-nwt
09-17-2012, 03:02 PM
Hate to go bursting any bubbles, but I think a caliper reset is in order.
Two .243 holes side by each is .486 and there's more room than that.
But still, that's some pretty good shooting, and it sure looks like the load works.

Good observation! But still a decent group.

cmiller82
09-17-2012, 10:29 PM
Alright... I measured again. The "grease" left by the bullets did not measure .243, it measured around .220. I allowed for the diameter of the actual bullet and the new measurement came out at .484. Minus the .243, comes out to .241. Still not bad... but not good enough.

You've only challenged me to do better. Challenge accepted :)

Stay tuned.

cmiller82
09-17-2012, 10:33 PM
Oh, and cutting a penny in half, length ways, with a .223 Savage, at 100 yards is UNPOSSIBLE!

http://i1251.photobucket.com/albums/hh550/Mills888/IMG_20120313_221145.jpg

Even if you could... it would take forever to find it.

Oh wait...

Sailor38
09-18-2012, 03:13 PM
Show -off
Oh, and cutting a penny in half, length ways, with a .223 Savage, at 100 yards is UNPOSSIBLE!

http://i1251.photobucket.com/albums/hh550/Mills888/IMG_20120313_221145.jpg

Even if you could... it would take forever to find it.

Oh wait...

Sailor38
09-18-2012, 03:17 PM
Didn't think you still had it
Oh, and cutting a penny in half, length ways, with a .223 Savage, at 100 yards is UNPOSSIBLE!

http://i1251.photobucket.com/albums/hh550/Mills888/IMG_20120313_221145.jpg

Even if you could... it would take forever to find it.

Oh wait...