Took that combo out today even though it was 92 friggin degrees! Had one heck of a rain storm yesterday which flooded the drive way and washed all kinds of debris into the gravel, but i felt like shooting today and just about killed myself with the intense heat and then add into the moisture in the air due to the soaked ground.
I got up to my shooting table and felt like my heart was about to burst out of my chest. This kind of weather really affects my breathing, slight case of asthma and i don't carry anything on me so i deal with it LOL.
But anyway, i used my new Optima with both 100 and 150gr charges IMR White Hots, Winchester W209 primers, 250gr Powerbelt Aerolites and the results were pretty darn fantastic for pellets.
I did swab between shots as the crud ring is still there and everything worked just fine.
The 150gr load actually grouped a bit tighter that the 100gr load.
The only darn place that had cool shade was under the side of my truck. I only did this after i fired 3 shots and then went to check the target.
Top 3 shots are with 150gr IMR White Hots, The bottom 3 are with 100gr IMR White Hots. 250gr Powerbelt Aerolites.
Great accuracy but swabbing still [censored].