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by ben_g
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted to Buy
Topic: WTS - FOPEN Gear
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Re: WTS - FOPEN Gear

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by ben_g
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Copperhead 184gr VLD
Replies: 26
Views: 1940

Re: Copperhead 184gr VLD

And here’s the groups. Yes I shot groups with a 1.1gr powder spread. Hybrids grouped very well considering the powder spread. The copperheads I think are well out of the node. I have a 1000yard shoot next weekend, I’m going to run the hybrid load for that and come back and revisit the copper heads w...
by ben_g
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Copperhead 184gr VLD
Replies: 26
Views: 1940

Re: Copperhead 184gr VLD

So a quick powder charge test today. These copperheads are going to need quite a bit more powder to get up to speed and pressure. I normally load the 180VLD jammed 0.015 with 50.6gr of 2209 which yields 2815fps I ran a quick test up to 51.7gr without getting near my target velocity. Jump was 0.015 a...
by ben_g
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Copperhead 184gr VLD
Replies: 26
Views: 1940

Re: Copperhead 184gr VLD

I’m hoping to chronograph these bullets this weekend.

I doubt just loading what works with your 180VLD and hoping will work Bearing surface is different, also a lot more airspace in the case as bullet seats further forward.
by ben_g
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Copperhead 184gr VLD
Replies: 26
Views: 1940

Re: Copperhead 184gr VLD

Pic of Copperhead seated to touch rifling compared to VLD seated to 0.015jam

I haven’t yet calculated bearing surface length, but it’s obviously a fair bit shorter than both the VLD and Hybrids.

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by ben_g
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Copperhead 184gr VLD
Replies: 26
Views: 1940

Re: Copperhead 184gr VLD

I don’t have fast enough scales to be weighing the pills. I calculated my seating depth last night. My gunsmith owns the reamer that chambered my 284 and I don’t know the exact figure for the freebore, but is suits the Berger 180’s well. It seats the 180VLD just above shoulder neck junction, certain...
by ben_g
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Copperhead 184gr VLD
Replies: 26
Views: 1940

Re: Copperhead 184gr VLD

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by ben_g
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Copperhead 184gr VLD
Replies: 26
Views: 1940

Re: Copperhead 184gr VLD

Received my sample pack of 183gr VLD copperheads from Ken. Thanks Ken!! Quick measurements Berger VLD hunting OAL= 1.514 BTO= 0.758 Berger Hybrid OAL = 1.523 BTO = 0.717 Copper head VLD OAL = 1.585 BTO = 0.668 Picture from Left to Right is Berger VLD, Hybrid, Copperhead. The meplats on the copperhea...
by ben_g
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Abrasive cleaners and copper fouling
Replies: 31
Views: 1768

Re: Abrasive cleaners and copper fouling

I’m interested to know peoples thoughts on which is the lesser evil, carbon or copper. Also if a barrel is picking up a little more copper besides making it a bit harder to clean what effect does this have on accuracy over the course of a normal days shooting (say 60shots) I have only had a handful ...
by ben_g
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 6mm Creedmoor
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: 6mm Creedmoor

Any reason why Creedmoor over a 6SLR, the 6XC or the 6-6.5x47??

What pill are you thinking to go with? My Dasher can get a 105 to 3050+ FPS, I imagine your thinking a 110 or 115??

Will be interested to hear how it goes.
by ben_g
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: How to hit the bullseye at 900 yd?
Replies: 56
Views: 2662

Re: How to hit the bullseye at 900 yd?

When you figure out how to hit the X can you tell me as well!! Seriously wind reading is something that takes years to learn and I would argue very few people truly master it. Scoring a 53 out of 60 at 900with a short barrelled factory rifle is a decent effort, don’t feel bad about that!! When we ha...
by ben_g
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2019 what’s your plans?
Replies: 23
Views: 1471

Re: 2019 what’s your plans?

Young family limits me to regionally close shoots. Hoping to do Sydney Queens (and get a bruising again) Canberra and Bendigo Queens. Ungarie match rifle/long range Glenrowan put on great events and will be trying to get to their Easter shoot. Wodonga long range picnic 3x900 is a great shoot as well...
by ben_g
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 300 Winmag and WSM Yes or No
Replies: 13
Views: 939

Re: 300 Winmag and WSM Yes or No

Your going to need new dies whether you go 30cal or 7mm

I wouldn’t have an old 30cal rechambered for the project so your up for a new barrel regardless. (Or do you have a brand new barrel blank on hand)
by ben_g
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 300 Winmag and WSM Yes or No
Replies: 13
Views: 939

Re: 300 Winmag and WSM Yes or No

If you want a 30cal I would forget the winmag and go the WSM, it has an excellent reputation for accuracy and with a 32-34” barrel will give you all the velocity your allowed on most ranges across the country.

And SAUM vs 284 for match rifle distances the SAUM has to get the nod.
by ben_g
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: 300 Winmag and WSM Yes or No
Replies: 13
Views: 939

Re: 300 Winmag and WSM Yes or No

I have been toying with the idea of the 300WSM as my home range allows 5675joules (4186ft-lbs) of muzzle energy as does Ungarie and Coonabarabran. I have been considering it only for use at the 1000-1500yard match-rifle events. With that energy limit you can utilise the 230gr Hybrids at around 2850f...

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