BLR 81

Discussion in 'Range Reports' started by BrShooter, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. BrShooter

    BrShooter .410

    Range: 100 yd
    Cartridge: 308 Winchester
    Bullet: Hornady SST 150 gr.
    Powder: Varget

    First 5 was 42 gr

    Average 2513
    ES 34
    SD 12


    Next 5 was 43 gr
    Group is climbing...

    Average 2593
    ES 55
    SD 20


    Next 5 is 44 gr.

    Climbing even higher but looking better...

    Average 2653
    ES 26
    SD 10


    Last 5 is 45 gr

    Adjusted the scope 8 clicks down to keep it on the paper, the gun likes this one...

    Average 2693
    ES 38
    SD 13


    This is the max load in the Hornady manual but the Lyman manual shows 47 as max. Not sure if I should try any higher.
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2016
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  2. MZ5

    MZ5 .270 WIN

    Lookin' good!
    This is a 308, correct?
  3. cavmedic

    cavmedic Guest

    Looks like the 45g is it. Maybe tweak it a bit by tenths but looking good. What's your OAL? How far off the lands?
  4. BrShooter

    BrShooter .410

    Yes it is a 308. Sorry I did not post that but it is on there now.
  5. BrShooter

    BrShooter .410

    I may try a half of a grain either way but I like this now. I am not sure what the over all is. I will look when I get home. I also did not check what it is off the lands. I seated to the manual and checked that it was not too long. It is seated to the cannelure.
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  6. BrShooter

    BrShooter .410

    OAL is 2.740
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  7. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 Guest

    Not bad groupings...
  8. BrShooter

    BrShooter .410

    I took it out again this weekend with the same load of 45 gr of Varget and a 150 gr Hornady SST. It still looks good at 100 yards. This is 3 consecutive shots. 2 shots are in the same hole at 3 o'clock.
    This is 5 shots at 200 yards with the same load.
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  9. Norske

    Norske .410

    On your next range trip, try placing the sandbag under the receiver. Resting the fore end on a firm bag is like resting the barrel on the bag. If you insist on resting the fore end on a rest, use a rolled up sleeping bag for the front rest. It will be too soft for recoil to bounce the gun around.

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