- Jan 5, 2015
If you can find it, you might try RL16. It is in the 4350’s burn rate window on charts. I have found it to be slower and require a Magnum primer in 30-06 with 150 gr bullet. Regular LR primer might be right on with RL16 + heavy bullets.Hey all,
Since I have no more hunting tags for myself to fill, I'm going to play around with some heavy bullets in my '06.
I'm going to test out Sierra 200gr game kings for the first time in combination with aa4350 since it's a touch slower than h4350. And I'll be using Winchester LR primers. Depending on how this powder/bullet combo goes, I may try this bullet with the staball 6.5 for fun.
I would like to keep this simple. I don't want to do a speed ladder test with my magneto, because shooting only for speed drives me nuts. The goal is to get a sub moa load at as high velocity as possible... so that goal might decide what the best first step is. My '06 is a Tikka, so I have to limit my COAL to ~3.35 or less. And I want to keep this simple!!
I'm not trying to find a 1/4 minute group right now... I'm just wanting to play around with these bullets and possibly change up my load development process. And burn out my barrel
Because I've not shot this bullet before, should I:
1. Start by picking a medium charge and test varying seating depths changing to them up by 0.010 or so.
2. Start by varying charge weights to see which groups best, using the recommended COAL from Sierra's load data.