.300 Win. Mag., Bellm muzzle brake, 100 yards.|
Hornady 180 grain SST. H1000 powder and Rem LRM primers.
|.223 Rem. Bergara barrel.|
|This is three shots at 100 yards
with 70 gr Nosler BT and Varget powder. J.F.
Bergara .45 cal. fluted stainless steel muzzle loader
|Photo courtesy of Steve Myers|
Here is a 100yd group with your .45 Bergara barrel on my Pro Hunter. 100gr Blackhorn 209, Fed209A primer, 200gr Hornady SST in a light blue Harvester sabot. I love this barrel.
This barrel is getting boring!!! This 100yd group was from this morning with Barnes 195gr MZ's in a Harvester smooth sabot, 100gr BH209 and Noble 686 primers.
|.50 cal. Bergara Muzzle Loader, 200 yards.|
I have been working up loads for the .50 cal Bergara muzzleloader barrel that I purchased from you for my TC Encore. All I can say is WOW !!!
I have shot NRA competitive High power rifle competition for the past 25 years. I'm a distinguished rifleman and hold a NRA High Master classification so accuracy is very important to me but I never dreamed my muzzleloader would be cape able of producing groups like this at 200 yds!
I have been working with 250 gr Shockwave Bullets and T7 power for about a week now. Although the barrel has been producing respective size groups at 200 yds, I'm always looking for improvement.
Today I headed to the range with some 209 Black Horn and 250 gr Barnes TMZ,s. I will let the group speak for its self.
Thanks for for the awesome barrel!!
|.308 Win., 24"
8 shots, 100 yards, 168 gr. Sierra Match King bullets
|Photo courtesy of Doug Mullen|
Got my 270 Winchester barrel today and mounted my 3-9 scope and installed the 1X oversize hingepin. Did a quick headspace check and looked like it was 0.005 or less with the factory ammo I bought, so I went to try it out. To say that I am happy would be an understatement. The gun performed awesome and you can see the evidence in the poor picture I attached. Yep that is a dime. I was just using factory Winchester ammo at 100yds on sandbags. The Federals I shot did not group quite as well, but seemed to be seated in further than the Winchester ammo. I can't wait to reload some ammo and see if it does even better. I would not consider myself a very skilled shooter, yet I got good results. Thanks for all your help, information and quality products.
|.270 Win. 28" fluted|
Just had to send you this. Got to take the new .223 Bergara out today. Put the new NcStar 6x24x50 on it. I had purchased new Winchester brass for it which I loaded with some BLC-2 and 50gr Hornady V-Max bullets. The brass was a little small so I had more headspace than needed but what the heck, it's a nice day to go make loud noises and expand some brass and start breaking in a new barrel. I used the 50 yard hill to make it easy to find the target with the new scope and it took a couple of shots to get on the paper and then a few more noodling the scope in. So here's shots 12 - 16 out of this brand new barrel with no load development, just pick some powder and go.
|So, thinking this must have been just dumb luck, I fired another 5. Here's shots 17 - 21.
There is just the slightest trace of copper in the barrel. I am tickled!
|Out of the box "before" tests with .222 Rem. barrel prior to rechambering to .225 Win. Imp.
.222 Rem. 26" stainless Bergara "full contour" barrel
|Part 2 of "before" tests by Nick|
|Terry's "Before" test of .223 Bergara barrel prior to rechambering to .225 Win. Imp.|
|Terry's Encore with factory stock .223
Rem. 26" "full contour" stainless Bergara barrel
Diamond aiming points are 1/2"
|"Bug Hole" group after rechambering to .225 Win. Imp.|
|Photo courtesy Christian Guntert|
It would be overly optimistic to expect every group to be like this, but this rechambered Bergara barrel is a shooter!
|CVA Electra"Well Mike, I have shot all types of muzzleloaders for 30 years and none of them except this Electra can do this consistantly. I used 2 Triple 7 Magnum pellets and Barnes 250G Tmx Spitfire bullets.. Everything you said was true." F.G.|
|.223 Rem. blued, 24"|
Data for the two targets above and below:
CCI BR4 match small rifle primers
Group 2 was 24 grains
Group 3 (smallest) was 24.5 grains
Nosler 55 grain Solid Base Ballistic Tip loaded to within 0.001" of lands
Target at 100 yards
Ambient Temperature of 35 degrees, wind less than 5mph