First range visit with .222 Mag Bofors barrel

Discussion in 'Show us your Sako' started by Stephen Cea, Apr 5, 2020.

  1. Stephen Cea

    Stephen Cea Well-Known Member

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    Will follow up with rifle pics later on. I did have some trouble gathering all the components to reload so this rifle has sat for awhile.
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    Stephen Cea Well-Known Member

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    L461 with optics
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  3. Stephen Cea

    Stephen Cea Well-Known Member

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    Loaded the same specs as best group yesterday...Threw one a bit but I'm very pleased and will load a bunch for this woodchuck season.
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Groups like those are always gratifying!
     
  5. Stephen Cea

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    Yes, they certainly are !!! Makes all the prep and load development worth it.
     
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    Impressive - it takes both a good rifle and a steady shooter to shoot like that. What does your best group measure? Looks like about 3/8" or a bit less. The best I've done with my (almost identical) .222 Mag Sako is 3/4" with four of the five in 3/8. That's with Nosler factory ammo. Dispersion was entirely horizontal so I think there's some shooter error in there to work out. I'll have to try your load with the 50 grain Blitz and 4198 when/if I have the time to do some reloading. My rifle has shown itself to be extremely fussy about ammo.
     
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    Good shooting! No doubt ..
    I also have an L461 HB in .222RM that will shoot 1/2” n a bit!
    With Hornady 50gn. SP and 23.0gns. of AR2207 (equiv. To 4198).
    I think this rifle has had little use as rifling from chamber to muzzle is
    very sharp!
    Good to share and compare classic cartridges.
    Jay
     
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    Thanks iceberg, I've found the IMR 4198/ Sierra Blitz (40 & 50 grain #1200 #1340) combo to be very accurate between 21.0 up to 23.1 in the mag. Best group with the previous .222 rem Sako was .152 3 rounds at 100....I'll measure the 3 shot group above.
     
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    The 3 shot group above measured .209 net
     
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    Nice Jay, but I would be willing to bet you get even get it tighter with a little more load development....They shoot, plain and simple!!
     

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