Originally Posted by SteppJCS
hi guys I am new to rifle loads. I have loaded shotshells for a long time. My ? is I have a rem. 710 300 win mag. when I went to my local gun shop and baught the dies powder etc. I asked a good friend of mine and long time local reloading ledgend what would be a good load to start with? he said very quickly 76gr. of imr 4350 with the nosler 150gr. balistic silvertip. I came home and worked my brass and set up my dies and loaded 3 rounds just like he said. But due to the weather I havent shot them yet to see how they group. But I got to looking at the book and I noticed his load is way over the top of my book. I guess what I am asking is what others think should I shoot them or not???????
A word of caution: Never quote a load from your head (Especially if your old like me) and never load
rounds that someone quoted to you without checking it out first.
Even though it may work in there rifle , there is no guarantee that they wont be to hot for your rifle.
I would load some with less powder. Start with one round in the middle of the loads listed and load
one each with more powder (.5 grains at a time) until you reach the load he recomended.
As you shoot them , look for signs of pressure and stop when they are present.
It may well be a very good load for his rifle but it could also be a misquote and dangerous.
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