surplus load data

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by renegadelzard, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. renegadelzard

    renegadelzard Well-Known Member

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    hey all,
    any of you guys use WC 846 and willing to share your data?..im looking for loads for the 243-100gr gamekings, 308-168 gr nosler custom comp, 30-06=150 gr SST's, and 30-30-150 hornady round nose.....any help you guys can give is appreciated...
     
  2. Shane G.

    Shane G. Active Member

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    I have about 16lbs. that I picked up a while back. Mostly loading it in .308 with 155 Amax's and 175 sierrs's.And also some 168 noslers.

    I have read to cross reference it with BLC-2 and start 10% lower.

    I was running my 168's at 42.0 grn. and 41.5grn. getting a little over 2600fps. 155 Amax's are loaded with 46.0grn. and running right around 2900 seated right to the lands.

    175 SMK's i ran a little hotter at 42.7grn to get to 2600fps. All these loads were in Rem.,Win, and PPU cases.

    All these have been fine in my Savage. I would work up a little at a time as I didn't back off the BLC-2 data enough when I loaded some 178's and had to force the bolt open and pulled about 40 rounds that were too hot.

    As far as .243 and .30-06 you can look at Hodgen's website and go to their reloading center and find the BLC-2 data,but just remember to back off 10% and work up slowly.

    I have also played with it in .223,.22-250,.270 but didn't keep any data.

    Again I would work up on all of those loads or any BLC-2 data. I have also shot a few groups with the 168 Berger VLD's that were pretty much one ragged hole.

    I have also seen that with the 846 and Ramshot Tac I get within 40-50 fps with the same charge weight and look damn near the same. Not saying they are the same or that you can use that data but just what I have seen.

    Again the loads I posted work well in MY gun so do back off and work up. heavier brass will make a big difference I have seen.

    What rifle and barrel length do you have?
     
  3. renegadelzard

    renegadelzard Well-Known Member

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    the 308 is 26", soon to be chopped to 20 inches..it has that annoying habit of being damned near accurate, and i think a shorter stiffer barrel may help it out a bit...if not, im gonna switch it to a bergara with a barrel nut

    my 223 is wearing a 16" Dez arms bull with 11 degree target crown, no brake..im running 25 gr of ram shot exterminator through it, pushing a 55 gr midsouth varmint nightmare...1-2 inch groups a 100, but very inconsistant...im pretty sure it could do better, but i think the biggest problem is the 8lb trigger..

    the 06's are both 22 inch..my abolt has a wonderful trigger on it, but the mossberg atr is the most accurate rifle i have ever shot...cloverleafs at 100 yards...something breaks on the stock every time i shoot it, but when i shoot it, its a bell ringer..

    i havent picked up any surplus powder yet, but i figured it was 40 bucks cheaper than varget, so i might try it...i hear it is pretty temp sensative..you ever notice this?
     
  4. Shane G.

    Shane G. Active Member

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    Yes I have a little bit but this was on some warm loads that stuck the bolt when temp jumped to about 95.

    Gonna try some of the same loads I shot a few weeks ago again tomorrow and see if I get any difference since it's cooler now.
     
  5. renegadelzard

    renegadelzard Well-Known Member

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    let me know how it works out...imr 4064 is my current powder for 308 and i noticed some dramatic changes..like 12 inches at 100 yds...temp difference was close to 40 degrees...it was either that or my 18 month old son and unlocked target turrets...lightbulb