310 cadet load for longer range

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310 cadet load for longer range

Hayboy
O/R
Joined: 30 Jan 2016, 08:01

02 Aug 2017, 12:43 #1

Hi all, I shoot my .310 cadet on our club indoor range at 20-25m. For this I load with the standard charge of 4.2 grains of Unique, behind a 120 grain heeled bullet.
I am going down to Bisley later this month on Short Siberia at 200 yards - will this load need any tweaking or should it be sufficient?
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tjshooter
Sergeant Major
Joined: 05 Apr 2003, 05:11

02 Aug 2017, 14:40 #2

Hayboy
For myself I use the same load at 25 out to 200yd. what meeting are you going to? I do not use Unique but I know that is a reliable load so why change it. After all .22rf ammo works out to 400yd same load as at 25yd.


Good shooting TJ.
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Hayboy
O/R
Joined: 30 Jan 2016, 08:01

03 Aug 2017, 07:34 #3

hi TJ,
Thanks for the reply. I was planning on keeping it the same, possibly upping it a tad to 4.5 gr maybe, nothing major.
However, I thought I'd ask in case anyone has any useful tips!

It's not a meeting - the NRA run guest days so I'm taking a friend down as it is an ideal oppurtunity to get on and try out some stuff at 200 yards, which is no easy thing these days at Bisley.
I want to test out the Cadet at 200 first, and if I am happy with the results, we have a club shoot at 300 in September which I would like to shoot it at.
I'd like to see the reaction from some of the other members with their shiny, stainless and plastic modern implements with fancy bipods, zimmer-frames, telescopic sights,etc....and then I set up with just my 'kid's pop gun'!!
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tjshooter
Sergeant Major
Joined: 05 Apr 2003, 05:11

03 Aug 2017, 07:46 #4

Hayboy
I agree there is a sense of satisfaction in showing well even if not winning with good old Steel and walnut against all the modern stuff. However they are shooters too so not knocking them at all.More that shoot the better.


Enjoy and try out some of the Classic comps at Bisley  TJ.
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Fred.britishmilitariaforums
Veteran of the Regiment
Joined: 03 Jul 2008, 19:22

04 Aug 2017, 12:44 #5

I used my Cadet in the first ever long range gallery rifle comp at Bisley---I think it was in 1999. We shot standing at 100yds, kneeling or sitting at 200yds and prone at 300yds. We had about 30 competitors, most of them were using Marlins in 44 mag with very expensive and ---to me-- intimidating telescopic sights. Using the 4.2 grn of Unique load with standard BSA open sights, I came eighth. I have since added a BSA no8 sight. The load shot true to the markings on the excellent open rear sight.Fred
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