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|10-26-2017, 10:10 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Decatur, Al
I've really got to get me a pound or two of that. Looks idiot proof (...and you guys can take it from there.)
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|10-27-2017, 03:53 AM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Greater Waxhaw Metropolitan Area
Hodgdon's recommendation is to consider a load that fills the case to the base of the bullet as the max; 70% of that would be the recommended starting load.
Following this advice I load 10 grains of TrailBoss (about 80% of below-bullet volume) in a .30-06 case and top it with a 245 grain cast lead bullet. Shooting these out of my 1903 Springfield is very pleasant and puts a pretty good thump on steel at 70 yards. The only reason I chose the 80% level is that that load causes my battle sight to be zeroed with that bullet at that particular range. If I changed bullet or range I'd simply adjust the charge up or down to keep the sight zeroed.
|10-27-2017, 08:33 AM||#6|
Join Date: Aug 2003
Top, the stuff is magic.
I started using it in centerfire rifle cartridges and found the 70% charge is applicable almost everywhere. The exception is a small case like the .223 it would be hard to get the charge through the neck.
Compressing the charge isn't a good idea and velocities become erratic so there is little to gain