Bull81 RRT



  • @bigfoot I’ve never used Ramshot but heard it does good in gas guns. I always try varget cause it’s always highly recommend for .223’s but I’ve yet to find one that likes it. I’ve always had really good luck out of 8208 and it’s usually the first powder I go too for 69 gr and up pills. H4895 is shooting better accuracy wise out of this rifle but isn’t as consistent on ES and SD’s. I’m gonna mess around with the seating depths and see if I can tighten up the 8208 load.



  • @bull81
    I shot the Tac loads in my CZ 527 and I might have shot some in my AR but I don't recall. I have put a lot of effort into trying Varget mainly because I have ten pounds of the stuff. It does ok in my 308 but the .223 not so good. I get a lot of horizontal spread with Varget and the Tac loads were easier to hit a node. I haven't shot anything heavier than 64 grains but they were Winchester Power Points and did terrible. I might grab a pound of 8208 for heavier projectiles and see. The CZ has a nine twist barrel so it may not do too hot over 60 grains. Heck, I have a couple of pounds of CF223 I don't think I have tried yet either.



  • Finished load development on the BigHorn TL3 today. Settled on 23.8 grains of 8208 and the Berger 80 gr VLD’s.

    Seating depth test from .010 to .130 jump
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    Confirming results of two best preformers. Had one get away from me
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    Best 5 shot group of the day .183
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  • Got the 6.5x47 out today to check zero for a match this weekend.
    8 rounds
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    Just picked a random spot on the paper a fire five rounds using the first rounds hole for a poa
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  • Looks like you're a contender this weekend!



  • @rr2241tx
    Well my positional shooting could use some work so all this proves is I can’t blame the gun or load for my misses.



  • Been awhile since I posted to this thread, but I just got the 223 @tscustoms built for me back from cerakote. Gonna let my brother borrow it this weekend in a match. Put everything back together and cleaned the bore real good then re zeroed.

    Lowest shot was the first round from a cold clean bore, same point of aim for the second, adjusted up .3 and five in a nice little knot.
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    Here she is with her new paint job.
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  • The range where I shoot some Fclass gave us a login this past weeks were we could go back and look at all our past electronic targets. These are from a few months ago when I won the entire match not just my class.

    First relay. Letter represent sighters followed by number for the scores shots.
    Score was 197 11x. Group size 8.41

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    Second relay. Score was 200 14x. Group size 4.28

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    Third relay. Score 200 12x. Group size 5.22. Had a couple that almost broke into the 9 ring on this one

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  • Neat! Good shooting.



  • Thanks fella



  • Finally got a chance this morning to get the .223 Travis built out at distance. Rifle was zeroed with a brake for my brother to use in a match he backed out of. I was shooting suppressed so I did a quick zero adjustment on an old fence post and started stretching it out. Wind was 12-15 today so I got a feel for the wind in some 66% Pisa plates at 550 and 675. Then went 4 for 4 on some 3in gongs at 372, 383, 425, and 473. Feeling good I decided to really stretch it out and got settled in on a 20” gong at 1168 first round went left second round connected followed by the last 4 rounds I had with me. I wasn’t able to tell where on the gong they impacted or how well they grouped cause I didn’t bring my paint and the target was shot up real bad. I could just see the bullet splash on impact.

    I was able to dig up the bullet from the first shot off the left side of the target

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  • @bull81 said:

    I was able to dig up the bullet from the first shot off the left side of the target

    This is one of my favorite things to do after a long day of shooting.



  • @brittel said:

    @bull81 said:

    I was able to dig up the bullet from the first shot off the left side of the target

    This is one of my favorite things to do after a long day of shooting.

    Mine too, and I got a little jack Russel that will dig to China to get them out. It’s the damnest thing I ever seen. I have to tie him up or leave him at home cause he will go to wherever the bullets are landing and start digging. Guess he’d make a good spotter 😁



  • @bull81 said:

    @brittel said:

    @bull81 said:

    I was able to dig up the bullet from the first shot off the left side of the target

    This is one of my favorite things to do after a long day of shooting.

    Mine too, and I got a little jack Russel that will dig to China to get them out. It’s the damnest thing I ever seen. I have to tie him up or leave him at home cause he will go to wherever the bullets are landing and start digging. Guess he’d make a good spotter 😁

    Digging up lead cored bullets may not be the best for your pups longevity.



  • @martino1
    If he’s with me there isn’t any stopping him, I rarely let him go with me any more cause if I don’t tie him up he’s digging for bullets and if I tie him up he squeals like a pig nonstop while I’m trying to shoot. He’s getting on up in age too and I worry about him running hundreds of yards or getting all worked up like he does when he’s tied up and I’m shooting.



  • Ever had one of those day when shit just won’t come together for you? Well I had one today ant the target shows.
    Fired left to right 23.6 23.7 23.8.
    It never has liked the 23.6 load every time I shoot it it looks about like that. The other two charges should have gone in the same hole, I knew they were bad when I shot them. Just couldn’t pull it together today.

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  • Below is 13 5 shot groups fired as quick as I could bolt the rifle. All in all not to bad total agg for everything was .438. The one to the low left of the top left dot was from an AR fired as fast as I could pull the trigger, it’s not included in the total agg even though it measured a respectable .490. @orkan my hats off to you for being able to fire that fast a print the groups you print.

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    Same picture as above but turned so it’s zoomed in a bit more.

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  • @bull81 said in Bull81 RRT:

    @orkan my hats off to you for being able to fire that fast a print the groups you print.

    The more comfortable in your position and the more mechanically correct that position, the easier it is.



  • @orkan
    I was pretty comfortable, only issue I ran into was I shot this early this morning as it was getting daylight. The target is under some trees so it’s shaded and the optic on this rifle didn’t handle the low light conditions all that well I was having problems seeing the dots. I may could have tightened those up a bit it better light or better optics



  • Carried my 6 year old daughter shooting today. This is her first time shooting past 75 yards. Here she is ringing plates at 550 yards with my 223. I have a video but not sure how to upload.

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  • I post my videos to Flickr then just post the link here.



  • Is there any other way to upload a video? The Flickr thing won’t let me create an account



  • @bull81 No, you cannot upload a video directly here. Check out streamable.com. It's a very easy place to upload to from mobile devices as well as computers.

    Otherwise there are the more regimented video hosts such as vimeo and youtube.



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  • @orkan

    Thanks I just won’t worry about it.



  • 25 rounds from the TL3. 223. Shot the bottom 2 then came up .1 Mil. Had two flyers hit on top of each other to the left, both were honest good shots so I’m not sure what that was about. I had some differences in seating pressure I believe is due to some of this brass being sized by a different whidden die that I had to return for not sizing the neck enough. That may have been what caused the flyers.

    Group minus the flyers and .224 for the bullet.

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    Group including the flyers minus .224 for the bullet

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