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by Ben B.
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Replicating the Barnes 110 gr. VOR-TX 300 Blackout Factory Load
Replies: 36
Views: 1246

Re: Replicating the Barnes 110 gr. VOR-TX 300 Blackout Factory Load

I ...wondering if your best powder charge for accuracy with that 110 grain TAC-TX would be also the most accurate for other 110 grain bullets, like the VMAX. It sounds like there are many more variables at play. IME, with this powder and these 3 different 110 gr pills in BLK, it’s either the same ch...
by Ben B.
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Replicating the Barnes 110 gr. VOR-TX 300 Blackout Factory Load
Replies: 36
Views: 1246

Re: Replicating the Barnes 110 gr. VOR-TX 300 Blackout Factory Load

Same powder charge of 20.0 gr H110 yielded comparable groups for me with 110 VMAX vs 110 Nosler Varmageddon.
by Ben B.
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: AR15s
Topic: CMC Drop In Trigger Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: CMC Drop In Trigger Issues

About a year or so ago, I had a new CMC trigger start failing to reset pretty early. I tried hosing it vigorously with lighter fluid but that didn’t fix it. I called CMC and sent it back and they had quick turnaround. They were very good to deal with. I have 3-4 CMCs and haven’t had that happen befo...
by Ben B.
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Replicating the Barnes 110 gr. VOR-TX 300 Blackout Factory Load
Replies: 36
Views: 1246

Re: Replicating the Barnes 110 gr. VOR-TX 300 Blackout Factory Load

I’ve found it to be pretty common that my loads are more accurate than factory ammo, which is fortunate. Part of that is obviously the result of testing for the loads that work best and loading those, and part of it is that seems to be that a lot of factory ammo is marginal. I’ve not yet found a fac...
by Ben B.
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Pursuit of an inexpensive accurate super bullet - 125 tnt speer
Replies: 12
Views: 564

Re: Pursuit of an inexpensive accurate super bullet - 125 tnt speer

What loads does that rifle shoot better, and how good were they?
by Ben B.
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Hodgdon Lil Gun
Replies: 11
Views: 806

Re: Hodgdon Lil Gun

I suppose my comment was based on a current shortage of 150 SST for loading for my 308 AND I don’t really understand the draw of loading 150 grain SST bullets as “heavy weight” SuperSonics OR “light weight” subsonics in the.300 BLK. Obviously, it’s your stuff and you’ll do as you like, I sure as hel...
by Ben B.
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Hodgdon Lil Gun
Replies: 11
Views: 806

Re: Hodgdon Lil Gun

Shame to waste 150 gr SST pills in 300 BLK loads. They make excellent .308 Win rounds.
by Ben B.
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Any load data for 217gr with H110, 4227, CFE BLK ,and Lil'Gun?
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: Any load data for 217gr with H110, 4227, and Lil'Gun?

Any loads with the other powders? I don't have much 4227. One pound of 4227 at 10.0 gr per load is ~700 rounds. For me, 700 subsonic 300 BLK is a lot as I don’t shoot more than about 20-50 rounds on the rare occasion I break out subs. I load up about 1,000 subs and that lasts a few years. Do you th...
by Ben B.
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Replicating the Barnes 110 gr. VOR-TX 300 Blackout Factory Load
Replies: 36
Views: 1246

Re: Replicating the Barnes 110 gr. VOR-TX 300 Blackout Factory Load

In talking with 2 other guys at the range who have messed with 300 BLK, all 3 of us had separately found that 110 gr VMAX/Varmageddon/Barnes with 20.0 gr H110 was the magic load.
by Ben B.
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Any load data for 217gr with H110, 4227, CFE BLK ,and Lil'Gun?
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: Any load data for 217gr with H110, 4227, and Lil'Gun?

The 217 Gallant has been the main sub bullet I’ve used of late, because it feeds well in ARs and shoots fine from my AR and RARR.

217 Gallant
IMR 4227: 10.0gr
OAL: 2.090”
Lee factory crimp
Avg Velocity 10 shots:
1045fps (sd=21) Leonidas integral AR
1088 (sd=6) RARR With silencer