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200 yard / .308 target

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Redneck with a 40, Nov 6, 2009.

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  1. Redneck with a 40

    Redneck with a 40 Member

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    Here's a pic of the rifle and my 200 yard groups today. I fired 5 (4) shot groups today, prone with a bipod.

    My load is 44.5 grains of IMR-4895, Nosler 168 gr HPBT, Rem 9-1/2 primer, Rem case, 2.810" COL.

    One group was trash at 3", but the rest were good in my book, 1.2", 1.6", 1.7" and 2". I think I've got a load here.:) My barrel was getting warm toward the end, could be part of the reason they were opening up a little.
     

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  2. NCsmitty

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    Looks like you're getting the hang of this shooting stuff. Good job! Glad you're having fun too.



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  3. JDGray

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    Good shooting! I just loaded up some 168gr SMK over IMR4895, and Sierras load data starts at 38.2 to a max of 41.3gr. My loads are gonna be pretty weak compared to yours. What kind of velocity were you getting?
     
  4. Redneck with a 40

    Redneck with a 40 Member

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    I'm going off of Hodgdon's on-line data, starting load is 41 grains, max is 45.4. I didn't have my chrono with me today, but I'll bet they are 2600-ish, which is fine.:) I was getting 2640 fps at 44.8 grains last weekend, but they weren't as accurate. 44.5 was noticeably better.:)

    I'm also going to turn my scope up 3 clicks, should put me about a 1/2" high at 200 yds.
     
  5. Slamfire

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    Aren't 168 Nosler's great? Isn't IMR 4895 great?

    If a 308 won't shoot well with a 168 Match bullet and IMR 4895, something is seriously wrong.

    I would not call a 3" group at 200 yards trash. It is simply not as small as your other groups.

    Good shooting.
     
  6. kis2

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    my favorite part are the smiley faces.

    but nice job. i need to start handloading
     
  7. rangerruck

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    I was going to nit pic a little bit; then i re read ; prone, with a bipod!!
    not bad homie, what were your conditions like, and did you have your bipod sitting on anything smooth, so the legs could slide around a bit?
     
  8. Redneck with a 40

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    It was sunny, about a 10mph tailwind, 65 degrees. I was shooting on some forest service land, so I was on a pad, bipod was on the dirt, so there may have been some movement.

    I'll continue to shoot this load, see how consistent it is. If I can do this again next weekend, then its a winner.:)

    I figured my best group would be the center target cluster, that's the easiest part of the target to see, so my reaction was.....hell yeah!, 1.2 inches baby!:D

    I forgot to mention, the rifle is a Remmy 700 SPS Tactical with the 20" heavy barrel......its badass.
     
  9. JDGray

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    Alright Redneck, I found some old data from Speer #11, with 44gr as max. I hammered my 40.0, 40.5 loads apart and went with 41.0, 42.0, 43.0 Were off to go shoot, and I'll see if these shoot as good as my Varget load:D
     
  10. C-grunt

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    Good shooting man! That 1.2 inch group is close to half MOA right there. Nice looking rifle too. What scope is that?
     
  11. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Since you're "redneck with a .40", I thought we might see some .408 (.40 Cheytac) groups, too; dang! But good shooting there. :)
     
  12. Redneck with a 40

    Redneck with a 40 Member

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    Nikon Pro-Staff 3-9x40, it was already mounted and zero'd when I bought the rifle. I like it, sharp, bright, and clear.
     
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    4/5 smiley faces = a gold star, a check ++, and a pat on the back

    great work
     
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