30-378 reloading questions

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  1. birdmanhunter123

    birdmanhunter123 Member

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    I have been reloading for 30-378 for a few years now, I have been using the RCBS FL dies. I just switch to Redding Type S Bushing, my question is what size bushing works the best for you guys? I will be using Berger 210 VDL. Also any other feed back on the use of the Type S would be greatly appreciated.Lastly titanium or steel? Thanks again.
     
  2. jflester

    jflester Well-Known Member

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    You have any loads made up using Rotumbo powder? My buddy has a 30-378 and has a bunch of 210 VLD he's like to load.
     

  3. birdmanhunter123

    birdmanhunter123 Member

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    I have used Retumbo in the past and had great results.
     
  4. goose

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    I use a bushing die in a different caliber, I think it would be best to measure your fired cases and go from there. Brass will vary some, and it depends if you turn your necks. I think most people say 2 or 3 thou less than the outside of your fired case. I would suggest to have a few sizes so you can play with it a bit and see what it likes, switching bullets might make a difference too. A heavy recoiling gun may need some more tension as well.
     
  5. birdmanhunter123

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    Sounds great, any idea whats better steel or titanium bushings ? Thanks for the input Goose.
     
  6. B23

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    I have both, I use both and I always lube both. Take your pick, I don't think it much matters either way but I wouldn't use either without lubing the necks. But, that's just me.
     
  7. birdmanhunter123

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    Thank you very much for the feed back. Do you reload for 30-378? If so what grain?
     
  8. B23

    B23 Well-Known Member

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    Nope, I have its older brother, the 338-378... :D
     
  9. goose

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    I have only used steel bushings.
     
  10. birdmanhunter123

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    Very nice. Thanks again.
     
  11. birdmanhunter123

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    Sounds good . Thanks for advice B23.
     
  12. James H

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    I use a .332" bushing no expander ball/button, just a retainer for the decapping pin. I prefer the coated bushings. I don't lube the necks.

    James
     
  13. birdmanhunter123

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    Who makes those coated bushings? Never heard of that.
     
  14. James H

    James H Well-Known Member

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    Redding titanium nitride coated or RCBS tungsten disulfide.
    You can find more about them on the Redding and RCBS website.

    James