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    magic load

    Seems like ive found the magic 1000yd load for my 6.5 06,142gr smk sat on 48.2grs of n160, a mate had a go, thats awesome he said, he put 5 downrange into around 4 inches off my rear sandbag, I didnt do it justice today really and discovered with my mate spotting that I am pulling some shots, probaly down to hunting style t3 varmint stock.

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    did I read that right?
    4" at 1000yds?

    jesus! impressive

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    Watched it with my own eye's, I didnt use that load on my first shoot in the interclub comp, I used scenar load because I tried a few shots with them and must of pulled one without realising and swapped ammo,I did try them on 2nd shoot,3 of my 4 siters markers were nearly touching, pulled the 4th a bit, another sd member called guesty was there and he shot his 6mm br and put 15 out of 18 shots into a 1 foot scoring circle, now that was impressive, 10 of which was inside 6 inches kinell
    Last edited by swarovski; 22-11-2013 at 12:06.

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    I am sure he over heard me telling someone about how my 6.5 06 just shot, I forwarded yesterdays results to him as he wasnt emailed them.amazing accuracy

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    Thanks for the email. I was very surprised that my rifle did so well being a single shot target rifle, and that grouping was during the 1000 yard snaps competition, which I have never tried before. In fact, that's the rifles first time at 1000 yards and my second time at that distance ever.
    Unfortunately I only had 19 rounds of which I had to waste one as a sighter, then use the remaining 18 and the competition required 20 to score.
    I had a huge dose of beginners luck and the wind was very kind, but next time I must bring more ammo!
    Last edited by Guesty; 19-11-2013 at 09:49. Reason: Edited to shrink swollen head

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    Was way to consistant to be luck, was an amazing score, well done

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    Quote Originally Posted by swarovski View Post
    Seems like ive found the magic 1000yd load for my 6.5 06,142gr smk sat on 48.2grs of n160, a mate had a go, thats awesome he said, he put 5 downrange into around 4 inches off my rear sandbag, I didnt do it justice today really and discovered with my mate spotting that I am pulling some shots, probaly down to hunting style t3 varmint stock.
    Hi, what velocity are you getting from your 6.5 06? Just started using a .260AI myself. My fireforming loads are producing 2860 fps with 139gr Scenars.

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    I wound mine back from around 3000fps as they were to hot, down to around 2860fps ish now, them cases wont do many shots before primer pockets are slack, that seems awfully fast for that little case, my 308 will get rebarrelled in 260ai once all my powder and bullets are gone, april time probaly

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    It's not too fast, just a max load of H4350 for a standard .260 case.
    The AI loadings should be able to make 2900-2950fps from my 26'' barrel.
    How long have you been shooting the 6.5 06? I'm a great fan of the 6.5mm's.
    Last edited by Deeredriver; 22-11-2013 at 00:09.

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