QuickLoad does not take into account primerI lack a quickload program ... can anyone tell me what 280AI 160 accubond with RE23 looks like with Federal 210M vs. 215M?
I've been reading about RL23 for the 280ai for a few months now, and with the improvement in temp stability I've decided to give it a go. I'll be picking up 3 lbs later today. I know many believe RL26 to be the "pixie dust" of powders, buts for my mainly hunting purposes I'll always take...www.longrangehunting.com
If your gun isn’t a magnum caliber stick with the large rifle primers.Not sure if this has been asked before. What is the point at which some one should switch from standard to magnum primers. Does it go by charge weight,burn rate of the powder or temp most shooting will be done. Part of the reason I am asking is I am working up a load for my 280 Rem. I am using slow powders in the burn rate of Rl 25 to push the 168 VLD Hunting bullet. These powders max around 60 grains of powder give or take. I started load work up with the Fed 210M primers but I am wondering if the 215 might be a better choice. Seeking the help of the experts here.
This, then, raises the question: How do you know you have problems with ignition? Is it a notable delay?I use a mag primer when using ball powders regardless the case size or when the capacity gets to 55grs of powder or more. Not saying that at 55 I just switch, but if problems surface concerning ignition I will switch to a mag primer, and try several brands. JME
Seem and is are two different things. Instead of making stuff up or going off what you hear on these boards maybe try taking a look at the actual studies done on this stuff. Here is an extensive study. Does primer change make a difference, yes, a VERY SMALL one. No where near what many on here are making it out to be.I think you already have some good input but I thought I'd add that the slow burning RL25 is going to add pressure with a magnum primer so the many suggestions of starting with non mag primer and easing into a magnum if need be, is the way to go. The idea of just using magnum primers, with no regard to powder used, seems risky without being sure about your pressure levels.