Re: who's reloading tonight?
OK, back from a 4 day bear/deer hunt, no luck. Saw lots of elk though which makes me hopeful for opening day of elk on saturday.
Soooo... loading up some fresh .308 rounds for the M1A as we speak, been using Nosler ballistic tips (168gn) for deer/bear, need more penetration so got a good load with Nosler accubonds for elk. Tried some out while out last trip, they hold same point of impact as the ballistic tips and are just as accurate.
165gn accubond with 41.5gns of H4895 behind it and now, thanks to my new factory crimp die, secured better and most likely more accurate although hard to get much more accurate than it already is, a tack driver she is. Will help with keeping the bullet in place while going through the harsh and brutal feeding of the gas gun.
beware elk, 3 points or more cross my sights and you're getting mowed down with Noslers spitting outta my M1A. First round will be nice and careful then it's game on with some serious amount of follow up shots. Same with bear, it's getting hammered hard, got 20 rounds on tap. hopefully there will be some meat left.
"Loud noises don't end gunfights.... well placed shots do."