Originally Posted by Alaskan338Lapua
There are allot of people who badmouth forums like this one because of all the dumb ideas passed around on them, including this idea. Now for a sound idea go pick up a reloading manuel. Why do I care enough to say all of this, who knows.
Murph asked for Quickload's suggested results. It's still up to any handloader to verify that the data is reaonable and safe regardless of the source. How can one do that?
1. CHeck powder manufacturers data for that cartridge and bullet type and weight.
If that's not available at least check cartridges with the same bore and similar case capacity.
2. Check bullet manufacturers data for suggested powders, again for the same or similar case capacity cartridges.
3. Work up loads carfully using a chronograph and verify that starting loads give the predicted velocities. If they don't it's a red flag that the data doesn't match the components.
4. Watch for pressure signs in the fired brass. The lack of pressure signs doesn't mean a load is safe. Some cartridges can damage some rifles designed to use them with no pressure signs. A knowledge of the ratings of the firearm, not just the cartridge, is necessary.
5. Make sure that the data used matches all of the compnents and dimensions.
6. Use common sense and be careful. Substituting N310 for N130 or Reloader 7 for Reloader 17 powder will ruin your day.
But are you saying no one should have posted an answer to Murph's question? I don't know Murph or what he'll do with the data. If Murph can't find the data for his particular powder, cartridge, bullet and seating depth depth in a load book is he any worse off for having asked for the Quickload data than by interoplating a load from what loadbook data is available?
I would suggest that Murph should buy his own copy of Quickload and use it enough to understand it's capabilitites and limitatations. Still, if he was a neigbor who dropped my my house and asked the same question he'd have seen the same data on my computer. If he took that information home and then blew up his rifle who is to blame? He didn't mention that his newly barreled rifle is using a model 1873 Springfield receiver and I failed to ask. Sorry about that.