I'm goin bush for a few weeks next month, and plannin to do some damage to ferral goats, among other things.
I have this little martini wildcat chambered in 30 Herrett, but have never done any really serious load developement on it.
A couple of days ago that changed.
I took a heap of prepared cases, press, powder, etc,etc to the range and set up in the clubhouse, determined not to leave until I knew for a fact that I had it as good as it was ever gonna get.
I wanted to find a load using 125gn 308 Nosler ballistic tips, and ohhh lordy I found it
The first target was shot with Alliant Reloader 7. Which is the powder I was pretty much focused on. The results were ok, but not good, and I was starting to get a little discouraged, when I thought "what the hell, I'll try some reloader 10". YeeeeeHaaaa
That bottom target group is 3/4 inch
Yes, I loaded some more and confirmed the accuracy. I didn't shoot a group this small again, but an inch was easy.
Trouble is, now I have no excuse, any bad shots are down to me.
P.S. for those who arn't familiar with it, the 30 Herrett is a shortened 30/30 round. Developed for sillouette pistol shooting. The above loads are producing 1900ft/sec, so you can see it is strictly a 100yd rifle for use on game up to 150 lbs. That covers the goats I'm after (hunting in scrub), and smaller roos. The really big blokes I'll just have to let walk away. Unless of course I happen to be totin my other favorite huntin calibre 6.5x55
The lovely Mrs SwanShot is just processin a pic of the rifle, but I'm impatient, so I'll post that in a few minutes.