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Has anyone loaded 100 gr plinkers and if so how were they at 100 yds for target and what powder and load did you use :
I'm drowning in self pity now because I know I used a load like that once. Times like this is when I realize how much unpublished data I lost in a flood a good while back. Oh well...snapping out of it.....
Sorry Richard. I tried to find a load or two for you but I no longer have the info. What I recall wasn't very impressive I reckon because I can't even remember what powder I used.
130's with 4198, OK. 100's with---??
I did load some 100 gr spire points recently but my file cards show that was in the 7.62x39 using 2400. (for a converted Mauser)
Tried it years ago but the twist in an '06 barrel makes accuracy awful. Never could get anything much less than 140 grains to shoot worth a crap.
Like others, shooting a 100 or 110 grain bullet was not a very accurate undertaking. I tried a reduced load with SR4759 in my 03A3 target rifle and got some reasonable groups for plinking. It would barely hold the ten ring on a SR-1 target @ 100 yards, but nothing better. I still shoot reduced loads in my 03A3, but with a Nosler 155 grain HPBT with 24.0 grains of SR4759 and far better results. These loads are safe in my rifle only. Information below is from my reloading notes.
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Rifle: Smith Corona 1903A3
Primer: CCI 200
Powder: 21.0 grains SR4759
Bullet: Remington 110 grain RN-SP
Case: Lake City
Recorded Velocity: 10 rounds @ 1752 FPS
I've read where "longer" bullets (150 gr, 165 gr, 168 gr, etc.) are more accurate because they interface more with the rifling in the barrel than the shorter bullets (100 gr). Also, heavier bullets because of their mass (density), tend to resist factors such as wind better than the lighter bullets. So, it makes sense to me why the lighter bullets in .30 caliber are inherently not as accurate as heavier bullets at 100 yds.
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