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I will be have both 110gr and 155gr bullets to test soon. The 110gr are Hornady V-MAX that I ordered early this morning and when they come in is from 2 to 10days and up to Cabela's to pick up.
The 155gr are Hornady ELD Match that I've already loaded up.
 

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Weather up here permitting. 馃榿
I need to get up to Neosho MO to test them if I go this week.
I keep getting sandbagged by minor and major stuff.
Right now I'm at the doctors getting my 2x annual Checkup. Which I tried to delay.
 

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I had picked these up last week Friday but haven't felt up to doing any reloading let alone much range time.
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From what I can recall I don't think I have loaded up any .30cal bullets this light so far in anything. The lightest that I regularly used were the SPEER 125gr "TNT" Varmint bullets in .308Win.
But at least they're in my hands
 

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Update:
I did make a range trip up to Neosho MO but with with mixed results. Not really bad as far as basic load tests but man it was like shooting in a wind tunnel with the power cranked up at times.
All velocities are approximate as the wind was strong enough to be playing heck with the chronograph.
155gr ELDM 1600fps
110gr V-Max 1700fps

I'll just say that a 25yd zero had both rounds shooting apparently 12" high at 100yds.
Only good thing is at that distance the nearly identical POA/POI is nice. Unless of course it changes with no wind value.

I'm hoping to get back out to either the Crowder Range or the Hobbs Range soon for some more detailed testing.
 

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Update:
I did make a range trip up to Neosho MO but with with mixed results. Not really bad as far as basic load tests but man it was like shooting in a wind tunnel with the power cranked up at times.
All velocities are approximate as the wind was strong enough to be playing heck with the chronograph.
155gr ELDM 1600fps
110gr V-Max 1700fps

I'll just say that a 25yd zero had both rounds shooting apparently 12" high at 100yds.
Only good thing is at that distance the nearly identical POA/POI is nice. Unless of course it changes with no wind value.

I'm hoping to get back out to either the Crowder Range or the Hobbs Range soon for some more detailed testing.
You should also try 125gr bullets. they are a nice sweet spot between the two you are using.
 

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You should also try 125gr bullets. they are a nice sweet spot between the two you are using.
Yes, I really want to get my hands on the SPEER 125gr "TNT" hollow points. I've had great experiences with them in .308win. Or, something very similar. Of course I could just go ahead and get a 500ct box. 馃
 
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