Post by Bowhntr6pt on Feb 17, 2013 11:12:21 GMT -8
Had very little time to get out this morning... but the trip was well worth it. I managed to get about 30 more rounds out of the new build with no malfunctions of any kind.
Had a good wind coming across from about my 8:00 and I don't see where it made a difference. Range was 100 yards off a stable bench using a bag.
Ammo fired was a mix of factory M193 and hand loads. All hand load brass was Remington once fired that was full-length sized and trimmed. COAL for all rounds was 2.260". All primers were Federal Gold Medal Match.
Two groups fired were Sierra 52gr HPBT Match with 26.0 grs W-748 and one group fired was Hornady 55gr V-Max with 26.0 Varget.
All in all I'm VERY PLEASED so far... I think this one is a true keeper with SOLID sub-MOA accuracy.
This was the sight-in group with M193... measures about 1.75", not bad for military ball.
Next up was the Sierra 52gr BTHP Match, I seemed to have pulled one high... measured .610" w/o the odd man out there doing his own thing...
Second group, same load... measured 1.040"...
Last load was the Hoernady 55gr V-Max, my 18" WOA build loves this load and it looks like the 18" BHW does too... measured .600"...
Can't ait to get back out on a calm day where I can Chrony some loads and get a better idea what the rifle will do OVERALL. I know shooting one or two GREAT groups can be misleading... so I'm wanting to see the AVERAGE potential of this build.
Last Edit: Feb 17, 2013 11:13:32 GMT -8 by Bowhntr6pt