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range day 30rar

Postby kklatt450 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:10 pm

got to the range today to give the 110gr nosler varmageddon a try and boy it was a hit :D . I did a ladder with aa2200 from 37gr at 2918fps to 39.6gr at 3115fps all loads had great looking brass after words no swipes and still tite primers. I did 8 loads with 2 shots each between 37gr to 39.6gr and all shots stayed with in a 2in black shoot and see circle . I'm going to load up 10rds of aa2200 with 38.5 grs at 3022fps and call it good and save the stress on the brass . I also did a ladder with h4198 between 33.5gr to 34.8gr 6 loads 2 shot each . 34.8 only got up to 2955fps but far as grouping it shot better than aa2200 just not as fast but I think theres room to grow with h4198 I'm going to do a few more loads up to 35.5gr should get well over 3000fps . All rounds with rem 7 1/2 primer loaded at 2.165 / 1.617 oal :D
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Re: range day 30rar

Postby Hoot » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:57 pm

Good work there. I got a jug of AA2200 to experiment with this year. Sure ain't gonna happen when the highs are in the teens and 20's though. I'm not that committed. Boy, we have been on a weather roller coaster this year. Last week, I drove home to a tornado on the ground and woke up the next day with snow on the ground. that was followed by gale force winds for three days, two nights and then the plunge down near zero. Waiting for the toads to rain down or swarms of locusts to swoop down upon us... :?

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Re: range day 30rar

Postby kklatt450 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:02 pm

Well Hoot went back to the range I bumped up the h4198 to 35.2 grs with the nosler 110gr varmageddon shoots just over 3000fps and group great could ask for anything better :D ill use this round for daytime hog hunting in the brown camo 30rar . The aa2200 is 150fps faster the keeper load came quicker with the h4198
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Re: range day 30rar

Postby Hoot » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:15 pm

kklatt450 wrote:Well Hoot went back to the range I bumped up the h4198 to 35.2 grs with the nosler 110gr varmageddon shoots just over 3000fps and group great could ask for anything better :D ill use this round for daytime hog hunting in the brown camo 30rar . The aa2200 is 150fps faster the keeper load came quicker with the h4198


Here's how my luck went. I loaded up calibration rounds using AA2200 and Hornady 125gr SST bullets, like I used for the other powders. Apples for Apples. I also loaded up a rank of 5 of those Lapua 100gr HPCE. Very odd bullets. As I drove up to the gate at the club, the glint of sunlight off of the newly replaced lock caught my eye. In that moment of abject disappointment, I remembered that March 15th, we re-key or replace the locks each year. Then I remember that I forgot to get my new key at the meeting last Tuesday. Luckily, its only 10 minutes from the house. Beware the Ides of March!

Live to shoot another cold, windy day...

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Re: range day 30rar

Postby kklatt450 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:26 pm

I'm going to work up some loads for noslers 125gr A/B using aa2200 also probably start off at 37gr and go up to 38gr see how things look without trashing brass. Also going to work on the 224 Predator ( 6.5 Grendel necked down to 224 cool and fast little round )
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Re: range day 30rar

Postby kklatt450 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:02 pm

Found a very good load for the nosler 125gr A/B 37.6gr of aa2200 rem 7 1/2 primer at 2.25/1.62 Avg fps on Saturday 2885 on Sunday 2880fps very accurate . One 3 shot group on Saturday just a bout one hole group . Two 5 shot groups on Sunday just at a inch . All brass looks good. :D
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Re: range day 30rar

Postby Hoot » Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:06 pm

Got my gun club gate key issue resolved only to have yet another cold, damp weekend. Supposed to be nice on Tuesday of course. The tree service will be at the house, grinding out the stump of old faithful and I'll probably be sick that day. ;) cough cough...

Hope to get over to the range with my RAR loads to work through once it warms up in the afternoon and they're done grinding.

Here's a slab of old faithful I kept, though I'm not sure why. It smells like when a cattle yard thaws out in the spring. :|
I feel oddly guilty about cutting a healthy tree down...

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Postby commander faschisto » Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:48 pm

Can't wait to hear results from the range! What species of tree was that?...some tree saps can smell nasty...
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Postby plant_one » Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:17 pm

that'll make a neat coffee table or even a high-top bar style table :)
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Re: range day 30rar

Postby Hoot » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:13 pm

commander faschisto wrote:Can't wait to hear results from the range! What species of tree was that?...some tree saps can smell nasty...


It was what folks around these parts refer to as a "nuisance species". A Cottonwood. It dropped little pistachio looking buds, covered with nasty sap that acts like epoxy upon everything. Then it dropped woolly worm like stamens that clogged my gutters. Then it let loose with its seeds, which are akin to dandelion fluff that clogged HVAC compressors. It was the curse that kept on giving. When fall rolled around, first it dropped a healthy number of leaves, but then most trees do. However, as its last insult upon my mental health, it dropped these miserable little branches all over the place including my roof, which I no longer appreciate having to climb up on to get them off before they stain the shingles. Given it had grown to what most experts agree, is a dangerous height (90-100ft.) the risk of wind breakage of a large branch was high, despite it being in good health. We live on the 3rd highest hill in the county. Great view, gorgeous sunsets, but we get no quarter from strong winds. At least it kept the fluff to a minimum. More that I can say for my neighbors down the hill. So yeah, we've been talking about getting rid of it for 10 years or so. Thanks to our generous tax return this year, that is finally a reality. Still, it was here first. So, as a small tribute I had Andy the arborist save a slab for me. My wife referred to the cartoon permanently affixed to the refrigerator when she saw the slab and I guess she had a point:

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Sadly that's me. Even more sadly, that's my wife. ;)

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