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Discussion in 'Lever Action' started by jd45, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. jd45

    jd45 New Member

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    Hello to all. I'm taking my .35 Rem rifle to Bristol, WI this Sunday to zero it at 200yds. Using handloads with 180gr Speer Hotcore Flatpoint bullets; 42.0grs AA2460; Rem cases; & CCI-SPEER BR-2 primers for 2400fps @ the muzzle, (24"bbl) . Should be interesting, to say the least. Hope everyone gets their deer this season. jd45
     
  2. Hyphenated

    Hyphenated Well-Known Member

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    I've heard good things about the Speer 180 and they shoot good in my rifle. However, I have never had a deer show up when carrying my 35rem. BTW...my 35rem is also a 24" barrel 'A' model. Good luck this Sunday.
     

  3. jd45

    jd45 New Member

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    36A Range Visit

    Hyphenated, thanx for the encouragement. BTW, regarding my load, Johan Loubser, the Accurate Arms ballistian, advised me to stay at or below 42.0grs with this powder, which I intend to heed. The pressure will be in the low 40,000 range but the gun is strong enough to handle it, so he says, & I believe him.Their AA2520 works better for heavier, (such as 200; 220) bullets. I called CCI-Speer to ask about bullet drop beyond 200yds, & the Tech said 6" low @ 250 with a 200yd zero @ this MV. So once I'm zeroed, I've got a kill zone point-blank all the way out to 250yd gun. I'm certainly not expecting a shot at a deer that long, but it'll be comforting to know it has the capability if I can hold it steady enough. Good Hunting! jd45