Wheres the reloading article?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by WEATHERBY460, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    Please link me to the post that had someone find a quick way to get the reloads from working to max, then backing off...thanks
     
  2. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    So basically I load up rounds until I get sticky bolt lift, then subtract 2 grains? Is that all? Thanks
     
  3. Joe King

    Joe King Well-Known Member

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    or subtract 2%, Kirby's rifles are in the neighborhood of 100gr of powder. I tried it with my 270 and 243 subtracting 2% and the loads ended up pretty close to listed book max, interestingly though is that the shot pretty well. 1/2" right away for the 243 and 3/4" for the 270, this was at 100yrds though. I never put either on paper past that, just went strait to shooting gongs but they both rang em out to 400 so I figured that answered my question about it.
     
  4. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    I am guessing go up in 1/2 grain incrememnts?
     
  5. cowboy

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    Depends on what caliber/powder you are using. Lots of difference adding .5 grains to a 220 swift versus a 338 edge.
     
  6. Joe King

    Joe King Well-Known Member

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    with the 270 and 243 I went up in .5gr increments but that's a pretty standard increase rate for me to follow.
     
  7. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    Sub 50 grain burn I go up 1/2 to 1 grain unless I'm below start(ie. mil-surp stuff that there is no data for) then I'm rather coarse at 2 grains or so. Bigger stuff, like my 300 rum gets the same treatment, but to scale. I'll work at 1 grain steps close to top, but two or three grain steps IF I KNOW I'm cream-puffing it. An example is the 225 hornady load I developed for my 300 rum a few months back. I started about 15 grains down from where I thought top would be with rl50. Alliant doesn't do data for anything below 50 cal for rl50, so what I was doing was based on similar burn powders. Don't play with mil- surp or powders without data for your round/ limited data until you have a firm grasp on fundamentals( and a good pair of rubber undies).
     
  8. Joe King

    Joe King Well-Known Member

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    +1 too true especially on the firm grasp of fundamentals!