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464 Range Time - Scoped Mounted

Discussion in 'Mossberg 464 Lever Action' started by Buckeye Bill, Dec 20, 2019.

  1. Buckeye Bill

    Buckeye Bill .22LR

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    I only had a little time today.

    I mounted the scope and wanted to get some rounds on paper to zero.

    https://www.leupold.com/scopes/rifle-scopes/vx-freedom-1-5-4x20

    Kwik-Site combo base and low rings.

    This is my third trip to the range and I have about 160 rounds down range.

    I have been cycling the action between range trips.

    Today, it felt much smoother and functioned 100%.

    None of the ejected brass struck the scope.

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    Group is not amazing but it is acceptable. The trigger might be getting better with use as well.

    So, now I need to start reloading for it and find a decent combination that this rifle likes.

    Today I was shooting the 150 Grain Remington.

    Bill
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  2. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    Bill, that's actually pretty good for factory ammo.

    Mine shot better with heavier Rem 180gn blunt tip loads, but never did well with the pointy Lever Revolution ammo.
    I don't think the carbine length is suitable for those Hornadays. They always tumbled. Too little spin I suppose.

    I think the silver coating has to wear in a lot. Mine had a bit too much inside the receiver and I smoothed it out with scotchbrite and oil, which helped a lot.

    I have never made a really good .30-30 handload yet, and I sort of lost interest when I started loading .223 and .308.

    But I love my .30-30, and will get back to it soon.
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  3. Buckeye Bill

    Buckeye Bill .22LR

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    I bought some Hornady 150 grain round nose bullets.

    I have some powder on the shelf that I have data for.

    IMR3031
    Win748
    IMR4064

    After Christmas, i plan to load some up and hit the range.

    I am just looking for plinking performance.

    My next box of bullets will be in the 170 to 180 weight range.

    Bill
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2019
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  4. hombre243

    hombre243 .30-06 Elite Member

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    How about IMR 3031...I use that and also 4064. I think my 3030 likes IMR 4198 best.

    IMR 4895 and Trail Boss are great for low velocity, low pressure plinkin loads. Data is available online for most powders.
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  5. Buckeye Bill

    Buckeye Bill .22LR

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    Oops, typo on the IMR 3031.

    I am working with the Hornady 9th edition load manual and the Nosler website.

    I picked up RCBS dies. Would have preferred Lee dies but they were not available locally.

    IMR 4198 is interesting but I don't have any on the shelf. Yet!

    Bill
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2019
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  6. Buckeye Bill

    Buckeye Bill .22LR

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    Got some range time in today.

    I had loaded 30 rounds on Saturday.

    IMR 3031 30.0 grains

    Hornady 150 grain JRN

    Winchester Primers

    Recoil was noticeably light and POI was pretty low on paper at 50 yards. Nice group though.

    I adjusted the scope and kept shooting. Rifle is functioning great and the trigger seems to be improving or I am getting used to it.


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  7. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    I'm a big fan of the 1.5-4x scope for a lot of guns.

    Nice groups!
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  8. boomer68

    boomer68 .22LR

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    Just put a scope on my 464 Marinecote and hoping to get out to the range soon. Loaded up some 150 Hornady, 170 Hornady and 160 FTX.
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  9. Buckeye Bill

    Buckeye Bill .22LR

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    Would enjoy seeing a picture. What scope did you select?
  10. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    I have the Leupold 1.5-4x on my Marlin mod60 now and it makes a terrific 50yd+ scope for that gun at rapid fire!
    Others are 3-9x, for 100yd shooting, but the .223 Varminter and Ruger .308 are 6-24x and only good for long distance targets.

    I'm gonna go try that .308 again right now.
  11. Buckeye Bill

    Buckeye Bill .22LR

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    Took mine to the range today just to test some reloads.
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    100% reliable today. Fired about 30 rounds at 50 yards.
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