Testing the 168gr Sierra Match King and 168gr Hornady Match BTHP in .308 Winchester with IMR 4895.
In this video we complete the 5 powders (Vihtavuori N560, Alliant Reloder 23 and 26, and Hodgdon H4350 and H1000) we test to clone the Federal Gold Medal Match 190 SMK load in 300 Winchester Magnum. We study the velocity and barrel time graphs to pick our best options for out performing the factory ammunition. We evaluate our performance in quick load to see what loads might give us the best performance in our very finicky Thompson Center Compass. Winchester Brass and primers are used.
Trying out the Electronic Targets at Dead Zero in Spencer TN.
In this video we start our project trying to improve upon the performance of Federals Gold Mead Match 190 SMK load in 300 Winchester Magnum. We start our project with 5 different powders to develop velocity curves and evaluate our performance in QuickLOAD to see what loads might give us the best performance in our very finicky Thompson Center Compass.
Testing the 165gr Sierra GameKing and GameChanger in 308 Winchester with IMR 8208 XBR.
This is my theory and opinion on the difference in accuracy between bullets of the same make.
300 Win Mag load development with the Thompson Center Compass using the 220 gr Sierra Match King and Hodgdon Retumbo.
In this video I update the Thompson Center Compass project chambered in 300 Win Mag. We load up Winchester Brass with the 220 gr SMK with Vihtavuori N560. We use our Satterlee load development style to develop our velocity curve.
In this video I update the Thompson Center Compass project chambered in 300 Win Mag. We load up 220gr Sierra Match Kings with Hodgdon H4831SC.
Reloading for the Tokarev Handgun - 700X and bullets from Hornady, Speer, and Sierra
A great day with Chicken Hawk as we take the Norinco SKS iron sights out to 507 yards, as well as a couple of AR15s. Shooting in 20 - 25 MPH gust winds.
Today was range day for the K-31.
In this video I update the Thompson Center Compass project chambered in 300 Win Mag. We load up ADG Brass with the 220gr Sierra Match King and Reloder 26. We use our Satterlee load development data to choose our loads to test. Federal FED215M primers are used. Groups and velocity data are used to evaluate […]
In this video I update the Thompson Center Compass project chambered in 300 Win Mag. We load up ADG Brass with the 220gr Sierra Match King and Reloder 26. Federal FED215M primers are used. We use the Satterlee load development style to evaluate this combo and find a velocity node to use for our next time with this powder.
In this video I discuss the loads that I am choosing for taking the 224 Valkyrie out to longer ranges. I have been doing load development at 100 yards and I have found some consistent, repeatable loads that are grouping for me, and giving me the ballistics that I am looking for. I will go through these loads, and show some targets that I have shot with them.
I went on a trip with my brother and set up targets at 350 and 500. This is the first time really going for groups at distance with the 95g Sierra Match King. My rifle has a 1:7 twist so I was curious how stable they would be.
In this video I update the Thompson Center Compass project chambered in 300 Win Mag. In this video we go over more reloads in our Thompson Center Compass and updates moving forward. We load up Remington Brass with the 220 gr Sierra Match Kings and Hodgdon Retumbo. Federal FED215M primers are used. We use the […]
Does a Cheap Reloading Setup Last?
I work through some load development with the Sierra 95 grain Match Kings using Reloder-16 and 85 gr Barnes Match Burners using H4350 and Reloder-16. Some results are good, some not so good.
When mother nature dares you to go to the range...
In this video I discuss my results after annealing my 4 times fired brass I think that was the issue with my erratic groups from before. I also discuss where I am going next...
It's time for a follow-up video. This time I want to talk about some of the excellent questions, suggestions and information from the comments of the last video. I also load up some more ammo and hit the range again. The 240gr Sierra Match King has a 1:9 twist requirement printed on the box, but I want to see if they'll stabilize in the 1:10 twist Thompson Center Compass barrel. I also continue our work with the 220gr Sierra Match King to see if we can shoot some more good groups with them.
In this video we try the 110 gr Sierra Match King with Hogdgon Superformance to see what accuracy and velocities that we can achieve. We use CCI-41 primers and Lapua brass and test and show velocity and group data at 150 yards.
Testing today is with the Sierra Match King 110 gr HPBT in 6mm Creedmoor. We are evaluating a load using my Ruger Precision Rifle. There is velocity and group data at 150 yards. This high-BC 6mm bullet pushes the limits of the twist rate of our barrel. We use Lapua Brass along with CCI-41 primers to see if these magic bullets will stabilize in our 1:7.7 twist barrel.