Thor bullets?

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Just got done testing the 250 and 300 with the new lots of BH209 and Federal 209 primers out of a CVA accura v2.

The 250 didn’t seem to want to seal and I couldn’t get them up to velocity. They were sized properly and loaded with the same force as the 300.

By weight
84g = 1671 fps
91g = 1870 fps

I quit wasting powder here as a sabot 250g was

87g = 2030 fps
92g = 2182 fps


Now the 300g worked well.

77g = 1844 fps
84g = 1871 fps
91g = 1988 fps
95g = 2051 fps

This rifle is a cloverleaf rifle at slower velocity 1700 to 1850, above 1850 it opens up. I shot groups with 91g and 95g. 95 had the best group at 1.5” at 100. Which is good for this particular rifle.
 

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I’m getting 1950fps with 84gr Blackhorn by weight with the 300gr out of a CVA Optima 26” barrel. 1890fps with the same combo in a CVA Wolf 24” barrel. 1” accuracy at 100 yards for both.
That is the old lot of powder or this new stuff?
 

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Just got done testing the 250 and 300 with the new lots of BH209 and Federal 209 primers out of a CVA accura v2.

The 250 didn’t seem to want to seal and I couldn’t get them up to velocity. They were sized properly and loaded with the same force as the 300.

By weight
84g = 1671 fps
91g = 1870 fps

I quit wasting powder here as a sabot 250g was

87g = 2030 fps
92g = 2182 fps


Now the 300g worked well.

77g = 1844 fps
84g = 1871 fps
91g = 1988 fps
95g = 2051 fps

This rifle is a cloverleaf rifle at slower velocity 1700 to 1850, above 1850 it opens up. I shot groups with 91g and 95g. 95 had the best group at 1.5” at 100. Which is good for this particular rifle.
Really appreciate this data, ill be doing the same this summer with my CVA Wolf
 

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I have a Thor sizing kit. Do I need it anymore? Would anyone be interested in it? I’d just mail it to you no charge.
 

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I have a Thor sizing kit. Do I need it anymore? Would anyone be interested in it? I’d just mail it to you no charge.
I’ve been wondering if these are a one and done or not. Mine were all sized to the barrel when I ran them thru. From what I measured only the bell is sized up. The rest of the bullet seemed to be the same across the 4. But my dial calipers have enough slop to make me question my measurements.
 

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I’ve been wondering if these are a one and done or not. Mine were all sized to the barrel when I ran them thru. From what I measured only the bell is sized up. The rest of the bullet seemed to be the same across the 4. But my dial calipers have enough slop to make me question my measurements.
I didn’t look at them that closely, but now I’m curious. With the sizing kit the .501 felt the best, but I have had good luck with the general ones.
 

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