Originally Posted by marioq
I'm about to start loading for my 257. I may need some of your expertise on it if you don't mind. I have some Bergers and Barnes. No accubonds.
I just polished and sized some brass so I will start soon. Interesting, I resized the brass and felt nothing in the press when sizing factory 1 time shot rounds. Is that normal??
ALS what powder you using?
Ps. Nice STw on the site!!!
I certainly wouldn't call it expertise.....But I'll defintiely help where I can.
I love the 110 Accubonds, and they are awsome on whitetails.
I am going to shoot 1 or 2 with the 115 VLD's this year to see how they perform on them.
Not sure what's goin on with your dies if you didn't feel anything... Are they set deep enough.
I have used 19, 22, and H1000, but I have found that I really tend to prefer H1000 in all my magnum calibers.
I am not mistaken I am using 70.0gr of H1000 behind the 115 VLD's, and I have them seated to about 0.005" shy of the internal magazine length. Since mine is a Weatherby Accumark rifle, it has lots of freebore so the only advantage to seating depth is that it allows me to load a little hotter to relieve pressure on the case.