Did a little work today with the 250 Woodleighs in the M71. Pretty awesome shooting bullets. I shot all at 100 yards with the rifle.
54 grains 2142, 2172, 2223, 2244 FPS
55 grains 2189, 2197, 2187, 2186 FPS
56 grains 2289, 2264, 2302, 2303 FPS
Pretty happy with all of them. I shot the last 56 grain load into the jugs. Seems like a good hunting load.
I also ran my load with RL17 and the 200 grain Hornady on paper, just to check. Still seems like it's on point and ready for hunting as well.
2595, 2650, 2607 FPS (63 grains RL17, CCIBR2, WW cases)
Quite a difference in zero between the 200's and 250's, but everything seemed to print nicely.
Great afternoon with the M71. It is quickly becoming my favorite rifle!