Well I got up to the country this past weekend and did a little shooting. I got in a box of the 130gr Wildcat Bonded cores from Kirby, to give a try on some of the feral hogs in a couple of months.
After looking through some of the load data here and there I decided on using RL-25 to start with, with some Ramshot Magnum and Magpro as a last choice.
Going through several data sources I came up with a starting point of 51grs for the RL-25. This did not however give me any idea of what the velocity might be. So I loaded up a pair and went to it. The first 2 were just over 2700fps on my Chrony. I bumped it up some more and went through the paces until I got it up to 3128, as a top end for this powder. My normal seating depth for this rifle is 3.250 for the Nosler 100gr BT, and then I generally seat everything else to this set depth. It works out about the same on most of the Nosler bullets, but the AB's I found needed to be seated just a little deeper to group.
Anyway, the 130's did a great job of poking nice round holes through the targets at 100 and 300 yds. The rifle is a factory Rem. BDL, with a Fajen laminate stock. The OAL for these loads ended up being 3.300" I am sure that I can more then likely squeeze them back a little more and shrink the group size considerably. I just didn't have the extra time to play with them like I really wanted to. Here are a couple of pics from the targets.(hopefully they will show up) I know they aren't sub MOA groups yet, but they have both proven to have potential. I also found that the faster you drive the 100's the better they fly.
I left several of the 110's for my daughter to try out on a hog hopefully in the next week or so. WE tried to find them this weekend but they weren't cooperating, and when they did make an appearance, a coyote came out as well and ran them off. Not good on his part. He was part of the following mornings breakfast club at Buzz Diner. As for the 130's even if I don't get a chance to work with them any more till hunting season, they are grouping good enough to hit the hogs we shoot at out to 300yd anyway.