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Old August 17, 2021, 02:21 PM   #26
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Some 168 grain accubonds and Varget would be a great combo.
You're probably right, but finding Varget is tough right now.
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Old August 20, 2021, 02:07 PM   #27
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I spent about an hour at the range, wished I would have left the house sooner as it was 90⁰ when I arrived. I spent about 1.5 hours the range with set up and tear down. I only shot 23 total rounds today over chronograph to try and get some data.

Hornady American Whitetail 150 grains didn't do to bad today from 110 yards. 10 shots with not much cool down went right 2". 2623 FPS average with an ES of 46 and SD of 15.



I shot up the remaining eight rounds of the PPU ammunition I originally tried. It wasn't great at all. 2667 FPS average with an ES of 85 and SD of 28.



I also tried some Remington "Peters" Blue Tip 165 grain. The bullets sure look like Hornady SST and I actually had some hope for this ammunition, but I was really disappointed and only shot one group of five shots. 2555 FPS average with an ES of 79 and SD of 28.

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Old August 21, 2021, 02:27 PM   #28
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Mildly related to your last post:

Hornady American Whitetail is what my Kimber Hunter 6.5 likes the best, it outshoots ammo that cost twice as much.
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Old August 21, 2021, 04:55 PM   #29
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@Rob228, I have shot a lot of Hornady the last few years and it usually shoots very well for me. I also like Federal blue box, as it shoots very well in my experience for affordable ammunition.
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Old August 24, 2021, 04:33 PM   #30
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Went to the range before work today and shot a few rounds again, wanted to confirm POA/POI with the Hornady American Whitetail ammunition. Pulled off a pretty decent group for having three cups of coffee.



Then I tried some 130 grain TTSX loads, first five shots didn't go well. My rifle didn't like the free recoil off the bags. I adjusted my hold on the rifle and the next group shows potential. I think a little tweaking and I'll have it dialed in on the 130s.

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Old August 29, 2021, 11:47 AM   #31
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Stock came in ½ ounce over advertised weight.



One major problem with that stock for me. Someone might see you with it and it is really butt ugly!
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