My Best Iron Sighted Shot to Date

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  1. The_Rifleman

    The_Rifleman New Member

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    300 yards on a 2 inch sphere using an Eddystone US Model of 1917, 30-06.

    I had just got my seating depth to where I wanted it and was testing with my last cartridge loaded and hit the mark!

    Long story short: I was shooting some A-Maxes a few days before and my POI was 8 inches lower than it was supposed to be. I noticed my seating depth was wrong so I set them to the correct length and the POI matched my POA.
    Then when I switched to the Match bullets, my POI was low with the first 3 shots like the A-Maxes, so I adjusted my seating depth with them also; the fourth shot hit the mark.

    One thing is... I never clean the neck totally and I think these old military cases may have residue that grips the bullet over time. When I moved the bullet to get my new seating depth, it made a snap as if it was glued into place.
    I am thinking that the stuck fast bullet may have been the culprit instead of the seating depth. I'm pretty sure the extra jump the bullet gets makes it a little faster and in turn raises the POI though. But I do know the seating depth was wrong on the A-Maxes.
    The cartridges were loaded a month or so before I shot them, I will age these ones I had just loaded and try again in a month or so, using the seating depth that worked.

    Rifle: Eddystone US Model of 1917, 30-06, (manufactured in 1918)
    Bullet: Hornady 168gr Match
    Case: Old Military, (EW 46?)
    Powder: IMR 4064
    Primer Rem 9 1/2
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    Keep em comming!
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    Yeah, what Carver siad!
    I actually look forward to your posts Rifleman, some great shooting and technics.
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    delicious!!! Thanks for sharing.
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    nice shot rifleman. keep it up;)
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    Nice shooting Riflemen! Keep us posted on how "aging your reloads" work.
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    Thanks everyone! I really do appreciate the kind words! :D

    ...and I will be back with a report on the aged cartridges; I'm curious myself.
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    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    You got that right Rifleman, totally cool!
    I'm waiting for daylight to have a good day of shooting myself, if all goes as planned.
    Thats some good shooting.
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    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    Also was wondering, what year Winchester is your 30-30?
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    If I remember correctly, it was made in 83.

    Thanks! :)
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