Hey guys, glad to see you're able to use some data I had collected. I'm still around and kicking. I just wanted to mention that my loads were worked up in RWS 404 Jeffery brass and that the RWS brass can take some pressures that will destroy Remington brass the first time around, so be a bit cautious approaching the maximum loads I listed. I had some loads I considered too hot even with my RWS brass. I remember shooting one brown bear with the 225 grain Trophy Bonded Bear Claw load and I had to hit the bolt handle up with the palm of my hand in order to work the action. I've moderated the intensity of my loads over the years as the need for speed has diminished - but only a tad bit
Best wishes in your load workups and it would be great if you'd post back with any killer loads that you might develop. The Imperial was/is a great cartridge. I had my rifle worked over by Kirby Allen about two years ago and it's now a 338 Edge, but basically the same as the Imperial. Glad to see you're keeping the Imperial round on the active duty roster!!!