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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-14-2011, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Hornady PA Concials and group sizes

I would like to see what kind of groups sizes some of you are getting at 75 yard ranges with the Hornady PA concial .50 240 grain ball-ets. State your rifle, powder charge, twist rates and whatever else you may think might be relative.

I have a little TC PA Hunter carbine that I have not used in quite a few years; I bought some PA conicals to test out but have not got out yet. I am hoping they shoot alright; I know I shot them years ago but can't remember them as being real accurate. I do remember paper patching some of them as an experiment to see if it would tighten them up in the bore. I always have been afraid of them slipping off the charge.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-15-2011, 05:10 PM
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Re: Hornady PA Concials and group sizes

Lyman GPR, 80gr FFg, 1-2" off the hood of a Jeep wrangler at 50 yards. Off-hand at 75 yards, hitting a soda can isn't real tough to do.

The GPR has a twist of 1:60 or 1:66, I believe. Set up for PRB, for sure.
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Re: Hornady PA Concials and group sizes

I would like to hear what you all think of this bullet? Does not one shoot it?

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Re: Hornady PA Concials and group sizes

Pa hunter and 85 gr of shockey's gold...clover leaf groups at 75 yards. Lyman GPR...same load...same groups. Deer at 125 yards is in a whole bunch of trouble but I like em 75 and under.

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Re: Hornady PA Concials and group sizes

Clover leaf with a Lyman deerstalker (1:48) at 50 yds with pa conical 240g, 80g ff. pie plate size At 100 yds......... Best my eyes could do with open sights.
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Re: Hornady PA Concials and group sizes

My buddy & I both shoot PA hunters, his is older without the "QA" or whatever they call the newer ones that are not rifled at the muzzle. We zero & practice with plain Hornady patched [censored] & 80gr of FFFg till we're good, and then put 1 or 2 conicals through them. The conicals seem to shoot at least as well as the patched [censored] and are better bullets to hunt with. My rifle has a peep sight so it seems to give tighter groups than the other one, and 2" at 75 yards is a dead deer every time. Worried about the bullet slipping off the charge? It's possible, but I always ramrod the load one last time when I sit down, or climb up, or wherever I'm hunting. Good luck!

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Re: Hornady PA Concials and group sizes

Used them for quite a while. I like them. Use 85gr.fff in a Lyman deerstalker. Get under 2" @75.

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Re: Hornady PA Concials and group sizes

I have been using the Hornady's or the Buffalo Ballet's for the last 5 years. Both shoot the same and are excellent. (50 Caliber from a Green Mt. barrel)

I've never had one "slide away" from the powder charge even though you think they would because of how easy they are to load.

I do put a T\C bore button between the conical and the powder charge just to keep any bore butter from "leaching" into the powder charge. I don't know if that could actually happen.,....but that's what I do. Besides, shooting it with a bore button seems to keep the bore less fouled for the next loading.

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