Nosler M48 TGR First Range Report - It's a shooter

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by bullet, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. bullet

    bullet New Member

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    Started my load work this morning for identifying a hunting load in the 140gr weight. Think I have one for this weight bullet. 140gr Accubond, Nosler brass, Fed 210 pirmer, W760, loaded with a Lee die.

    First a few more pictures of the M48 TGR
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    Three shot group at 2803fps
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    I am really turned on by this rifle. All the targets I shot today using 140gr Accubond, 130gr Speer and 145gr Speer were all under an inch, also using these powders today, W760, Rl-17, H414, Bl-C2. I got 3077fps with the 130gr bullets using RL-17 and 2928fps using the 145gr Speer and RL-17 but accuracy was barely under an inch and extreme spread and deviation was unacceptable. All in all a very good day with lots more fun to be had with load work, but since I am so hard pressed for time, the 140gr Accubond will be used this season for my hunting.

    I still have other bullets and powders that will be tested during the winter months from the end of January to May. The rifle shoots anything I put in it so this rifle will also let me be very picky about what loads I will accept.
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2011
  2. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    Wow, it's kind of hard to argue with perfection.

    I may be so lucky some day.

    I especially like the synthetic stock, a very nice

    look contrasted against the barrel finish.
     

  3. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i told you would end up with it looking like one hole! very nice group from a very nice looking rifle. that is some shooting to be proud of. i have a 7mm-08 and really like the caliber myself and has become one of my favorites.
     
  4. Wambli

    Wambli New Member

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    The right tool in the right hands is always awesome to behold.
     
  5. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    Very very nice shootin'! Like therewolf mentioned, I too really like the contrast of the stock and the barrel.
     
  6. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    Good looking rifle,and some good shooting.
     
  7. bullet

    bullet New Member

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    Thanks guys, this is really a lot of fun working with this rifle. It certainly is what Nosler said it should be.