Range Report .452" 250 Grain Shockwaves (Blue Tips)

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Range Report .452" 250 Grain Shockwaves (Blue Tips)

Postby Texas Sheepdawg » Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:19 am

These are the Blems we got through Midway USA a few months ago.
450 Bushmaster Factory Brass (2x fired)
Primers WSR
Taper Crimped (.474")
COL- 2.225"
Temperature 79 Degrees, Winds out of the south at 20-25 gusting to 30 MPH. (Into the face of the shooter).
39.0 Grains LilGun 5 shot string
2258 FPS
2217
2254
2225
2194
AVG 2230 FPS
ES 64.27
SD 26.68
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39.5 Grains LilGun 5 shot string
2252 FPS
2238
2255
2217
2243
AVG 2241 FPS
ES 37.59
SD 15.03
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40.0 Grains LilGun 5 shot string
2273 FPS
2274
2229
2242
2234
AVG 2250FPS
ES 44.82
SD 21.58
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40.5 Grains LilGun 4 shot string (saved one shot for a water shot)
2309 FPS
2302
2290
2275
AVG 2294 FPS
ES 33.42
SD 14.89
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41.0 Grains LilGun 5 shot string
2291 FPS
2271
2303
2296
2270
AVG 2286 FPS
ES 32.40
SD 14.93


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Re: Range Report .452" 250 Grain Shockwaves (Blue Tips)

Postby Texas Sheepdawg » Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:21 pm

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Re: Range Report .452" 250 Grain Shockwaves (Blue Tips)

Postby Hoot » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:56 am

When were you in my house!!!?

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Re: Range Report .452" 250 Grain Shockwaves (Blue Tips)

Postby commander faschisto » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:11 am

Man, that 39gr load, minus the flier, looks mighty nice!

Hoot...if Dawg had been in your house, all the empty water jugs would be missing... ;)
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Re: Range Report .452" 250 Grain Shockwaves (Blue Tips)

Postby Texas Sheepdawg » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:52 am

commander faschisto wrote:Man, that 39gr load, minus the flier, looks mighty nice!

Hoot...if Dawg had been in your house, all the empty water jugs would be missing... ;)

Remember guys, I was shooting head long INTO a 20-30 MPH wind. And when you see my shooting bench
you will understand the fliers.
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Re: Range Report .452" 250 Grain Shockwaves (Blue Tips)

Postby Texas Sheepdawg » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:32 pm

Hoot wrote:When were you in my house!!!?

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Wow! That's just creepy!
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Re: Range Report .452" 250 Grain Shockwaves (Blue Tips)

Postby Texas Sheepdawg » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:50 am

Don't forget this Range report on the Midway Blems.
Here's the pictures which I apparently totally forgot about. The other bullet in the picture is the Speer Deep Curl.
Now remember. Hornady Tip colors may vary. Especially for blems or first runs.
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Re: Range Report .452" 250 Grain Shockwaves (Blue Tips)

Postby Texas Sheepdawg » Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:02 pm

Update. I just got back around to these spent 450 cases. I don't know why, but when running them through the resizing die, I was beginning to think that I had already resized them, but my primer pockets proved that I was indeed resizing "spent" brass. What I mean to say is that there was almost no force needed to run these cases up into the die and only slight force needed towards the end of the stroke. I don't know if it was just my imagination or the Imperial Wax or could it be that after these cases were shot, they suffered very little distortion? Is it me? The wax? Hmmmmm.
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Re: Range Report .452" 250 Grain Shockwaves (Blue Tips)

Postby 2500 HD » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:13 am

I shot many deer using the shockwave bonded in my muzzleloader all pass through even on long shots(,255,275,285,300 yrds). I loaded them this year for deer season. My Encore has 26" 1:16 twist with 41 gr of Lil Gun ran 2580 fps over the chrono about 1" group. Will do more shooting after season with this load to see if I can improve but I was happy with my results so far.
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Re: Range Report .452" 250 Grain Shockwaves (Blue Tips)

Postby Texas Sheepdawg » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:38 am

2500 HD wrote:I shot many deer using the shockwave bonded in my muzzleloader all pass through even on long shots(,255,275,285,300 yrds). I loaded them this year for deer season. My Encore has 26" 1:16 twist with 41 gr of Lil Gun ran 2580 fps over the chrono about 1" group. Will do more shooting after season with this load to see if I can improve but I was happy with my results so far.


Here’s a good example of how the twist rates and barrel length changes things. I was getting 2286 with 41.0 grains of Lil gun in the 1:24 twist out of a 20” barrel.
You’re getting 2580FPS.
Yikes.
Are you shooting an AR or a bolt action?
This is a very relevant question.
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