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Old 07-09-2008, 01:09 PM
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Default Omega - Favorite Load Combination?

I just got my new scope put on my omega last weekend and I had the opportunity to try it out. I really liked the Nikon Omega Scope. I was shooting 250 grain Shockwave Sabots backed by two 50 grain pellets of 777. Now I just need to practice, practice, practice. Guys that have an Omega what's your favorite load combination? I will be using my muzzy for deer hunting.

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Old 07-09-2008, 02:19 PM
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I just got a new one I have been shooting my Triumph a lot since BH209came out and so I took the Omega out to try the loads that work so good in the Triumph. the first one I tried was 110 gr BH209 with a 250 Gold Dot, I would bet my jaw droped when I walked up to that target dont shoot many 5/8" groups with a 4 powerscope on a muzzleloader, after that I tried the 200gr Shock Wave it liked 120gr BH209 well enough th hold one inch and chrony at 2250 fps which will be my long range load. As I like the 3" up at 100yd 3" down at 200yd.The 250 SW shot with 110 and stayed under 1.5" the 300 GD shot with 100gr BH209. The Speer 260gr check in at 3/4" for one group and 1.25 for the other but the last shot on the last group did not feel right I think I wiggled.
I just happened to have those 260 gr Speers laying around I have never used them on Game so I would like to hear how they work on game if anyone has been using them. Lee
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:21 PM
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Default RE: Omega - Favorite Load Combination?

I too used the 250 grain bonded shockwaves, but I was using 3 pellets. If the groups are good with two, I may try that this year. I didn't see an advantage to shooting the 3 pellets unless long distance shots were there. I guess I just liked the extra kick.


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Old 07-09-2008, 06:27 PM
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My Omega X7 seems to like 250 grain xtp in a crush rib sabot over 100 grains BH 209. Right around inch & a half at 100 yards.
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:51 PM
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I just got my new scope put on my omega last weekend and I had the opportunity to try it out. I really liked the Nikon Omega Scope. I was shooting 250 grain Shockwave Sabots backed by two 50 grain pellets of 777. Now I just need to practice, practice, practice. Guys that have an Omega what's your favorite load combination? I will be using my muzzy for deer hunting.

Thanks
My Omega shoots about 2" groups at 100 yards with .452 Nosler Partitions HG 300g (HG is for Hand gun), Crushed Rib sabot, 100g of 777, and Federal or Winchester primer. I swab between shots at the range and in the field I carry a bore butter patch to swab with, I really have never had to reload. The 300g Noslers shoot thru deer, even when bone is hit. This is just me though. Also the ballistic coefficient of the 300g bullets is much better, for example here is your SW BC for a 250 and 300g.
Best Wishes, Chap Gleason


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Old 07-09-2008, 09:25 PM
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Chapman aren't they .451 dia?

My pet load is 110 gr 2f T7, 300 gr NP HG package deal with supplied sabot, 209 Win Primer.
1" group @ 100 yds (my best ever!!! avg 2"),6" group @ 200 ydswith enough oomph to git er done when she gets there!
Zero'd @ 153 yds MPBR 200 yds
I have some .458's NP that I need to work on yet.

Load Data
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Name: .451 Cal, Nosler Partition PP, 300 grn
Ballistic Coeff: 0.199
Bullet Weight: 300
Velocity: 1914
Target Distance: 250
Scope Height: 1.500
Temperature: 70
Altitude: 500
Ballistic Data
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Range Elevation Velocity Energy ETA Drop Max Y 10mph Wind Deflect
0 yds -1.50 in 1914 fps 2440 fpe 0.000 sec 0.00 in -1.50 in 0.00 in
25 yds 2.55 in 1825 fps 2219 fpe 0.040 sec 0.31 in -0.52 in 0.17 in
50 yds 5.94 in 1740 fps 2017 fpe 0.083 sec 1.28 in -0.27 in 0.74 in
75 yds 8.61 in 1658 fps 1831 fpe 0.127 sec 2.97 in 0.19 in 1.68 in
100 yds 10.48 in 1579 fps 1660 fpe 0.174 sec 5.45 in 0.86 in 2.95 in
125 yds 11.54 in 1502 fps 1502 fpe 0.222 sec 8.75 in 1.79 in 4.52 in
150 yds 11.59 in 1430 fps 1362 fpe 0.273 sec 13.06 in 3.02 in 6.63 in
175 yds 10.56 in 1363 fps 1237 fpe 0.327 sec 18.46 in 4.59 in 9.24 in
200 yds 8.35 in 1301 fps 1127 fpe 0.383 sec 25.03 in 6.54 in 12.28 in
225 yds 4.90 in 1243 fps 1028 fpe 0.442 sec 32.84 in 8.90 in 15.74 in
250 yds 0.00 in 1191 fps 944 fpe 0.504 sec 42.10 in 11.74 in 19.71 in
275 yds -6.43 in 1144 fps 872 fpe 0.568 sec 52.89 in 15.08 in 24.12 in
300 yds -14.53 in 1104 fps 812 fpe 0.635 sec 65.35 in 18.99 in 28.97 in
325 yds -24.42 in 1069 fps 761 fpe 0.704 sec 79.59 in 23.48 in 34.23 in
350 yds -36.16 in 1038 fps 717 fpe 0.775 sec 95.70 in 28.60 in 39.87 in
375 yds -49.89 in 1011 fps 680 fpe 0.848 sec 113.78 in 34.38 in 45.87 in
400 yds -65.60 in 986 fps 648 fpe 0.923 sec 133.85 in 40.84 in 52.17 in
425 yds -83.48 in 964 fps 619 fpe 1.000 sec 156.09 in 48.03 in 58.82 in
450 yds -103.64 in 943 fps 592 fpe 1.079 sec 180.62 in 56.01 in 65.81 in
475 yds -126.06 in 924 fps 569 fpe 1.160 sec 207.40 in 64.77 in 73.08 in
500 yds -150.72 in 906 fps 547 fpe 1.242 sec 236.41 in 74.31 in 80.58 in
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:38 PM
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Chapman aren't they .451 dia?
Yes, your right. Sabotloader shoots the .458 rifle bullets for 45/70 and they have a 260g in that. That would be great with an Orange MMP or a crushed rib sabot (for the .452).
Best Wishes, Chap

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Old 07-11-2008, 07:24 PM
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Forgive my ignorance but what is BH209? I assume its a 209 primer but BH?

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Old 07-11-2008, 07:45 PM
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Forgive my ignorance but what is BH209? I assume its a 209 primer but BH?

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Blackhorn 209, the new powder Lee was talking about above. Chap Gleason
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