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600 yard high power load

Discussion in 'Reloading/Ammunition' started by L Smith, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. L Smith

    L Smith Distinguished Poster

    Trying to get ready in case I can go to Talladega for the EIC match in June. Was wondering if some people were still on 69 grain or stepping it up to 77 grain or 80 grainers? I will be using either Varget or RL-15. Somehow I'll have to figure out if I put 1/4 min. or 1/2 min. rear sight on my AR, I forgot which one I bought.
     
  2. shoeshooter

    shoeshooter Distinguished Poster

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    Can't help you with a load. My one trip there I used store-bought Prvi 69 gr.

    Put a scope on that rifle. Mines labeled with the click size so I can't forget. :)
     

  3. Mr. Squirrel

    Mr. Squirrel Distinguished Poster

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    I'm using 69gr because that's the heaviest my barrel will stabilize. I would suggest you roll with the heaviest bullet that your rifle will shoot accurately for 600.
     
  4. Sum Gy Custom Firearms

    Sum Gy Custom Firearms Distinguished Poster

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    3 gunners I know are mostly shooting 77 grainers and CFE223 for the long stuff and yes they do get out to 5 and 600!!
     
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  5. L Smith

    L Smith Distinguished Poster

    I have a 1x8 barrel, so it should stabilize any of the heavy bullets. I'll work up a 77 grain load and see if they will group then hope for the best when I get to Talladega. I'll still shoot the 69's at 200 and 300. I looked at my sight and it is set up for 1/4 min. I redneck calculated the clicks to 600.
     
  6. DevilDog

    DevilDog Distinguished Poster

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    80gr SMK, somewhere between 23.5 and 24.2 of Varget. The trick is measuring your chamber because length is important.
     
  7. captain-03

    captain-03 Moderator Staff Member MSGO Supporter

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    L.Smith -- I have a bunch of 80gr SMK I got from the Army Marksmanship program if you want to try a few ... both moly coated and plain. Also got a bunch of 90gr if interested in trying .............