Discovered Gifts

After conducting some ordnance gelatin testing with handgun ammunition today, (My buddy Vic came by and we were shooting the evil Black Talon ammo.) I realized I did not want to stop shooting. So, I worked up two new loads for my New Ultra Light Arms rifle in .30 Remington AR. The first was with Berger 155 gr. VLD Hunting Bullets using AA2200 powder. At 2600 fps I punched a 0.86 inch, five-shot group at 100 yards.

Just as cool was the practice/plinking load using Speer 110 gr. Deep Curl RN bullets. This load has hardly any recoil at all, put three shots into 0.65 inch and shot to the same 100 yard point of impact as the Bergers.

This has become the Gunwriter Assistant‘s favorite hunting rifle (Less than six pounds with scope – No wonder.) and he’ll likely use the Berger load the day after Christmas to put some deer meat in our freezer.

Sometimes you find your own little gifts.


About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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4 Responses to Discovered Gifts

  1. Brian Smith says:

    Sounds like you’re really liking the NULA 30 AR. Nice to have a rifle like that for your Gunwriter’s Assistant to carry. I might have to see if the Bergers will fit in the AR magazine. Never did get a great group using 150 gr Nosler Partitions. Hopefully I’ll find something that shoots close to the 110 VMax. Merry Christmas and hope you and your Assistant have a great hunt!

    • gunwriter says:

      They should work in an AR magazine, however, they often shoot better seated close to the lands. I’d give the 150 Accubond a try. At 30 Rem AR velocities its every bit as good as the Partitions and shot really well in my R15. Accurate 2200 is the key.

  2. Bob Moore says:

    PLEASE do an article about your ordinance gelatin testing with the Black Talon ammo!
    I’ve heard enough good comments about the Black Talons that I have chosen it as my preferred defensive ammo. I would love to see what it does to gelatin.

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