Originally Posted by Jumpalot
My buddy shoots a 6.53(.257) Scramjet. He loads 91 grains of 8700 under a 100 grain Partition. Problem is he is having a heck of a time locating any 8700. What would be a good replacement?
Thanks in advance.
Greetings!!! I'm new and a bit late, but........
For that .257 I am an overly avid user and reloader of the .257!!! God how i love that little round.
From many years of shooting it at Texas deer and wild hogs, with some whistle pigs mixed in....... I put "43 gr. of IMR-4350 under all of my rounds from 75 grain up to Remingtons 120 gr. Core lock. But the most incredible accuracy load I shoot is the 43 gr IMR-4350 under Hornady's 117 gr balistic tips!! Absolutely a consistant repeater of of 3/4 inch groups of of the lead sled~!!!
Best I've found in 42 years! I actually put the IMR-4350 under my 22-250, .257, .270, 7 mm Rem (Super Elk load!). It's a very delightful 'push' of a recoil instead of a sonic blast!
be safe and shoot straight, Jeff S. USA-Ret, DAV, Ohio