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Old March 11, 2013, 04:12 PM   #1
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Range trip/.308 5R & Savage .22-250

Played hookey from work today and drove 2 hrs to get in some range time. Took my 5R/.308 and managed to shoot a couple of really good 5 shot groups at 100 yards. The best measured 0.484 inches. Far and away the best group I've ever shot at any distance. I used 42.1/IMR 4064, CCI Br2 primer, 175gr SMK, Winchester case. C.O.A.L measured 2.800.

Also shot a 5 shot group with my daughters Savage model 12 that measured 0.717 inches. I wanted to shoot 200-400 yards but physically wasn't up to walking back and forth to the targets. The new Bushnell 10x40 mil dot scope atop the .22-250 work out just fine. Got a lot accomplished in less than 2 hours.
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Old March 11, 2013, 07:27 PM   #2
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Glade to hear your had a great time.I too own a 5R in a 308 and love shooting it.The 175gn SMK works really well in mine to,but I use Varget @ 42gn.Your 4064 load seems to be working for ya so I say run it.One thing about a 5R is that there is already a lot of good info to work with.( hint the work has already been done for ya ) all you have to do is to just tweek what someone has already done

Keep at it and have fun
life is great but its better when you can own as many guns you wish to own.for me I haven't bought enough yet.
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