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Thread: Does this make any sense?!?!

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    Does this make any sense?!?!

    So Iíve been on a quest to get the Lee 312-155 boolit has checked and lubed with Felix lube sized to .310 over some H110 to shoot accurately out of my 300AAC AR-15. Itís a palmetto state with an adjustable gas block but nothing fancy really. I knew going in that accuracy of the gun might not be very good unless I replaced the barrel but I figured why not try to get it as accurate as possible with this load and see what I can squeeze out of it.

    So I did the normal load development and came to the conclusion that 16grains was giving me my best accuracy at .86Ē at 50 yards. Not terrible for a $600 gun but could be better. Well I have been using the magical felix lube for my 45ís and used it for these as well and thought that maybe a different lube might be better. Well I inherited what I suspect to be some Benís red from my father in law and I sized my boolits and hand lubed them. Wouldnít you know my groups shrunk to .62Ē at 50 yards. That was an average of 5 groups of 5 rounds.

    Could Benís red be better in rifles than Felix lube? Is it possible? I should mention that the suspect lube is much softer and that could be the reason for the accuracy gain.

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    I believe you'll find the temp. range of Ben's Red and also BLL lube hard to beat too. I use both in my rifles year round with no problems in heat or cold.

    In all fairness though, Felix lube is a good one too and might just need just a slight adjustment to the powder charge to cut the group size down. Sounds like you've already done that with your Felix lube though and found the same thing I found years ago... Ben's lubes are hard to beat! Jmho

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    Yah I can’t explain it but in the work ups my two best groups with thebfelix lube were at 14 & 16 grains. The groups didn’t get much bigger at 16.5 but I started getting pressure signs at 17 so I backed it off and settled at 16. I’ll do more refinement later and really narrow it in with my alloy and powder mix.

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    Different lubes wont fix a 2 moa group. They can shave a bit or add a bit. I use Bens Red aswell in eveeything but 30-30. Odd things happen in the 30-30. I got test rounds of SL-68B loaded up in all my riffle rounds when i get arount to shooting them.

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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"
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