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Range Report - Anschutz .22 Hornet - 5-28-15
Old 05-28-2015, 10:38 PM
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Default Range Report - Anschutz .22 Hornet - 5-28-15

Some days chickens, some days feathers. Today it was "chickens".

This thread will relate the results of shooting the Anschutz .22 Hornet at 100 yd. The details on the "day at the range" will be relayed in the Campfire.

I shot two bullet types:
1) My cast lead (see here: http://thehunterslife.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18311)
2) Hornady factory (see here: http://thehunterslife.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18245)

The cast bullets were very disappointing. Here's the 5-shot group. Note the red arrows.

That's about a 6 1/2" x 8" 5-shot group. Pretty grim. I'm not sure what I should do about it at the moment. Here are the MVs: 1880, 1842, 1845, 1878, 1799. The average is 1848.8 f/s. Standard Deviation is 33.04 f/s. The MV goal was 1633 (according to QuickLOAD). The charge was 3.89 grains of TrailBoss. Gotta come up with a different charge.

On the other hand, the factory Hornadys were pretty good.

That's about an inch high by and inch wide. I like that. Probably could do better with more effort. Oh yeah; there was a wind of between 10 - 15 mph, almost directly from behind, but slightly from my right shoulder. Note the tight MVs: 3022, 3022, 3032, 3037, 3039. The average is 3030 f/s. Standard deviation is 8.08 f/s. The 3030 f/s is 'good' and the standard deviation of 8 f/s is very good. I don't often praise factory ammo, but this will be difficult to beat with handloads.

I didn't shoot at longer ranges, AND I chose not to shoot any more. I'm saving what I've got!

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