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Unread 09-25-2013, 08:04 PM
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Load development

When y'all are working up a new load, do you begin with powder charge or seating depth?
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    Unread 09-25-2013, 08:13 PM
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    Re: Load development

    I begin with bullet selection matching it to the barrel twist and use the recommended seating depth.

    Then powder selection and work towards the Dan Newberry Optimal Charge Weight.

    Then work on seating depth.
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    Unread 09-25-2013, 08:14 PM
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    When y'all are working up a new load, do you begin with powder charge or seating depth?
    depends on the bullet, when you list that we can tell you. Lots more to it than just one or the other. Research is king brother.
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    Re: Load development

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    When y'all are working up a new load, do you begin with powder charge or seating depth?
    I make sure the rounds fit both the mag and the max oal for the rifle and run the charge up from a safe start at say 10% down and work up until I hit where I want velocity, accuracy, and pressure wise.
    I'm one to buy a bigger hammer instead of swinging like a fool so I don't try for "new frontiers" and get to rated book speeds and call it a day.
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    Unread 09-25-2013, 08:39 PM
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    Re: Load development

    Thanks for the prompt replies.

    This is kind of a general question but I'm thinking specifically of the .22-250. The rifle in question is a Rem 700 SPS Varmint chambered in .22-250. The bullet is Speer 52gr JHP and the powder is Varget.
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    Re: Load development

    Oh yea, twist is 1 in 14"
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    Re: Load development

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    Thanks for the prompt replies.

    This is kind of a general question but I'm thinking specifically of the .22-250. The rifle in question is a Rem 700 SPS Varmint chambered in .22-250. The bullet is Speer 52gr JHP and the powder is Varget.
    Pick a seating depth and do a charge weight test, if that dont get you what you want swap primers, still no joy then seating depth, wth is wrong with this thing, swap the powders, still not happy case brand, not there yet new bullet.
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