Ridgeline FFT 280ai w/Berger 168

JD Jones

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Figured I’d x-post and share some real life experiences on a fairly new rifle to market

Range report 20220723
Temps: 85*
Wind: zero
Ten round ladder
Peterson Virgin brass, neck tension set with .283 mandrel, chamfered and de-burred
Powder charge: RL26 @ 61.2-63 grains in .2 increments.
Projectile: Berger 168 vld hunting
Primer: CCI BR2
COAL 3.330
CBTO 2.535

61.2 - 2947
61.4 - 2969
61.6 - 2989
61.8 - 3023
62 - 3012
62.2 - 3012
62.4 - 3020
62.6 - 3030
62.8 - 3037
63 - 3079 slight ejector mark

I was very impressed (shocked) at the velocities I was seeing today. Other than the 63gr load there seems to be no pressure signs. These charges are what I got speaking with Berger. Looks like at max I was ~120 fps faster which seems very high to me considering I’m also shooting a barrel 22” v. Their 24” test barrel.
 
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