Superformance, 165 TTSX for 300 WSM ???

JRY46

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BTW. I'm using Winchester brass and mag primersat and my OAL is 2.850 of out of a 26" barrel. As always start a few grains lower and work up from there....................JR
 

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I ran some weights. The average weight of 7 cases of each (with fresh primer):
Winchester 235.8 gn
Norma 250.9 gn
for a difference of 15.1 gn of brass. Since brass has a density of 8.73 g/cm3 and water is very close to 1, the capacity difference is 15.1/8.73=1.73 gn of H2O - WOW.

So how much powder is that? Approximately 1.5 - 2 gn?
 

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Well, Thats too much math for me, LOL! I'm just using factory Winchester 300 WSM brass, nothing necked up or down.....JR
 

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I think that is close to what i said. The Norma WSM brass has less capacity. It will also last longer without stretched primer pockets. I have some WSM brass that i have shot 10-15 times.
 

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I think that is close to what i said. The Norma WSM brass has less capacity. It will also last longer without stretched primer pockets. I have some WSM brass that i have shot 10-15 times.
I was just confirming your actual results with my work. Wow, that's a lot of rounds down the barrel. I hope to live long enough to take 20 animals with this rifle.
 

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I loaded up 6 charges with Norma brass, 165 TTSX, and Superf; 68.5 - 71.0 in 0.5 gn increments approx 60 thou off the lands. I stopped when I could no longer hear the powder move in the case. I decided I did not wan to compress it - much.
I will be at the range tomorrow morning. I am setup to load in the back of my SUV.
Checking BTO on all the bullets, 44 out of 50 were 1.045 - 1.055". There were less and three were more. Those 6 were used in the loads above. I will then look at the results of my
"mini ladder" and decide what to load next.

Cheers.
 
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