Thanks everyone for you thoughts and suggestions.
The problem was indeed that I had the Chrono too close to the end of the mod, so the muzzle blast was interfering with the reading. I can't believe my stupidity, but you live and learn! No harm done and a simple fix!
Thanks again for...
Range was 100y.
The Chrono is a Caldwell. No issues with it until now... as far as I'm aware.
One error I definitely made was not having the Chrono in excess of 5ft from the barrel...
It's been stored in a cool dry cabinet.
Smells normal... if a little stronger perhaps
I understand that un-opened bottles/canisters can last for decades but this has been open for 9 years... so not insignificant.
The Chrono was jumping from c. 1,300fps to c.2,800fps in a string of shots...
Any guidance on the lifespan of an open bottle of powder?
I recently had some very erratic Chrono results from a batch of Vhit N150 that I first opened in 2011... I'm wondering if the powder is past it's best or the problem lies elsewhere.
Thanks in advance,
Yes please, that would be great. I assume it was an Objective lens cap you used to fit the eye piece lens?
I'm a bit confused that they only seem to make just the one eyepiece lens cap...
Cheers for your help.
I am also looking for an eyepiece cover for the Zeiss V8 2.8-20x56.
Its measuring 47mm with calipers. It would seem that the Vortex Defender Eyepiece won't fit this scope... however their objective cover #40 (45-48mm) might fit.
Glendine - I wondered how you got on and what you chose in the...
I ended up going with the RS60 in the end.
My Tikka .30-06 seems to like the 178 ELDX and with the RS60 it's putting a nice tight group down at just shy of 3,000fps.
I developed this load mostly for Stags on the open hill but I have shot a couple of roe buck with it lately and it's performed...
I'm looking to work up a new load for my .30-06 using Reload Swiss powder.
The projectile is the Hornady 178 grain ELD-X
Anyone have any advice and experience re which powder from their range to go with?
It seems RS60, RS62, RS70 & RS80 are all potential contenders.
So... the attached is essentially a ladder test shot at 100m.
180 grain Hornady SST
VHIT N160 in 1 grain increments
All seated at 15thou off the lands.
The pencil dots are the very centre of each shot.
Am i looking at a massive node here?
No problem! Its been a great thread. Educational, practical, friendly, lots of sharing of techniques, views and opinions and not a snide comment or squabble to be seen.
A testiment to the SD members.
Thanks all for your contributions.
Thank you all for your input.
I have been reading all your posts with intrest and many interesting points raised.
I will upload some of my groups for analysis when i have a moment.
My next question is:
What does a string of shots indicate?
Thanks and happy...