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Old February 25, 2013, 12:11 PM   #1
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500 plated vs jacketed loads at distance

i posted something similar in the revolver thread. there i'm more looking for technique info more than hand loading info.

So here's my question. I'm shooting the following

500 s&w performance center 10.5 inch with ultradot matchdot and bipod. ultradot is being used at the 1 moa dot size.

300 grain rainer plated bullet, 25.0 grains power pistol, CCI large rifle primer

my best guess on velocity is about 1500-1600 ft/sec.

I'm getting roughly 2-3 inch groups at 25 yards, but when i go out to 100 yards, it becomes huge (16-20 inches at least) and pretty inconsistent (not a nice group)

Is it the bullet? the velocity?

I'm okay with loading the ranier down more if its the speed that is destabilizing it or something. I have a hotter load using 300 gr FTX with 50.0 grains H110 that i haven't tried at either yardage with this gun yet.

Any ideas or loads i should try?

thanks ahead guys!
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Old February 25, 2013, 07:35 PM   #2
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Not to avoid your original question but, do you have published data for the H110 load you threw out there? I did a quick search on Hodgdon's sight and they call for max weight of 45 grs with a 275 grain Barnes XPB. Just seems kinda hot and you mentioned you haven't shot it yet. If it's a safe load than I say hold the holy crap on and try those full house 110's.

If you're using the gun for hunting and I'm betting you are, I like W296/H110 for that purpose. I don't so much for practice. Excessive use of the either of the two is known to cause top strap fire erosion. I have a S&W 629 44 Mag that I use W296 for my deer hunting loads. I can shoot about baseball to softball accurate at 100 yards for a six shot group. I shoot with shooting sticks and have an Eotech holographic for my sight FWIW.
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Old February 25, 2013, 10:19 PM   #3
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500 plated vs jacketed loads at distance

I have shot the [email protected] 50.0 grains, probably about 100 rounds. Il try to dig up the hornady document with the load.
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Old February 26, 2013, 12:02 AM   #4
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Your load of 25 gr of Power Pistol seems to be within safe parameters, but you are over driving the bullets. It says right on Rainier's website that 1200-1250 fps is the max velocity for their bullets' best performance.
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