Re: LOAD DATA
Finris, I was just looking at my notes on the pressure loads that I fired with the 173 HV. They read something like this.
N560@89.7 grains, 3417 fps (No pressure signs)could try 91 and 92 grains.
N165@90.5 grains, 3410 fps (ejector marks, MAX LOAD) need to drop 1 grain.
RL22@92 grains, 3541 fps (Max Load, light ejector marks)
RL25@97 grains, 3575 fps (est max working load)drop to 96.5 shoot groups.
Ramshot Big firstname.lastname@example.org grains, 3540 fps (est. max working load)
I was using Federal 215M primers for this test. It was conducted in 55 to 70 degree F temps, at 480 ASL. I shot the load with RL25@96.5 grains using Rem 9.5 primers and velocity dropped to 3480 fps.
THIS SHOULD GIVE YOU A RUFF IDEA OF WHAT TO EXPECT. You should have an extra 5 or 6 grains of case capacity to work with and this may help.
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