Originally Posted by thumbs
Could you give me a quick education here? How do I determine a "light" load? Ok I know how that sounds and understand it sounds a bit silly but let me explain and if you would tell me where I am wrong.
I understand a lighter bullet will travel faster and produce less "drag" should I say traveling out the barrel due to it's lighter weight. In other words it will be easier to push down the barrel. I will "assume" it will also reduce felt recoil. Right?
Looking in the Lee reloading book "most" of the powder charges really aren't that different in weight and depending on the burn rate "seem" to produce pressures in the same ballpark.
I am using IMR 4320 51.8gr with a Hornaby 165gr bt sp bullet. Can I actually go below the minimum powder charge in the book?
All that said is recoil mostly do to bullet weight and not charge weight?
My reasoning for all this is to be able to shoot the rifle more and also be able to download for varmints. Maybe not the best caliber but it's what I have. Most shots are under 150 yards.
Thanks I am real wet behind the ears when I comes to loading my 30-36.
What you need to do is; look up of these points in a ballistics book.
Bearing Surface: Friction of bullet surface and design property.
Burning Rate: Powder vs Powder
Reduce loads: The Detonation Phenomenon; Be careful don't go to low,
, It can be as bad as to much
Yes the lighter bullets and lighter powder charges kick less'.., together or on their own.
If you already have IMR-4320 try a 165gr at (45.0grs) it should be around 2450 fps
Or the 130gr Speer at (50.5grs) for 2790 fps
Either should pop critters at 150 yards plus; with no trouble, an very little recoil.