Well got the rifle all cleaned of cosmoline and scrubbed the bore best I could shows good rifling but the bore is pitted and dark especially the first 1/3.
First range session with factory Winchester 170g power point. Massive groups at 100m around 14inches mmmm?? Oh well shot the 20 round match that day with it and only 7 rounds hit the ISSF 50m target at 100m. Oh well ill get some projectiles now I have some brass and reload for it. Purchased some 170grain speer after researching all over the net and you tube loaded up some test loads starting at minimum and working up, 6 different powder loads and my hottest load still 2 grains below max. Off to range to test turned out dismal 12inch groups on average for 5shots per load. Stop into a club members place who had some used boxes of 8mm projectiles to try and reload some more. Got 6 150grain hornady bullets and loaded up two loads one load at 48grains and another at 50 grains (book states 45min and 52max)using 2208. Range test again and this time two groups of similar size of around 5inches and the hotter load landing about 4inches directly above the lower load. Looks like I may have stumbled onto something good so ordered one box of the 150g hornadys and load up some 5rounds per load starting way back at minimum. Range test and the best group at 47grains powder produced a group size of 3 1/2 inches and hitting a few inches above my aiming point @ 100m.