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Old 11-12-2020, 03:37 PM   #1
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Just another Wednesday at the range

My wife and I hit the indoor range this morning with a close friend. My wife wanted an easy day so she got her Kimber Rimfire Target Model and put about 200 rds of CCI Stinger & CCI Mini Mag down range. Myself, earlier this week I built 150 rds of .30 carbine using 3 different propellants. 50 rds w/ Unique, 50 rds with 2400 and 50 rds using IMR 4227.

Because of the limited amount of space on the indoor range and since this was the first time I shot cast out of a .30 carbine, my expectations weren't large, I'll be able to get into more detail in the spring. So my objectives were 3x3 rd groups at 15 yds and just a general performance at 25 yds ensuring that the functioned through my 8 magazines.

The rds filled with Unique were really disappointing, basically I fired 50 rds through a single shot rifle. Enough juice to fire and extract, but not enough to cycle a new rd. The rds with 2400 functioned flawlessly, with a disappointing 3 rd group and it turned out that about 6-8 % of the rds on the 25 yd target keyholed. The rds I built with IMR 4227 fit the bill, not bad groups at 15 yds, fed flawlessly through all magazines and when I pulled up the target at 25 yds there were a couple of ragged hole groups. The rds built with IMR4227 look like they have got the potential for competition ammo. Looks like I have a good starting point for next summer.


PS: Just realized its Thursday, yesterday was Remembrance Day up here so that screwed the flow of the week.

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Old 11-12-2020, 03:55 PM   #2
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Right now I need to find some 4895 - I can use Imr or hogdons, I have good loads for either.
 
Old 11-12-2020, 04:00 PM   #3
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I am open for recommendations using 100 grain cast LRN or 115 grain TMJ bullets.
 
 
Old 11-12-2020, 06:03 PM   #4
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Looks like I had to settle on 2lbs of 4064, I can do decent .308 loads with it, so it’ll do.
 
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