Shooting the M1903 and the Mauser K98k

Shooting the M1903 and the Mauser K98k

Just shooting two of my favorite bolt action military surplus rifles. The M1903 Springfield manufactured by Rock Island Arsenal and the Mauser K98k ( s/243 mfg 1937) refurbished by Yugoslavia. I was shooting Greek HXP in 30-06 and some different 8mm Mauser ammo that I had. The 8mm Mauser handloads were Hornady 8mm (323) 150gr. […]

223 Rem; Ramshot TAC and Hornady 68g BTHP Match

Looks like it’s time for another post.  Today’s topic is the Hornady 68g BTHP Match Bullet loaded with Ramshot TAC.  This powder has been on my radar for some time, but I have never seen it locally.  Recently I ordered a rather large powder order (12lbs) from Graf’s and made sure to include it.  My […]

Does fire-formed brass make a difference for accuracy?

Hey everyone! Have you ever wondered how much of a difference using fire formed brass will make for your reloads? I set out to find out just how much smaller our groups can get using once-fired brass in my Thompson Center Compass chambered in 5.56 NATO. Originally I intended to use a 75gr ELD bullet […]

SWFA SS 16×42 30mm Rifle Scope

This is a quick look at my new (to me) rifle scope I received today.  One of the problems that I have run into lately is more rifles than scopes.  I am constantly swapping scopes and moving them rifle to rifle.  As most of you know I am a huge fan of Sightron scopes and […]

223 Remington | Hornady 62gr FMJ | IMR 8208 XBR

This is the third video installment on my quest for an accurate plinking load for my AR15 using the budget 62gr FMJ bullets from Hornady. I was not able to find any concrete load data for a 16″ barrel using this bullet weight and powder combination. I had to use data from a 60gr bullet, […]

223 Remington | Hornady 62gr FMJ | H335 Revisited

In this video I revisited some load development using H335 and a 62gr Hornady FMJ bullet. The load data I had originally used to determine my charge weights gave me very low velocities. I discovered that the data I had gathered was from sources that had used 24 and 26 inch barrels to test their […]

223 Remington | Hornady 62gr FMJ | Hodgdon H335

Hello everybody! I took the time to record my second attempt at some load development for my AR-15 from Palmetto State Armory. It's not looking good so far, and we still have a lot of work to do to get a good, accurate load. Please feel free to leave any comments or feedback here and let me know what I should try! My next attempt will be 77gr Sierra Match King bullets using Varget powder. Thank you for watching!!!