Buffalo River .308 ammo? Has anyone used this stuff?

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Post by Supporter » 28 Jan 2016, 3:23 pm

Interesting, never seen a formula for determining that before.

Any idea where you picked that up from, southeast varmiter?
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Post by southeast varmiter » 28 Jan 2016, 8:01 pm

Supporter wrote:Interesting, never seen a formula for determining that before.

Any idea where you picked that up from, southeast varmiter?

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Post by Strikey » 28 Jan 2016, 9:24 pm

southeast varmiter wrote:From time to time. Generally projectiles that have a diameter to length ration of less that 3:1 no ballistic tip and when they go below 2000 fps start to keyhole.


Now I know what has been going wrong with my loads, hardly any of them have "ballistic tips" :wtf: :lol: :lol:
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Post by RDobber » 15 Feb 2016, 10:19 am

They must not be tacticool enough to fly straight :lol:
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Post by MalleeFarmer » 14 Mar 2016, 10:30 am

Well the group ok. This group was shot out of my custom Mark X Mauser .308 it shot about 4" higher than my 165gr SST load. And 1" right but grouped well they shoot almost the same POI as my 125gr TNTs and similar accuracy in my Howa HB varmint.
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Post by Vati » 13 Apr 2016, 3:30 pm

Not too shabby
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Post by WayneO » 13 Apr 2016, 5:01 pm

That'll do pig, that'll do.
Not too many goats going to be walking away from that kind of shooting.
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Post by MalleeFarmer » 15 Apr 2016, 7:42 am

It definately does a job on the goats and Roos. Kills em to death!! Flat hammers Roos. And goats fall over easy as well.
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Post by BBJ » 15 Apr 2016, 9:57 am

MalleeFarmer wrote:Kills em to death!


That's the amount you want :D
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Post by MalleeFarmer » 15 Apr 2016, 12:11 pm

BBJ wrote:
That's the amount you want :D


Sure is!! :lol:
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Post by scotty87 » 29 Apr 2016, 9:27 pm

MalleeFarmer wrote:It definately does a job on the goats and Roos. Kills em to death!! Flat hammers Roos. And goats fall over easy as well.


Hey MalleeFarmer, do you happen to have any of the 135gr HP OSA .308 rounds left? bought 100 of these Sierra 135gr HP pills to work out a load using AR2208 for my .308 and would like to know what OAL the factory ammunition using these pills are.
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Post by MalleeFarmer » 30 Apr 2016, 2:04 pm

I do Scotty I'll measure em up for ya this arvo and get back to ya.
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Post by MalleeFarmer » 30 Apr 2016, 3:24 pm

Scotty, here is a picture of a round in calipers total OAL of 2.628"

Another thing you could do is load a dummy round with a very lightly seated bullet to get a seating depth on the lands for your rifle.
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Post by scotty87 » 30 Apr 2016, 5:17 pm

MalleeFarmer wrote:Scotty, here is a picture of a round in calipers total OAL of 2.628"

Another thing you could do is load a dummy round with a very lightly seated bullet to get a seating depth on the lands for your rifle.


Cheers mallee, at the moment I have 20rnds loaded starting at 46.5gr working up to 47.5 of AR2208, haven't got data for this projectile so used data for Speer 130gr HP and backed it off a bit, loaded rounds are seated at 2.710", which was from a load I found for the Sierra 135gr matchking HP online.
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Post by Lorgar » 02 May 2016, 3:19 pm

Strikey wrote:Now I know what has been going wrong with my loads, hardly any of them have "ballistic tips" :wtf: :lol: :lol:


Didn't you know? Bullets aren't accurate unless they have a cool word like "ballistic" in their name :sarcasm:
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Post by scotty87 » 10 May 2016, 6:01 pm

tested my first lot of reloads with the 135gr Sierra 2124 projectiles over the weekend, shows alot of promise, charges were well and truly around the minimum with no signs of high pressure in any of the loads I shot, I'm using data from adi for the speer 130gr HP as a guide.

My HOWA sporter much preffered these hollow points over the 165gr spitzers I have been trying to develop a load for.

has a promise of being a good projectile for this rifle if I do my part, which is something i need to work on as evidenced by these targets :lol: with the "fliers" pulling to the right, i'm thinking I need a bit more practice on the trigger as i've likely got a bit of a flinch to work out.

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probably gonna pick up a box of the factory ammo to shoot with my next lot of reloads to see how they compare.
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Post by VICHunter » 11 May 2016, 4:00 pm

A bit of tinkering with loads and seating depth and that'll tighten up too :thumbsup:
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Post by Sydor » 11 May 2016, 4:01 pm

southeast varmiter wrote:As long as they don't tumble.


I wonder what the twist rate is on your rifle?
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