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Widener's has these on special, $63 for 500. Made by Privi Partizan. Should be good cannon fodder for the AR's and Sig556
 

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I have 2K of those Prvi OTM 69 grain BTHPs and they are great, so are the 75 grain ones too.
 

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Loaded up 300 rounds of the 69 grainers tonight. By next week, I'll have all 1000 rounds loaded up. At the moment I am using 25.5gr W748 powder since I have some to use up.
At least I have some ammo ready to go for my first day at the range with the Sig556.
I'm also going to load up some 60gr V-Max bullets which duplicate the Hornady 60gr TAP load.
We'll see which one it likes better.
 

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I've been using 25.5 grains of Hodgdon BLC-2 for the Prvi and Nosler 69 grain BTHPs, seems to work real well.

You can definitely tell a difference between the 25.0 grains BLC-2 for the 75 grainers and the 25.5 grains BLC-2 for the 75 grains, distinctly more muzzle blast from the 75 grainers..

Both seem to shoot real well within 0.5 inch of each other at 100 yards.
 

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I'm going to also use AA2520 and some IMR4895 tonight just for comparison. They're all good 223/308 match powders.

They day I take the rifle out, I'll mount a Leupold Vari-X3 4.5-14 scope to check out how it shoots.
 

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Yeah, I use Skypup's recipe but I would like to try some other powders just to see if they will tighten my groups even more.
 

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The B.C. is .351 for the Prvi 75 grain BTHP bullets.

The Hornady 75 grain BTHP has a B.C. of .395.

Don't know about the 69 grainers but probably a llittle less I think.
 

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Turns out that IMR4895 isn't one of the better powders for the 69 grainers. I skipped loading with that powder and ran with AA2520 powder.
I loaded another 300 rounds tonight. I'll take what I have to the range in a couple of weeks and see if I like these bullets.Weather is just beginning to break here. If they group well from my rifles, I will order more of them. My measuring stick will be shooting them from my Armalite 24" Flat Top then the Sig556.

If they don't group well from that rifle, I'll find another bullet to use. The 60gr V-Max will also be suitable.
 

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I've been using 25.5 grains of Hodgdon BLC-2 for the Prvi and Nosler 69 grain BTHPs, seems to work real well.

You can definitely tell a difference between the 25.0 grains BLC-2 for the 75 grainers and the 25.5 grains BLC-2 for the 75 grains, distinctly more muzzle blast from the 75 grainers..

Both seem to shoot real well within 0.5 inch of each other at 100 yards.
Pup what kinda groups were you getting with the 25.5grns of BLC2 and the 69grns!?
 

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Here is one of my 100 yards targets, no bipod, no rest, just laying prone with a 4X scope...

 

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Here is one of my 100 yards targets, no bipod, no rest, just laying prone with a 4X scope...

That's ALL I need! I'll be ordering the 69ers from wideners and some BLC and load them up!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks again Guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reason I asked about the 69grn PRVI's is they(factory) shot better I'm sure I could get the 75's to shoot just want to start with what shot good as per factory stuff, 5 shoot group at 100yrds below with my girl!!!!!

 

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Very nice rifle and target! :)

Here is another ten rounds at 100 yards with no support...



The target did not suffer a slow agonizing demise during this test, it died instantly!!! :mrgreen:
 

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Very nice rifle and target! :)

Here is another ten rounds at 100 yards with no support...


The target did not suffer a slow agonizing demise during this test, it died instantly!!! :mrgreen:
GREAT group Guy! Which bullets you shot this group with, and what load did you use with the 70grn Barnes TSX's?
 

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Those were the 75 grain Prvi bullets in front of 25.0 grains of BLC-2.

I used 25.0 grains of BLC-2 behind the Barnes 70 grain solid copper TSX bullets too, no signs of any pressure at all. Will work up this load to 25.5 grains of BLC-2, the Barnes TSX apparently has less surface area against the rifling in the bore due to the deep lands cut into the bullet shank and therefore can take a little more powder.

The Barnes 70 grain TSX is just so damn long, I don't want to compress the powder while seating this huge bullet down.
 

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My SIGS and my reloads all shoot much better than I do..... :shock:

 

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SkyPup said:
Those were the 75 grain Prvi bullets in front of 25.0 grains of BLC-2.

I used 25.0 grains of BLC-2 behind the Barnes 70 grain solid copper TSX bullets too, no signs of any pressure at all. Will work up this load to 25.5 grains of BLC-2, the Barnes TSX apparently has less surface area against the rifling in the bore due to the deep lands cut into the bullet shank and therefore can take a little more powder.

The Barnes 70 grain TSX is just so damn long, I don't want to compress the powder while seating this huge bullet down.
AWESOME!!!!! As per the Barnes did you get groups as such above?
 

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I don't have any photos of my Barnes targets to post but I can assure you the hogs I shot with them dropped dead in their tracks, the Barnes 70 grain TSX basically shoots to the same POI.
 
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