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My Hart barrel (1-18 twist) chambered with a Robinnet reamer, zero freebore and .330 neck should be done in a couple weeks and now I need bullets.
I have e-mailed Randy but apparently there is a long wait.
Has anyone tried the Speer TNT 125 gr or any other readily available bullets that work well in this config?
Any and all advice is appreciated,
Thanks in advance.
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I use the TNT in a 17 twist with excellent results. 59 clicks of H4198 is a reltively mild load and will almost shoot with the customs. I don't think they are quite "Match Quality", but for practice or varmints I think they are hard to beat. I've had no luck with Randy's 10 ogive bullets in this configuation but 7 ogives work well.
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Try the Berger 110 grain 30 caliber match bullets from Extreme Accuracy.com..available at $22 per box (100).Good prices and a very good bullet out of the 18 twist barrel...I have shot many sub .200 inch groups with 34 grains of H4198...
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If you can't wait for Randy Robinett's BIBS,
Allie Euber makes 30-cal match bullets for the 30BR now, as does Ronnie Cheek, and Brady Knight. All excellent choices.
No. Orwell Road
Orwell, VT 05760
Phone: (802) 948-2621
The Eubers have done very well in competition lately.
5002 Meadow Drive
Abilene TX 79606
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There is someone in Wisconsin that bought Guy Chism's dies that is selling bullets now. Problem is, I don't know the name!
When Chism made his bullets, they were hard to beat. Can someone post the name of who is making his bullets?
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This is from Benchrest Central:
"Ten X bullets are excellent call Dick Baeir 920-410-3400.These are the bullets made with Guy Chism's bullet dies.Usually fast delivery time.They make a great 120gr. bullet on either .925 or 1" jackets.
Rock Creek Barrels"
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Wow guys, Thanks for the great info, I believe I can find some bullets fast. Now I just need to figure out what to start with.
I am thinking of getting 1.00" 118gr with a 10 ogive. I would hate to buy a bunch and them not produce.
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I regret not being able to meet your time-line needs. However, as pointed out here, there are many very good bullets available.
During our correspondence, I hope that I pointed out that, for the Hart 1:18", you will probably be much happier using bullets based upon the .925" long jacket; the Hart barrels run closer the 18.5" twist.For the bullets based upon the 1.00" long jacket, a TRUE 1:18" or slightly faster is desirable - especially in winter(cold - like 10 Deg. F and less)and/or sea level conditions. At sea level, standard conditions (59 Deg. F, 50% Humidity, 29.95" Hg) a TRUE 1:18" twist barrel produces a gyroscopic stability factor(Sg) of about 1.43 for a FB bullet with an OAL of 1.04". With the 1.0" bullets, Sg via the 18.5 twist will probably be down around 1.2 - in summer conditions, not a train wreck, but you'll have to be a wind doping god to keep things "working" during conditions. Good shootin'! R.G.