What Rifle Reloading Did You Do Today?

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Re: What Rifle Reloading Did You Do Today?

Postby Ohio3Wheels » 21 Mar 2020 10

45/70 plinking loads, 405gr Acme cast 13 gr Unique, twice fired StarLine cases, WW standard large rifle.

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Re: What Rifle Reloading Did You Do Today?

Postby mr surveyor » 21 Mar 2020 18

Finally got done today with the 30-30 loads I started yesterday. TrueShot 170 gr GC bullets with 14.0 gr of AA#7. I've laddered them up to as far as 14.7 gr and gotten a bit more velocity, but a very noticeable drop in accuracy. Even the 14.2 gr loads don't really show any improvement over the 14.0 gr loads. I'm satisfied with getting .5 inch groups at 50 yards and 1635 fps out of the 14.0 gr loads. If I'd had the same know how and same stuff 50 years ago that I have now …..

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Re: What Rifle Reloading Did You Do Today?

Postby RBHarter » 22 Mar 2020 08

Ran some 223 .
PMC 1x
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DuPont 4198
Sierra 55 SP flat base 1972 seconds

I sorted and prepped about 1500 cases 2-3 yr ago and been loading about a 1/2 lb of powder at a time for the last 1-1/2 yr or so , I think a couple of hundred at a time . Finished up a brass lot with that batch.
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Re: What Rifle Reloading Did You Do Today?

Postby Macd » 23 Mar 2020 14

You still have Dupont 4198?
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Re: What Rifle Reloading Did You Do Today?

Postby RBHarter » 24 Mar 2020 08

An old still sealed can my Dad had stashed away . I've decided to use his old stock up before I dip into the 5-10 yr old stuff on hand I've been buying . Good news though I also have data for the old stuff .
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Re: What Rifle Reloading Did You Do Today?

Postby Macd » 29 Jun 2020 12

My daughter in law's father uses a Winchester model 70 in Win. 308 for moose hunting. Given its 1-10 twist rate I had loaded him up some 190 grain Hornady SPBT Interlocks a few years back and he really liked them but alas like so many older designs they have been discontinued. I decided to try some 168 grain Barnes TSXBT. They have good reports on penetration, expansion and weight retention. The only issue is they need to be traveling above 2000 fps or they reportedly risk penciling with little expansion. The maximum distance he is ever likely to shoot is 300 yards. I have experimented a bit with them and found an accurate load of 45.0 grains of CFE223 giving about 2750 FPS out of a 22" barrel. Federal LR primer and RP brass. I added a good solid crimp with a FCD. A fast load but still 3.5 grains under maximum as given on the Barnes site. At 300 yards they should still be travelling at just over 2000 FPS with a 8-9" drop.
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