and it was good. Oklahoma is doing the usual "It's spring! HA, not!" thing; yesterday and today really nice, front coming in tonight. But it did make for a nice day at the range, along with all the other people who had the same idea and could get loose.
Among the results, I think I've found my standard load for the .338 project rifle: 44.0 grains Varget under a 200-grain Hornady FTX bullet, in either a Federal or Lake City case; that load gives results like this at 100:
Tried some more loads in that Sharps, including a couple of black-powder. The owner picked up a Lee mold for a 500-grain bullet, and this was the result with 67.0 grains of 2f black with 2/10" compression
This one was with smokeless: same bullet over 26.5 grains Accurate 5744
I'll throw in, that rear shooting rest I made? Works, quite well. After another use or two I'll have to add some beans as these pack and split a bit.