Lets talk about long range with powder coated cast bullets.

Have you ever wanted to see if your powder coated cast bullets could be used at long-range? Well we wondered the same thing so we set out to try some powder coated bullets at 1000 yards from a Remington 700 chambered in 7 mm rem mag. Step one was to work up a load that could give us our best chances with both accuracy and velocity that we feel is needed for getting a hit at 1000 yards. Luckily Steve had a 7mm NEI mold that would drop a 162gr gas checked cast bullet that we figured would be up to the task and he set to work casting them up powder coating them in red powder coat with a copper gas check.

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We tried two different powders that we thought would be fun for this project, IMR4831 and Retumbo. We were able to get some pretty impressive velocities from the Retumbo With an average velocity of 3177fps, but the groups opened up a bit more than we would like and the SD of 26 was higher than we would have liked.

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Luckily we got what we were looking for with the 60 grains of IMR4831. This load gave us a velocity of 2735fps and a SD of 1. It also gave us pretty consistent 1moa groups or less at one hundred yards.

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Next we shot out to 500 yards with this new load and had really promising results with multiple consecutive hits on steel. Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures or video of that testing so you will just have to take my word for it. So what seemed like the next logical step for the Zombie Head Hunters to take? Well our 1000 Yard zombie challenge of course!!! We had to deal with some tricky wind but we were pretty pleased with the results. Please enjoy the video.

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