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Finally had a chance to hit the range with the 03A3 I purchased back in December. Put a few rounds through her with some rounds I had made up for my son's Remington 760. I figured they would give me a good starting point. 48.5 Grains of IMR 4895 pushing a 150 Grain Sierra Match King HPBT at a COL of 3.285". Barrel is dated 12/43 and is a two groove. Ran about 30 round through her playing with sights and getting comfy at 50 yards. As I much as I play with my guns and reloading, I really don't get enough range time so my groupings aren't what they should be. I have been increasing that time, so I am seeing some improvement and I can call when I throw a round. Today seemed to be a much better story. When I was finally ready to get serious I shot a five round group of 1 3/8". I did shoot a total of 7 rounds but knew two were flyers as soon as I squeezed the trigger. Followed that up with a 10 round group at 2 3/8" with no flyers. When I reload these I will be neck sizing only and saving these rounds for this gun. I'll probably set them a bit more shallow to get closer to the 3.320" inch mark. I'll then make up some with a few tenths grains up and down to see if I can improve on this first outing. All in all, i'm pretty pleased once again.