Anyone try staball 6.5 in a .270 win yet?

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I'm working with it now for a Coyote load with 90 gr Sierras [email protected] 3420 FPS and its showing promise but I'm going to Speer 100gr bullets as Sierra discontinued the 90's in 270
Interesting, thanks. I assume by the burn rate it’s more appropriate with heavier slugs but can’t argue with accuracy and acceptable if not top end velocity. Loving all these new temp insensitive copper eating double base powders lately. Time will tell if they are as consistent and dependable as the equally beloved old school Hodgdon/imr single base propellants (long live the 4064 4350 4831 7828 quadrilateral of perfection!) There’s fun to be had in figuring that out.
 

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Interesting, thanks. I assume by the burn rate it’s more appropriate with heavier slugs but can’t argue with accuracy and acceptable if not top end velocity. Loving all these new temp insensitive copper eating double base powders lately. Time will tell if they are as consistent and dependable as the equally beloved old school Hodgdon/imr single base propellants (long live the 4064 4350 4831 7828 quadrilateral of perfection!) There’s fun to be had in figuring that out.
I did load it in my 300WSM and it was awesome
 

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Tell me more! (Please). What bullet weight, what velocity, es etc... (I understand the need to leave out the charge weight)
I set out to build a 500 yard Deer Laser and it worked
300WSM
124 Hammer
Staball [email protected] 75.5gr
3812 FPS
.78 MOA
I have since went back to my H414 load but it was neck and neck with it
 

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I set out to build a 500 yard Deer Laser and it worked
300WSM
124 Hammer
Staball [email protected] 75.5gr
3812 FPS
.78 MOA
I have since went back to my H414 load but it was neck and neck with it
That’s fantastic. I know all sensibility and data say that high bc heavy for caliber soft bullets are the right choice but there is something I love about light monometals going at warp. There’s a vid on YouTube of a guy chronoing a custom loaded .30-378 wby with a 130 Barnes ttsx at 4150. It’s “interesting”.
 

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That’s fantastic. I know all sensibility and data say that high bc heavy for caliber soft bullets are the right choice but there is something I love about light monometals going at warp. There’s a vid on YouTube of a guy chronoing a custom loaded .30-378 wby with a 130 Barnes ttsx at 4150. It’s “interesting”.
I'm anxious for Deer season to get here, My holdover @ 500 is 1.5 Mils and at that speed the static shock should be tremendous, and I agree as I shoot 178 ELDX's out of my 308 and it's deadly but there is just something alluring to me about fast and accurate stuff, you can hear these bullets when shooting @ 500, they literally howl, to get back to the Staball i would still be using it but it's hard to find in my area and I had plenty of H414 on hand is the only reason i switched and the 414 was a little faster and accurate
 
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I just started working on a .270 load with StaBALL. So far, so good...

Ruger American bone-stock rifle.
140gr SST, CCI200, Win brass.
Ran a Satterlee from 54.0gr to 56.0gr in .2 gr increments. Zero pressure signs, will likely try to get my magic 3100fps out of it.
Best nodes were:
2951, 2950 & 2951 at 54.2, 54.4 & 54.6grs.
2979, 2976 at 55.0, 55.2grs.

Velocities ranged from 2945 to 3065, no wild jumps or dips.

Satterlee data =
2945
2951
2950
2951
2968
2979
2976
2999
3042
3056
3065

Some of these weights are above published MAX for a different projectile via Hodgdons web data.
Data currently sucks...I'm just glad I found a use for this powder. It did not perform as well as H4350 or VitN555 in my 6.5 CM LR setup.

Best of luck and hope this helps.
 
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