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Range Report - 8mm SLT - 5-28-15
Old 05-29-2015, 12:22 AM
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Default Range Report - 8mm SLT - 5-28-15

While this is certainly a "range report", the real purpose of shooting the 8mm SLT was to make sure it was "on" so I could shoot at a 6" target at 300 yd per this thread: http://thehunterslife.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16867

Here's the target at 100 yd:

(Oops. Second an third are backwards. The on-target notations are correct.) First shot cold barrel, then the other two touching. First one is about an inch and a quarter from the second and third. These are the 220 Sierra BTSP. The bullet that shoots the straightest from this rifle. The MVs are: 2630, 2634, 2638. The average is 2634 f/s. Max spread of 8 f/s is pretty good. I'm fine with the 3-shot group. I like this load, therefore I was not particularly interested in shooting any more. I know where they are 'going'. I was saving the ammo for the 300 yd shoot.

However, I did want to shoot the new 136-grain swaged bullets and see how they did in the LONG throated Steyr LONG Throat.

2 and a half inches high and 5 and a quarter inches wide is hardly encouraging. However, it is in the LONG throated chamber. I just didn't expect THIS bad. MVs were: 3594, 3533, 3566 for an average of 3564 f/s. The spread of 61 f/s isn't exactly 'good', but... MVs of the mid 35s is 'good'.

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