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Well I do think I have found out the problem....
I tried GB's trick with black tape under the forend and my groups are getting better.Same load as before 58grs IMR4350 and a 150gr Hornady it shot 1.6" without tape with tape it shot 1".Shot it again without tape groups opened up to 1.6" to 2" put tape back groups went back to 1" to 1.3"I am going to order a set of laminated pistol grip/forend from eabco
I just don't like the soft rubber forend. :) I tried some factory 150gr Federals that shot just over a 1/2" would any of you know what powder they use?
 

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good job PJ

i been waitin to hear how it was gonna do the next time. those laminated grips will look awesome. i've got the factory walnut and if i ever get more it would be the laminated coffee color. if you get a chance to experiment, try a faster burning powder. the groups you got this time are acceptable in my opinion. the barrel may get broke in and get better yet. i never have used a break in process. i just clean the barrel about every 20-30 rounds. the folded electric tape is a good cheap fix.
 

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You might also ask Eabco on how much it would run to have them pillar bed the forend I am pretty sure they do it cause if I remember when I was thinking about getting one I asked about that I just don't remember how much they charged... Just a thought
 

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well PJ

i was just looking at a hornady manual for a faster powder and seen H4895 was listed for 30-06 . i don't have the manual with me at the moment. do you have a manual? you hear both ways. faster powders for pistol length barrels are generally the rule. but i've heard others say they had success with rifle loads in short barrels. it's worth checking into and experimenting, if your after accuracy. i like the H4895 in my 7-08 so far. the 4350 powders, IMR and HODGDON are slow powders for big guns like .270 and 30-06 rifles. it may work fine in your pistol or it may do better with a faster powder. you'll just have to try it to see. in my 7-08 the rem. factory loads shoot flames out the barrel and are loud. the slower powder does not burn completely in a short barrel. the H4895 reloads are not as loud, and not as much muzzle flash. they are more accurate also. check a manual and look at the powder burn rate charts. some sites have burn rate charts also. i think Hodgdons does. pick a faster burning powder that is also listed for a 30-06, that still shows good velocity. myself i would look closely at H4895. i seen at stevespages.com that H4895 is listed as the most accurate for 150gr bullets in .308 handgun. the 30-06 was not listed there.
 

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4831 is the power that was devoloped for the 30-06. yes I know it is a slow powder, but might be worth a try


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Powder selection

In developing loads for my .260 Remington I used all the published data that I could find, but ended up calling 1-800 for Sierra or Nosler to see what powders they recommended. Sierra Tech's were particularly helpful and right on traget. With my 120 gr bullets I get over 2500fps with 39.5 gr of IMR 4895 or 47.0 gr of Reloder 19. Both give similar groups with IMR 4895 being my favorite due to less recoil and muzzle blast.

So do not overlook the call to the Technicians whose paycheck depends on customer satisfaction. They are all great.
 

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What you say, :roll: 39.5grs of IMR4895 in my IMR handloaders handbook it gives a MAX load of 36.0grs :eek: with a 120gr Sierra for the .260Rem
 
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