BretN":1gegjny1 said:They are a great bullet as near as I can tell, so hopefully they'll make them in more calibers. Most of our shots are 50 yards or less, which I think tends to be harder on bullets than a shot further out when the bullet has slowed some. I probably should have been using partitions or AB's for years, and do have a good AB load for my 280. But I wanted to try this new bullet with the new to me 270. Perfect exit wound and blood trail. I was surprised the buck went 40 yards, but I didn't hit the shoulders or spine so that's pretty common for me. I will definitely keep using this bullet.
Over the summer I had no trouble getting very accurate groups with RL19, as suggested by Federal. 56 gr. RL19 were usually around 1/2" and 58 gr was just under or at MOA. The last few trips to the range have been colder and the groups have opened some, still around 1.25-1.5" with 58 gr. RL19. Don't have any FPS chrono readings, but I suspect the bullets are going a little slower with the RL19 in the cold and coming out of the node a bit. Anyone else experience anything like this with RL19? For my hunting purposes, it doesn't matter, just curious. Thanks
Without a doubt Bret. I always worked with 19 closer to my hunting temps. I haven’t seen it get real bad but if I worked up loads in the 50-60’s I never had trouble down into the 20-30’s. I’ve always tried to stay with 40-50 degrees of my hunting temps if possible and since I’ve been finding nodes a little easier these days my loads have stayed better even with the temp changes.