Range day success!!

ReloadKy

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May 13, 2020
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Went out to test out some loads this week. Several of you commented on my previous post about trying staball 6.5 in the 243 for my son's compact rifle. That was a terrible start for me so to try and save components I decided to give H100V a try. BOOM!! Shot 4 rounds. After the fouler I got a group of 3 partitions in a 0.533 inch hole with a velocity average of 2971 fps out of the short 18 inch barrel!! I was pumped. So pumped that I loaded up 40 more of them to have enough deer ammo to last my son for several seasons!!

Also went out with a plan to get a good velocity reading for the 7-08 with 140 grain pills and the 30-06 with 180 gr E Tips. I got my 7-08 up to 2939 with pretty good accuracy. Looking like it will be elk load for the 7-08. I was able to use the 30-06 and 180 E tips to get velocity of 2776 fps. The accuracy was not what I wanted i just need to find the correct seating depth. However with that velocity out of a 180 gr E tip I feel pretty confident for anything on this continent! Very pleased with how the day turned out!!
 

wvbuckbuster

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Nov 5, 2015
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Sounds like a real good day. If you don't mine me asking what powder are you using in the 7mm08 to get that velocity? Dan.
 

ReloadKy

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May 13, 2020
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Buckbuster i used a max load of staball 6.5 for the 7-08. I had not had much luck with staball but I am learning that you have to pack the case to get the most out of it.

Hunt for the 243 I used 43 gr of H100V with winchester large rifle primer and winchester full length sized brass. Max load according to hodgon is 43.7 but I did not wanted to stay shy of max in my son's rifle. I have another 243 with a 22 inch barrel. I bet I can get well over 3000 fps in that rifle.
 

wvbuckbuster

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Nov 5, 2015
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Got a load worked up the other day in 7mm08 using Staball 6.5 1 gr under max Nosler 120 BT. Showing 3082 fps out of my 22 in barrel. Ok for me. Dan.
 

SJB358

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wvbuckbuster":9ybti432 said:
Got a load worked up the other day in 7mm08 using Staball 6.5 1 gr under max Nosler 120 BT. Showing 3082 fps out of my 22 in barrel. Ok for me. Dan.

Man, I like the sounds of that load.
 

ReloadKy

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May 13, 2020
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Dan I know from experience that the 120 BT out of the 7-08 going over 3000 fps is a deer killing machine!!!!
 
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