155gr A-Max load testing
Went out to do a little load testing for the Tikka. The projectile today was the Hornady 155gr A-Max. Propellant used was Varget and H4895 starting with the opening loads from the Hornady Load book and working up to max. For both powders that ranged from 2300fps to 2700fps. I also threw in one more max load from another publisher for the Varget that was a tick over 2800fps. Rounds were loaded to the max length of my magazine, still nowhere near the lands though. I did notice one thing is that the 2600fps load for both powders were very good. The Varget loads were very consistent with the exception of load number 5. The H4895 on the other hand was just the opposite! There was only one load that printed anywhere near what was going to be acceptable! The day was pretty good all in all though as every group except one printed under MOA. Varget load 6 was looking to be the best shooter as the first 2 shots went into the same hole and I think I siked myself out a bit and threw shot 3! I'm going to go back and load both powders at load 4 and the Varget load 6 for more testing.
I wasn't shooting for bulls as my scope isn't set for any of these loads.
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