Load Development

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by gonehuntingagain, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. gonehuntingagain

    gonehuntingagain Well-Known Member

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    I finally made the investment in a digital camera so I can now post my pics of some loads that I tested with my Rem VS LH that I got last year. I decided on using the Nosler 168gr J4 since they are not too expensive when I get them in the 250 pack. I have been using WC844 military pulldown powder, so I wasn't expecting too much for groups. I did try 1 load with IMR4350. All were at 100 yards. Check these out.

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    The pulldown powder didn't do too bad at all, I think the stringing was me more than anything. The gun is totally stock, I only adjusted the trigger.

    I also completed my Shooting Table that was shown here

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  2. sakofan

    sakofan Well-Known Member

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    I have just got the same rifle in .308. I dont have any ".308" powders laying around, and I'm encouraged to see that you got a magnum type powder to shoot so well.

    What primers did you use with the IMR4350??

    I do think Varget or others might produce better results. Dont you??..sakofan..I have het to shoot mine. Waiting on scope. [​IMG]

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  3. gonehuntingagain

    gonehuntingagain Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure I used Fed 215 magnum primers - I'd have to look, but I used what the Speer book said, so if it stated mag primers, then I used one.

    I tried Varget with several different loads with the J4s and Fed 210s and just could not get them to group worth a damn. Varget was sending them downrange at slightly over 2700 fps, with only +/- 10 fps. All bulltes are seated to the max length for the magazine.

    I haven't loaded too many with the IMR4350 since I have an 8 lb jug of the WC844 available. For what I do with the gun, it performs good, plus it was inexpensive - I also reload my 223 with it as well. When it runs out, I may try something else.