- March 8, 2018 at 7:02 pm #49640Larry GibsonParticipant
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Beautiful day here in the SW (Arizona) so I slipped off to the range for a couple hours. No serious testing today, just shooting up some odds n ends. Had some match loads in ’06 for use in the M1903A1 National Match Type II rifle I buil up from a bare DHT M1903 action I was given some years back. It’s always been a shooter. Bullseye67 shot it last a few months back and reported on it over the now defunct 500 yard HV thread. Maybe we can persuade him to post here as he is a good shooter and is working on some HV XCB loads in a 15″ twist .308W he’s having built.
Anyways there was a partial box of the 30 XCB s loaded. It was with weight sorted and match selected XCBs cast of #2 alloy WQ’d in LC 67 match cases with WLR primers. The load was 20 gr Alliant 2400 with a 1 – 1 1/2 gr Dacron filler. The XCBs were GC’d and lubed in a .311 H&I die in a Lyman 450 with 2500+ lube. The bullets were not sized at all as they drop a very consistent .3105 from the 4 cavity aluminum NOE mould.
I set up at one of the solid benches with a High Power 200 yard reduced for 100 yard target at 100 yards.
I set the elevation a 11 1/2 moa up but got interrupted by another shooter and forgot to adjust the windage 2 1/4 moa right. Thus my 1st sighter was left and not realizing I hadn’t adjusted the windage I only went right 1 1/2 moa. At the 2nd sighter I thought, “this isn’t right” and then noticed my mistake. After setting the windage to the proper right 2 1/4 moa
The 1st shot for record was the X at 5 o’clock. Decided that was close enough I then shot the next 9 shots for record. Ended up with 8 solid Xs and two 10s. Group size was 1.65″ which is about as good as my sorry old eyes will do anymore.
All in all I was pretty pleased. Had an enjoyable afternoon. Now I need to cast up a boatload of NOE 30 XCBs. Might have to try that load in “grandpa’s (that’s me) old M70″…….. that has a scope on it……..
- March 10, 2018 at 4:04 pm #49654EdwardParticipant
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Looks like you had a great day at the range ,mine is under 2+ feet of snow . Target looked good too ,and if those are sorry eyes making those holes guess I have to change my name to Ray Charles !!!!!
- April 3, 2018 at 12:58 am #49939Darren McCannParticipant
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I am glad to see I didn’t spoil the way it shoots…..LOL That group looks very similar to the one I shot. That was a fantastic day.
I am working away on my 15” twist rifle. Two weeks ago I thought I would be shooting gophers with it. Today was the 8th cra**y day with -19C and a sharp wind blowing!! We usually are snow free and grass turning green at this time of year, on well Mother Nature knows what she is doing!!
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