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    Posted: October 12 2020 at 12:04pm
I have a table reserved at the range for Wednesday.  I will be testing my Custom No4 chambered for the 7.62x51mm NATO cartridge.

 The bullet being tested is the Norma 180grn Vulkan. The test loads are as such.
Powder: Norma 202  Minimum charge weight of 39.0grns 
Bullet: .308 180grn Norma Vulkan  Case Winchester 
Primer WLRM  Bullet seating depth 0.450" and a C.O.L. 2.705"

The rifle being tested used to be my 45ACP converted rifle. It has been converted back to a more conventional hunting rig and will be kept as such. The scope mount,base and rings are Parker Hale with RALS3 low profile scope rings used in conjunction with a Nikko Stirling 4-12×50  AO IR MD Mountmaster for optics.  This will be my only hunting cartridge and as such, I will keep it as reliable and accurate as possible.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 12 2020 at 12:31pm
looks like a good set up!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Shamu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 12 2020 at 12:55pm
Nice. Thats very low mounted.
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I have plans to add an old Remington front and rear sight set to it in the near future as well. 
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Classic look.
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Very interesting projectile profile! I like the concept. Looking forward to your report on the testing.
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I have no doubt that they will do as they are designed to do. My concerns rest within the rifle itself. 
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looks like it will do what is needed 
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Looks like a great setup. Good luck hunting.
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i always heard that the lower mount was what you sought to achieve , ive not run out of travel on any of my scopes but i heard that could be an issue with too high a mount 
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It helps me with a constant cheek weld having the scope mounted as low as possible. 
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Looks good Goosic!
I used the Vulcans in the 6.5  x 55 for many years and it is an excellent bullet.
Please share your results when you try it out.
Velocity appears V similar to .303 with the Norma  202.
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