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Funny how some things come full circle in a life?
60's, Moon shot meant astronauts.
70's and 80's, meant dropping your drawers and showing booty to everyone
2020, back to pictures of orbiting rocks....curious
...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!
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OK I was out "testing" today.
8mmRM, 200 tsx and 220 Serra.
Mag Pro
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RL 26.
100 yards off bags.
For what ever reason the Will NOT shoot Mag Pro with either bullet.
The H1000 showed some promise with the 220 gr but with the higher loads I was testing was a no go in fact It over Pressured on the first test.
VERY hard to open the bolt.
The RL 26 looked good with the 200 last time , so we upped it and tested again.
84.5, 85, 85.5 and 86 GR.
84.5 was ok but the 85 was out standing, 85.5 opened up and 86 barely stayed on paper.
SO is this "good enough"?


I'll revisit the 220's later maybe but I think I found my load.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BEAR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 February 2020 at 16:08
Looks good to me.

My large magnum cartridges (416 weatherby, 340 weatherby 416 Rem, and 300 Rum)  seem to like IMR-4831
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I'd say that'll work. 

Any idea how fast they are moving? 

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The Magnetospeed is under the weather right now for what ever reason but extrapolating from the "Book" they should be some place between 3100 and 3200 fps. 200 gr!ClapClapClapClap
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Nice. That's fast enough.

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Never fast enough !!!!!!!!!!
I think I'll zero it in with this load and plan on using it. Some time down the road I may try the 220's just to see what I can do.
I'm glad it's over at a few bucks a shot testing. I still have to proof the load at 200,300 and 400 yards.
Then I would like to try 500 and 600 or more. The load should still be supersonic out to over a 1000 yards.


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I understand, They are never fast enough. 

Keep us updated.

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Wing, years ago we had a lunar eclipse, my oldest son at the time was maybe 7 and he wanted to see it. It was late at night of course so he tried to stay up but didn't make it! I set up my little video camera in the yard and started recording. About every 3-4 minutes I would have to move the camera as the moon would work its way out of the frame. I didn't think of it to begin with! It was a cool video, stayed up all night to tape it for my son. I got up the next morning, my boy was up already. I told him I had the video and started to set it up so we could watch it. He said "Oh, don't bother Dad, I just watched it on Youtube!" Disapprove
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It amazes me how kids think of and do stuff like that. I am pretty low tech, but I never would have thought of that. LOL

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You could imagine my disdain as I stayed up till the wee hours of the morning, got up relatively early to have something my young son was waiting for! I was deflated, but he got to see what he wanted to see. I chuckle at it now! I would have never thought about youtube either, I'm old enough to be before the "information age" but young enough to embrace it. 
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Originally posted by d4570 d4570 wrote:

OK I was out "testing" today.
8mmRM, 200 tsx and 220 Serra.
Mag Pro
h1000
RL 26.
100 yards off bags.
For what ever reason the Will NOT shoot Mag Pro with either bullet.
The H1000 showed some promise with the 220 gr but with the higher loads I was testing was a no go in fact It over Pressured on the first test.
VERY hard to open the bolt.
The RL 26 looked good with the 200 last time , so we upped it and tested again.
84.5, 85, 85.5 and 86 GR.
84.5 was ok but the 85 was out standing, 85.5 opened up and 86 barely stayed on paper.
SO is this "good enough"?


I'll revisit the 220's later maybe but I think I found my load.


D, that is a terrific group. I wouldn't monkey with that load! I don't spend as much time with my magnums for a couple of reasons. First, they are more expensive to load and shoot. More powder, bigger bullets, etc. Plus, they kick harder. It is much more fun to play with the 22CFs, 243s, 25cals etc. And lastly, I don't use them that much. I have 300s, 338, 8mm, 7mm magnums and the only practical use I would have for them is if I went elk or moose hunting. The 7mms I could, and probably will, take deer hunting in MT. The 300s, 8mm and 338s are more than I need for deer. As much as I want to go after a moose, I don't see it happening in the near future, elk maybe. I would call that "Good enough!"
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