75gr Amax Range Test – TIKKA 223 Load data / 200 yrd groups
***TRY THIS LOAD DATA***
Seems like everyone is looking for advice and trying to get good load data for a 75gr Amax.
Here are results from todays range test at -9*C working up a long range target load.
We shot a lot of groups with very good success…
The target picture attached shows 2 groups with each of the 3 powder charges we tested.
5 shot strings with no waiting, it was petty cold so the gun was barely warm.
SilverDale Gun Club
Temperature = -9*C
Wind – slight left to right, barely noticeable, not worth measuring.
Range – 200yrds
Hornady Brass – Trimmed to 1.755″
CC1 400 primer
COAL = 2.46″ (single loading with “Bobsled”)
***All charge weights / brass & bullets digitally measured and sorted***
Tikka 223 Varmint Stainless
Vortex Viper HSLR 6-24 x 50mm FFP
I loaded 3 charge weights 25gr / 25.2gr / 25.5grs of VARGET…I loaded these to work up to a load of 25.5grs that I had found on the internet. All previous testing I had done used less powder and shorter COAL with mixed results…so I figured I try the load data this shooter used:
Even if the shot in the video was extremely lucky it showed what was possible.
Here are the results…I'm extremely happy!!! GROUP 3 had a pulled shot so I shot 6 into this target, disregard the pulled shot…
The groups show that my gun performed well using 25-25.5grs of Varget, but proved to like 25.2grs the best…The POI was more consistent and higher on target then the 25.5gr POI which is what we wanted for this load.
I'll be trying this load next at 500 & 800yrds to see if it holds accuracy but everything looks promising!
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