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#711656 - 04/22/08 02:44 PM Range results with the RRA
.444 Marlin
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IMO they arent good enough for pics because I have a somewhat high standard in 100yd accuracy. 3/4" is the most I'll tolerate in any rifle I own. Anyway, the best group I got was about 1.5" with a 50gr NBT over 24.0 H335 in my 16" RRA. I guess for a black rifle 1.5" is pretty good but I know I can get better groups from this rifle.
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#711831 - 04/22/08 05:05 PM Re: Range results with the RRA [Re: .444 Marlin]
buzzr46
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since you aren't satisfied, I'll give you fifty bucks for it \:D
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#711837 - 04/22/08 05:10 PM Re: Range results with the RRA [Re: buzzr46]
.444 Marlin
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I'll take that but theres a $900 fee for me to bring it to you
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#711920 - 04/22/08 06:49 PM Re: Range results with the RRA [Re: .444 Marlin]
buzzr46
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 Originally Posted By: .444 Marlin
I'll take that but theres a $900 fee for me to bring it to you


well, I can pick it up no problem
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#712048 - 04/22/08 08:12 PM Re: Range results with the RRA [Re: buzzr46]
Kimberman
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I would try heavier bullets, my Dad's 22-250 would not shoot 50 gr bullets worth a flip, but it would shoot 55 gr bullets into tiny bughole groups.
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#712065 - 04/22/08 08:20 PM Re: Range results with the RRA [Re: Kimberman]
CATCHDAWG
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If only it was a SAVAGE!!!
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#712125 - 04/22/08 08:43 PM Re: Range results with the RRA [Re: CATCHDAWG]
.444 Marlin
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Dont give me that crap CD

You know you want a black rifle
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#712422 - 04/22/08 11:34 PM Re: Range results with the RRA [Re: .444 Marlin]
smstone22
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Try something in the 60ish grain range.
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#712428 - 04/22/08 11:48 PM Re: Range results with the RRA [Re: smstone22]
.444 Marlin
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Im gonna order some 69gr SMK's tomorrow.
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#712501 - 04/23/08 06:51 AM Re: Range results with the RRA [Re: .444 Marlin]
Tater
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 Originally Posted By: .444 Marlin
Im gonna order some 69gr SMK's tomorrow.


Is it a 1/9 twist or a 1/7? the smk's may not stabilize very well from a 1/9.

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#712514 - 04/23/08 07:12 AM Re: Range results with the RRA [Re: Tater]
Whelen Man
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They're right at the edge of stability for a 1/9 depending on the barrel. My 1/9 seems to like the Hornady 68 just a little better than the Sierra 69. I thought about trying some 75gr. bullets but figured I would just be throwing my money away because they likely wouldn't stabilize. I just finished shooting the last of my police hand-me-down once fired brass in my rifle and reloaded fifty with only neck sizing yesterday and will see if the 68 Hornady groups improve. The Hornadys are just a little cheaper than the Sierras so that doesn't hurt either. I just tried to order some more of the Hornadys from Midway yesterday but they were out of stock so I guess I'll have to wait two or three weeks until they get more. I hate to tell you this 444 but just a couple of weeks ago I bought the last box of Sierra 69 Match Kings that Benton Shooters had. If you snooze you lose. LOL!
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#712523 - 04/23/08 07:21 AM Re: Range results with the RRA [Re: Whelen Man]
Tater
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I hope to start reloading soon then we can all fight to clean benton out lol
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#712598 - 04/23/08 08:43 AM Re: Range results with the RRA [Re: Tater]
.444 Marlin
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I would use hornady's but they are higher than noslers nowdays.
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#712617 - 04/23/08 08:58 AM Re: Range results with the RRA [Re: .444 Marlin]
firefox
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Might look into the bulk 55gr FMJ offering from Midway...you'll be happy I assure \:\) Might also look into bulk pull-down powders and primers by the 5000 lot...no kidding my AR's get more range time and end up hotter than any weapon I own ;\)

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#716716 - 04/26/08 12:18 AM Re: Range results with the RRA [Re: firefox]
.444 Marlin
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Im just gonna have to break down and order some 55+ bullets. The group I got at catchdawgs today was horrible. Maybe 2" at the best. This gun simply does not like 50gr NBT's any farther away than 50yd.
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