fired first ever handload today!

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by emmagator, May 14, 2011.

  1. emmagator

    emmagator Well-Known Member

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    Well i reloaded my first rounds ever. Took them out for a spin today, they shot good groups at a 100yrds, i was very happy. Feels good seeing results of your work.

    270wsm
    150gr berger loaded with 56grs and 58grs of RL19, fed 215 primers. I think im going to bump it up to 60grs after reading some info on berger reload data. Id like to get to 3000fps:D
     
  2. royinidaho

    royinidaho Well-Known Member

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    Feels really good, doesn't it?

    Good goin'!!!
     
  3. BlackSS

    BlackSS Well-Known Member

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    I load for the same cartridge.
    I've found better accuracy with RL-22 over 19, and have not been able to get the bergers to shoot worth a damn in my gun.
    I shoot a 140 gr Accubond on top of 63 gr of RL22 @ 3100 FPS with a short 22" barrel just for reference.

    If you have a longer barrel (28") you should be able to get 3200 + if you lean on it.
     
  4. emmagator

    emmagator Well-Known Member

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    Im using rl19 because i have a bunch of it. I was delightfully surprised by my initial groups more than i can ask for right now. Do you think i can go higher than 60gr with the rl19? I read a older post directly from berger stating that 60 was max with rl19. I know today with 58gr no pressure issues running about 2700fps. So i figure 60gr will get me about there on speed, just have to see accuracy.
     
  5. BlackSS

    BlackSS Well-Known Member

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    I want to say I ran up to 61 or 62 gr with no obvious pressure signs when I was trying 19, but don't quote me on that.
    Just work your way up carefully, I would go in no more than 0.5 gr increments when you start getting up towards max load.

    You should have quite a ways to go before you start seeing pressure signs if you're only getting 2700 FPS.
     
  6. BuckSnort

    BuckSnort Well-Known Member

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    If you are only getting 2700 now I doubt you will see 3000...With that powder anyway...