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Old October 7, 2012, 07:44 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by Ridgerunner665
I sent a 180 grain CoreLokt from a 24" barreled 30-06 over the chrono today...for a fouling only registered 2,599 fps...pitiful.
Not to jack the thread, but that looks about right for a 180 grain bullet out of the .30-06.

In the .243, my Savage stabilizes 100 grain bullets just fine, it's when I get up to the 105-107 grain weights that I start getting into stabilization problems. I admit that I've never fired any factory ammo through the little rifle, so I have no experience with Remington Core-Lokt ammo in that caliber, but my rifle likes 100 grain bullets. Nothing fancy, just plain ol' cup and core bullets. My current reload uses the Hornady #2453 and Reloder 22 powder

From a pencil-barrel Savage that's bone stock, I don't see anything at all wrong with that group. I've thought about snatching the barrel out, replacing it with a heavier contour, but never seem to get around to it.
Dennis Dezendorf
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