Got to the range today. Walking to/from 100 yard targets felt good. I have been walking and working out on my elliptical trainer in the basement. Good thing I bought the elliptical trainer years ago. It comes in real handy now.
None of the rounds shot today showed any signs of high pressure. I shot both factory match loads and my own hand loads as detailed below. All shots were taken at 100 yards today. Temperature was approximately 35 degrees.
SORRY about the orientation of some of the pics. I fixed them in PhotoBucket and they are skewed here. No idea.
Not a bad day up at my local range. We have a lot of snow...
Jeep at the range.
I used this hand load to get on paper with the NF ATACR scope:
New Norma brass
H 380 37.5gr powder
Hornady 140gr ELD-X bullet
CCI 200 primer
Eight shots approx .980. I did not bring this target home to my gauge.
Hornady 140gr ELD Match Ammo
Five shots. .568
Winchester 140gr Match Ammo
Five shots. 2.535 -x1 four shots .632
Nosler 140gr Match Grade Ammo
Five Shots. .906
Now for the good stuff. My hand loads outperformed the factory by a good margin.
New Nosler brass
Hornady ELD-M bullet
IMR 4166 grs ranged from 34-35.5 (see right above picture)
CCI 200 primer
34 grains of IMR 4166 - round one.
34.5 grains of IMR 4166 - round one.
35 grains of IMR 4166- round one.
35.5 grains of IMR 4166 - round one.
And it gets better...
I did not clean the barrel at all during this shooting session.
34 grains of IMR 4166 - round two.
34.5 grains of IMR 4166 - round two.
Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
35 grains of IMR 4166 - round two (.322)
Close but only three shots.
35.5 grains of IMR 4166 - round two.
I can now tighten this up more.