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Post by Greg Ficklin on 1/30/2016, 8:22 pm

I've been shooting my Springfield RO a lot. Went through 500 Berry's plated 230gr. with 4.5 BE. Not bad at 25, but rough going at 50. My friend gave me 1500 160 gr LSWC, so after reading some thread posts I stayed with 4.5 BE for them as well. Man it gave that RO a college education. It shot soft and on call scoring every shot at 50 yards with some tens and X's. A few times the last round didn't lock the slide and caught the casing. I a guess I need a little bump up on the BE, but man does it feel good to be on call. I'm really trying to get ready for the Eastern Games leg matches in May, and local BE matches in the spring when the Ashville club starts back up. I am optimistic with the gains I'm making to do well with the pistol this year. I want that DP badge to go with my DR.

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Post by jmdavis on 1/30/2016, 8:49 pm

Greg, try some 185 lead with 4 of be or so e 185 jhp with 4.5 or 4.6. Since you will need to shoot jacketed for keg matches try so e. You might want to take the 22 and the 45 to some 2700s as well. You may find that the 160s work great for 25 and wind up wanting to save some for that. Good luck, see you at Butner.
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Post by Greg Ficklin on 1/30/2016, 9:25 pm

I'm all set up for 2700s. I picked up a 7" SW 41 that hammers, I got the RO, and a GI Auto Ordnance 45, or a 92G for as issued matches all in a Strong Case 3 gun box. At least I look like I know what I'm doing.
I've been looking at a bulk buy of Nozler 185 JHP at Brownells $330/1900. At 17c/round is that a good price ? 1900 bullets should last me through the summer and then some.
Look me up at Butner in the huts. I run them for the CMP for the whole Eastern Games event. I can hook you up with a rack and save you a lot of money.

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Post by Chris Miceli on 1/30/2016, 9:42 pm

check/call these two about getting some zeros cheaper and just as good of a round. PowderValley also has the Nosler if you just gotta have them. 
 
http://www.powdervalleyinc.com/

or call rozedist (zero)

http://www.rozedist.com/
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Post by s1120 on 1/31/2016, 5:41 am

jmdavis wrote:Greg, try some 185 lead with 4 of be or so e 185 jhp with 4.5 or 4.6. Since you will need to shoot jacketed for keg matches try so e. You might want to take the 22 and the 45 to some 2700s as well. You may find that the 160s work great for 25 and wind up wanting to save some for that. Good luck, see you at Butner.


Just because im playing this game also...  Try this...  Try backing the load with lead down a bit, and mess around tuning the fuction with spring changes. You might find a lighter load that your gun really likes.

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Post by Neil308 on 1/31/2016, 8:07 am

Greg, Use Magnus Bullets 185 JHP for the leg matches and 185 LSWC part# 801  for everything else.  Terry, the owner, shoots Asheville matches every month and will bring them too you. Just give him a call.  See you at the match
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Post by Chris Miceli on 1/31/2016, 8:41 am

i never knew Magus made 185jhp i will have to check them out.
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Post by Telewreck on 1/31/2016, 9:20 am

Neil, what powder and charge are you using for the jhp and lswc at 25 and 50?
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Post by Neil308 on 1/31/2016, 9:35 am

Magnus 185 jhp 4.7 WST for 50yds 4.2 WST 25yds.  801's 185 swc 4.0 titegroup 25yds, but I will change that one over to WST also when I run out of TG.
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Post by lablover on 1/31/2016, 6:45 pm

Hey Neil

Why the change to WST from titegroup?  Hey Greg...I could use a rack as well in Butner..I think I'm going for SR as well as pistol if they have it??

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Post by lablover on 1/31/2016, 6:47 pm

jmdavis wrote:Greg, try some 185 lead with 4 of be or so e 185 jhp with 4.5 or 4.6. Since you will need to shoot jacketed for keg matches try so e. You might want to take the 22 and the 45 to some 2700s as well. You may find that the 160s work great for 25 and wind up wanting to save some for that. Good luck, see you at Butner.
I may try some of these loads as well......are 185 LSWCHP ok?  What lead 185's do you suggest JM?

OK, stupid newbie question..what is 2700s

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Post by mspingeld on 1/31/2016, 7:11 pm

A 2700 is a full bullseye (precision pistol) match. 2700 points total split between 22, center Fire and 45. Slow, timed and rapid fire.

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Post by jmdavis on 1/31/2016, 7:15 pm

I was shooting 16 year old Bull-X lswcs.  They were given to me. I am now using zero 185s lswc . The bull-x grouped 2-2.25 inches at 50 yards for 10 shot groups from the a Ransom Rest. I have not tested the zeros with the rest yet. I am still working on keeping everything in the 8 Ring at 50 with the 45.

The Zeros are readily available as are the Magnus and the Penn. People have shot well with all of them. Try the hollow points. 

The great thing about lead is the reload cost. The bullets I am getting put my reloads at less than .12/ round.
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Post by john bickar on 1/31/2016, 8:04 pm

jmdavis wrote:I am still working on keeping everything in the 8 Ring.

Me too, brother. Me too.
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Post by Greg Ficklin on 2/3/2016, 7:55 pm

My bullets came in today. I said it wrong in my other post. They are Hornady 185gr HAP JHP. They look great.
I'll do a batch or 4.6 gr BE this weekend. I know it will shoot better than me. 1900 bullets should last me a little while. I'm shooting for Expert this year, and Lord willing a leg for 2016.

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Post by Colt711 on 2/14/2016, 7:18 pm

Neil308 wrote:Greg, Use Magnus Bullets 185 JHP for the leg matches and 185 LSWC part# 801  for everything else.  Terry, the owner, shoots Asheville matches every month and will bring them too you. Just give him a call.  See you at the match
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Neil,

Nice set of medals! Complements to you.

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