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Offline Alaska_guy

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Re: 75gr ELD loads.
« Reply #30 on: September 02, 2018, 03:31:02 PM »
I too found what looked like a decent node at 27.2 with RL-15 but I didn't want to load that hot as the primer pockets seemed to get pretty loose afterwards.  Thanks for the info on the other powders used and the chrono data!

Excellent shooting to get it out to 1000 yards.

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Re: 75gr ELD loads.
« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2018, 06:57:18 AM »
I can't remember where exactly I saw it on the forum, but someone mentioned getting much better accuracy by seating the bullet out to 2.3". I had the opportunity yesterday to put some loads on paper at 100 yards that previously, when seated to 2.260",  would be 1.5" or worse.

Two of the three loads didn't improve (R15 and ARCOMP) but my H414 load (4 rounds, cold bore included) made a .5" hole (edge to edge) with the bullet seated out to 2.288". Here's the particulars:

PSA 1:7, 20"
Starline brass, 2x, 1.590
28.7 /  H414
75 grain Hornady ELDM
Magnum small pistol primer (CCI)
ACS 6.8 SPC mags
2840 fps (Magnetospeed)

This load proved more than adequate out to 1K even when seated to 2.260" so I'm expecting that this improvement will help make the targets a bit "larger".

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Re: 75gr ELD loads.
« Reply #32 on: May 07, 2019, 08:08:20 PM »
VERY nice on those groups there.

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Re: 75gr ELD loads.
« Reply #33 on: November 22, 2020, 07:23:17 PM »
I just want to add my information.

Hornady 75gr ELD
Varget 24.9gr & 25.1gr
CCI #450 primer
Starline brass trimmed to 1.580"
COAL 2.250"

Both 24.9gr and 25.1gr shoot well under 0.5" at 100 yards in my bolt action rifle, 26" barrel 1:7 twist. There seems to be a flat node at 24.9gr to 25.1gr. I haven't chronographed it yet so I don't know the MV. However, zeroing at 100yd, 300yd dope is 0.6 mil.