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So I loaded up some LEE 155gr. G/C bullets.
17.0, 18.0, 18.5 and 19.0 gr. of IMR 4198
All loads cycled the action fine, which kind of surprised me with the lower end load.
Accuracy was not great though, about 2.5" at 50yds. average.
I do believe my horrid trigger played a big role in this, sights leave little to be desired as well.
Also I should have let barrel cool better between shots.
I will loading up some more to test in the next week or two.
Will see if I can smooth and lighten the trigger.
Will give the barrel a minute or two to cool between shots.
 

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I have the stock trigger and it's horrible. With enough dry fire you can usually find the spot before the hammer falls. Those are heavy bullets for the platform. Was the rifle from factory 26, the military factory, or somewhere else? Here are my first shots from mine at 50 steel cased TULA 123 grain FMJ on a bench over a sand bag. I have since worked on the trigger and made a few other changes like the Murry firing pin.
 

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Shot the 20.0 and 21.0 loads today.
Accuracy was under 2" @ 50yds.
Not bad for my eyes, I can't focus clearly the dot at 50yds., also my trigger is still horrible.
Fired some PMC after words and the cast shot better.
 
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