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Speer Gold Dot 150 BLK

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:58 am
by dellet
It'll work.

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<1700 fps, 22" penetration, fully opened at 3.5", double caliber expansion.

Re: Speer Gold Dot 150 BLK

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:43 am
by rebel
Shoots pretty good as well.
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Re: Speer Gold Dot 150 BLK

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:00 pm
by smustian
Looks promising.

Re: Speer Gold Dot 150 BLK

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:32 pm
by rebel
I just threw that load together and got 1 moa. I am sure, with a bit more brass prep and TLC I can get sub moa.
I'll go out on a limb and say this is a gamechanger for this cartridge. A specific designed 150 300 blk bullet with a decent BC that expands at around 200 yards assuming a 2100 fps ( or so ) MV. I know what I'll be hunting with 8)

Re: Speer Gold Dot 150 BLK

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:25 pm
by dellet
As always, plenty of things to check.

What powders will be best for which barrel length and deliver repeatable accuracy. So far +/- MOA has been pretty easy to achieve from 50-200 yards.

The biggest issue right now is to find the actual BC of the bullet. Speer claims .463, I think that’s wishful thinking. The Berger target 150fb is only .393, Sierra Pro Hunter is .346.

I used .340 to figure drop from 50 to 200 and hit a bit low. More testing will tell.

As time permits I’ll get a better info out here, if there is interest. Rebel is right, in a 16” barrel 200 yards should be no problem.

It would be good to see some others posting some results.

Re: Speer Gold Dot 150 BLK

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:32 am
by gds
This has my interest. I honestly have not even heard of the bullet. Have to do some research.

Re: Speer Gold Dot 150 BLK

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:38 am
by dellet
Six shots at 50 yards, one inch dot for reference.

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Six more shots after .005" seating depth adjustment. Note they are inside the previous six

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Bright evening sun with a 5-7mph wind coming from about 10 o'clock.
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Re: Speer Gold Dot 150 BLK

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:51 am
by rebel
Good shooting! I am with you on the BC, Speer numbers seem generous. Hopefully I can Labradar a couple shot strings this weekend and get some feedback.

Re: Speer Gold Dot 150 BLK

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:27 pm
by Sig220
Damn you guys....I was already settled in with my heaviest bullet weight being 130gn. Do ya'll mind putting some starting load info on here?

Re: Speer Gold Dot 150 BLK

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:56 pm
by rebel