My gunsmith buddy and I made a trip to the range this morning !
I took my wife's Ranger Arms LH 25-06 , a friends Savage Axis 308 and my circa 1968 Marlin 444 Target Rifle !
Was shootng the 444 with the Ranch Dog 432-265GC pushed with 51 grains of IMR8208 . This was what I planned to use at the target load in the CBA matches . I'm having a bit of a problem shooting the second 5 shot group each time as the barrel heats and the POI is visibly different between the first group and the second . I suppose if I slowed down a bit and let the barrel cool a good deal more this might be semi remedied . We'll see , think I wanna try it with XMP5744 and quite possibly SR4759 .
My friends Savage Axis did okay with the Speer 165 and IMR4064 so I think that ones about done .
Shot the wife's Ranger Arms lefty 25-06 with some stuff that came with the gun .
They had some 87 grain Speer's pushed with 45 grains of IMR4064 that shot decent , 3 shots in a hair under an inch from 100 yards .
They also had some Sierra 120's loaded with 44 grains of IMR4320 that did very nicely and shot three in less then 3/4" !
My buddy brought his Pedersoli Rollingblock 45-70 out and we got him sighted in at 100 yards .He's shooting the factory Hornady Leverevolution stuff in the rollingblock .
He also brought out his Pedersoli Sharps 45-70 and I brought a bunch of ammo for it . Gun did very nicely with Sierra 300 grain HP handloads , Ranch Dog 460-300GC handloads , Ranch Dog 460-350GC handloads , Ranch Dog 460-425GC handloads , BRP 462-465GC handloads and finally my BallisitCast 462-550GC handloads . To be totally honest I had always kinda turned my nose up at the Italian repro stuff but both these Pedersoli's shoot plain and simple .