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    Load development: 100 to 200 yards

    Yeah I'm pretty sure I'm doing my part. I was shooting my tikka t3x lite in 7mm rem mag during the same range visit and was shooting 1/2-2/3" 5-shot groups. That is without a muzzle brake. The ruger american is in 223...and I have a muzzle brake one it...so it shoots like a 22. Same bench...
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    Load development: 100 to 200 yards

    I'd like to think it can get better. It was shooting factory ammo (Norma tac-223) really well, .7 moa consistently, with the occasional half inch group. I shot through 400 rounds like that. I bought a bunch more and it didn't shoot anywhere near as well. Wonder if it was a different lot or...
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    Load development: 100 to 200 yards

    Yes, I mean moa: .5-.7 moa at 100 and 1.12-1.35 moa at 200. "the difference could be your hold and not the load"...can you explain this?
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    Load development: 100 to 200 yards

    I’m relatively new to handloading and I’ve been developing a load for my Ruger American predator in 223. Using once-fired norma brass, benchmark powder, 50gr Hornady vmax bullets. I found some chargeweights that showed promise at 100: 25.8 and 25.9 grains shot .7-.9moa at 100. Then tried out a...
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    Chargemaster lite issues

    Had the chargemaster lite for a few months and I have been loving it. Worked great during that time, but lately the scale has been measuring .1 gr too high. I have a check-weight set and no matter what combinations of check-weights I use, always .1 high. I've confirmed that the check-weights are...
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    What does a new Tikka T3x go for when on sale?

    I was able to get a T3x in 7mm rem mag with a blued barrel from Cabelas for $500 with a pricematch from grab-a-gun.com. They also price-matched a Leupold vx3i 4.5-14x40 CDS for $500. If you call around you can sometimes find someplace to match an online price.
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    Bino Diopter Settings Question

    I don't know...I've only been out with it once and I didn't test different things at different distances. Just randomly checked the focus at different times and had to readjust. Next time I go out I'm going to check the focus of each tube at different distances.
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    Bino Diopter Settings Question

    When adjusting the diopter on your binos, do you focus on an object at closer distances, say 100-200 yards, or do you choose something farther than that? Found different answers online. I just bought my first quality pair of binos, Maven B2 11x45s and whenever I check the focus of the...
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    Leupold 4.5-14x40 VX 3i

    I have this scope, the 30mm version, on my Tikka t3x 7mag. I bought it in part because of the CDS system and was really hyped about it...but I never even sent the info in to Leupold to have the dial made. I thought I would make the dial using the environmental conditions of my average hunt...but...
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    Summer Scouting Question

    I have my first mule deer buck tag for a general unit in my home state of Utah this year. Is it too early to start scouting? I know scouting is always helpful to learn an area (roads, access), but as far as trying find areas that hold deer, will bucks move much between now and mid October when...
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    Next step for load development - .223 Ruger American Predator

    Thanks for the encouragement! I'm .010 off the lands. Using a bipod and a rear bag rest. Factory stock, but I've free floated the barrel. Don't have a chrono to get velocity and SD. Brass is once fired, half from my rifle and half from another. Full length resized and trimmed.
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    Problem with Marsupial Gear harness

    Got an email from them today: "Sorry to hear you are having issues with the pack! This is really the first time I have heard of this issue. I am not overly familiar with the outside armor of the Mavens but sounds like that is what is rubbing against the fleece. I know the Maven B2s are the...
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    Problem with Marsupial Gear harness

    I sent them an email today. I'll let you know what they say.
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    Next step for load development - .223 Ruger American Predator

    Don't ask me why but I bought four pounds of Benchmark so I'm going to stick with it for now lol. I'll maybe try those other powders later on. Thanks!
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    Next step for load development - .223 Ruger American Predator

    But pressure signs trump the manual right? A friend told me that this Norma brass is military grade and is a bit thicker, making the powder fill more. I did notice at the heavier of the charge weights the powder filled the whole cartridge (before some vibration and tapping packed it down) To...
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