Finally got to go to the range!

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

  1. flannelman

    flannelman New Member

    Aug 17, 2006
    Rural Arkansas. But isn't all of Arkansas rural?
    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.

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

    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

    Ruger M77 Mk II

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

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    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

    Dec 14, 2008
    England, thats the USN aircraft carrier near europ
    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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