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#6850998 - 08/09/17 04:29 PM Range report Barrett Fieldcraft and Berger Elite Hunters
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got to spend some time with 3 rifles today testing the Berger 140gd Elite Hunter bullet.

Also my new Barrett Fieldcraft ultralight rifle. Targets have load data on it. I'm pleased with the groups while breaking in the barrel. Also shot my McWhorter 6.5 Weatherby, still luvin it.

sorry don't know how to rotate these








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#6851056 - 08/09/17 05:32 PM Re: Range report Barrett Fieldcraft and Berger Elite Hunters [Re: Buzzsaw]
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First load in the barrett shows promise.
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#6851222 - 08/09/17 08:09 PM Re: Range report Barrett Fieldcraft and Berger Elite Hunters [Re: Buzzsaw]
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6.5 Creedmoor needs more fuel.
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#6851240 - 08/09/17 08:20 PM Re: Range report Barrett Fieldcraft and Berger Elite Hunters [Re: Buzzsaw]
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#6851263 - 08/09/17 08:38 PM Re: Range report Barrett Fieldcraft and Berger Elite Hunters [Re: Buzzsaw]
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may go to 42.4
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#6851285 - 08/09/17 08:49 PM Re: Range report Barrett Fieldcraft and Berger Elite Hunters [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
may go to 43.0


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#6851291 - 08/09/17 08:52 PM Re: Range report Barrett Fieldcraft and Berger Elite Hunters [Re: Buzzsaw]
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It that 2591fps? Roal coal buzz. Put some more fuel in that [censored] and lets see what happens. It appears to be a shooter already.
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#6851381 - 08/09/17 10:06 PM Re: Range report Barrett Fieldcraft and Berger Elite Hunters [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
6.5 Creedmoor needs more fuel.


Chrono could be reading slow??

That weatherby has is getting 6.5 saum speeds and using 6 grains more powder
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#6851391 - 08/09/17 10:18 PM Re: Range report Barrett Fieldcraft and Berger Elite Hunters [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Also, 3 shot groups. Meh.

You will get there. Just load the old standard of 42.1g h4350 over a 140 hybrid seated ar 2.810 and you will be golden.
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#6851393 - 08/09/17 10:21 PM Re: Range report Barrett Fieldcraft and Berger Elite Hunters [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Just looked at your target data. Holy smokes thats slow. Is that a 20" barrel? If not, i wouldnt go any higher in your loads. Wait until its broken in. Maybe like 300 rounds.
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#6851395 - 08/09/17 10:26 PM Re: Range report Barrett Fieldcraft and Berger Elite Hunters [Re: bphillips]
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Originally Posted By: bphillips
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
6.5 Creedmoor needs more fuel.


Chrono could be reading slow??

That weatherby has is getting 6.5 saum speeds and using 6 grains more powder


I didn't really pay attention to the chrono data. Just the fact it wasn't shooting tight.

I've had 42.4 gr shoot tiny. Then on a new lot of powder have 42.8 gr shoot tiny.

Those initial 42.2 gr groups look dismal.
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#6851585 - 08/10/17 09:03 AM Re: Range report Barrett Fieldcraft and Berger Elite Hunters [Re: Buzzsaw]
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All that time and money and neither gun hit even close to the bullseye. You should give them to me, I'll dispose of them for you. grin
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#6851602 - 08/10/17 09:15 AM Re: Range report Barrett Fieldcraft and Berger Elite Hunters [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Guys, The rifle has a "0" contour, 21" barrel, weighs 5#, strictly for hunting so the 3 shot group is fine. I'll take these groups all day long but this is just me.

I will get it broken in a bit , take it to Jason's, shoot it over his Labradar chrono, as my Pro-Chrono is what it is. Stretch it out before deer season. If I feel I'll be shooting past 300yards or so, I'll take the Mcwhorter 6.5 Weatherby.

I was a little surprised also at the slow speeds as 42.4 H-4350, gets 2710 in my heavy F-Class 6.5 Creedmoor.
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#6851748 - 08/10/17 11:18 AM Re: Range report Barrett Fieldcraft and Berger Elite Hunters [Re: Buzzsaw]
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What "break-in" procedure are you following and what was range distance?
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#6851758 - 08/10/17 11:27 AM Re: Range report Barrett Fieldcraft and Berger Elite Hunters [Re: Buzzsaw]
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nothing special, shoot 3 clean, shoot 1 fouler, 3 shot group, clean. I consider it broken in. they make these barrels at Barrett, so I guess they are smooth.
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