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Old 02-15-2011, 8:48 AM
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Please allow me to show off my non-700-based bolt gun!



Howa 1500 action, not trued/blueprinted, but I lapped the bolt lugs
Bell & Carlson stock, skim-bedded with Devcon Steel Putty
Timney trigger, set at ~2.5 lb break
Burris Fullfield II 4.5-14x42 scope
DNZ Game Reaper one-piece scope mount
Harris bipod



Krieger barrel, 24" stainless, #19 contour, fluted, standard 308 chamber, 5R 1-in-12 twist rifling



Shooting conditions:

Feb 12, Chabot Gun Club, 100 yard range, ~70 Degrees F
Warmed-up barrel, bipod prone, rear bag, one shot every 20-30 seconds, 14X scope power

Group on the left:
168 grain Nosler Custom Competition (collet-pulled from other test loads), seated to touch the lands
44.2 grains Radway Green Surplus 4895, trickled via RCBS Chargemaster
Wolf Large Rifle Primer
Black Hills Brass, annealed, full-length sized (.002" chamber clearance), trimmed to 2.010" case length

Group on the right:
Same as the above, except 45.0 grains Vihtavuori N150
YES that is a 3-shot group!
Probably lucky, so I didn't bother to measure it, but it is not much more than one bullet diameter.
I was so pleased with that group, I think I packed up after that.
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