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I AM LOOKING FOR NEW LOADS TO TRY.

Do you have any you can share with me...

24-28" barrel 1:10 or greater...

I HAVE A FEW TO SHARE...

This is a nice smooth easy shooter without much recoil.

245GR LEHIGH MATCH OR BORE-TECH

SEAT TO .804
OAL 3.72

POWDER IS N560 WITH 85 GRAINS

YIELDS AROUND 2960 FPS WITH 4765 FT LBS

A SUPER SMOOTH SHOOTER I use a 350 yrd Zero for a total of 200" of drop at 1000 giving a nice PBR of +-6" out to 400YRDS giving me a +4@100yrds, +5@2, +3@3, -5@400yrds and close to an even -20@5...


Alternate versions of this load were 3.975 with 87.8gr n560.
Another version of this load was a shorter 3.800 with 86.0gr both a little more recoil and better long distance but I settled with the above...

Another Load is a 162gr AA Carbide .338 with 103gr of n560 @3650 fps with 4650 ft lbs...

A load for the wild ones if you PM me...





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Shot my Savage .338 the other day at 1767 yards (1 mile + 7 yards), thanks to my new Bushnell fusion 1600 arc range finder (nice to be able to range that far). 73.9 MOA correction (turrets + mil hold overs). Note: I'm using the term MOA for IPHY (inch per hundred yrds). Estimated spread 3.5 feet (preliminary results). Its 0.5″ at 100 yards. Load: 300 gn sierra match king of course, with 86.5 gn of Retumbo. Muzzle velocity avg. 2648 fps. Nikko Sterling 6-24X 56mm obj scope, which has 63 turret MOAs total but 6 to 7 MIL lengths depending on how you use it. Using Knights Armament ballistic program(KAC Bullet Flight Military Version 3.1.0) on my iphone. Temp 99 deg F, 27.5 InHg, angle of shot 3 deg, 15 mph wind at 8 o'clock, Alt, 2400 ft, RH 30%. The farthest I will be able to sight targets is 2000 yrds based on available scope adjustments and how much the bullet falls. Next step is measure exact ” spread at 1000, 1500, 1760, & 2000yrds. Time to go to home depot for that board, its 4×8′ ply wood usually right?
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We've used a 10'x10' metal or wooden frame with a paper target stapled to the frame for quite some time.  The solid plywood will tear up pretty quickly.  
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good idea, Ill try both since where I  shoot (high desert) its a little windy.  Maybe I can hang card board to metal  frame and stabilize with suspension  strings. Another good tool I have is my Panasonic video camera that has 70X optical zoom to see and record hillside target strikes.  Good to document, I'm going to put some on youtube once I  can target out to  2000yrds.  My goal just for the hell of  it is to  target something out to 2706yrds which is the record I  believe for the longest confirmed sniper kill (.338 Lapua).  Of coarse he did it with a proper scope.  I will have to put another 30 or so MOA canting rail if I  want to use my Nikko Sterling scope.

good shooting gentlemen...
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The video cam can only be used to see/record bullet strikes that hit dirt at those range distances. Still useful Whacko
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Originally posted by morphius morphius wrote:

good idea, Ill try both since where I  shoot (high desert) its a little windy.  Maybe I can hang card board to metal  frame and stabilize with suspension  strings. Another good tool I have is my Panasonic video camera that has 70X optical zoom to see and record hillside target strikes.  Good to document, I'm going to put some on youtube once I  can target out to  2000yrds.  My goal just for the hell of  it is to  target something out to 2706yrds which is the record I  believe for the longest confirmed sniper kill (.338 Lapua).  Of coarse he did it with a proper scope.  I will have to put another 30 or so MOA canting rail if I  want to use my Nikko Sterling scope.

good shooting gentlemen...

what part?  
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using some sort of frame, easier to transport than a large plywood
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WHAT PART OF THE HIGH DESERT???
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just north east of barstow CA.  BLM land
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Ah, know the area.  I spent 15 years at China Lake...
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Yes. Longest confirmed is by Brit CoH C Harrison of Household Cavalry, November 2009 in Helmand
Killed TWO Taleb machinegunners and a third shot hit their PKM at 2707 yd
Equipment was S&B MarkII 5-25x56 mounted with a 45MOA cant over a A-I L115A3
Ammo HiP Brit military .338 LM 
 
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