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Super Accurate load in my rifle!

Postby scootr » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:53 pm

Hey folks, I had such a great day at the range today! I had to join here and share my success with y'all. had been searching all over the net for a good long range load for the MOSIN. Not much luck, so I started in the middle, between .308 and .30-06. I load both of those and am familiar with them.

What I came up with was the 178gr Amax over 51gr of H-380. Primer was Win. WLR, PPU brass 3.00" C.O.L. This is the most accurate load I have ever fired! The 91/30 was doing 1-1 1/2 inches w/Wolf 174gr psp, I was impressed. When I fired the Amaxes I thought it was just luck. Nope, over and over sub MOA, I will try to post some pics. Some were in the 1/2" range, and I had to fight wind gusts 10-20. I am so so blown away with these results, I had to share them with you. I hope others will have results like I had today. My Mosin seems to love .308 slugs, have to take the chrono next time and get some FPS figs. I b a happy camper today!
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Re: Super Accurate load in my rifle!

Postby farmerboy78 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:30 pm

Thanks for sharing and welcome, please share pics of your groups and of the rifle itself, curious to see what 91/30 likes .308 pills
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Re: Super Accurate load in my rifle!

Postby Even11 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:31 pm

Congrats on finding a winning load and welcome to SoCaMo! What are the specs on the rifle you shoot? Is your amax a .308?

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Re: Super Accurate load in my rifle!

Postby Grimstod » Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:46 am

Welcome and those are great results. Reloading must be very rewarding.
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Re: Super Accurate load in my rifle!

Postby Bama49 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:50 pm

Hey, Scooter. Did you check the size of your barrel before going to .308's? I checked my barrel and it came out to .311 and I don't know if I can replicate your loads using my projectiles. I have some 180 gr .311's I've been reloading and am still at the experimental stage. I am using H380, mainly because I couldn't find Varget at the time, but am worried about the pressure if I use 51 gr's with .311's. I used 46 gr's the first time but it was so windy I really couldn't tell anything. I need a chrono. Next time I'll go up to 49 gr's and go when the wind is down. Let me know about your barrel, please. Thanks, Bama49
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Re: Super Accurate load in my rifle!

Postby tdocz » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:57 pm

Nice shooting. I have had good results, about 1-moa at 100yds with my 91/31, with H380 under 174SMKs as well. :thumbup:
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Re: Super Accurate load in my rifle!

Postby tdocz » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:39 pm

I found some chrono results for 180SMK with 51.5gr H380, PPU brass, oal 3.075" and WLR primers, fired from my 28/76. On a chilly day in December, the muzzle velocity was measured 2564+/-20 fps. Unfortunately, this wasn't a great load for this rifle, 5 shots at 1.1moa. I had better results with 50gr H380 in Lapua brass...
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