Originally Posted by lloydsmale
l loaded a few yesterday. I used re25 and put 95 grains with some various 180s and 93 with some 200s. I dont know if these loads are a bit on the conservitive side though. What about seating dept. I seated to just fit in the mag well. Not much else a guy can do. Bullets still didnt seem to touch the rifling. Are these guns long throated?
95 rl25 is full throttle with a 180; I usually use 93 or 94 grains. At 93 rl25 and a 180 hornady in rp brass with a 215 seated to 3.650". I'm getting 3280 fps already. I've shot 94 and 95 also; I had a box of 94 grain loads out and my brother shot a few in his sendero and actually switched loads as mine were better.
As far as the 200's, I'd load a few at lower charges as Nosler tops out at 91.5 grains with a 200 and rl25 in the rum. The Nosler book closely tracks what my bdl will eat safely so I consult it before I try anything new.
As far as throating, yep they have some throat ( usually takes a 3.8" cartridge to hit the lands), and yep you'll want to let her jump a bit. I'm getting 1" groups at 200 yards with my rum off of sand. I'm jumping .15" with most loads.