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cheapest jacketed .30 projectiles

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by paintballdude902, Jan 26, 2010.

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  1. paintballdude902

    paintballdude902 Member

    Jun 30, 2007
    im doing a project for one of my classes and my topic is "does increased speed lead to improved accuracy?"

    my plan will be to lad a variety of loads for my .30-06 and then go park it on a bench rest with a chrono and shoot 3-3shot groups at 50 yards and then take the average size of them

    ill record the size charge and speed for the load and the group.

    but i need some fairly cheap projectiles since i wont be using them for meat or for long distance. id like something 160gr+ since my rifle doesnt shoot the 150's well

    anyone got a lead on some?
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Sep 17, 2007
    Eastern KS
    I see several flies in the ointment here.

    First, most cheap bullets are military pulls, and are not going to be accurate enough to provide any meaningful data.

    Second, 160 grain+ .30 cal bullets don't really settle down and fly right until they are well past 50 yards.

    Third, about all your test will prove is that every rifle has several sweet spots for a given bullet & varying powder charge.

    You might get great accuracy at 2,100 FPS, go through a period where barrel harmonics throw off shots at 2,300, and then come back to another sweet spot at 2,500, bad at 2,600, and great again at 2,750.

    So, does that prove anything concerning "does increased speed lead to improved accuracy?"

    I think not.

  3. EddieNFL

    EddieNFL member

    Nov 9, 2009
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    Gik-tal Member

    Sep 4, 2009
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