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ole farmerbuck
March 12, 2011, 10:30 PM
Yep, should be good to go with the A-Max bullets in my new AR. I finally got a chance to try it out this evening. 24.5gr was about 3/4" so i jumped them on up close to max and this was my 1st (and only)five shots. I might try to fine tune it some but i think this will get those pesty little p-dogs pretty good.

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn88/farmerbuck/NewARgoup.jpg

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ridgerunner1965
March 12, 2011, 10:59 PM
i wouldnt try to fine tune that dude! if yu can duplicate that every time id just leave it alone. be a waste of powder and bullets to get better than that.u might try 4198 imr and see what it does. yu will get by with a little less powder.

Maverick223
March 12, 2011, 11:29 PM
Yep, I think you'll be okay. I too have had good luck with the A-max in several rifles (including .223Rem., 6mmRem., .30-06Spd., and .300WM) and have concluded that they make a pretty darn accurate bullet, that is unusually suitable for hunting (unlike bullets like the SMK).

:)

788Ham
March 12, 2011, 11:37 PM
I must say Mr. Farmer, you've got that lead hose pretty well tuned in! Now you'll be able to part the head hairs on those Pd's !:eek:

ole farmerbuck
March 13, 2011, 07:57 AM
I'll see if I can try again today if the wind is better. It was gusting to around 30 yesterday but thats normal for western Ks! Heck, the wind might have blown the bullets there.:)

RR1965, I have some 4198 I think but I have enough of the 8208 for 10,230 rounds so I'll use some of this 1st.:) We're building a new house/shop (and new reloading room) so its a good thing i stocked up on components earlier.

michiganfan
March 13, 2011, 08:47 AM
Great shooting.

Cop Bob
March 13, 2011, 10:54 AM
Can't improve perfect... you have your load.. Nice Job...
I too have similar experiences with the A-Max.

ole farmerbuck
March 13, 2011, 10:58 AM
Thanks Bob. This is a new Krieger barrel i just got. I sure hope this is 'the' load. If so, this is the least amount of shooting it has ever taken with any gun I've owned to get it right. Time will tell.

lobo9er
March 13, 2011, 11:05 AM
what twist rate on that barrel?

ole farmerbuck
March 13, 2011, 11:06 AM
what twist rate on that barrel?
1:12

Cop Bob
March 13, 2011, 01:32 PM
I built up a .308 a few years back using a Lilja Barrel, after following the break in instructions on Lilja's website, I started working up loads with Varget and the 168 A-max. I hit gold on the 1st trip to the range. Tightest group .265... Were good! Scary part is that it also holds tight at range, hair under 3" at 600, did it twice, but conditions were with me, cool clear morning, no wind..

Quality Barrels and a snug chamber are well worth the investment.

ole farmerbuck
March 13, 2011, 10:44 PM
No shooting today except for a starling. (smoked him!) Windy and cold.

HOLY DIVER
March 13, 2011, 11:35 PM
great shooting!!!!! i'm going 2 have to get some of those A-MAX bullets ! can't beat that kinda accuracy out of a hunting i just hope my WOA barrel likes them as good as your krieger does

ole farmerbuck
March 13, 2011, 11:45 PM
Thanks H D. I use the same bullets in my Savage 22-250 with the same powder.

Tim the student
March 14, 2011, 01:26 AM
Good shooting Buck!

Still liking the 8208 huh?

ole farmerbuck
March 14, 2011, 07:32 AM
Good shooting Buck!

Still liking the 8208 huh?
Thanks Tim. Yep, the ole 8208 is still my go to powder. How about you? Still like it?

Tim the student
March 14, 2011, 11:40 AM
I sure do. Its good stuff.

BrocLuno
March 14, 2011, 03:19 PM
Nice - your done with development :)

TonyAngel
March 14, 2011, 04:49 PM
buck, what brass are you using? Are you crimping? Don't get me wrong, that is some really nice shooting that you posted up there, especially considering the windy conditions that you described. I'm just thinking that 1/4 MOA accuracy should be attainable in the rig that you had built. For me the stumbling block was the brass. Mine did better with Winchester.

In any case, congratulations. It looks like you have a real shooter there.

ifit
March 14, 2011, 05:17 PM
very nice groups, were those shot at 100 yards?

ole farmerbuck
March 14, 2011, 10:12 PM
Yep, 100 yds and I am using Winchester brass but i dont like it. Brand new brass but some of the primer pockets werent all that tight. I have many times fire LC and FC brass with tighter pockets. No crimping.

Thanks all for the compliments.

TonyAngel
March 15, 2011, 01:14 PM
Buck, did you just get that Winchester brass? I did read someplace a little while back about people having that problem.

In any case, have fun with the new toy.

ole farmerbuck
March 15, 2011, 02:20 PM
Buck, did you just get that Winchester brass? I did read someplace a little while back about people having that problem.

In any case, have fun with the new toy.
I got it at a local gun show. The guy was from Denver. Come to think about it I might like it after all. That way when I miss a p-dog......:)

ole farmerbuck
March 18, 2011, 10:29 PM
Here's some quick loading tonight with Hornady v-max, 40 grainers. Looks like i hurried a little too much but those things will shoot with RL 10x too.
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn88/farmerbuck/Krieger40s.jpg

ole farmerbuck
April 4, 2011, 11:50 PM
This was shot tonight. After sundown and finally not much wind. I loaded 6 with 55gr v-max and 8208 and shot them. They did pretty good for not working up a load.
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn88/farmerbuck/vmax.jpg

P-32
April 5, 2011, 07:35 AM
Dang farmerbuck, those are nice groups. I think I'm glad I'm not a PD in Western KS.

451 Detonics
April 5, 2011, 05:30 PM
I have always gotten excellent accuracy from the A-Max bullets, I plan on giving them a try in my new bolt gun, a 22-250. With the classic load of 38 grains of H-380 I expect really good things.

ole farmerbuck
April 6, 2011, 08:11 AM
This is my Daughters target from lastnight. 1st time shooting anything like this. She used my other AR and the target was aout 80yards. 1st 3 shots were slow but the last 11 were shot in about 10 seconds! She had fun and so did I.
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn88/farmerbuck/ChrissysARshooting.jpg

ole farmerbuck
April 6, 2011, 08:20 AM
Dang farmerbuck, those are nice groups. I think I'm glad I'm not a PD in Western KS.
Thanks P. Yea, those little buggers are getting sly. Thats why i switch pickups once in a while. I think the get used to the rumble from my hunting pickup muffler so i fool em once in a while! Pups will be coming out soon and they arent too bright.

Maverick223
April 6, 2011, 10:18 PM
Leaving the "h" out of your daughters name [shakes head in disapproval]. :scrutiny: :neener:

ole farmerbuck
April 6, 2011, 10:48 PM
Leaving the "h" out of your daughters name [shakes head in disapproval]. :scrutiny: :neener:
I guess I dont understand.

788Ham
April 7, 2011, 12:37 AM
farmer,

I've used these 52 gr. Amax the last time at the range, shot a .366 MOA with my Rem. .223, using H 322 powder. I read about the 8208 powder, might give it a try if I can't improve with the H322 stuff. LOL Good shooting!

Tim the student
April 7, 2011, 12:50 AM
Me and Buck like 8208 - its good stuff.

Others have their preferences.

ETA:

.366 MOA with my Rem. .223, using H 322 powder.

Dang, how much better do you expect to get? Can you repeat groups like that?

txhoghunter
April 7, 2011, 12:51 AM
I actually think you are going to have some problems....but if you send me the gun and about 200 rounds of ammo I would be glad to take that problem off of your hands ;)

txhoghunter
April 7, 2011, 12:53 AM
Leaving the "h" out of your daughters name [shakes head in disapproval]

I believe it is the 'R' that he initially missed :neener:

ChRistine ;)

now don't mess it up again ole farmerbuck, as I have now officially helped :)

but that is some great shooting, it will make for some great father-daughter memories!!

Rokman
April 7, 2011, 12:59 AM
I doesn't look like your 8208 load has much room for improvement. I like the IMR 8208 also. I haven't tried the A-max's in my AR's yet. I usually save them for the .22-250.

ole farmerbuck
April 7, 2011, 08:07 AM
farmer,

I've used these 52 gr. Amax the last time at the range, shot a .366 MOA with my Rem. .223, using H 322 powder. I read about the 8208 powder, might give it a try if I can't improve with the H322 stuff. LOL Good shooting!
I think i'd stay with the 322. If it aint broke then dont fix it.

ole farmerbuck
April 7, 2011, 08:09 AM
I believe it is the 'R' that he initially missed :neener:

ChRistine ;)

now don't mess it up again ole farmerbuck, as I have now officially helped :)

but that is some great shooting, it will make for some great father-daughter memories!!
Ah ha, now i seeee. But you messed up! That is ChristinA!! lol She didnt care what i wrote. She showed me she could shoot a gun......fast!

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