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Best Brass for 30-378?

 
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:03 PM
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Re: Best Brass for 30-378?

I would like to know if the rifle has standard free bore or no free bore before we can talk OAL.

For now all I can tell you is that a standard 30-378 accumark mag box will load and feed them out to 3.800 OAL and in a few boxes 3.820"

The 2011 load data is a good load for the 210 Berger VLD in a rifle with standard free bore. This was before the 230's were available. Like I said the 230's make for a way more efficient load, so I take advantage of it.

I see no reason to load a 200 anything in this rifle. The 230 will do everything a 200 will and more.

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Old 08-19-2013, 10:06 PM
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Re: Best Brass for 30-378?

PS: all the loads I will offer for the 30-378 will be brass friendly. If you load the soft norma brass up too far you will have loose primer pockets in 2 to 3 firings or less. I like to get 5 firings + so I do not load them on kill. This is why I stated that it would be nice if Lapua made brass for it, but they do not.

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Old 08-19-2013, 11:54 PM
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Re: Best Brass for 30-378?

When you say the 230 in your previous posts, is it 230 Match Hybrid Target or the 230 Hybrid tactical that you recommend for 1200+ yards. The BC's on the Target are slightly better but you sound like you use the Tactical bullets for your long range shooting?

Is their better brass you recommend than the Norma?

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Old 08-19-2013, 11:58 PM
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Re: Best Brass for 30-378?

Apologize, saw your previous post about Norma being the only brass available now.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:13 AM
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Re: Best Brass for 30-378?

When we started using the 230 Bergers the OTM was the only offering. So that is what we have been hunting with. But I have and am using other Berger Targets for hunting and that is where I draw my opinions from.

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Old 08-20-2013, 08:45 AM
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Re: Best Brass for 30-378?

Instead of researching brass, you would be better of researching the numbers. The big case gets you about 3-4% more velocity for >20% more powder usage with more recoil and muzzle blast and barrel wear.

The increase in velocity "gain" disappears at about the 50 yard line, where it begins to be equal to the 30 mags.

Just my thoughts.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:52 AM
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Re: Best Brass for 30-378?

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Instead of researching brass, you would be better of researching the numbers. The big case gets you about 3-4% more velocity for >20% more powder usage with more recoil and muzzle blast and barrel wear.

The increase in velocity "gain" disappears at about the 50 yard line, where it begins to be equal to the 30 mags.

Just my thoughts.
I agree until you go to the 230's, then the case becomes more efficient.

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