Great day at the range today!


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keano44
July 25, 2009, 10:07 PM
Today I shot an honest half-inch group with my .223 Contender (14" Bull barrel) at 100 yds., off a Hornady Delta-rest with a sand bag under the pistol grip.
My friend MakeMyDay and I spent the day shooting rifles at 100 & 300 yds. and I also shot my Contender with 14" .223 & 30-30 barrels. I was chronographing handloads for the .223 Contender and found this one particular load was shooting really good groups with 55 grain PSP bullets. My next load to chrono was the same load with the Hornady 55 grain V-Max bullets so I shot a "fresh target" and got the group in the attached photo's.
By the way, the load was 27.5 gr. H380.

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earplug
July 26, 2009, 02:12 AM
When it all works out life is good.
Curious if you trimmed your brass to the same length or what other mods you did?
Neck size only, small base dies or full length size?
been awhile since I shot this well.

keano44
July 26, 2009, 09:32 AM
This was Lake City brass, once fired, full length re-sized with Lee dies, trimmed with Lee trimmer, and loaded on Lee dies on an old Lee Turret press. Nothing fancy or special. The OAL was set @ 2.260"
Didn't mean to sound like a Lee commercial, that's just what i started with, years ago, and it has served my needs.

Walkalong
July 26, 2009, 11:03 AM
Great shooting.

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