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Reloads on target

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:17 pm
by Cofisher
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This is from my first outing with my reloads. All were XTP FP bullets with varying loads of 2400 powder. I started at 10.5, and worked up to 14.5.

It was a sunny day with only light wind in my face. The target was set at 50 yds, slightly downhill. I shot from a picnic table, using a rolled towel to support my forend hand. Elbow on the rear.

The Henry Steel Carbine 357 was fitted with a Bushnel Banner 1.5-4. I fired about 50 rounds. Other targets were similar to this one.

Without getting into which load performed which way, I just want to point out the similarity of the point of impact for all of them. At 50 yards, it would seem the only difference would seem to be the impact of the velocity.

With the obligatory flyers, I still had decent grouping from all the test items.

My next outing will be using zero 158 grain hollowpoint bullets. It will be a mixture of 2400 powder and H110

Thanks for the opportunity to share

Re: Reloads on target

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:26 pm
by JEBar
nice .... my best guess is the Zeros will do well .... with H110 they should really perform .... with the results already shown, you should soon be to the point of fine tuning your load

Re: Reloads on target

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:30 pm
by Ojaileveraction
Very interested in your 2400 results.
I bought some recently to develope loads using 125gr and 158gr plated Barry's.
Several combinations loaded, 9.3 gr to 12 gr, just need to get to the range.
Rain in the low lands and snow in the mountains.

We need the moisture but hold our breath that it won't make it more difficult for those all ready dealing with tragedy.

Re: Reloads on target

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:32 pm
by CT_Shooter
Cofisher wrote:
My next outing will be using zero 158 grain hollowpoint bullets. It will be a mixture of 2400 powder and H110
That's some good shooting, Cofisher. Going forward, to be clear, you're of course not mixing these two powders in a single round; I assume you'll be using separate cases for each of them. ;) It will be interesting to see how the two powders differ in your next range report. I look forward to it. Thanks.

Re: Reloads on target

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:13 pm
by Cofisher
Lol. Aw come on...where's the fun in that?
Next time out the chronograph will be used. I should learn more there.

Ojaileveraction, I will get you more info on the 2400 results. I still have rounds in several different loading. I will chrony them all. I will also do some factory ammo to compare.

Re: Reloads on target

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:42 pm
by RanchRoper
Nicely done for sure.

Re: Reloads on target

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:40 pm
by BigAl52
Which load shot group #4 Cofisher

Re: Reloads on target

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:14 pm
by Cofisher
Al, those were 14.3. You were right on the money pal.

Re: Reloads on target

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:17 pm
by Cofisher
I'll also be using a Caldwell rest for future testing. Hope to remove some of the operator error. Really enjoying this.

Re: Reloads on target

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:27 pm
by BigAl52
So was # 5 the next tick up at 14.5? If so Id try that one again also. 4 of those 5 are spot on.