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well i just got me one of them did-ya-dial cameras(digital) so i took it shooting with me today.


well i was nearing the end of my load development .the bullet i use in my 30-06 handi is the 165 hornady sst so i have two boxes of them , so i had to try them in the 308 . well i use IMR 4064 powder and being that i had about 4lbs left of bl-c2 i tried it too. well the bl-c2 didn't do well , i mean it was terrible at 50 yards it wouldn't even stay on a sheet of copying paper so scratch that . but the 4064 did very well . the load i ended up staying with is 43.8 grains of IMR 4064 in a prepped winchester case all under a 165 grain hornady sst. the groups i got where quite good . take a look






the hole in the lower right was a sighter shot , i had just put on a new scope . now granted it is just a three shot group but hey if a deer takes more then three of these to kill it i'm going to stop hunting.


oh and here's a pic of camiel (my 308)

 

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That's great shooting, Mitchell!!! Is that also a 50yd group? If tis, even at 100yds, it ought to still be well under 1"!!! If it is 100yds, WOW!!!! You're given Mac a run for his money!!! Congrats on a fine handload!!

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sorry i forgot to say how far its a 80 yard group but its only 3 shots mac's was a five :cry: i don't think i could keep it like that for five shots but i'll try later today i need to go make some more ammo i only got three left.
 

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Just take your time on the 5 shot group, there's no time limit that I'm aware of, my best 3 shot groups are about a minute apart.....let the barrel cool for a while and come back at it. When I go to the range, I take several rifles.... to get my $10 a day worth of shooting.... when one is cooling, I just shoot all the others in succession until I'm back to the first one.

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well i know what you mean about taking your time the group up there was shot in about 20 minuets i took five or more minuets between each shot. but hey it worked
 

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mitchell;

That's a beautiful Ultra. As for the IMR-4064, I think it's probably one of the best powders you can use in 308 type cases, 243, 7mm-08 etc.
I've got two 7mm-08's, one a Remington and the other a Ruger, Both rifles just love 4064.
Just got my H&R Value coupon in the mail the other day. May just get a 7mm-08 barrel for the Ultra. Or maybe, just get a new rifle then get the 7mm-08 barrel. Heck... I'm confused. But I'm not gonna let the coupon go to waste.
Good Shootin with that 308. :wink:

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Hi mitchell :D

Thats a very nice group and good shooting. I bet you would get a good five shot group as long as you took your sweet time. At 80 yrds that is some great shooting, congrats.

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Mitchell that's some great shootin. Wish my 223 would do that. :cry: O well if it don't shape up i'm getting a 7-30 waters 8) . Anyway good going on the 308.
 

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thanks guys !! it was too darn hot today for me to shoot anymore so i just reloaded some more , if its cool enough in the mourning i'm going to try some five shot groups @ 100 . kinda funny i heard that this barrel wouldn't shoot just goes to show how useful hand loading is . BTW if i go down 1/4 grain groups open up to about an inch. finicky little sucker isn't he?




dennis thats the same ultra i had out in ok. i think you saw it that last day i shot. thanks for the complement i got lucky with that one.
 

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H&R sent a $20 off barrel list to those who bought and registered new H&R/NEF rifles last year, IIRC. $5 off the barrel and free fitting.

Tim
 
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