one of the forum guys asked me for this, and now I can't find out where or who it was...so I'll just post it here..
As always, this is being posted for academic reference only.. it is SAFE in MY RIFLEs.. and I can only guarantee that..
if anyone uses this data, they do so at their own benefit and their own risk.. so they must make that personal decision..
I can have no control over their load techniques and procedures...hence am not responsible for any harm they might cause to themselves, their property or others around them..
if anyone does use it, it is assumed they are smart enough to work up and make sure the load is safe in their rifle...
that being said:
Here is the following info on that range report:
this should help you out.. remember to charge a case and then seat the bullet before going onto the next cartridge, that will eliminate the chance of an accidental double charge.. blue dot is bulky tho.. near max charges will not be a problem...
223 Range Report
Powder: Blue Dot
Bullet: Berger 30 grain HP, Varmint
Rifle Used: Ruger 77 VT
Barrel Length: 26 inches
Primer Used: Winchester Small Rifle
Bullet O.A.L. : 15.55 mms
Cartridge O.A.L. : 57.93 mms
10 grs: 2844 fps
11 grs: 3082 fps
12 grs: 3210 fps
13 grs: 3407 fps
14 grs: 3712 fps
15 grs: 3797 fps
15.5 grs: 3814 fps
16 grs: 3873 fps
16.5 grs: 3957 fps.
Load of 15 grains of Blue Dot, 30 gr Berger, WSR primer:
5 shot group size@ 100 yds: 0.4260 –0.224 bullet diameter = 0.202 group size
Scope: 6.5 x 20 Simmons.. setting at 10 Power.
Personally my max load is 15 grains.. the extra 150 fps between that and 16.5 grains is not much gained..
Again, these are for academic reference only, anyone using these do so at their own risk, as I can not be responsible for other people’s loading techniques.. these proved to be accurate in my firearms…
Edited by Seafire (08/03/10)