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Old September 14th, 2018, 02:15 AM #1
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Sighting in my Remington 700 ADL 30-06

As I have reported in the past year I have been trying to get as much accuracy out of this rifle as I could. I have been able to free float the barrel and that helped a lot. I tried the MagPul stock but that didn't seem to do much for me so I returned it.
I had been reloading my ammo using RL-15 but the Hornady manual said that Varget was the most accurate they tried. I finally decided to get a pound and try that powder. I loaded up a bunch of rounds and shot the rifle off a monopod last night. I wanted to shoot off a bench but I forgot to put the table I use for a bench into my car.
Still, I was impressed with how the rounds were hitting the target. I then tried a few rounds off a bipod I mounted on the rifle today and was still impressed. I decided to try to adjust the scope to zero the rifle at 100 yards off my bench. I was very close to bulls-eye then made one last adjustment and it couldn't have been closer to a perfect bulls-eye!
I'll try it again with the bipod tomorrow which is how I'll mostly try to use to hunt.
I didn't think the powder would make that much of a difference but this time it did.

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Old September 14th, 2018, 02:40 AM #2
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I'm not sure if this thread is posed in the form of a question ? If not, congratulations and a high five.

If seeking input on sighting , my default recomendations for rifles of This broad catagory is 1.5in high @ 100yds .
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Old September 17th, 2018, 12:24 PM #3
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Congratulations on getting the ADL to shoot!

Had one many years ago. Sold it, like a dummy.

I had very good results from W-748 and also one of the Hogdon powders. (Sorry. Don't remember exactly which one. Don't want to mis-quote and cause any problems with anyone's reloads.)


Sierra 165 gr GameKings shot very well out of that old ADL.

IF memory serves me, I was able to get 1-1/4" groups at 100 yards, off of sandbags, with a Leupold mount/rings and VXII scope.
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Old September 21st, 2018, 02:45 PM #4
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I've used primarily IMR 4064 in my .06 but also had a nice pet load out of my 700 BDL with 55.5 grains of Varget and a 125 grain Nosler BT. I'm glad you are pleased with your results. I think the .06 is a relatively forgiving cartridge to load for, just a bit of a thumper for me.
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