Well, I have been chomping at the bit to get out on a nice day and see just what this new rifle that I purchased 2 weeks ago could do, the Weatherby Vangard in .25-06. I mounted a Leupold VXII 3-9X40 scope on it and reloaded a few rounds for it and off I went this morning.
The first two shots with factory Hornady ammo shooting a 117 grain Interlock were a little high and to the right, I adjusted. The next two were lower and close to the center. The next four shots were about 2 inches high and right on the line. So I pulled out my reloads.
The first three Barnes 115 grain TTX bullets and 51 grains of RL-22 printed 2 inches high and 1/2 inch right. The next one went the same place the next two out of a quickly warming barrel were just off of the center line. The last three were shooting 52 grains of RL-22. Now to reload a few more rounds and to see if the fliers were from a hot barrel or a faster speed.
I tried to get a velocity on all of them but the stars were not aligned and my chronograph was not reading them for some reason and I didn't have another firearm to check it with. The published velocity for the Hornady 117 gr Interlock is 2900fps, the Barnes manual list the 52 grain load of RL-22 at around 3043fps for a 52.5 grain load so that 52 grain one should be around 3000fps.
The target on the left is the sight in target and the one on the right is the reload target.