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Old 03-21-2010, 01:43 PM
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Got out to the range today and found that i had over dressed big time! Its in the low 50's today. Shooting the CVA Accura with a new load of 120gr Blackhorn209 and the 270gr Powerbelt Platinums. First 3 shots were beautiful! I adjusted and took one more shot and the elevation is perfect but needs 2 clicks to the left to be right on. Oh man im excited! 3 shots at 100 yards into a 1" center to center group. Im not sure if i can improve on that much.

I ditched my Sight N clean gun rest, I felt it was causing accuracy problems due to the way it holds the rifle. I took a back pack stuffed in a jacket and then a Memory foam pillow and folded it over so the rifle would rest in between the pillow flaps. Perfect! Its not 100% steady but it sure as heck didnt hurt my groups today.
Sorry for the huge rip. My target box fell apart due to the 10" of snow that fell 2 days ago. I just taped this up to the bucket and the target ripped after 2 shots.


Have 2 more loads to try out before i call it a day.
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Old 03-21-2010, 02:32 PM
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Well, theres no doubt in my mind that if i had a solid rest, this rifle would put the 110gr BH209 - 245gr Powerbelt into a single hole, shot after shot. 100 yards again. The shot outside of the hole was #2, i most likely pulled it a bit. Also did 2 more shots with the 270gr platinums and i got an 1 1/4" group, but that was with 110gr BH209, the Platinums really seem to like a heavy dose of blackhorn209.


My simple rest i was using today,
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:14 PM
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Nice shooting MD. Thanks for the post and all the others they help out with bullet/powder selections.
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:23 PM
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Good shooting there... that group is outstanding.
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:59 PM
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Love those double-holers Devil. The stuffed back pack seems to do the job for you.

I once owned a small piece or rural property and had a range on it. I kept a dozen homemade sand bags (from pants legs) in a lidded five-gallon plastic bucket under the bench, and just left them there all of the time. Figured if someone stole them I wouldn't have lost much.
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:50 AM
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Nice shooting for sure. I too really like the way the platinum groups out of my muzzy. I just wish they change the law and allow us to use scope, what's it going to hurt, right?
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:02 AM
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well its another beautiful wind free day so i'll get out there in a bit and do some shooting. That 338 platinum ought to have a nice little thump to it with 120gr bh209.
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Old 03-22-2010, 01:49 PM
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I need to work on a 100gr charge and see how they shoot. 120gr BH209 with that big 338gr Platinum, has left a mark right between my eyes :!: Theres no way in hell i'd ever shoot that load off hand with a scope on the rifle, it hurts enough shooting it off of my bag.

It did group good though @ 100 yards.


She loves 100gr BH209 with the 295gr Powerbelt!
1st and 2nd shots are in the same hole. Its hard to see but you can see that its slightly spread out to the left. Third shot is the lowest shot.


110gr BH209 with the 295gr powerbelt.
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:04 AM
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Looks like you're getting great accuracy with the 270gr. platinums. Do you think they will hold up with 100gr. or 110gr. of BH209? Just wondering. I would like to try this load. Have you found any of the bullets? Do you plan to do any test to see if they'll hold up? I'm just really interested in how well the 270 will perform. Sorry fo all the questions.
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:19 AM
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Great shooting, looks like you are definately shooting well and found a combo that the accura likes.
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