This certainly goes without saying...but since I had my first experience with it, I thought I'd say it anyways.
I just got into reloading...literally...just....I've loaded about 100 rounds of .223 in hopes of improving the groups from my rifles. I've got tons to learn...
I've always loved my Larues (Costa, 20" 7.62 OBR, and now a 14.5" tOBR), but I've been underwhelmed with the performance I was seeing my with Costa. I guess I expected more out of the OBR barrel. I've run a couple hundred rounds of various factory loads through it all with varying degrees of success. It wasn't until a couple weeks ago that I decided to go all in and bought up a good chunk of reloading equipment.
Today was the first day I've actually been able to make it to the range with my reloads...and even then, I was racing the sun so I had no time to do much outside of shoot some factory loads and then 5 groups of 5 shots each at 100 yards. This was far from a fine tuning mission as the powder ranged from the minimum charge all the way to the max load.
The top picture below was 6 shots with a box of black hills 52 gr SMK.
The bottom picture was my best 5 shot group from my handload (52 gr SMK, Benchmark 25.0, lapua brass, CCI #41),
Anyways, I post this here as it was more of learning exercise for me in the capability of the Larue rifle. Tuning a load specific to the harmonics of any barrel with result in improved accuracy...it's just exciting to see first hand how capable a Larue really is.
This thing should be a bolt gun...not an AR...