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Old February 7, 2013, 12:00 AM   #1
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Need load data

I have some 30cal 140gr Hornady Monoflex bullets for my .308 Win but I can not find load data for 140gr. I have data for 130gr and 150gr. some help with this will be great.

Using Hodgdon's CFE 223 powder
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Old February 7, 2013, 06:14 AM   #2
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Are you getting your data out of the new Hodgdon manual?
Because that's what it shows data for, the 130 & 150 bullets.
You could probably start out using pretty much the same data as the
150gr. bullet with no problem. Or try & contact Hodgdon.
CFE is to new of a powder to be in bullet manfactures manuals.

Or you could just go buy a lb. of Varget, RL-15.
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Old February 7, 2013, 07:57 AM   #3
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I love to buy some Varget but everywhere is sold out. Got some you want to give me? Thanks for the info too you are a big help.
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Old February 7, 2013, 08:02 AM   #4
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I think the monoflex bullets were designed for the 30/30?
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Old February 7, 2013, 08:10 AM   #5
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Not sure why you're using this combination but Hornady #8 does not list 140(not made when manual printed) and 160 not w/CFE223(powder newer issue than manual). This is in the .307 Win(rimmed version of .308 slightly lower pressure).
I won't make any recommendations not in a manual. Suggest you find more suitable bullet/powder combination.
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Old February 7, 2013, 09:36 AM   #6
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The Monoflex bullet is a flex tip and intended for a lever actions.
However it is a .308 and should shoot in a 7.62x51 .308.

Go to the Hodgdon site and select reloading data center.
The info for the 140 Monoflex is listed under the .30-30 caliber.
The Monoflex bullet is not listed under the .308 caliber.
That might tell you something.

Under the .30-30 caliber, they list the 140 GFX Monoflex bullet with 9 powders but don't include the CFE 223 powder for the .30-30 caliber listing.

CFE 223 is included in the .308 caliber listings but the 140 Monoflex isn't listed.
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Old February 7, 2013, 11:13 AM   #7
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I wanted some 130gr but the 140gr was all they had when I got my stuff.
I have some wild dogs to get rid of. (aka coyotes)
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