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Old December 12, 2010, 05:44 PM   #1
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As you may have guessed by the amount of my posts today, we are snowed in here in the Upper Peninsula and I am trying out some new stuff. Never loaded this before and am looking for information. I have 150 grain Sierra Spitzers and was wondering if anyone has loaded this with Varget, Benchmark or H4895 and what were the results.

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Old December 12, 2010, 05:59 PM   #2
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I've had excellent results using 150gn bullets with 35gn ADI Bench Mark 2 powder. I'm not sure how that converts to what you're using, but you may find comparison charts on the ADI website.

It's a light load that is very capable out to 400 yards (the length of the range I shoot at). It doesn't stress brass too much either, which it great for 303. In fact I came first in the last 200 yard military shoot using these reloads :-)
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Old December 12, 2010, 10:53 PM   #3
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ADI BM2 is sold here as Hodgdon Benchmark.
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Old December 13, 2010, 09:47 AM   #4
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Used Benchmark

I was hoping it was Benchmark as that was one of the powders listed in my Sierra manual. Loaded up with 35.1 grains and we'll see how it goes. Thanks for the replies. Now if it would ever stop snowing maybe I could get to camp to test them.
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Old December 14, 2010, 12:18 PM   #5
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I've had great luck with 4064,4895 and even 4320 and 4350. As well Accurate 2230 proved good to me as well. I have used pulled argentine 185 grain boat tailed FMJ's with I recall 36 gns of 2230 and my long range accuracy was pretty damn good in an old No4 I had. I was able to put all ten shots into a 2qt coffe can's bottom at approx 290 yds. I've got a patt'14 that tops that in accuracy and a grogeous SMLE that's a close second. Probably my two most accurate military rifles I've ever owned.
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Old December 17, 2010, 03:48 PM   #6
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I use 7.62x54r pull downs that are 150grn boat tails. as well as hornandy 150 sp. i use 37 grns of IMR-4895 and took first in a competition in promitary point last september. its a little reduced but its good to 700yrds.
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Old December 18, 2010, 02:05 AM   #7
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Slug the barrel, if your rifle is a Lee-Enfield. Their barrel IDs can vary from .311" to .315" and still be considered ok. Over .315", the barrel is shot out. Sierra makes their .303 calibre bullets at .311". If your barrel measures .313" or bigger a .311" bullet won't shoot worth beans.
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