The 2000-MR is a ball type powder that meters well but as it's a double-based powder (Nitrocellulose and Nitroglycerin) it's not as hard to "light" as the old single based ball powders like Winchester loves. Make sure your cases are not sized too much where the shoulder is too far away from the end of the chamber so you can get accurate pressure readings. Only .002" less than a fired case from case head to the datum point on the shoulder. Use a case gauge or case headspace gauge (like Hornady or Sinclair) to help set sizing die correctly.
Nice! I convinced a couple of my buddies to join (not that it took them any real convincing lol). I like the place a lot so far but only have been once. Definitely bring your own steel if you have it and a 4 wheel drive vehicle. They have a few plates out there but you get what you get basically. They aren't anything fancy.
Pretty bullets are nice but not necessarily necessary to win matches.
Guys. Saturday I visited the mifflin county range and shot my first time ever long range. It was awesome!!! I started with 900 yds although I had more misses then hits I was very happy. Then I moved to 1000 yds and had about about 6 hits out of 20 shots. The target was 13" circle plate. That made me very happy as well. After that I tried 1050 yds and just could not reach it. Went back to 1000 and couple of hits after that, I cranked my scope back to 900 and had couple of hits there again. In the end, I was very happy. My lovely wife was my spotter but you can see the splatter in your own scope as well. I was shooting 168 gr Amax with about 44.5 gr of reloader 15. Was using the rem 700 308 AAC-SD. I will try to adventure there monthly. And here is the pic of my setup.
Last edited by AverageJo; 02-20-2017 at 08:29 AM.
These bullets all have high BC's and enough weight to fight off wind easier than the lighter bullets. If you do keep shooting the 168's load them as fast as possible without creating pressure problems. You're currently below the published data for RL--15 (by the Manufacturer) and with careful load workup, following pressure signs, you can go beyond as it will be YOUR rifle that will determine the limits.
Deadshot as always thank you sir. Will be trying your suggestions for the heavier bullet. I just can't believe I was shooting this far and hitting something . I mean you could not even see the target without the scope. It was good time.
And I also need to get a sandbag as I had to use my fist to support under the stock.
How do you think the 223 will do at that range. Next time I want to try it at 1000 yds.
Last edited by AverageJo; 02-20-2017 at 09:36 AM.
As for steady rests, remember that .001" of movement at the muzzle translates to an entire inch at 1,000 yards. Chances are your "fist" is allowing a lot more movement than .001".
Good job on making the hits you did. Now just tighten your game and make more.
That's the range I became a member of and went for the first time. I had heard the 168 SMK were designed to do well to 600ish but a heavier bullet like the 175 or heavier would help out to 1k. I went with the 185 Berger Juggernauts. Still probably did about 3/4 out of 10 on the 10" plate at 1k. My weakest link is reading wind (and not having a spotter) since it was the first time past 200 but it was a lot of fun. Definitely a nice range.