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Thread: 7x57R Sauer drilling test with 150gr DL1 bullet homeloads

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    7x57R Sauer drilling test with 150gr DL1 bullet homeloads

    Hello everyone!

    Today, I was at last able to take my restored Sauer drilling down to the BSRC at Bisley to test my homeloaded 7x57R rounds, using those Belgian DL1 bullets that I imported from France. I'd settled on a limited range of loads, staying away from the absolute maximum, and skipping the minimum too, asisted by using Quickload as a check. So I settled on four loads at 0.5gr increments from 40.0gr of N-140 to 41.5gr. In the middle of the target you can see the group of S&B facrory loads with 140gr SP bullets, the patches were for shots when I was adjusting the elevation. The first group is essentially perfect. The next one much worse, the one after that worse again, and that's where I expected things to settle. But then the heaviest load performed excellently again! I think I'll go with that one. Either way, it's great to have it confirmed that this rifle can shoot. Now I await May 2nd when I may have a chance to use it in the field!

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    Good stuff! D'you know how fast they're going?

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    Well done - you have some very acceptable groups there.
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalua View Post
    Good stuff! D'you know how fast they're going?
    Mister Quickload reckons 2627fps or 801m/s for the 41.5gr load, which is plenty fast enough.

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    You got any pictures of these bullets?

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    Here you go, the one on the left: http://i57.servimg.com/u/f57/11/51/64/54/dl1_210.jpg
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    Thank you very much. They look pretty tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pine Marten View Post
    Mister Quickload reckons 2627fps or 801m/s for the 41.5gr load, which is plenty fast enough.
    I guess so!
    I'd be inclined to shoot some groups at longer ranges, to see what's happening, before taking to the field.

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    That's something I'd like to do generally, but the BSRC range is 100m. I could book a range once in a while at Bisley for 200 and 300m and should do, it's just a matter of finding the time...
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