We finally have an update on the PVA Seneca Solids!

We have been waiting for perfect conditions for an update on this bullet. The bullet were speaking about is the 6MM 95 grain Patriot Valley Arms Seneca Solid. This load development is proving to be an absolute show stopper. We initially printed a 5 round group at 100 yard at .06 MOA! Certainly this bullet is one of the most accurate bullets we have ever tested on paper as well as ease of loading. Load development broke all the rules with one of the most seamless tests we have ever conducted. As a result, the average group size in the quarter MOA range. Patriotvalleyarms.com PVA SENECA SOLID BULLETS

Tiny Shot Groups…

This is an example of the intital load development. Suprisingly 5 rounds into the same hole. Absolutely incredible results.

Different conditions, still impressive…

This group was different from the previous start point. For starters, the group was fired in the prone. Originally they were test fired off a concrete bench. Thus bipod and rear bag prone results are more realistic for field conditions. Clearly the results are not as crazy as the initial testing . Therefore, 1/4 MOA is about all the shooter is capable of in those conditions. The rifle used is the same 6BRX Krieger 1-7 twist 4 groove 27” yielding an impressive 2943 FPS verified with a Labradar. MYLABRADAR.COM

Building a bullet profile from scratch on Applied Ballistics

As you can see, all the initial entries into the ballistic solver are using info produced by PVA. There are no bullet profiles entered into the bullet library for download, therefore the data points had to be manually inputted. The BC was templated as a .29 G7 which is adjusted for bullet strike at 866 yards on a 25% IPSC. Velocity is confirmed with a LABRADAR. The BC adjustment is bumped down to a .27 G7 for consecutive strikes.

Applied Ballistics

One thing verified was that the BC and velocity coupled with the twist rate was projecting a 1.55 stability factor which is barely stable. Even so, enough to get the job done. This might be adjusted once Applied Ballistics finally builds this bullet profile. The final remarks… This bullet shows extreme promise with group size and consistency. We still have yet to find pressure with this bullet. Nevertheless, we need to try a different powder and primer combo. All and all, this bullet works well. One thing to note, these bullets did NOT in fact rock the target while producing little Spaulding. This may be an issue if used in competition. Be advised, if you used these in matches, you might want to make sure you have really good spotters to ensure your score reflects hit percentage. They do not have the same report as lead core match bullets. Furthermore, we look forward to more testing to verify the BC at extreme range. As of today, the projected BC is slightly off from real world performance. We found a .27 G7 is more closely modeling the drag coefficient, as well as our downrange feedback.

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