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(y) Good looking rifle! Bottom left looks like the winner. Which bullets? Have you tried adjusting the seating depth yet? I sent my R700 action into Patriot Valley Arms for a new barrel install with an M24 contour. I'm looking forward to having it back for new load development.
 
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Your build looks nice. Bottom left target looks good, was that 41.2 of I-4895 with 168 SMK and Federal Match primer? Just curious.
 

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(y) Good looking rifle! Bottom left looks like the winner. Which bullets? Have you tried adjusting the seating depth yet? I sent my R700 action into Patriot Valley Arms for a new barrel install with an M24 contour. I'm looking forward to having it back for new load development.
I havent played with the seating depth at all in truth I wanted to stay with the standard 2.280 308 OAL.
 
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I havent played with the seating depth at all in truth I wanted to stay with the standard 2.280 308 OAL.
Well, now that you've found an optimal powder charge weight, it may be beneficial to adjust the seating depth a bit. I did that with my .308 R700 shooting 175 SMK's and it shrunk the group even more. What you've got there certainly works, just tossing out ideas! :) I find my optimal charge weight, then adjust the seating depth, after that....It's off to longer distances.
 

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Well, now that you've found an optimal powder charge weight, it may be beneficial to adjust the seating depth a bit. I did that with my .308 R700 shooting 175 SMK's and it shrunk the group even more. What you've got there certainly works, just tossing out ideas! :) I find my optimal charge weight, then adjust the seating depth, after that....It's off to longer distances.
I guess that means I have to go back to the range and shoot it some more.
The struggle is real!
 

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I guess that means I have to go back to the range and shoot it some more.
The struggle is real!
Hey brother....Someone has to do it, ya know? I did seating depth adjustments with both 175 SMKs and 175 Berger VLD's. The VLD won for smallest group. Which I'm only partially upset with, because they cost a fair bit more than Sierra's to shoot. The price we pay for better bullets with superior external ballistics is the real struggle ;)
 
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