New Rem 700SS 5-R Mil-spec Question


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TC66
March 7, 2008, 08:33 PM
I just got a new Remington 700SS 5-R Mil-Spec rifle. I know I should be shooting the match ammo out of it but I have 2000 Hornady 150 GR FMJBT's I would like to put to some good use and 16 Lbs of WC846 and 16 LBS of WC844. I also have several thousand Winchester large rifle primers.

Has any one come up with a really accurate load using these components? I don't want to just not use them. With the cost of bullets going up and up I want to atleast have something accurate to shoot out of this rifle. Once they are gone I plan on moving up to the 168 and 175 gr bullets.

Thanks
TC

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USSR
March 7, 2008, 08:54 PM
Has any one come up with a really accurate load using these components? I don't want to just not use them. With the cost of bullets going up and up I want to atleast have something accurate to shoot out of this rifle. Once they are gone I plan on moving up to the 168 and 175 gr bullets.

TC66,

You have a potentially accurate rifle, and you ask about getting accurate loads using non-match components. It ain't gonna happen. Get yourself some extruded powder and HPBT match bullets.

Don

Don't Tread On Me
March 7, 2008, 08:55 PM
I don't have a recipe, but that is one fine rifle. The barrel is great. Hornady FMJ's are very good quality and very consistent. Maybe not match bullets, but they're good. Once you find the right charge and seating depth, I have a feeling that your handloads with these components will near MOA or a touch under.

A BTHP like the Sierra MatchKings should do .5moa in that gun if you can handle it ;)

TC66
March 7, 2008, 09:08 PM
I know it has the potential to be very accurate. I was just hoping to find a decent load for teh 150 GR FMJBT's. I bought it for $950. NIB. He still has 7 of them for sale.

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