I seated to the last PDR groove, you need all the neck interference you can getI currently have 124 hammers waiting on my bench to load up with H4895. Considering I was at 3260 with the 137s it should be fun. Did find 1lb of 414 but I am gonna see how this works first since I have more H4895 and am already halfway down the road with this one.
Bean, I was wondering what seating depth you ended up with on the 124's in the '06, the 137's I just went mag length and had plenty of bullet in the neck, with the 124's it would be falling out. I was leaning towards getting at least two of the "rings" in the case neck.
Also gonna run some 110's in the wifes 20' Creedmoor with Staball and Varget to see which is likes.
I want to play with some absolutes but with powder and primer at a premium I am keeping the experimenting to a minimum.
Just pickin' nits. Certainly no offense meant, but the original 250-3000 Savage load was built around a lightly constructed 87-grain bullet. Worked well in some cases, horrible in others. If 90-grain Hammers had been available ol' Ned may have re-thought the .257..250-3000 Savage was named for pushing an 85gr bullet at 3000fps. One of the early hot rods.
You are pushing a 90gr @ 3080+, you are cooking them. Great job.
I had a .250AI for years. I could run a 100SMK or 100 TSX @ 3100+, so that rifle is doing great.
You won’t be disappointed. I load them in 7 different cartridges. The amount of damage the 124 gr Hunter did on a “2-fer” of lined up javalina was amazing. First one dropped and the one behind it basically was eviscerated by the shank. I’m sure it would have taken out 3 if another was lined up behind the other 2.I'll have to give it a go. I have some.