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Optimus HBC Projectiles

#1 Postby DannyS » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:42 am

Hi guys, just been weighing some Optimus HBC Projectiles for the club rifle. Wondering what sort of variation people are getting.

I had a few at 150.84 to 150.98, then quite a few from 151.02 to 151.68, a couple each at 152, 153 and 154, then a batch 155.02 to 155.92.

Scales were fx320

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Re: Optimus HBC Projectiles

#2 Postby scott/r » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:45 am

Wow.
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Re: Optimus HBC Projectiles

#3 Postby benculton » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:23 pm

DannyS wrote:Hi guys, just been weighing some Optimus HBC Projectiles for the club rifle. Wondering what sort of variation people are getting.

I had a few at 150.84 to 150.98, then quite a few from 151.02 to 151.68, a couple each at 152, 153 and 154, then a batch 155.02 to 155.92.

Scales were fx320

Cheers
Danny



I weighed out 300 to do my reloading for the Warrnambool prize meet last week. I'm using the newer 155.5gr projectiles. Had a weight spread between 154.8gr and 155.9gr. With most in the 155.3-155.7gr range.

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Re: Optimus HBC Projectiles

#4 Postby DannyS » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:45 pm

Still a fair bit more variation than Berger 155.5s

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Re: Optimus HBC Projectiles

#5 Postby benculton » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:01 pm

DannyS wrote:Still a fair bit more variation than Berger 155.5s


I had some 155gr bergers that I weighed out afterwards for shits and giggles. Only .1 of a grain difference in all of them.

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Re: Optimus HBC Projectiles

#6 Postby Bigtravoz » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:44 pm

I had a batch of seconds in the new style pointed ones, I had a handful that made more than 0.4 grains heavy, and not many more that were more than that light. Maybe I got lucky but most fell within +- 0.15 grains. This was a 500 count box and sold as seconds.

Got more coming and will check them out.

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Re: Optimus HBC Projectiles

#7 Postby scott/r » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:38 am

There are a lot of other reasons for them to be 2nds apart from just weight. They could be out of round, jackets might not be right......
Maybe ok for practice, but I personally wouldn't take them into a comp.
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Re: Optimus HBC Projectiles

#8 Postby Bigtravoz » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:43 pm

scott/r wrote:There are a lot of other reasons for them to be 2nds apart from just weight. They could be out of round, jackets might not be right......
Maybe ok for practice, but I personally wouldn't take them into a comp.
Scott.


According to the information I had they were start of run and they cull a significant amount at the start of a batch. To be honest they were better than the last box of firsts I got. I meant I have more new firsts coming and will be checking them.


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