Wow 6pt. That's a lot of critters.
In Arizona, a guy's gotta feel lucky to get one deer tag a year. I am preparing for a Coues deer hunt for a week at the end of October. That is the length of the season, one week! I am going to use my '65 444. I have been doing load work for the '65 with my MM 237gr Sage Country II bullet. I have been on a roller coaster ride with it, but I have things ironed out now. I am pushing the 237gr bullet about 2550fps.
Last week, I received a new MM mold in the mail. The 187gr Chino Valley bullet is now a reality, but I wont be able to do any serious load development with it until after my Coues deer hunt. I did take a little peek at velocities using AA1680.
This was with 58gr AA1680. After 5 shots of shooting the Chino Valley around this velocity range, there was zero leading. Bullets printed clean holes at 100 yards.
237gr Sage Country II on left and middle. The Ranch Dog 432-240(250) on the right for comparison. The 187gr Chino Valley is the other bullet,