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Title: Reloading Rifle Ammo
Post by: StevenTing on April 06, 2015, 12:18:48 pm
These are some videos a friend made.  He helped me with my load development as I had no clue what I was doing.

Reloading Rifle Ammo Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xr5cKgoK7I#ws)

Reloading Rifle Ammo Part 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CvLi9zfzRs#ws)

Reloading Rifle Ammo Part 2.5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-LHqWN9y6g#ws)


After doing the above, and then going through a ladder test, we found a couple of loads that would work.  We then proceeded to do a 3 shot test of each of the loads, as that was all we had left.  We ended up with the following.

40.8 Grains with a 1.3 Inch Vertical Spread at 600 Yards with a 3.9 Inch Horizontal Spread.
41.1 Grains with a 1.2 Inch Vertical Spread at 600 Yards with an 11.4 Inch Horizontal Spread.

We were not concerned with horizontal spread as that was all wind, since it was windy.
Title: Re: Reloading Rifle Ammo
Post by: Outbreak on April 06, 2015, 12:56:38 pm
What software is that?
Title: Re: Reloading Rifle Ammo
Post by: StevenTing on April 06, 2015, 01:35:33 pm
What software is that?

It's not software.  It's a portable target system that my friend has, that was paid for by the Military.  He says this thing costs $17k and he has two of them.  This is one of the benefits of having a friend on the US World Palma Rifle Team.

http://siususa.com/index_files/Page1362.htm (http://siususa.com/index_files/Page1362.htm)



And more info on how the target system works.
http://siususa.com/index_files/Page757.htm (http://siususa.com/index_files/Page757.htm)
Title: Re: Reloading Rifle Ammo
Post by: Outbreak on April 06, 2015, 01:51:45 pm
A little rich for my needs, lol. But really cool nonetheless.
Title: Re: Reloading Rifle Ammo
Post by: StevenTing on April 06, 2015, 02:09:28 pm
You're in the military.  Have them buy one for you. 

However, I did send the company an email to find out how much it would cost for an individual.  In my search, I also found another electronic target system that is supposed to be as good.    http://www.kongsberg-ts.no/en/index.php?pageID=28&newsid=26 (http://www.kongsberg-ts.no/en/index.php?pageID=28&newsid=26)  Waiting to hear back on price for one of these as well.

But either way, I can apparently hit an 18 inch target at 600 yards.  So yea, you can call me a sniper now.   :rotfl
Title: Re: Reloading Rifle Ammo
Post by: mattitude on April 10, 2015, 08:44:59 pm
I've been thinking of getting one of these as it would save a bunch of time not having to go down and checking the target plus the software shows all new hits no matter how many holes in the paper.  https://www.creedmoorsports.com/shop/Bullseye-Ammocam-Long-Range-Edition.html (https://www.creedmoorsports.com/shop/Bullseye-Ammocam-Long-Range-Edition.html)
Title: Re: Reloading Rifle Ammo
Post by: ksuguy on April 10, 2015, 08:49:16 pm
Neat idea, but kind of expensive.   I would think you could get any wireless camera with a range of a few hundred yards and set it on the ground near the target and broadcast back to your phone.  Of course you would probably want to make an armored housing for it just in case it happened to get hit by any stray bullets.   
Title: Re: Reloading Rifle Ammo
Post by: sqlbullet on April 12, 2015, 12:51:33 pm
A year or so ago I used a paper towel roll to attach a cheap webcam to my spotting scope and then to my laptop.  Worked fine...Except the camera didn't have high enough resolution to see the hits.

I just need to acquire a higher resolution camera.
Title: Re: Reloading Rifle Ammo
Post by: StevenTing on April 12, 2015, 05:27:52 pm

I've been thinking of getting one of these as it would save a bunch of time not having to go down and checking the target plus the software shows all new hits no matter how many holes in the paper.  https://www.creedmoorsports.com/shop/Bullseye-Ammocam-Long-Range-Edition.html (https://www.creedmoorsports.com/shop/Bullseye-Ammocam-Long-Range-Edition.html)
I have one of the Bullseye Ammocams.  Works okay. I tried it around the house but haven't taken it long range yet.