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28 Nosler range report

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December 27, 2015, 06:17 PM
40xmike
28 Nosler range report
Got the 28 Nosler out to the range for barrel break in on Saturday.
Ran some starting loads with Re33 and Retumbo. Groups were decent running right around 5/8" cleaning between shots.

Reloaded that brass (15 rounds) back up with Retumbo starting a grain more than the loads fired during break in. Went in .5 gr. increments in batches of five.


Three shots at 100 yards.

She's showing signs that she wants to shoot Big Grin

This load chrono'd at 2725 fps. Todays highest load of Retumbo grouped right at .600" with two shots going into the same hole at 2775 fps. Still zero signs of pressure so we will keep going from there. 2800 fps + with the 195 gr Berger should be no problem without running it too hard.



Still working on figuring out the grip on this one. It's a bit more spunky than my 6.5-.284. It does seem to prefer a firm grip.

Next time out I'll run some more Re33 through it and see what we get?

-Mike

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December 27, 2015, 06:27 PM
blueavenger
looks like a good start!
December 27, 2015, 06:29 PM
Rog (Buttermilk421)
Fantastic, Mike! Sure looks good to me!

Now, you're making me want to build a 28 Nosler...


Regards,
Rog (Buttermilk421)


December 27, 2015, 06:43 PM
nmhunter
Very good!! I like the fireworks picture
Nmhunter
December 27, 2015, 07:21 PM
rickiesrevenge
I'm sure it makes the 6.5x284 seem like a pussy cat Smile I bet you get a lot more speed from the RL33. Haven't played with it a lot in my dakotas but when I did I got a lot higher numbers. You can use quite a bit more RL33 than retumbo with everything else being the same.

Aaron
December 27, 2015, 10:55 PM
Leupold Man
The action shot is really cool! Congrats and thanks for sharing.


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December 29, 2015, 01:47 AM
50bmg
Kick ***. That's movin! And room to grow!
December 29, 2015, 01:50 AM
Da-Law-Dawg
Awesome!
December 29, 2015, 02:52 AM
Duffy
Ohhhh lookin good! That baby should really clean off the shootin bench and/or the firing line! laugh


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December 29, 2015, 09:05 AM
semperfi
Looking good Mike!



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December 29, 2015, 09:21 AM
semperfi
What velocities were you getting with the Dakota?



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December 29, 2015, 09:40 AM
40xmike
quote:
Originally posted by semperfi:
What velocities were you getting with the Dakota?



Sonny


Sonny,
I haven't had a 7mm Dakota.
I know that Aaron (rickiesrevenge) has ran the 195's out of his Dakota.
Maybe he will chime in here with an answer to that thumbup

-Mike
December 29, 2015, 09:52 AM
semperfi
Ok,thanks. Thought you had one.
nuts My bad.



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December 29, 2015, 02:58 PM
rickiesrevenge
Sonny,
My load with Retumbo and 195s is in the mid 2700's. Didn't play with RL33 and the 195's yet but based on my loads with 180's I bet its faster....


Aaron
December 29, 2015, 03:26 PM
semperfi
Thanks! thumbup



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December 29, 2015, 05:27 PM
TXBRASS
That is a beast, pure and simple... Can't wait to shoot her!


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December 30, 2015, 04:36 PM
mstem54
Just wondering how long the barrel will last? But I love the fireworks show!!!!!!!!!!


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December 30, 2015, 05:29 PM
Iowa Fox
I'm gonna buy a football helmet for the MOA shoot.
December 31, 2015, 12:19 AM
rickiesrevenge
quote:
Originally posted by mstem54:
Just wondering how long the barrel will last? But I love the fireworks show!!!!!!!!!!


I've got a 7mm Dakota that I've been prairie doggin' with several times. I've shot it with several 30-40 shot strings fired in a short time. Its got around 700 rounds on it now and it still shoots. It its used for hunting big game and shooting targets where you don't need to shoot rapid strings of fire I think it will go a long time.

Aaron
December 31, 2015, 11:12 AM
Ernie
Can't wait to see it run.


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January 01, 2016, 06:35 PM
tgp
It looks like a winner for sure!! 2800+ with 195 grainers should make for a very loooooooooooong distance shooter! Big Grin

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January 01, 2016, 07:59 PM
blueavenger
Nice, have not been home enough to crony the 7stw yet, but now I have a number to compare it to.
January 02, 2016, 05:55 PM
BLASERMAN
How's the recoil with at brake
January 02, 2016, 10:25 PM
40xmike
quote:
Originally posted by BLASERMAN:
How's the recoil with at brake


Recoil is enough that you need to back off from the scope to the point that you don't have a full field of view.
The gun comes back a good 4" at the shot.

-Mike
January 11, 2016, 12:32 PM
BLASERMAN
What scope are you using
January 11, 2016, 01:10 PM
40xmike
quote:
Originally posted by BLASERMAN:
What scope are you using


For now I have my Vortex PST FFP 4-16 with the MOAR reticle. I has a small window box. It will be getting replaced soon with a scope that has more on the top end.

-Mike
January 11, 2016, 01:18 PM
Ernie
quote:
Originally posted by 40xmike:
quote:
Originally posted by BLASERMAN:
What scope are you using


For now I have my Vortex PST FFP 4-16 with the MOAR reticle. I has a small window box. It will be getting replaced soon with a scope that has more on the top end.

-Mike


Which will be??????????????????


Ernie (xphunter) "The Un-Tactical"
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January 11, 2016, 04:20 PM
40xmike
quote:
Originally posted by Ernie:
quote:
Originally posted by 40xmike:
quote:
Originally posted by BLASERMAN:
What scope are you using


For now I have my Vortex PST FFP 4-16 with the MOAR reticle. I has a small window box. It will be getting replaced soon with a scope that has more on the top end.

-Mike


Which will be??????????????????


Ernie,
I'm looking at the Burris XTR II 5-25 x 50, the Leupold MK4 8.5-25 x 50 and possibly the NF SHV 5-20 x 56. My son has the SHV 5-20 and it has been a winner so far on his XP. I just wish it had more on the top end.
Any suggestions or opinion of these scopes or something else in their price range that I may be overlooking????

Thanks,
-Mike
January 11, 2016, 05:10 PM
Magnum Mike
Personally, you can't go wrong with the Mk4, imho. I've been very impressed with its light gathering and non-critical eye relief. A lot of value for the $.


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January 11, 2016, 06:31 PM
Ernie
The XTR-II 5-25 with the SCR MOA reticle would be my top choice of what you mentioned.


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January 13, 2016, 03:32 PM
Ernie
What are you going to go with?


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January 13, 2016, 03:43 PM
40xmike
quote:
Originally posted by Ernie:
What are you going to go with?


Ernie,
I'm still undecided at this point. paperbag
It won't happen until I get back from my hunt in Texas. The Vortex will work fine for that Big Grin

-Mike