Finally got to go to the range!

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by flannelman, May 15, 2009.

  1. flannelman

    flannelman New Member

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    Well the rain held off today and the wind wasn't blowing so I loaded up my gear and headed to the range. I took my handloads to see how they would do and I also took some factory ammo to compare with.

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    These are my handloads. Not great but I'm not a great shot anyway.

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    Here are the two togather. The left is the factory ammo and the right is my own handloaded ammo. I got a .300" better group out of my stuff. It is a start anyway and I still have all my fingers too!!

    Load data:
    Remington once fired brass fully resized
    Winchester Large Rifle Primers
    56 grains of H 4350
    155 grain Nosler Custom Competition HPBT
    3.300" OAL

    Factory ammo:
    Winchester Power Point
    150 grain

    Rifle:
    Ruger M77 Mk II
    .30-06

    Conditions:
    Warm and humid, cloudy skies, no wind.
    Last edited: May 17, 2009
  2. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    Congratulations on your first handloads! It will probably only get better as you figure out what recipe your rifle likes.
  3. TranterUK

    TranterUK Guest

    Fantastic start. I have some handloads I hope to try this weekend. If I can do half as well as you I will be delighted.
  4. Charlie the sniper

    Charlie the sniper New Member

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    About time !!!:D , well it's my turn tomorrow, standing in the rain, once again.
    Cold & wet, but smiling. May even make a video :eek: and take some photos.
    What was you shooting Mr T and where?
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