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    Boolit Buddy vrh's Avatar
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    New to him

    Grandson in law bought a really nice Savage Axis XP in 243 cal. Former owner really kept it cleaned and oiled. Rifle is approx.: 4 to five years old. Has shot a couple of boxes thru it.

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    Da Okie/ Now known as Vearl

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    Boolit Master

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    Get him a box of the Hornady 87 grn boat tail hollow points load these at a decent velocity slightly under max and watch. One of the best bullets I used out to 300 yds in my 243 NRA match rifle. 600 and farther I used 105-115 grns vlds. His rifle wont have the twist for those long bullets.

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    Boolit Master Texas by God's Avatar
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    I sighted one in just like that for guy's grandson. It was boring -5 shots to sight in and 3 shots in 1-1/8". I called that good for Green&Yellow 100grs. And he got an 8 point later.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check