Originally Posted by woods
The low velocity is a function of the short mag and not being able to load close to the lands. IME the 200 gr Accubond shoots well at close to 2900 fps but that could vary with each gun.
Going to a faster powder like RL22 may be actually going the wrong way if you are looking for velocity. The more of a slow powder you can stuff in the case the more velocity you will get. H1000 or IMR7828 are a little faster than RL25 but a lot slower than RL22 so you may find something your gun likes there.
I understand all of this. I have alot of freebore, lowering pressure, and velocity.
I loaded up some more just now. They went from 78.5 to 80.5gr of RL25. The 80.5 is getting compressed, but not too bad yet. I've already been to 78gr. so I'll start at 78.5 and go up. How high have you loaded the 200gr. AB with RL25. I'm gonna go up in charge weight until the case is too full to properly seat a bullet, or I see any sort of high pressure signs. So far the Norma brass I'm using is doing well. I would really like to get up to 2900 or so. I do know that every rifle is different, I'm just curious how high you've loaded it to. Thanks for your help Woods.