First of all, I spent a good part of Friday loading up these 100 rounds so I could take them to the range on Saturday. I measured every thing down to a gnats ass. Look real hard and you’ll see the tweezers. (A granule of Varget weighs about 0.02 grains.)
I loaded up 100 rounds starting at 25.0 gr up to 26.8 gr, at 0.2 gr increments. I wanted to start at the higher end and push these bullets pretty fast. I loaded 10 of each weight so I could shoot 5 with the chronograph and 5 without.
Yes, that's my kitchen table. It was cold in the garage on Friday.
Got out to the range about 12:30 Saturday afternoon. It turned out a great day, 68 degrees, low humidity, a good bit of wind but it was coming from directly behind me, so not much to worry about. It was just a beautiful day.
How do you like my tactical moving blanket?
I started out shooting the first round with the Magnetospeed on the barrel. This is my first time to use it. I had a little bit of a learning curve, but it was easy.
I started out getting terrible groups. I’m thinking the Magnetospeed was really screwing with the barrel's harmonics, however, I've seen people shoot little bitty groups with their Magnetospeed hanging on their barrel.
I finished up the first round of 50 and was not very happy at all. I'm thinking these bullets really suck, and everybody on the internet was lying, and this Magnetospeed is not all it's cracked up to be.
I finally got through all 50 of those rounds and could finally take the chronograph off the barrel and start shooting some decent groups. Wrong.
I started shooting the second round of 50, and these groups sucked as bad as the first groups. I'm thinking these bullets REALLY suck, because I'm NOT this bad of a shot. So when I was almost through with this round, I was tired of my rifle shooting low and right. I reached up to adjust the windage, and nothing. The turret turned, but no clicks. It just turned smoothly. The elevation was fine, but the windage was not operating properly. It was then I realized I've been my scope had taken a dump on me, and I was fighting a broken scope all day. I was not happy. I just wasted two the better part of to days. It was a pretty frustrating day at the range.
So...I have noting good (or bad) to report about Bob's Bullets. I did get some good information from the chronograph though (I think). I don't know enough about the numbers to say if they are good or bad. It looks like though, the faster I pushed them the better they got.
Maybe somebody (Greg) can help me interpret the numbers.
Here are the numbers I recorded in my book. In each column I have the speed of each of five rounds. The column next to it is the Average speed, the max speed, the min speed, the SD and the ES of each group.
Notice the numbers under 26.8 gr. I think I have a winner in that group, I just need a scope to prove it.
I guess I now have to screw around and send my scope to Vortex and get them to repair it. I need to get it done pretty quick. This scope is what I was going to put on my 6.5 Creedmoor bolt gun that I have ordered. I'm expecting (hoping) to get an invoice before Christmas.
Has anybody dealt with Vortex's customer service? I'm hoping it's pretty painless.
I also realized that I really need a better trigger on my rifle. I have an ACT ALG on it, and it just ain't cutting it.
Well, that's my write-up. Not much info. I'll load up another round to test and wait to get my scope back from CS.
In the mean time, Greg said he just got a shipment of Bob's Bullets in. I'll wait to see what he has to report about them. I bet it's gonna be good.
Thanks for the help guys.