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Old December 8, 2019, 06:23 PM   #27
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Well, as the Sierra manual says a load manual paints a picture of what the load did in the test gun, and that definitely does not mean its a safe load in your gun. Sierra tends to be more conservative, but they just invested recently in building their own pressure test lab and they're apparently following Hornady's lead in adopting Doppler radar. So all this stuff may change again. We'll have to wait and see.

I actually had looked at the Hodgdon load before looking at it in the new Sierra #6 and knew the original load was only about a grain over. My reasoning was that if one place found the limit lower, that might be the case for Hounddawg's gun so let's see how the cases fare with a more substantially reduced load. There is no way to know how much you'll have to reduce a load in a particular gun to get free of indicators until you do it.
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