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    Full of shit Ryan_Songhurst's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plinky View Post
    Been trying to get a similar load developed but keep getting side tracked. Also have a 14 twist, 60gn partition are supposed to stabilise, only got initial load tests for these but they did appear to stabilise and would be a handy one for the odd deer. I also read the 70gn Speer was specifically developed for slow twist 222 so have some of these to try, not the most streamlined but 70gn!
    If my results are no good with these then it will be back to 50gn or thereabouts similar to what you have. Tried 55 tts couldn’t get them to group. Only used 2208 so far as have a heap of it.
    Shot some federal premium factory stuff today with the 60gr Partition and it kind of gave me mixed messages, shot two groups and both of them grouped two right beside each other and one about 6 inches away, but both groups totally different poi. I've determined it doesn't like them for now anyhow. Shot some old remington factory 55gr sp stuff and it stacked 10 shots into a sub inch group. It just kept putting them there so I kept firing them! so will look at similar projectiles for a start
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    Look for some Nosler flat base bullets, I saw some the other day $260 for 500.

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    I used a 250 for years to shoot bunnies in central, nearly killed the barrel in a weekends shooting...

    I used to load 34gr 2208 55 vmax for 3600ish.

    I switched to Hornady bulk 55gr SP wich killed the fallow and goats well but noticed a few inches more drop compared to the vmax.

    My cobber always swore by the 60gr vmax for everything up to fallow / sika.
    Micky Duck and takbok like this.
    Warm Barrels!

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    I'm using 40g vmax with 38g 2208 currently.
    Have some 50g vmax to try aswell.
    In a remington 700 varmint barrel

    Sent from my SM-A505GN using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by clickbang View Post
    I'm using 40g vmax with 38g 2208 currently.
    Have some 50g vmax to try aswell.
    In a remington 700 varmint barrel

    Sent from my SM-A505GN using Tapatalk
    What sort of speed you getting?

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    didnt spanners or someone have those remington projectiles in bulk some time back????

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    Workshop Innovation has the Speer 70gr SP Varmint bullets on special at the moment.
    Resident 6.5 Grendel aficionado.



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