Post by yotehunter2 on Jan 2, 2017 16:01:01 GMT -8
I have a 18" 9 twist I'm using for calling. I've been loading 27 gr of Benchmark with 60gr sierre seated at 2.250. I'm having great difficulty with this load. It may put 5 in a single hole and next group looks like I just shot OOO buck. I'm going to back off to 26.8 and 26.6 tomorrow and see what I can come up with. I been keeping the barrel clean and it's topped with a vortex PST and a Giessel trigger. I've never had any trouble in the dozen uppers built with BHW barrels. Maybe I need to switch bullets? 55gr nosler maybe the trick or 58 vmax?
Post by yotehunter2 on Jan 3, 2017 20:17:11 GMT -8
I just ordered 500 hornady 58. Midway has them on sale as factory seconds again. This thing has been the pickiest BHW barrel IV had. Everything Ritch has built has shot anything I feed it under an inch with their pet loads well under .5. This sucker may shoot a ragged hole then throw a pattern. Also I been getting alot of copper on my patches after 30 or 40 shots
I was more worried something was wrong with the barrel as I traded for the upper. But come to find out its the bullets it didn't like
I won't tell you how many "bad" exchange barrels Ritch has swapped out and shot. 95% have shot lights out with the loads he uses. More often than not is something hidden in the choice of components, poor assembly or the reloading skills that are lacking. Another issue that the public now thinks they need a 0.25 MOA gun for any purpose and that is not quite right. Nice yes,necessary no. These aren't benchrest barrels and the platform while accurate is very hard to shoot consistently as any of us can attest to.
The best firearm for self defense? Any loaded one will do.
Post by yotehunter2 on Jan 5, 2017 16:20:52 GMT -8
You are correct. As long as I can shoot 1 to 1.5" for my hunting rifles I'm fine. Luckily I have haven't had to settle on that with Ritchs builds. In all honesty I hardly shoot 100 yards hunting. I spent all fall working a magical load for my 450 and 275TSX and shot my buck at 30ft. But I had fun
My 12.5 inch 6x45 barrel wasn't shooting until I tried Tac powder with the 75 grain v-max and 70 grain SMK. Half inch at 100 and the last group I shot a few days ago with the 75 grain v-max's went into a quarter inch bug hole. It works well suppressed with the short barrel also and is very smooth with an AGB. It should work well for coyotes. The accuracy is second to none and has made me like the 6x45 as much as anything else I've shot. Wish I would have tried the 6x45 sooner. The only thing I didn't care for is how much the Hornady size die took the neck down making it hard to pull the size button back through the neck. Taking the Hornady stem out and using a 6mm expander to size the necks helped that.