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

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

Postby Al in Mi » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:07 am

Dawg, he's got a 26" Encore
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Re: Range Report .452" 250 Grain Shockwaves (Blue Tips)

Postby 2500 HD » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:19 am

Image My Encore 26" MGM stainless fluted.
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Re: Range Report .452" 250 Grain Shockwaves (Blue Tips)

Postby Texas Sheepdawg » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:43 pm

Al in Mi wrote:Dawg, he's got a 26" Encore

That explains it. Remember when I shot my 230 grain FMJs out of my single shot 20”, I was getting 2600-2700 FPS and pretty spooky pressure signs, failures to eject and shooting about 8” high? That 1:16 twist is raising pressure and the lack of a gas system is adding velocity too. Now I’m wondering what his pressure signs look like.
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Re: Range Report .452" 250 Grain Shockwaves (Blue Tips)

Postby 2500 HD » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:30 am

None. I read on here and my cousin uses 40 gr lil gun with 275 xpb I. Their AR. I couldn't I got cratered primer. 41 gr lil gun and 250 bullet my cases are clean primers look perfect extract great and grouped better than with 39 or 40 gr. Did. If you remember I was playing with a load last year using 44 gr. Lil gun and 200 xpb. 2869 fps. Again faster it ran better it grouped. Ran out of my first pound and opened my 4# jug and that load didn't work anymore. My Encore is able to handle more pressure than AR's as well.
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Re: Range Report .452" 250 Grain Shockwaves (Blue Tips)

Postby Al in Mi » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:43 am

Ken, what oal did you end up at?
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Re: Range Report .452" 250 Grain Shockwaves (Blue Tips)

Postby Texas Sheepdawg » Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:28 pm

2500 HD wrote:None. I read on here and my cousin uses 40 gr lil gun with 275 xpb I. Their AR. I couldn't I got cratered primer. 41 gr lil gun and 250 bullet my cases are clean primers look perfect extract great and grouped better than with 39 or 40 gr. Did. If you remember I was playing with a load last year using 44 gr. Lil gun and 200 xpb. 2869 fps. Again faster it ran better it grouped. Ran out of my first pound and opened my 4# jug and that load didn't work anymore. My Encore is able to handle more pressure than AR's as well.

Well. I’m running about 40.0 grains of Lil Gun in my 250 shockwaves and all three of my rifles like it so yeah. I’ve just got to play a bit with COLs to get it where I want it.
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Re: Range Report .452" 250 Grain Shockwaves (Blue Tips)

Postby 2500 HD » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:04 pm

2.29 COL Shockwaves
I stretched the 275 out quite a ways and didn't hit the lands. But I never shot them at the COL as I did the 200 Barnes and SW
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Re: Range Report .452" 250 Grain Shockwaves (Blue Tips)

Postby 2500 HD » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:27 pm

Image loaded round and one fired at the range the other on my buck. Cases are clean and no change in case head diameter Imagecase OAL is the same my phone is on an angle when I took the picture up close.
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