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#7065329 - 02/04/18 10:50 AM 90 GR Gold Dot 6.8
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Anyone got a good recipe? It's a pig hunting build with a 16" wilson combat barrel and JP super bolt. Omega suppressor.

Looking for max velocity and accuracy. Anyone know? Thanks!
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#7065334 - 02/04/18 10:57 AM Re: 90 GR Gold Dot 6.8 [Re: MDMORROW]
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A stout load of R7 or 4198 would work well for that weight.
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#7065384 - 02/04/18 11:46 AM Re: 90 GR Gold Dot 6.8 [Re: MDMORROW]
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AA2200 is very popular for the 6.8.
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#7065429 - 02/04/18 12:24 PM Re: 90 GR Gold Dot 6.8 [Re: MDMORROW]
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I load 26.5 grs. of IMR 4198 with the 90 grain Gold Dots. They chrony at 2800 fps out of my 16" barrels. This is not a particularly hot load in my rifles. I had loaded them hotter than this but this load gave me the best accuracy and tightest ES and SD. Again, I worked up this load for my rifles. YMMV.
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#7065453 - 02/04/18 12:42 PM Re: 90 GR Gold Dot 6.8 [Re: MDMORROW]
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Also, posted data will be for the SPC 1 chamber, not the revised SPC 2 chamber. So you can "generally" go over listed data by about 1.5 to 2 grains and be safe in an SPC 2 chamber. Just work up to it.
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#7065514 - 02/04/18 01:47 PM Re: 90 GR Gold Dot 6.8 [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
Also, posted data will be for the SPC 1 chamber, not the revised SPC 2 chamber. So you can "generally" go over listed data by about 1.5 to 2 grains and be safe in an SPC 2 chamber. Just work up to it.

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#7065780 - 02/04/18 05:27 PM Re: 90 GR Gold Dot 6.8 [Re: MDMORROW]
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Thanks fellas. SPC 2 chamber. Should've mentioned that.
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#7065785 - 02/04/18 05:31 PM Re: 90 GR Gold Dot 6.8 [Re: MDMORROW]
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If y'all had your pick, is there a particular powder you'd choose over the others for this load? I hear AA2200 a lot and R7. Been using H322 in another load.

I been running a pretty hot sierra soft point load with good results. 28.6 of H322 with CCI #41 primers gave me good accuracy and 2550 fps. No pressure signs and at least 100 dead pigs with that load so far.

But I scored a deal on a mess of the gold dots and have heard great things.
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#7066059 - 02/04/18 08:32 PM Re: 90 GR Gold Dot 6.8 [Re: MDMORROW]
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I load 110 grain Sierra Pro Hunters and Hornady V-Max with H-322 about the same as your load. When I got the 90 gr Gold Dots, I intended to use A2200 but couldn't find any locally but was able to find the IMR 4198. It works well for me but I still look for A2200 whenever I'm in town and will try it if I ever come up with some.
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#7067186 - 02/05/18 05:11 PM Re: 90 GR Gold Dot 6.8 [Re: MDMORROW]
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Sounds good. I'll be on the hunt for both. As of recently the cabelas close to me expanded their reloading section so I might be able to see if they can get some for me if they don't have it on hand.
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#7070968 - 02/08/18 01:54 PM Re: 90 GR Gold Dot 6.8 [Re: MDMORROW]
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CFE BLK looks to give good numbers too. I've heard good things about IMR and H 4198.

My personal favorite is 30 grains of 8208 XBR with 115 Noslers if you don't mind using a bigger bullet. I've shot a hog with it before, and it didn't get very far. Groups .1 moa out of my rifle.

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#7070973 - 02/08/18 01:58 PM Re: 90 GR Gold Dot 6.8 [Re: scottfromdallas]
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Originally Posted By: scottfromdallas
AA2200 is very popular for the 6.8.


A lot of guys use magnum primers with this, and say it makes a difference.

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#7071607 - 02/08/18 11:10 PM Re: 90 GR Gold Dot 6.8 [Re: MDMORROW]
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Appreciate it. Gonna study up a bit. I've got 500 gold dots so it'll be my load for a little bit. At least a month or so.
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#7092456 - 02/25/18 10:57 AM Re: 90 GR Gold Dot 6.8 [Re: MDMORROW]
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I like 4198 for 90s in my 6.8s

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