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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    you used them on animals yet @jakewire?

    i'll eventually run out of 55 gr barnaul and belmont work well for my 308.
    @Russian 22. the Belmont 55gr soft point works good. It's surprisingly consistent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavis View Post
    @Russian 22. the Belmont 55gr soft point works good. It's surprisingly consistent.
    I currently have a lot of barnaul around. It works well.

    Although the close range goats I have shot have tended to just blow up and spread the copper jacket all over the place like a frag grenade. Maybe it's juts too close. They still died pretty quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300_BLK View Post
    Could you please pull one and take a photo of the powder and what it weighs please
    I'll do it late this week or the weekend and post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    you used them on animals yet @jakewire?

    i'll eventually run out of 55 gr barnaul and belmont work well for my 308.
    Not yet, I'm still in the experimental stage for this rifle, I won't take it on any sort of hunt until I'm happy with the overall load be it these or some handload I'm preparing.
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    I got 100 rounds of this stuff. If I get to the range today I will run it over the chrony with a 14.5, 16" and 20" barrel.
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    excellent
    My V3 arrived Friday night so I'l be able to try it with this next weekend. will be interesting to compare your speeds and mine out of the Tikka.
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    Ok some live data from the range

    14.5"
    2554
    2544
    2534
    2554
    2559

    AV 2549
    ES 25
    SD 10

    16"
    2650
    2624
    2640
    2650
    2614

    AV 2635

    ES 36

    SD 16

    20"
    2732
    2704
    2732
    2721
    2699

    Av 2711

    ES 33

    SD 15

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    See that 50fps per inch rule of thumb is still pretty reliable
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    Those are pretty damn reasonable numbers for bulk pack remanufactured ammo. Kudos Belmont.

    Couple of targets at 100m

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    Top left, 5 shots CMMG 16", Eotech (unmagnified). Pretty good aren't I.

    Middle group, 14.5" Faxon pencil barrel, 5x Leupold Mk4

    Another 5 shots with the 14.5"

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    Good enough for the purpose of these rifles. No doubt could do better with a higher mag scope. Now to game test.

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    Interesting results there, thanks Beavis

    good velocities, quite a bit faster than the Hornady Steel Match 75 gr BTHP I chrono'd in 18.5" and 20" barrels.

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    @jakewire when you get some time can you pull one and show us the weight etc...
    Warm Barrels!

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    Yeah sorry mate @300-BLK , tomorrow night.
    @Beavis, Maybe my lower 3000 figures with a full lenght barrel and muzzle forward suppressor wasn't too far off
    Cheers.
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    @300-BLK
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    Why does it put stuff in sideways?????
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    I wonder which powder they are using? SMP maybe? The research I have done suggests it is St Mark 763, which is the same as Alliant MR 2000 from memory. It is a warm load.

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    Belmont action rifle would be my guess @jakewire @Beavis
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