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#7149084 - 04/23/18 12:23 PM Latest rifle load development- 7-08 Ackley
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Here is a recent target from a THF member, shooting his custom 7-08 Ackley Improved. This is his fire forming load. The brass was loaded as standard 7-08, and this is the fire forming load work up. Now I have fire formed 7-08 Ackley brass, I will clean the brass, FL size it with a neck bushing, and do a second load work up on the Ackley brass to get the full Ackley speeds. Bullet is a 162 grain Hornady ELDX and Lapua brass, Fed 210M primer, Varget powder.

This rifle showed the typical signs for a load work up with a quality rifle and scope. Loads were tested at 200 yards and chronographed with a Lab Radar. Load A showed a little stringing. This tells me I am approaching an accuracy node. Load B tighten up some and gave a nice round group. Load C is a 5 round group at 200 yards with 3 bullets touching, and 2 real close. Total group size was .826" at 200 yards, with a little wind mixed in, I think (I had a switching wind from about 6 o'clock to 8 o'clock all day). .39 moa with an 8 fps ES (extreme spread)! I'll take it! Load D opened up and Load E the same. Overall, all groups shot good, and the rifle shot well. But you can see the difference between the loads that are tuned to the rifle and the one's that are not.


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#7149135 - 04/23/18 01:01 PM Re: Latest rifle load development- 7-08 Ackley [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Chad, do think he'll get similar results if he were to use CCI 200's? .826" at 200 is darn good, looks like a bucket of fun.

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#7149137 - 04/23/18 01:03 PM Re: Latest rifle load development- 7-08 Ackley [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Actually, I forgot, we used CCI #200 for that. I'm just used to using Fed 210;s.
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#7149216 - 04/23/18 02:41 PM Re: Latest rifle load development- 7-08 Ackley [Re: ChadTRG42]
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That's good shooting and nice writeup. Thanks!

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#7149224 - 04/23/18 02:50 PM Re: Latest rifle load development- 7-08 Ackley [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Told ya.
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#7149282 - 04/23/18 03:39 PM Re: Latest rifle load development- 7-08 Ackley [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Told ya.


LOL!
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#7149370 - 04/23/18 05:20 PM Re: Latest rifle load development- 7-08 Ackley [Re: ChadTRG42]
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#7149426 - 04/23/18 06:35 PM Re: Latest rifle load development- 7-08 Ackley [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Told ya.


LOL!


Who hasn't he told might be a better question loco_too
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#7149461 - 04/23/18 07:17 PM Re: Latest rifle load development- 7-08 Ackley [Re: Judd]
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Originally Posted By: Judd
Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Told ya.


LOL!


Who hasn't he told might be a better question loco_too


Says the guy that just built a 7mm-08 A.I.
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#7149611 - 04/23/18 09:16 PM Re: Latest rifle load development- 7-08 Ackley [Re: ChadTRG42]
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I'm not as hard headed as some wink
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#7149620 - 04/23/18 09:29 PM Re: Latest rifle load development- 7-08 Ackley [Re: Judd]
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Originally Posted By: Judd
I'm not as hard headed as some wink


flehan
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#7149633 - 04/23/18 09:40 PM Re: Latest rifle load development- 7-08 Ackley [Re: Judd]
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Originally Posted By: Judd
I'm not as hard headed as some wink


You talking about me, boy? duel
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#7149656 - 04/23/18 10:00 PM Re: Latest rifle load development- 7-08 Ackley [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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Yeah, you're one of them.
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#7149659 - 04/23/18 10:02 PM Re: Latest rifle load development- 7-08 Ackley [Re: ChadTRG42]
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#7149680 - 04/23/18 10:24 PM Re: Latest rifle load development- 7-08 Ackley [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Yeah, you're one of them.


I've gotten better over the years.
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