243 Outdoors


223 Rem; Ramshot TAC and Hornady 68g BTHP Match

Looks like it’s time for another post.  Today’s topic is the Hornady 68g BTHP Match Bullet loaded with Ramshot TAC.  This powder has been on my radar for some time, but I have never seen it locally.  Recently I ordered a rather large powder order (12lbs) from Graf’s and made sure to include it.  My […]

SWFA SS 16×42 30mm Rifle Scope

This is a quick look at my new (to me) rifle scope I received today.  One of the problems that I have run into lately is more rifles than scopes.  I am constantly swapping scopes and moving them rifle to rifle.  As most of you know I am a huge fan of Sightron scopes and […]

Chicowize Goes 1000 Yards

Chico working the Ruger American Predator 6.5 Creedmoor and T/C Compass 308 at the 1000 yard Range, at Dead Zero Shooting Park in Spencer, TN. This is a combination of my video and Tread's video. I think it turned out great.
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Dead Zero Shooting Park

Day one of our Georgia Shooting Connection / TheReloadersNetwork meet up at Dead Zero Shooting Park in Spencer, TN. This was the first time many of us meet face to face. The range treated us like royalty. Top notch facility that will keep getting better over time. Many, many rounds were sent down range that day.
Ruger Precision Rimfire 22LR 400 Yards

Ruger Precision Rimfire 22LR 400 Yards

In today’s video, I am taking my new Ruger Precision Rimfire out to 400 yards. This is the second outing with it. Using the Federal Auto Match dialed to 70 MOA or so. The Eley Club is much more consistent, but I am conserving the few boxes I have, and the Auto Match has a […]
KODAK Digital Still Camera

308 Win; Hornady 168g Match with Accurate 2230

Just a quick post today.  This will be the last 308 post for now. This will conclude all the powder that I have, that will work for 308.  I recently picked up some Accurate 2230.  This is my go to powder for 223 using the Hornady 68g BTHP Match bullets.  Going off the Accurate’s load […]

More Testing with Reloder 15 in 308

Today’s post continues off the last one.  Click this link to see it.  308 T/C Compass 168g Hornady Match with IMR4895 and Reloder 15.  I determined in the last post the charge of 43.3g of RL-15 was the one I wanted to explore a little more.  This group produced a .774″ group at 100 yards […]

This Compass Will Shoot!!!

I have had a blast this past week with my Compass.  This rifle is really impressing me.  However it is a challenging rifle, and I like that.  Two issues that I have dealt with are barrel harmonics and barrel heat.  I have found during load development, a good group is almost always followed by a […]

Illinois Counties Take A Stand

This past Monday Night, I attended a Town Hall Meeting in my home county of Wayne, in Illinois.  These types of meetings have taken place all over the state in response to the proposed anti-gun legislation coming out of Springfield.

The T/C Compass is Back!!!

My journey to obtain a 308 has been a long difficult road.  Back in the fall, I stumbled across Ocean374‘s deal on a Thompson Center Compass from Kentucky Gun Company.  They had a smoking deal, along with a factory rebate, making this rifle $225 in my hands.  I picked up a SWFA fixed 20 power […]
MagnetoSpeed Sporter Chronograph

MagnetoSpeed Sporter Chronograph

Playing around today with the Magnetospeed Chronograph. I recently picked this up on sale at Midway. So far I am very impressed with it. In today's video I am working on a Satterlee load development for my Ruger American in 6.5 Creedmoor using some Starline Brass and some 147g ELD's. I even take a few shots with the 460 Weatherby Magnum for a torture test.