Light Reload

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by 3fingervic, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. 3fingervic

    3fingervic Well-Known Member

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    I got 20 .300 wm reloads in a trade. This guy reloaded these rounds real light. I was planning on using these to break in the barrel. Not sure how necessary that is, but that is another thread. The load is as follows: PMC brass, Federal 215 mag. primers, 180gr. Sierra round nose bullets, and only 55 grains of IMR 4320 powder. Is it safe to shoot these? I'm sorry if I sound stupid, but I don't want a bullit stuck in my barrel. The guy seemed all proud of the load. He talked about too much pressure and kick. He even wrote the recipe down so i could duplicate it. What should I do with these?
     
  2. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    Probably OK to shoot (assuming that is really what is in them), Quickload shows a pressure of under 39kpsi and a velocity of only 2600fps from a 24" barrel.

    I'd probably pull the bullets and reload them how I wanted.

    AJ
     

  3. 3fingervic

    3fingervic Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply.