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.223 vs .308 Range Report

CaddmannQ

.50 BMG
Yesterday was a lovely morning at the range, and I got in a lot of work with the new ammo.

I am finally shooting a pattern of .308 at 225 yds, comparable to my best .223 shooting. This was my best ever .223 shooting at 225 yards.
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These were running about 3050 FPS while the
.308 was running 2765 FPS.
This previous best 150grn pattern was about 0.01" smaller than my .223 best.
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Yesterday's best pattern was unfortunately not so hot. These 168 grain hpbts could definitely use more powder.
Also I messed up my new rifle scope adjustment and now I am back to square one.

I had not torqued the set screws internal to the top resettable turret, and the adjustment slipped on me.

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Let's face it, it was just not my best shooting. More powder needed here!

I also took my new pistol loads.
I shot my first-ever .44 mag handloads, and some .45 acp plus 5 flavors of .308.

I am amazed that the Trailboss is so dirty compared to Clays or HS-6, but I made some amazing powderpuff loads that sounded more like .38 pistol & with minimal recoil. That gun is so heavy it was like shooting a .22.

I adjusted the sight and shot an OK pattern at 7 yards.

CFE pistol powder was used in some .45ACP, and it was pretty clean. I chrono'd subsonics for both revolvers, running about 675 fps.
 

CaddmannQ

.50 BMG
I am def not putting in the same hours as when I was working.
A good 25% of my income came from working OT and side jobs.
 
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