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Just the information sheet I prepare for my records. Group #6 at 200 yards was noteworthy: five shots in 2.1" at 200 yards and group #8 ...three shots (300 gr. SST's) in 1.1" at 100 yards. What was also noteworthy is the fact that I am using bullets now sized with my new Lee .448" die. I had knurled them to .450" and they still fit very loose. With my old home brew die (the one that put the bullets slightly out of round?) the fit was much better and I did not have to knurl. Also, they shot every bit as good as these from the Lee die! I will have to put a heavier knurl on the bullets. I am convinced those out of round bullets "conform" when shot. Richard
whyohe........If you recall my targets from last week, I had a bullet that went thru sideways?? It was a 300 SST. I don't recall the circumstances, but RB felt it was a fluke. So, it was my very last target. I will definitely be trying it out at two or three hundred yards next week and may also up the load a bit to around 60 gr.
If you might have noticed, I was gifted 5 Parker 275's and shot one at 100 and 4 at 200 yards with Harley's duplex. Needless to say, I would not spend $13.95 for 12 bullets!
jhm........I have no reason to believe that any deer properly hit with a 200 gr. bullet of that configuration would not be "dead meat"! The bullet is designed for the lever rifles of .45 cal. and we are shooting them at or near those rifle velocities. Richard
RB........Yes, I have been "micro-adjusting" the load and am continuing to do so. I am glad to see you concur on the "slightly out of round" shape conforming to the bore. ET....yes, the 200 FTX has given me the best results sabotless so far but the 300 SST is starting to look good (at least at 100 yards) and based on its weight and shape, I would expect it be a keeper at 300 yards. I would just like to get its velocity up in the 2400 fps range. Don't ask me why? I just equate speed with flatter trajectory and less wind deflection making smaller groups possible in less than ideal conditions. Richard
Post by illinihunter on Jul 9, 2009 12:29:09 GMT -5
That looks like a good, simple system for record keeping. I often 3 punch noteworthy targets with pertinent info and keep them in a binder, your system gives a nice summary of several targets on one one page, this would save a lot of space and make comparisons quick and easy. I have wanted to start a computer database for this but it just takes too much time, it is easier and faster for me to review the papers. Nice shooting and thanks for another tip!