It ain't going to fit

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by summitsitter, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. summitsitter

    summitsitter Well-Known Member

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    I am reloading some 270win. with h1000. Starting load is a believe 61gr. and max load is 64 gr. both being compressed. The max load will not fit into the case. I'd haven't measured it but I believe only about 62-62.5grs. will fit. Is the manual wrong or what.
     
  2. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    What manual, what bullet weight?

    H1000 is a slow powder and is an unsung hero to the 270. I used a lot of it under a 140 Btip for Kansas whitetails. It was a very accurate, repeatable load.
     

  3. summitsitter

    summitsitter Well-Known Member

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    Lee reloading manual 130gr hornady SSTs I may a little off on the weights as I don't have them here in front of me at work but I know whatever the max was will not fit.
     
  4. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

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    "I'd haven't measured it but I believe only about 62-62.5grs. will fit. Is the manual wrong or what."

    For your case, it's "wrong", your case is different from what their's was.

    That's part of why they tell us not to go directly to any listed max load, our components and firearms are different from theirs, we are to start low and only go higher IF conditions allow it. Accepting that is part of the reloading learning curve.
     
  5. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    Hodgdon website has 61-64gr also.

    If I recall, I was in the 62.0 gr load or close with the 140 Btip. I had to tap the case with a screwdriver to settle the powder before seating the bullet.
     
  6. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    with a drop tube and slow pour you should be able to squeeze it in there. just because you can get it all in there doesn't mean you should. start lower and work your way up. I have had very good luck with compressed loads.
     
  7. summitsitter

    summitsitter Well-Known Member

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    I started loading at 61 grains and was going to work my way up but seen that 64 wasn't going to work. If 62 is all I can fit then that isn't very much room to adjust my load with.. I'll shoot them and see what happens. May go with a heavier bullet or different powder depending on groups.
     
  8. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I'd stick with the following powders for the 130 bullet:

    7828
    Re22
    Re19
    4350
    4831
    N160
    N560
    N165