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#4295657 - 08/03/10 09:37 AM 30 grain Bergers , 223 and Blue Dot load data.
Seafire Offline
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Registered: 04/20/04
Posts: 18268
Loc: Southern Oregon USA
Guys,

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.

Accuracy Potential:
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…

seafire
feb 2008



Edited by Seafire (08/03/10 09:38 AM)
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#4296879 - 08/03/10 04:50 PM Re: 30 grain Bergers , 223 and Blue Dot load data. [Re: Seafire]
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Registered: 01/26/08
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3800 fps with 15 grains of powder and half inch groups is darn cool. You need to get your stuff together and publish a book about blue dot loads and the like. Seems so contravercial(sp?) I bet you'd sell a bunch of em. I know I'd buy a copy.
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#4297813 - 08/03/10 10:21 PM Re: 30 grain Bergers , 223 and Blue Dot load data. [Re: Higbean]
Seafire Offline
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Registered: 04/20/04
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Loc: Southern Oregon USA
Thanks Higbean, but as soon as I did I'd bet that I'd have a dozen morons blow themselves up and get some shyster attorney and try to sue me for the few peanuts that make up my net worth...

and then I'd be flamed even worse than I already get by a few knuckleheads on several forums..

it's cheaper for me just to give the work I've done with it.. away for free...
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#4297821 - 08/03/10 10:24 PM Re: 30 grain Bergers , 223 and Blue Dot load data. [Re: Seafire]
Seafire Offline
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Registered: 04/20/04
Posts: 18268
Loc: Southern Oregon USA
addendum.. I should try that bullet and a 22.250 to see what I get for max load with Blue Dot.. bet it would break 4000 fps easily...

I know with that bullet in a 22.250, with a load of RL 7 I chronographed that load at 4750 fps...
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#4297838 - 08/03/10 10:33 PM Re: 30 grain Bergers , 223 and Blue Dot load data. [Re: Seafire]
Higbean Offline
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Registered: 01/26/08
Posts: 2066
Loc: Durham, CA
You could call it "Seafires' Squibb Loads" and have it all lawyered up with the right words for the sue happy. Heck, at least do a few free lance articles or something. Too much good info to not share.
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#4297902 - 08/04/10 12:52 AM Re: 30 grain Bergers , 223 and Blue Dot load data. [Re: Higbean]
Seafire Offline
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Registered: 04/20/04
Posts: 18268
Loc: Southern Oregon USA
Hig,

I'm sharing it here.. to the folks who really matter...our fellow forum members...
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