HBC 155.5

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Odinslad
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HBC 155.5

#1 Postby Odinslad » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:09 pm

Has anyone used the new 155.5gn projectiles from Optimus??? Are they an improvement or not??

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Re: HBC 155.5

#2 Postby scott/r » Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:49 am

Have they been approved for use in t/r or f stanard yet? If they have, they'll certainly be worth a look.

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Re: HBC 155.5

#3 Postby Barry Davies » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:11 pm

They are being sold by the various States so one could assume they are approved. Sierra did not have to have theirs approved so I guess the same applies to HBC.
I know they are being sold and used at the Vic Queens so go for it.
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Re: HBC 155.5

#4 Postby Jase PTRC » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:30 pm

PROJECTILES ALLOWED
The following projectiles are at present approved for handloading for Target
Rifle and F Class Standard Disciplines.
.308 Calibre
ADI – FMJ Projectiles 144 grain
Sierra MatchKing 2155 155 grain.
Sierra Palma MatchKing 2156 155 grain.
BJD - HBC .308 155 grain.
Optimus HBC 155.5 grain
Nosler HPBT .308 155 grain.
Berger VLD Match Target 155 grain
Berger Match Fullbore Target 155.5 grain
Berger Match Hybrid Target 155 grain

Odinslad
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Re: HBC 155.5

#5 Postby Odinslad » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:05 pm

Very good. Will be giving them a run soon. Cheers

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Re: HBC 155.5

#6 Postby Hat » Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:55 pm

So...what’s the verdict? How do they compare?

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Re: HBC 155.5

#7 Postby flatlina » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:42 am

I know they work well on donkeys and pigs.

Odinslad
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Re: HBC 155.5

#8 Postby Odinslad » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:02 am

So after putting a thousand or so down range I find them much better than the old ones, I don’t batch these in weight groups like the older ones and find they like a jump rather than being jammed into lands. Will be using these all the time now.

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Re: HBC 155.5

#9 Postby lonerider43 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:07 pm

you do realise that optimus are Dia's ?
they were renamed buy the new owner.
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Re: HBC 155.5

#10 Postby Rebel105 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:59 pm

lonerider43 wrote:you do realise that optimus are Dia's ?
they were renamed buy the new owner.

I think he means Dyers. ( Bob & Jan owned the business before they sold)

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Re: HBC 155.5

#11 Postby lonerider43 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:46 pm

yeah sorry,spelling.
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Re: HBC 155.5

#12 Postby Odinslad » Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:15 am

Yep sure do. The HBC pointed version are made with very little weight variance, not enough for me to check and batch, Dyers had up to 3-5 grains variant in every box.


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