Looking for loads for 240, and 257 Weatherby magnum

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Casing, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. Casing

    Casing Well-Known Member

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    I've been loading the Weatherby calibers for a few years and would like to get away from the RL 22 and 25 powders due to temp. sensitivity. Can anyone help me with other good load information for these two calibers?
     
  2. punxsutawn

    punxsutawn Well-Known Member

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    I've had great success with IMR7828 and IMR4831 in both my .257's. One is a Mark V and the other is a Remington CDL. I've been convinced to try H4831 which I'll be using this weekend. I understand Hodgen powders have a wide temp range and I can get it! I use Nosler 100 grain Ballistic tips as well as Barnes TTSX in the same weight. Hope that helps.
     

  3. winelines

    winelines Well-Known Member

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    My .257 Accumark is partial to H1000 and 110gr Nosler Accubonds
     
  4. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Official LRH Sponsor

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    My custom 240 Wby likes 49 gr of RL22 behind a 105 gr bullet at 3380 fps. You can certainly substitute H4831 as they are similar in burn rate.
     
  5. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    Are imr 7828 and 4350,4831 temp. sensitive?
     
  6. Natty Bumpo

    Natty Bumpo Well-Known Member

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    My Mark V .257 Weatherby likes 117 grain Sierra gamekings and H4831sc powder ahead of a Federal magnum primer.

    Never got 100 grain bullets to shoot consistently well in it. Bought some 110 grain accubonds a few years ago I have yet to try.
     
  7. gamehawker

    gamehawker Well-Known Member

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    What load do you use with the H1000 and the 110 Accubonds?

    Thanks
     
  8. mhiltz

    mhiltz Well-Known Member

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    I also really like the 110 Accubonds with 72.0gr H1000 in my 257WBY. I just tried the load last week, and shot a very impressive group with it. With the OAL at 3.30" it shot a .787" group, and moving the bullet out to 3.40" it shot a .240" @ 100yds. (that was from subtracting the caliber size from the group) I am very impressed with this Rem CDL now that I found something it likes.

    Another good load for mine is 117 SST, 68.0 gr RL25. This load shot a .762" group at OAL 3.235" Both of these loads should be fine hunting loads.

    Good luck
     
  9. winelines

    winelines Well-Known Member

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    I use 73.5gr H1000 with COL 3.316 yielding 3408 fps. This is close to max in my gun (.257 Wby Mark), so be sure and work up to this load.