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I got to the range this am in our first snow fall of the year.

I loaded up a few 300 AAC loadings and found a box of five different 223 loads to try in the MVP. Then my good load in the 454. and a few different 22Maggies for the marlin 782. So five rifles in all..

The Marlin 782 was first. It was WAY off. I was very suprized that the scope had that much adjustment It s Tasco "tactical" 2.5x10 AO. probably a 100$ cheapo. But I have had good lusk with them on my rimfires and I really like the AO on my rimfire scopes. About a doz shots and its shooting a bit high at 50 and a bit lo at 100.

Then the H&R 300. Its sited, but I did not take any time for grouping. 125g Sierra HPs with lil gun. I seat them long and load them hot. I cronographed them at 2280fps.

Here is 100 yards



Here is 50 yards



Its ready!

Next up was the 454... It had a VX-II 2x7 shot left and altho I was able to center the group, the elevation did not coperate. :eek: Nice thing was the last three shots clover-leafed at 50 yards. ;D

Next was the Ruger American Ranch. Most of my test loads where built for this. The two 110G loads were only so-so @ 1 - 1.25" at 100. (This gun will do much better) The stiff load of 4227 and the 125 SST where a one hole recipe!



Out at 200 they where just about 1".



Then I tried my 296 load with 125 BT's out @ 200. I held on the second circle down in the P300 reticule.



Lastly was the MVP. I met a friend there and he has been thinking he "needed " a MVP. I let him shoot five rounds at 100..



HE dropped the last shot, saying the trigger was lighter than he was used to. but he was impressed.

I also ran some 300 AAC loads thru the chrony.

My 4759 and 125g lead booger boolits shot allot hotter then I expected.

15g went 1900+fps

13.5g went 1550fps

10g went 1250 fps

This last loading is about where I want velocity. This powder is close to 296 and bulky so @ 10g its about 3/4 full. I think its a good 300 powder.


My over max loading of IMR4227 load with a 125 SST went 2100fps

My 17g 296 load with a 125BT went 2050 fps

My over max loading of Lil Gun load with the long seated 125HP went a sizzling 2280 fps!

Then I tried a lil 90g XTP seated in front of 15g of 4759 powder... 2050 fps!

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Re: Range day with the 300's

What were you shooting in the 454?

Thanks, Dinny
 

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Re: Range day with the 300's

Dinny said:
What were you shooting in the 454?

Thanks, Dinny

Dont remember the load but was H110 and a 300 XTP-mag boolit. It was a warm load but showed no signs of any pressure what so ever... fell out of chamber. It shot good! :)


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Took my son's Blackout to the range yesterday to make sure it was sighted in correctly, our youth weekend is next weekend. 125 grain nosler BT over 18 grains of Lil'Gun, shot 1.25 MOA.

CW, that 4759 load is interesting. What's the velocity range on the 90 grain XTP? It sounds like that might be a nice close range 'yote bomb.
 

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Re: Range day with the 300's

Thats my plan for it too!! Needs refinement accuracy wise. Its made for the 30 carbine so I'm gonna guess 2300 ish max... carbine is good for 2K with a 110 do 90 aughta be 22ish my guess.


It shot OK, not great, good enough maybe but I did not try out @ 100 just 50 yards. Nice this is its a cheap bullet. :)


I trued it with Unique and trail boss too, not great accuracy wise. Over on the 300BO site the guys are getting picture perfect expansion form it.


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I have some of those bullets and some 4759 on hand so I think I'll have to try it and see. I forgot those were .30 Carbine bullets so they shouldn't have any trouble at that velocity. I've tried those with Trail Boss, accuracy was excellent for me. My son might use them for late season squirrel rounds but we typically do 99% of our squirrel hunting with shotguns.
 

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I think at proper vel they would be excellent SG/Vermin bullets. Thats why I bought them. :)


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Doublebass73 said:
I have some of those bullets and some 4759 on hand so I think I'll have to try it and see. I forgot those were .30 Carbine bullets so they shouldn't have any trouble at that velocity. I've tried those with Trail Boss, accuracy was excellent for me. My son might use them for late season squirrel rounds but we typically do 99% of our squirrel hunting with shotguns.

Read some more here:


http://www.300blktalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=96263


After that, search Steve Urquell on there. He has loaded allot with these and sounds like his heads screwed on straight. :)


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I may have to try the Unique loads, too.
 
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