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Old 11-12-2004, 15:56   #1
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Here's where you can post your favorite handloads. Some of the information you might want to include would be bullet caliber, weight, manufacture, configuration (hp, jhp, fmj, etc.), powder type, powder weight, pretty much anything a reloader would need to know to duplicate your reloads. Be sure to list the rifle used and the size of the groups for each load. It'll be interesting to see how many different sweet" loads their are for the same model rifle.

So go ahead, post away! The only thing I ask is that you keep all your reloading information on one reply. For example, you post a reply on 11/12, then realize you have more information to add a week later. Add that information to your original post via the "edit" option. That way the data won't be too scattered making it easier for people to reference the reloading data.
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Old 01-01-2005, 09:08   #2
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Here is a favorite load of mine, For .303 british in a No.4, or No.5, Mk.1 Lee-Enfield
Good winchester or remington brass fireformed in the particular chamber of your rifle
Neck size the case using a lee collet neck sizing die
Check case length- trim to 2.215"
clean primer pocket using a small steel brush( dremel brush in a cordless drill works great)
Deburr flash hole inside case using a 1/4" drill bit- Deburr only- DON'T DRILL INTO WEB!!!
Reprime w/ fed. gm-210m primer-seat fully
Add 41 grains of Imr-4064 powder
Seat a Sierra 174 grain b.t.h.p. Matchking bullet to C.O.L. of 3.090"
Crimp in place LIGHTLY w/ a lee factory crimp die.
Enjoy 1 hole groups at 100 yds. from your favorite Lee-Enfield!!!
Note- this gives me appr. 2400 f.p.s. out of a 25" barrel, and about 2100 f.p.s. out of a carbine length barrel. Muzzle energy is about 2300 ft/lbs at muzzle.
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One of my favorites for the .41 Magnum;
Speer 220 gr JSWC, 8 gr Unique, Remington cases and large pistol primers.
This load approximately duplicates the under-appreciated Remington factory police load, with relatively mild recoil in my S&W M58 or Taurus 415 (about like a heavy .357 load).
For the .45 ACP:
Any 230 gr FMJ bullet, 7.5 gr Unique, any old cases and large pistol primers.
This one is a warmish load for the 1911's. I install a slightly heavier-than-factory recoil spring in my .45's.
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Hey guys-
Here's another. It's been working really well in my mini.
Your favorite .223 brass( I like winchester, r-p, and fed.)
Clean in a tumbler.
Deprime and size(I full length size for my mini)
Trim to 1.755"
Deburr flash hole
Clean the primer pocket completely(Remove primer crimp if mil. brass)
Chamfer and debur the case mouth
Re-prime w/ Fed. Gm205m primer and seat fully
Charge w/ 24.3 grains of Hodg. Varget
Seat a Hornady 60 grain V-max to 2.260"(this is max length, but will fit most mags)
Crimp w/ a Lee factory crimp die.
I have enjoyed the accuracy of this load. It has shot MOA in my mini. Also, it is not a max load according to hornady, but is close to it!
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I use the same bullet as 2 ranger does for the Enfields, .311" diameter, 174 grain Sierra MK HPBT.

50 grains Accurate Arms 4350 or 44.5 grains Varget

Laupa brass

Winchester LR primers

OAL = 3", with a slight crimp

Works great in most Mosins. Always slug barrel before sizing bullet, as some Finnish Mosins have smaller diameter bores.
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Second Mandrakes load. You can replace the MK .311dia 174gr. HPBT for Remington .311dia 180gr. Core-Lokt bullets (cheaper thirteen dollars a hundred) all most as accurate. This is a very good load. Mike
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my short range favorite is for my Marlin 1894S. I use the Speer GDSP 270 grain .44 bullet, over 21 grains of H110, and a CCI 350 Magnum LP primer. I get a consistant 1575 FPS, and accuracy of 1 1/5 inches at 100 yards.

In my FN Mauser, 7 X 57 Ackley, I use the Sierra 140 grain Game King over 53 grains of IMR 3031 powder. I use a standard CCI primer. Velocity is 3120 fps, and accuracy from the Shilen 26 inch barrel runs slightly under an inch. This is rifle I like for whitetails at ranges over 100 yards.
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I have a pet load for my Stevens 200 in 223, Nosler 55 gr ballistic tip with 24.5 gr of Hogdon 335 col of 2.260. I like LC brass trimmed to 1.175 but also use Win, RP and Fed.
I also like 60 v-max with 22 gr of Reloader 10 and col 2.260.

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Howdy! I'm new here. This looks like a good place for a first post.
I load 22-250
Rem Brass,
55gr Nosler Ballistic tip,
CCI Lg Rifle primer
36Gr of H-380.

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Since some of you are loading 22-250 i need help. Does anyone have a load for the 22-250 using the 53gr. Barnes triple shock. If so, i am looking for powder and an OAL if you have it. Thanks.
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My favorite .308 win load that is very accurate from two of my remington M700's
168 grain sierra MKHP over 45 grains varget with remington brass and federal large rifle primers.
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I shoot 45gr of varget in the 308 also and I always used the load with SMK 168gr BTHP but after seeing the wound results on deer at beyond 400 yds. I switched to 168 Hornady A-Max with same powder. Just as accurate as the match king but better performance. Favorite load for the 30-06 is 49gr Varget and same 168gr. A-Max. Mixed cases and mixed primers and I still get a 3/4 inch group at a hundred out of an old Steyr mod. M
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Originally Posted by blancoman View Post
I shoot 45gr of varget in the 308 also and I always used the load with SMK 168gr BTHP but after seeing the wound results on deer at beyond 400 yds. I switched to 168 Hornady A-Max with same powder. Just as accurate as the match king but better performance. Favorite load for the 30-06 is 49gr Varget and same 168gr. A-Max. Mixed cases and mixed primers and I still get a 3/4 inch group at a hundred out of an old Steyr mod. M
the matchking isnt designed to be used for hunting. the jacket is too thin and the core is too soft they are better suited for targets and varmints.
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30-06

165g Nosler BT

57g IMR 4350

WLR primer.

3 shots at 100 yards, one large hole.

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8X57 Mauser Nice paper punching load. Light enough to shoot all day.

150 gr Hornady Interlock pushed with 49.0 gr of H335

I have also used 34.5 gr of IMR 3031 and 36 gr of IMR 4895 recoil was about the same but the IMR's were to dirty for me.
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Here is my latest favorite handload:

.223 rem

55 grain V-max

06 LC brass

CCI BR 4 primer

25.3 grains benchmark powder

COL of 2.255"

From my Savage 10 FP it getting an average velocity of 3,297 fps with a 6 fps spread from a 1 in 9" twist 24" barrel. My best group so far at 100 yards measured .370" and my worst .780"
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here's mine

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69grn sierra hpbtm
24.2 grn h335
winchester brass
cci sr benchrest primer
OAL 2.335 ( THIS IS JUST OFF THE LANDS IN MY GUN YOU SHOULD CHECK YOUR MAX OAL IN YOUR GUN AND AJUST ACCORDINGLY!!!)

Out of my 10FP at 200 yds 3/4" groups ( when I do my part)
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Here's a light load for .223 Remington. 40 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip over 13.0 grains of Blue Dot. Nice light load for up to about 150 yards with low report and recoil. Kind of duplicates .22 Hornet velocities. Here's a couple of sample five-shot group at 100 yards.

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Originally Posted by tri70 View Post
I have a pet load for my Stevens 200 in 223, Nosler 55 gr ballistic tip with 24.5 gr of Hogdon 335 col of 2.260. I like LC brass trimmed to 1.175 but also use Win, RP and Fed.
I also like 60 v-max with 22 gr of Reloader 10 and col 2.260.

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Another good load for this gun and just about any other 223. Rem or LC Brass. 25.5gn H335 Sierra 55gn Med Vel Blitz (Not Blitzking). It has shot un 1/2" in all 223s I've owned. One ragged hole in Rem 700 Varmint (Oldschool) and 3/16 in the Stevens 200 that I have.

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Another good one is

75 gr A-MAX
25.5 varget
LC brass case weight 92.0 grains prepped
CCI BR4 primer
I just set the bullet in the case enough to hold it and let the bolt seat the bullet upon closing
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300 win mag
69.7 grns imr 4350
sierra 190 match king, berger 190 vld hunting
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For big bore handgun and rifle I am really enjoying Trail Boss powder from Hogdon. This is a very bulky powder and it is easy to load plinking or girlfriend rounds that are both fun to shoot and for me have proven very accurate as well. Even for ammo they don't have data listed for they give this very simple formula...



I am using Trail Boss in my 450 Alaskan, 300 Whisper for subsonic loads, 44 Special and Magnum, 460 S&W, 454 Casull and others. I have also loaded 308 and 30-06 using cast with this powder...works great! Because of the bulk it fills the case resulting in excellent SD in everything I have tried it in and has given excellent accuracy. If you shoot a large bore and want to load some fun ammo give Trail Boss a try, I think you will be surprised at how versatile it is.
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Originally Posted by blancoman View Post
Since some of you are loading 22-250 i need help. Does anyone have a load for the 22-250 using the 53gr. Barnes triple shock. If so, i am looking for powder and an OAL if you have it. Thanks.
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Barnes reloading manual #4 shows 34.0 to 37.5 grns. of Varget 95% LOAD DENSITY ON THE 37.5 WITH VEL AT 3805.This load with 53gr.TSX FB BAL COEF .204 C.O.A.L. 2.350"
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25 gr varget
federal 205m primer
any .223 brass trimmed to 1.750"
full length size
Sierra 69 gr matchking
2.246" oal...fits in mini 14 tapco gen II mags

This load shoots MOA in My savage edge and 1.5 MOA in my mini 14. Nice easy to load and easy to remember load that works in both of my .223s. I can neck size in the savage and get a slight accuracy tweak, but not enough to make it a requirement. For a range trip, I can just load up a bunch and shoot them in either gun.
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43 gr varget or win 748
federal 210m primer
any .308 brass trimmed with lee case trimmer
neck sized after first firing
Sierra 165 gr gameking (either one)
2.825" OAL for my savage edge...you decide your own, but 2.75" works great right out of the sierra book.

Shoots sub MOA and frequently sub 1/2 MOA with a real hunting bullet you can just go hunt with after you develop a nice shooting target load for informal range work
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