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Old 08-07-2009, 08:29 PM   #1
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Default Tiger range report with handloads

I finally got to the range today to test out some ammo types. I had Wolf 154gr FMJ, Barnaul 185gr FMJ, Unknown Russian 204gr Soft Point, my reloads.




My handloads were Prvi Partizan brass, IMR4895 powder (40 grains) and Lapua D166 200 grain HPBT .311 bullet. That's 10 shots with two fliers. The bottom one was the first round and caught me off guard.


The Wolf was generally not bad but after the barrel heated up I was getting groups that clustered oddly. It may have been the barrel was running hot by that point. This ammo shot very well in another Tigr.


The real surprise was this Russian hunting ammo I've had for about 10 years and never shot. It's a green lacquered steel case with a 204 grain soft point bullet. First two shots were touching and the third landed 3/4 of an inch away. I never thought such a heavy bullet would do this well.
The Barnaul was not spectacular at all.
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:12 PM   #2
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At what distance were you shooting these rounds?
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:52 PM   #3
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Ah yes, should have mentioned I was at 100 yards and this was my 1993 Tiger with aftermarket handguards, the type with the built-in rail on the bottom.

It's just a start, I need to run more rounds down range before I come to any conclusions but for now I want to find more of that Russian soft point ammo.
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Nice.

That 200 grain load looks good. Think I have some of the 204 grain SPs around here somewhere. Never shot them in the Tigr, may have to give them a go.
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