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#203806 - 11/26/19 04:22 PM Re: Stringing [Re: cherokeetracker]
BushytailBasher
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I'm going to play with seating depths and such and shoot over a chrony this weekend with the forend off and see what happens ... If I can't get it shooting half way decent I'm just going to get rid of it and look for another or something bigger.... Dad passed on a 445 super mag at a gun show a while back and I've been giving him greif ever since.... Would've been great thing to have

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#203816 - 11/26/19 07:53 PM Re: Stringing [Re: BushytailBasher]
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My first guess would be you're varying how you grip the gun. Maybe try a different load and possibly another scope if it keeps up.
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#203826 - 11/26/19 09:23 PM Re: Stringing [Re: Chance Weldon]
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My concern with that is if it's going to be that sensitive it's going to be worse when I'm shooting off whatever I can.... I mean if very minor (i make an effort to be as consistent as possible) changes in grip throw a foot tall string then it'll only be worse off a tree or a log or my knee.... If that's the conclusion I come to I'll probably sale it

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#203831 - 11/27/19 02:00 AM Re: Stringing [Re: BushytailBasher]
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As best as I remember my barrel's did not seem to like the 200 FTX. I ended up working with 158 XTP-FP and 180 XTP's. Both of my barrels shoot them fine. I also have some 140 FTX and I quit messing with them early in my load work.

The 200 FTX works well in my 35 Bullberry and 356 Win, but not the 357 Maximum's.

I have a heavy 13" MGM barrel on my Contender, and the other is a CVA Scout rechambered. I load for mine on a Dillon 550, with automatic measure. I pretty much settled on H110 powder.

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#203848 - 11/27/19 10:08 AM Re: Stringing [Re: Bob Roach]
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Loaded some at a different seating depth with the same charge and some with crimp and some without and a few 180wfns with a much lighter charge just to see if that changes anything going to b a few days before I can shoot them though

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#203853 - 11/27/19 12:01 PM Re: Stringing [Re: cherokeetracker]
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So After re-reading your initial post, this brings back some experiences with a 10" octagon 45 colt barrel I have. At 25 yards with standard to hot 45 colt loads it would make very nice groups, free hand or off a bench. This was a while ago, but I seem to recall 1-3" groups depending on load, stance, rest..... I was excited and thinking i might use this for hunting. Then I moved back to 50 yards. I was getting 1 foot groups or worse with every combination and quickly concluded this wasn't going to be a hunting barrel.

I never figured it out and went on to shooting other barrels. The difference in group size between 25 and 50 yards was huge, much larger then the expected 2x increase in size. I think it has to be something about bullet stability or the barrel has the ability to randomly hook and slice shots so the external ballistics change.

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#203854 - 11/27/19 12:20 PM Re: Stringing [Re: karl]
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Well at 50 with every load I've gotten 1" or smaller groups.... With the 200 ftx at 50 I couldn't identify more than one hole but back to 100 it wasn't even a group anymore.... I do t know what it's problem is but if I can't get it situated I'm just going to get rid of it I'm tired of fighting it

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#203905 - 11/29/19 07:36 PM Re: Stringing [Re: BushytailBasher]
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If your fired cases are extracting easily then one thing you can try is to decap several fired cases without running the cases through the full length resize die - then reload 'em and see if that helps with the stringing. Crimp probably required for this method.

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#203906 - 11/29/19 10:17 PM Re: Stringing [Re: dte]
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I only half size them anyways Just enough to decap them I'm going to play with it tomorrow and see what it'll do

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#203924 - 11/30/19 04:21 PM Re: Stringing [Re: BushytailBasher]
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Well 3 different loads 2 scopes multiple rests 2 different shooters with and without fore end and it's still stringing.... I'm done wasting my time looks like a rifle for me this year unless something decides to stroll in 45 super range..... I think a 255 gr cast hollow point at 1100 fps should do the trick.... But 50 yards is going to be absoluteax with that (and that may be stretching it a bit)

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