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11/22/2017 10:05:29 PM
Posted: 10/24/2004 3:38:38 PM EST
Got one, haven't fired it yet.....I was going to use the 77gr OTM load....but saw someone with good results with the 69gr loads.....

200yd typical shooting.

Link Posted: 10/24/2004 3:51:34 PM EST
Is it a 1/9 barrel ? If so I would use 69 gr , my old varmit bushmaster did't like the 77gr. The group size really opened up with them.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 3:52:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2004 3:54:02 PM EST by 02Overlander]
Did a little load development for my Varminter today. I had been shooting 45gr. Nosler BT's but wanted something heavier. Anyway, I got excellent results with this load:

69gr SMK
CCI primers
2.260 OAL
24.5gr Vargat
@ 100 yards I was shooting sub 1/2" 5 shot groups
Sorry, it was raining and overcast so I couldn't use the Chroni for Velocities, SD, and ES. Definitely give this load a try if you haven't already. It was shit hot in my rig.

This was a safe load in my gun, no guarantees for yours. Start low and work up to this load blah..blah..blah
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 3:53:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By mikepenn33:
Is it a 1/9 barrel ? If so I would use 69 gr , my old varmit bushmaster did't like the 77gr. The group size really opened up with them.



I believe it's 1:8.....
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 3:54:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By 02Overlander:
Did a little load development for my Varminter today. I had been shooting 45gr. Nosler BT's but wanted something heavier. Anyway, I got excellent results with this load:

69gr SMK
CCI primers
2.260 OAL
24.5gr Vargat
@ 100 yards I was shooting sub 1/2" 5 shot groups
Sorry, it was raining and overcast so I couldn't use the Chroni for Velocities, SD, and ES. Definitely give this load a try if you haven't already. It was shit hot in my rig.

This was a safe load in my gun, no guarantees for yours. Start low and work up to this load blah..blah..blah



Need something factory......
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 3:56:49 PM EST
In that case, try some Blackhills 69g SMK loads.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 4:07:23 PM EST
If it's 1/8 it should handle 77 gr fine.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:15:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By 02Overlander:
In that case, try some Blackhills 69g SMK loads.



Yeah, I will probably try all of them 62gr and up......I was just wondering what other folks with the Armalite (T)'s were using and what they found best from the factory.

I'll probably test 50 each of several.
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