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RL357Mag 07-26-2009 09:17 PM

Ancient Components Test
 
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Having found a bunch of boxes of old, old bullets in my garage, I loaded up some hunting ammo and went to my range for some testing. The bullets were given to me many years ago from a friend whose uncle died and was heavy into reloading. At the time my friend wasn not into reloading so he gave me 1000 rds. of various boxes of Herter's Bullets, CCI primers, and ancient brass... I wanted to see how accurate these bullets would be for hunting with my DPMS LR308, so I loaded 20 rds. of 168gr Soft Point Herters bullets( the pic shows a box of 125 HP) over 45.5 gr. of Varget using Winchester Super Speed Silver Tip brass and old CCI Large rifle primers. All components except the powder were at least 40 years old. Range was 100 yds. with a scoped DPMS Panther LR308 AR. I was shaking like a leaf today for some reason and couldn't make the groups I would have liked, but the technology of days gone by was certainly sufficient for accurate hits on game.

skullcrusher 07-26-2009 10:08 PM

Excellent, RL. Just goes to show, don't throw away or scrap out those old bullets. :)

RL357Mag 07-26-2009 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by skullcrusher (Post 134737)
Excellent, RL. Just goes to show, don't throw away or scrap out those old bullets. :)


Ain't that the truth! I have about 10,000 primers left and over (600) .308 Herters bullets, and (600) Remington 100 gr. 6.5mm's. Problem is I used all the 168gr soft points over the years for target practice and only have the 125gr. HP's left...my gun has a 1:10 twist and probably won't shoot the 125's very accurately..:( I even found several hundred brand new empty Remington and "Revelation" .308 brass cases in very old boxes..

skullcrusher 07-26-2009 10:44 PM

Best thing I ever found was an old box of spinner blades and wire for making lures. I'm never that lucky. :D

RL357Mag 07-26-2009 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by skullcrusher (Post 134749)
Best thing I ever found was an old box of spinner blades and wire for making lures. I'm never that lucky. :D

Those blades and wire may be worth more than you think. People collect stuff like that. Some old lures are worth as much as a new AR!

CA357 07-26-2009 11:04 PM

Cool beans. :D


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