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SA Range Officer Ransom Rested

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by saread, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. saread

    saread Bothell, WA Member

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    Got out to the range today and put my RO in a Ransom Rest for some ammo trials. First up is some 200 gr hardball with 4.6 gr of Bullseye, not very awe inspiring:

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    Next up is something more inline with an actual target load, 200 LSWC with 3.8 gr Bullseye, a little more like what we're looking for:

    springer38.jpg

    Lastly, we change the previous load to 200 gr LSWC and 4.0 gr Bullseye, now we're talking something we can work with:

    springer40.jpg

    I'm going to drop in a new bushing and work up some other load combinations and we'll give this another try down the road. Not too bad for a sub $800 gun and definitely a good base gun.
     
  2. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member

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    That's what we want to see, big ragged holes in that paper!
     
  3. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Not bad for a production gun!!
     
  4. ron

    ron Vancouver, Washington Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I have used the load of 4 grains of Bullseye behind the 200 swc for many years. This is my target load with enough power to operate a 1911 without changing springs. I have used this load in falling plate matches and steel matches. What pistol are you using?
     
  5. saread

    saread Bothell, WA Member

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    Springfield Armory Range Officer. Stock - for now. Ransom Rest work was to baseline the gun to see how future mods come out.
     
  6. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    According to the boys in the "does anyone care about Glock" thread, your gun shouldn't feed a SWC bullet.:laugh:

    I've seen the Range Officer advertisements and thought it looked like it would be a good pistol. Sure looks like it shoots well.
     
  7. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Did the range hqve the rest of is it your own. I woould really like to bench test my pistol.
     
  8. saread

    saread Bothell, WA Member

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    Yes, it was at Kenmore. I don't know if you can get to use the rest if you're not a member. Doesn't hurt to ask though.
     
  9. olyshoots

    olyshoots Vancouver USA Member

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    Nice work there. Pretty good accuracy for the price. Not every production gun brand can do that.
     
  10. saread

    saread Bothell, WA Member

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    I did a little work to my RO and had some time for load development. Back to the ransom rest for some 5 shot groups at 25 yards. I shot the range of loads I had, and then repeated the process to be sure that the results were repeatable. The powder was Bullseye and the bullet was a 200 gr. LSWC. The results of the exercise are below:

    4.4 gr. Bullseye
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    4.2 gr. Bullseye
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    4.0 gr Bullseye
    40a.jpg 40b.jpg

    3.8 gr. Bullseye
    38a.jpg 38b.jpg

    3.6 gr. Bullseye
    36a.jpg 36b.jpg

    Looks like 3.6 gr. of Bullseye will work just fine for this gun.