Bullseye powder did the trick

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Bullseye powder did the trick

Post by Dockokol on Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:03 pm

The context of this post is that I am a true novice at reloading. What I know I gleaned from this and other sites online.

Like everyone else, I looked some Bullseye powder to load for a Clark custom wad gun. I couldn’t find any (other than items on auction sites that were so overpriced it was ridiculous); but I could find titegroup. I ended up using 4.3 titegroup and nosler 185 jhp's. Groups off sandbags were good, but not great.

While at Perry I was purchased some Bullseye and ran another sand bag test using 3.8, 4.0 4.2 and 4.4. I really didn’t think I would find much difference between titegroup and bullseye but I was wrong. The 4.4 at 50 yards were almost all touching. I’ll be happy to share a pic of the target if anyone wants to see it.

This is likely not news to the old timers of reloading, but if you are new at this, take my advice and try different powders... it does make a difference.

Thanks to all who held my hand as I started the reloading adventure some months ago Your advice and counsel is appreciated.

Best

Doc

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Re: Bullseye powder did the trick

Post by Rob Kovach on Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:54 pm

Heck yeah you gotta post the picture!

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Re: Bullseye powder did the trick

Post by DavidR on Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:58 pm

Id say your tightgroup load was a little light to get the best accuracy with a fmj at 50 yds, 4.5 might have produced better groups , bullseye is good too, and it seems to be a little more forgiving as to giving good accuracy. I personally don't like the feel from tightgroup and had rather shoot bullseye powder.

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