I spent a little time a while back working up loads for 5 different rifles then friday evening I loaded for the new kid on the block...the dandy little Remington 221 Fireball.
I spent several hours on saturday and sunday shooting from the bench to reap the fruits of my labor.
This is how it panned out! Best of 3... 3 shot groups @ 100 yards!
Remington 700VTR 308-168 gr Sierra HPBT/ Varget 46.0 gr= .475", Mueller 3x9 set on 9X
Remington 700VTR 243-80 gr Sierra BTSP/ IMR 4064 44.2 gr= .575", Nikon 3x9 set on 9X
Remington 700 LVSF 221 Fireball-50 gr Hornady SP/ R7 18.2 gr= .380 (only load tried in this gun)
Mueller 8x25 set on 25
Winchester(FN) 70 All Weather 308-168 gr Sierra HPBT/IMR 4895 44.5 gr=.1.25", Nikon 2X7 set on 7( A little frustrated with this gun). The same load that went .475 in the VTR went almost 2 inches in this gun!)
Winchester(FN) 70 Feather Weight 243-80 gr Sierra BTSP/Varget 37.5=.760, Redfield 3X9 set on 9( I killed several coyotes with this rifle this winter)
FN Boat Rifle 308-168 gr Sierra HPBT/IMR 4064 45.3= .650 Leupold 4X12 set on 12( belongs to a friend)
Then 2 more guns went to the range this morning!
Weatherby Vanguard 308 carbine 168 gr Sierra HPBT/ Varget 46.5= 1.53" Nikon 4X( These were the first and only 3 rounds fired from this gun.....I really wanted to shoot the mauser and rain was coming).
Custom 98 Mauser 338-06(courtesy of oldrgr)/Hornady 200 gr sp/Varget 56.2 = 2.10" (only load tried...rain) Weaver K2.5
The 98 is a beautiful gun of the nicest walnut and high luster German bluing. .210 was good considering it was getting ready to rain and I was hurrying(2.5X scope).......no way in heck was this pride and joy gun getting rained on!
Of the 8 guns range fired over a 3 day period the three gish dern push feed Remingtons stole the show for accuracy but they're all lucky that I didn't drag the old Stevens 200 out from behind the seat! Ok maybe not but it always shoots 3/4 of an inch with anything...with a $25 Tasco scope!