I do have 5 SIM-TEST blocks ready to go so if I do have some unexpected free time, I may be able to squeeze in a test or two.
Let's recap the testing so far. Of my 11 tests, only two were pretty dismal. The Golden Saber 102 grain and 88 grain JHP loads from Remington/UMC pictured below were nice data points, but I've stricken them from future consideration and put any extra ammo from both into my practice pile. So you guys asking me about the Golden Saber, here's your results.
The other 9 tested loads are recapped below. My initial goal was to hold off on publishing a recap until I had at least 15 to 20 different loads tested and could put them all on one sheet. It could be Fall before that happens so for now here are 9 tests laid out side by side for your consideration. With the potential for another run on ammo and components in the run up to the elections, you may want to pick your poison and grab a few boxes while it's available.
In my last post, I told you about the Ruger Rimfire Challenge event I attended on Saturday. I was out on Youtube earlier today and found a video of the guy who finished in the spot ahead of me by about 7 seconds. I didn't run into him at the shoot, but it looks like one of his family members was documenting his participation. He's literally 1/4 my age, and quite a shooter by the looks of it. He's also sponsored by STI so it made me feel a little better about finishing behind him. The only thing better than getting beat by this up and coming Jr. shooter would be losing out to my own son. Great shooting Greyson!