Just finished testing the second batch of lee loader reloads and have to say it's pretty impressive in the 243, the 30-06 isn't quite so impressive but I'm not to worried as i am just messing about with an old box of 170 gr noslers that are no longer made so they are shooting at more than acceptable accuracy for stalking so will fine tune the 06 when I get a more up to date bullet (open to suggestions on this!)
All groups were shot from the top of a stone dyke resting on a rolled up jacket with the target at 104 yards (ranged with rangefinder)
the first set of targets were shot with pretty much zero wind but the wind then picked up (from left to right) so they were consistently to the right on the second set. (The ones with black dots)
243's on the top row and 30/06 on the bottom, all squares are 1".
the 243 is just under 3/4 inch average (the bigger group was a tester of sticks) and the 30/06 is around 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 which as I said is fine for what I need until I get a new batch.
the control group was shot with PPU 180 SP's just to see what they were doing - the big surprise was the difference in felt recoil and sound between the factory and reloaded 06 rounds, I had 46.6 gr varget but the factory round must have been a far higher load.
i guess the next step is to move the 243's OAL up to 67mm and see what it does.
well impressed with the lee loader and proves it is possible to produce consistent rounds withough all the reloading kit I sold off.
Any thoughts/suggestions on changes welcome.