Testing new bullets with the White
Posted 13 May 2006 - 03:58 PM
Since I had the rifle somewhat tuned in with 460 grain No Excuse Conicals, I decided to start with them as my base load, just to prove to myself that the rifle was on. I also decided if I moved the bench further back, the house could stop some of the wind on me.
I shot the 460 grain No Excuse Conicals using 70 grains of Triple Se7en 3f. I also double wad applied the 1/16th fiber wads from TOTW. I also wanted to shoot a couple of the 495 grain No Excuse Conicals I got. I wad pleased with the group the rifle shot. For the Nikon Pro to go on and off as much as it does with the Warne QD rings, the rifle held real true.
I then swabbed the barrel clean (yes I know it is not necessary but I wanted to be fair with my testing.. ) and loaded 70 grains of Triple Se7en 3f , 2 wads and a Bullshop 460 grain Conical. The highest two hits were the first two shots. Once the rifle got "dirty" it really started to lay them conicals into a nice group. I shot a total of six of the 460 grain Bullshop bullets to see if I would get any strays.
I again swabbed the barrel and this time loaded Bullshop 496 NEW conicals. I again loaded 70 grains of Triple Se7en 3f and again two wads. The highest hit was the first. It then started to lay them in well and suddenly the last one it threw for some reason to the far right.. I did note that the one to the far right was VERY HARD to load down the barrel for some reason. I actually had to use a short starter on that conical. None of the conicals so far had needed a short starter.
I also wanted to try some of my own home casted projectiles. I cast a 405 grain .458 diameter pure lead FP that I shoot out of a Knight orange sabot. I was loading 90 grains of Swiss 2f to shoot them. I was actually impressed with the way it shot these .458 projectiles.
After all of that I pulled the breech plug on the White Ultra Mag and got out a traditional rifle with open sights and played with that rifle for another 20 shots. Finally having my powder fix, I decided I could stop for the day.
Posted 13 May 2006 - 06:07 PM
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Posted 13 May 2006 - 06:18 PM
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Posted 13 May 2006 - 07:12 PM
Those 7mm mags are a good rifle without a doubt. Flat shooting and hard hitting. I think the last time I shot that rifle was 1992 when I went out west hunting mule deer. It has a 3-9x40 Tasco Scope (back when Tasco was a good scope) and it can shoot a long way........... :D
Your Knight with a good sabot combination should make good elk medicine. If that is legal in their modern rifle gun season, that should be a fun rifle and no reason why you could not shoot out to 150 yards and further.
So far this White Rifle has really been a good shooter. I sure like the 2-7x32mm Nikon Scope that is on it. It really seems to shoot well.
Posted 14 May 2006 - 09:31 PM
SEEMS TO BE DOING OK B)
Posted 14 May 2006 - 09:39 PM
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