Back to the range subject, big thing was testing some handloads for the .338 using the Hornady FTX 200-graing bullet. Nice day for it; just a light breeze coming down the range. I had four loads: 43.0 grains IMR4895, five in Federal and five in Winchester cases, and 43.0 grains Varget, five Federal and five Winchester, all fired at 100 yards.
Best group: 4895 in Federal cases
Same load in a Winchester case
With Varget and Federal cases,
And 43.0 Varget in Winchester cases
Overall, it seems to like 4895 and Federal cases the best. Though with a 42.0 of 4895 load and the FTX bullet & Winchester cases I got a much tighter group; maybe the Winchester does better with the lighter load? That got 2297fps, a very slightly lower velocity, not really enough to bother about.
Ah well. I've now got brass to tumble, and notes to record.