Well The Doc said to knock off the heavy recoil stuff, but I figured a few rounds using a lead sled could not hurt. Well now it does hurt... I probably gotta sell this rifle, which is too bad since it is pretty neat...
Well anyway, I am still goofing around looking for a good long range hand-load. So far I have managed to get 168 grain boat tails to shoot under a half inch groups, but I wanted something heavier for way out there....
So today I tried some H-1000 powder for the first time along with a couple fairly heavy boat-tails.
Some 190 grain Hornady soft point boat-tails
And Some 220 Grain Sierra HPBT match bullets.
The 220s seemed really long and had to be buried back into the powder.
The next time I will try a couple different powders.
The loads are on the group pics.
Considering that the barrel is not broken-in yet, and the trigger is still tyoo heavy,,,the 190s look like they may have some promise. They would make a good moose getter as they are now..