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Took two of my favorite rifles to the rifle range this BLUSTERY morning. :grin: You'd have thought I was in Wyoming with the crazy winds... :wink:
|Posted: July 10 2018 at 10:39am | IP Logged
The 308 Win, Rem 700 Green Machine, and the all-around hunting rifle, my 30-06 Rem 700 CDL. Each of these is sporting a scope I'm still becoming accustomed to.
There's a 6-24 Vortex on the Green Machine. The 6x Leupold atop the 30-06 was on my 25-06 last fall for mule deer season. Cool little scope with dots for 300 & 400 yards, roughly.
Loads were as follow:
308: 155 gr Nosler HPBT Palma bullet, 46.5 gr Varget, Lapua cases, Federal 210 match primers. 2850 fps.
30-06: 165 Nosler Ballistic Tip bullet, 59 gr H4350, R-P cases, Magtech LR primers, 2970 fps.
30-06 at 100 yards, I'd forgotten that I'd scrubbed the heck out of the bore last time I cleaned the rifle. My first two shots were high, then the rifle and I settled down and shot a rather nice, tight 3-shot group. I haven't measured it, but appears to be about 1/2" fired from prone, resting the rifle on my hunting pack. This load has taken mule deer, black bear, pronghorn and elk. I'm happy. This one will be going to Wyoming with me this fall.
Also did some practice at 200 & 300 yards, and all I've got to say about that is that my danged neck does NOT like shooting uphill from prone anymore! Ugh. I'll do some more practice from sitting during next week's range session.
The 308 Green Machine with that nice Krieger barrel continues to do exactly what it's always done. Shoot very nicely. The Vortex is something I'm still getting used to, but there's no doubt that the optics are clear and precise.
Nice, short, hour on the range this morning in the blustery wind.