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Old 03-11-2010, 10:47 PM
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I have a Savage model 16 1/12 twist and using Nosler Ballistic tip 55 gr, using 35gr of 4895 powder. Can't get them to group as tight as I would like. Any help would be great. They group about 1" at 200 yards. My Sierra 52 gr hpbt will group 1/2"
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Old 03-12-2010, 01:01 AM
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1" @ 200 yards is better than minute of coyote. If you want a smaller group than that you always have the Sierra's to fall back on.
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:50 AM
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Are you braging or complaining. 1 inch at 200 yards. I am 59 years young. I wish I had that proublem. Keep shooting
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:50 AM
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i think you need to MOA coyote or 2 , quit punchin paper and go hunting,
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Old 03-12-2010, 08:42 AM
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One of the simpler things to try would be adjusting the overall length of the cartridge. The length of the bullet jump may make the difference. Try seating your bullet deeper or shallower and see what happens. Remember that if the bullet is touching the lands, the pressure maybe greater than those not touching so if you are at maximum loads, you may want to back off the powder charge a few tenths and go from there.

Hope this helps...

I also sent you a PM on crows....

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Old 03-12-2010, 03:01 PM
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I going to try droping the charge to 33 grs and using the bolt to seat the bullet into the lands. The action seems to be good and strong, should be no problem with the extra pressure. What do you think? "Crazy or not"
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:16 PM
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Half an inch at 200 yards with Sierra's. Why are you trying Nosler's? Sounds to me like you have a good shooting rifle and load as is.
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:54 PM
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I was talked into these, "They tell me they are the best" So I went and bought 200, $76.00 worth. Now I have to make them work. I have shot crows with them at 250 yards they seem to work about the same as Sierra's
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:42 PM
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I have a Savage model 16 1/12 twist and using Nosler Ballistic tip 55 gr, using 35gr of 4895 powder. Can't get them to group as tight as I would like. Any help would be great. They group about 1" at 200 yards. My Sierra 52 gr hpbt will group 1/2"
That's mighty fine shooting if you ask me. A 1 inch group at 200 yards wouldn't bother me. But if your used to 1/2 inch groups, then I see why it bothers you a bit. I say both loads would be good medicine for yote's. Go get em.
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:50 PM
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Try IMR 4064
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