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11-29-2018 08:31 PM
Hunting Man Sad people believe they have to post things they have no knowledge of.
11-24-2018 05:07 AM
Troytown33 I guess that my quest for accuracy is higher than most and that is what sets me apart from most average riflemen. I would gladly take your money anytime , on any marksmanship contest. You have no idea my friend .Thanks for the forum it makes me smile . Semper Fi
10-25-2010 08:11 AM
BruceBruce1959 I agree with WisconsinDeer also.....
10-25-2010 07:11 AM
Hunting Man WD, I'm with you on this one. I'm also glad for the states that don't allow small calibers for deer hunting. Nothing wrong with a 243 to start with for deer.
10-24-2010 08:22 PM
WisconsinDeer I would NEVER use a .20 cal on a deer, its also illegal being that .22 cal is the minimum. I like to use .30 calibers.
10-24-2010 08:06 PM
Originally Posted by Magnus View Post
Airbourne id like to hear about this load care to share?
I had to dig into my old reloading equipment to find a box of rounds with the reload data in them. It has been quite some time since I loaded for this caliber and never got the oppertunity to hunt whitetails with them. the loads I worked with last where Speer 70 gr semi spitzers backed by 25.0 - 25.8 gr Winchester 748 and cci 450 magnum primers. I do not have access to a ballistics lab and/or ballistics gelitan so all my testing was done with somewhat primitive measures.(12" water soaked telephone books). the bullets penetrated at least halfway into the books and expanded as I had hoped and never exited the books, expending all their energy on the target. The bullets fragmented considerably as I also hoped for and I recovered an estimated 30% or less of the original bullets intact. I think these tests were done at 50 yds but I am not sure. My goals were to utilize the heaviest bullet I could find that would literally explode after entering the body cavity of the deer and take out all the vital organs with the resulting fragmentation. additional testing was going to continue with Sierra 60 gr hp and Sierra Match King 69 gr HPBT-MATCH. the latter would have been interesting as the box indicates 7-10" twist bbls only and the remington 700 has a 1-12 twist.

All references to loading data above are for conversational purposes only, you should start with base loads from a reputable reloading manual and work safely from there. not what someone else has done as typos and errors are possible
12-19-2009 08:40 PM
eight point I had shot well over that thru the first one (barrel) . I replaced it with a new barrel at dakota arms with an added two inches and ported.Shot over 1000 thru the new one since April. I never realy saw much accuracy drop in either barrel, just wanted to get a little more distance and less jump. Need to keep an eye on those pressures !!! flattened primers are a good indicator.
12-19-2009 06:24 PM
ronn how many rounds have you put down that 22.250? i read somewhere barrels were only good for 2000 rounds, or should i say at about 2000 rounds throat erosion started to become an issue. guess thats the problem with those smoking fast rounds.
12-19-2009 06:16 PM
Magnus Theres a old saying "Becareful of the man with one rifle, he may know how to use it". I like that saying, i like being proficient and i like being able to be versitile with one gun. To know you and your rifles limitations and capabilitys so you are an effective hunter in all situations, to me is real hunting.
12-19-2009 05:35 PM
eight point I do like barnze but I realy love berger, or swift a-frame ,then hornady
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