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recoil junky 06-05-2015 07:01 PM

Re: A New Rifle
 
I'd like to stick to RP brass, but finding any such is like trying to find, well, RP brass. There just isn't any. I think there may have been nothing "wrong" with my converted RP 30-06 brass either, but I was ready to try something new. The switch to Federal primers was a good choice and I may try some match primers (Federal) before I settle on a final load.

Now I will play with the powder charge by tenths up and down to see if IMR7828 is really the powder I want to use.

RJ

gitano 06-05-2015 11:13 PM

Re: A New Rifle
 
Nice shootin'!

Paul

gitano 10-08-2015 11:21 AM

Re: A New Rifle
 
So what's happenin' with this rifle, RJ?

Paul

recoil junky 10-08-2015 05:29 PM

Re: A New Rifle
 
Weeeeeelllllll . . . . . . . it's funny you should ask. I never really "nailed down" a load using the 117 grain Serrias, which I was hoping would develop into something. I stumbled on some 100 grain Nosler Ballistic tips (PTOOEY) that ended up shooting rather well by accident with copious amounts of IMR7828. I've not shot my last trial load for group, but on a whim took them along to "play with" while shooting prairie dogs and after some scope twiddling they were found to be quite excellent. I have no idea how they group or the velocity, but they are "terminal" prairie dog rounds.

I have scrapped the RP brass and purchased Hornady brass as it's all there was available. The RP brass was too unpredictable in how it was going to shoot having come from many different years and lots of manufacture. I'll probably neck some back up to see how they run in the 30-06AI. Or I may just pitch the whole shebang.

I may get to shooting a group tomorrow evening as I have three other rifles to run foulers through after I clean them tonight.

RJ

gitano 10-08-2015 05:53 PM

Re: A New Rifle
 
If I was hittin' p'dogs at will, I probably wouldn't spoil the warm fuzzy by doing something as risky as checking the group size on paper. I'm not joking!

Paul

davidlt89 10-08-2015 07:16 PM

Re: A New Rifle
 
Quote:

I probably wouldn't spoil the warm fuzzy by doing something as risky as checking the group size on paper.
Agree wholeheartedly! God Bless.

farmboy 10-09-2015 09:00 AM

Re: A New Rifle
 
Funny how it works sometimes that you own a rifle that just does not miss. Yet another that groups about the same does not seem to work as well in the field. I have always thought that might be related to stock fit.


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