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Old 01-28-2012, 04:43 PM   #1
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Range Day-Red Dot Zero and Reload Testing

I finally made it out to the range and managed to accomplish 2 things...sighting in my Bushnell Trophy 1x32 Red Dot scope and testing out my reloads with my 6.8mm SPC AR15. All my reloads were shot using a Nikon Pro Staff 2-7x32mm scope, not my red dot. Rather than overload this post with pictures, I'll just post the links.

The weather today was almost perfect for the winter...for SW Washington anyway. Mostly sunny, no wind, and 39 degrees. I had no feeding issues, 1 FTF, and no FTE. I think the biggest result of shooting my reloads, besides seeing the accuracy, was no signs of over pressure...no swipes were seen on the brass and the ejection pattern was good to go.

50 yard zero-Bushnell Trophy 1x32 Red Dot using Hornady 120gr SSTs.


SSA brass, Rem 7 1/2 SRP, 110gr SPHs, C.O.A.L 1.676", O.A.L. 2.275" to 2.28"

Target 1-27gr to 27.4gr of H322
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...SAReloads1.jpg

Target 2-27.6gr to 28gr of H322
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...SAReloads2.jpg

Target 3-28.2gr to 28.8gr of H322
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...SAReloads3.jpg

Most accurate: 27.8gr of H322. 1st 5 shot group .648". 2nd 5 shot grop .774".

Rem brass, CCI BR2 LRP, 110gr SPHs, C.O.A.L. 1.678" to 1.686" (no trimming needed), O.A.L. 2.275" to 2.28"

Target 1-27gr to 27.6gr of H322
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...emReloads1.jpg

Target 2-27.8gr to 28.2gr of H322
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...emReloads2.jpg

Target 3-28.4gr to 28.8gr of H322
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...emReloads3.jpg

Most accurate: 27.2gr of H322. 1st 5 shot group .942". 2nd 5 shot group 1.119".

Now it's time to fine tune these recipes, but I still have 76 rounds of Hornady brass reloads to shoot. I'll also have to try different bullets and powders, but I'll worry about that later.

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Old 01-28-2012, 07:11 PM   #2
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Your photo links are going 404 on my end http://photobucket.com/findstuff/?httpstatus=404
 
Old 01-28-2012, 10:27 PM   #3
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hmmmm links not working for me either.
 
Old 01-29-2012, 03:03 AM   #4
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I don't know what to say...I've checked the other forums I've posted the same links on and they work just fine. This may look to be something related to this forum only
 
Old 01-29-2012, 03:07 AM   #5
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Here's a few target pics...

50 yard zero-Bushnell Trophy 1x32 Red Dot using Hornady 120gr SSTs


Target 2 of SSA brass reloads showing best grouping of that batch


Target 1 of Rem brass reloads show best grouping of that batch
 
Old 01-29-2012, 08:36 AM   #6
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Quote:
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I don't know what to say...I've checked the other forums I've posted the same links on and they work just fine. This may look to be something related to this forum only
did you copy and paste from another forum?

your link text has the ellipsis like it's been shortened, as does the link itself, which makes me think you just copy/pasted from another forum.

Instead of copy/pasting the post, click edit or quote, and copy/paste that next time ;)
 
Old 01-30-2012, 06:22 AM   #7
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hey keith,

koor is onto something.

when you copy from the other forum, go in and edit the post THEN copy. If your copying form the actual post (not the editing tool) you get a poorly formatted link


this is the link you pasted -> http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...ero1-28-12.jpg
the "..."s are where the other forum shortened your links.

Also this board uses IMG instead of URL for the tags, so you have to switch those over


I went back and changed your first image (from URL to IMG) but the link is still shortened. If you re-copy the origional post and re-paste it into your first post I can change the tags for ya!

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Old 02-03-2012, 03:52 PM   #8
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did you copy and paste from another forum?

your link text has the ellipsis like it's been shortened, as does the link itself, which makes me think you just copy/pasted from another forum.

Instead of copy/pasting the post, click edit or quote, and copy/paste that next time ;)
Thanks...I probably did screw up the copy and paste of all the links.
 
Old 02-03-2012, 03:52 PM   #9
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Made another trip to the range today to finish out testing my initial batches of reloads. I previously shot Rem and SSA brass reloads. Today was Hornady brass reloads.

Rifle: Noveske Rouge Hunter 6.8mm SPC.
Barrel: 16", 3-groove polygonal, 1:12 twist
Weather: 49 degrees, Sunny, Wind 20mph
Brass: Hornady Once Fired
Primer: Rem 7 1/2 SRP
Powder: Hodgdon H322
Bullet: 110gr Sierra Pro Hunter
Distance: 100 yards

27 to 27.2gr
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...dyReloads1.jpg

27.4 to 27.6gr
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...dyReloads2.jpg

27.8 to 28gr
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...dyReloads3.jpg

28.2 to 28.4gr
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...dyReloads4.jpg

28.6 to 28.8gr
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...dyReloads5.jpg

Best group of the day was .567" using 28.2gr of H322. However, since I was shooting two 5 shot groups for each powder load, my best combo group was .996" and .967" using 28.4gr of H322.
 
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