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Old October 17, 2011, 02:16 PM   #1
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Your pet 257 Roberts load?

I just purchased my wife a ruger hawkeye in 257 Roberts. I already load for 257 weatherby and 25 wssm. Seeing how I have a lot of 120gr swift a-frames and 100gr tsx. I would like to work a load using one of the two bullets, and RL-22 as I have over ten lbs. Would any of you have a load for one of the two bullets mentioned and rl22? I'm open to any other loads for the bob that yall might recommend. Thanks.
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Old October 17, 2011, 10:44 PM   #2
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Bumping this TTT before bed.
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Old October 18, 2011, 09:47 AM   #3
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The very slow burning rate of RL-22 suggests the 120 gr bullets would be best for this powder. The Alliant guide shows 44 gr of RL-22 as max with the Speer 120 gr BTSP giving 2785 fps.

Start 10% below that at 40 gr of powder and work up in .5 (1/2) grain increments.
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Old October 19, 2011, 08:04 AM   #4
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Thanks BM, I guess i need to expand my Reloading books. I only have 3 at the moment. I scanned through the alliant web page and didn't see what i was looking for.. So again thanks for the help.
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Old October 19, 2011, 07:23 PM   #5
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When I look at developing a load, the bullet is the most expensive component. For my 257 Rbt and 25-06 loads I prefer 100 grain bullets. That said, your powder choice is too slow.

I know I am not giving you the answer you requested, but since I favor IMR powder, 4064, 4320 and 4350 are my preferred burn rates. Using a powder that isn't suited for the application is a false economy.

Using a Sierra 100 gr. Spitzer bullet loaded to around 2900 fps I get excellent results to 350 yards on deer and pronghorn. The whitetail I tagged yesterday was another example of excellent performance.
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