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Old April 11, 2001, 08:17 PM   #1
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For various reasons, it's been a while since I set up and used the loading bench. But that is getting ready to change and soon. I have some five year old IMR 4350, Varget and WLR primers that I will use up and then renew stock for loading .270; .30-06; 6.5x55 and 22-250. Varget will go in the 22-250, H4831 for .270 and .30-06, and still shopping for optimum powder for 6.5x55. The rounds will be fired from a 1942 Husqvarna M-38. The 6.5 bullets will be Hornady 140 gr HP BT Match, Hornady 129 gr Spitzer Interlocks; Hornady 100 gr Spitzer. Remington Brass. The 140's are for paper fun. I plan to use the 129 Interlocks on deer and the 100's are for coyotes and pumpkins.

I have always had consistent performance from WLR primers but have an open mind.

Sooooo.... What are your recommendations? Recipes you might care to share??
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Old April 12, 2001, 08:08 AM   #2
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some results with my M38 Swede;
120gr Sierra spitzer, CCI BR primer, IMR4350 powder
tried 45,46,47 gr of powder. 47 gr shot a 3rd group of .97" @ 100 yds. Case expansion .479".

100gr Hornady W/W primer IMR3031 powder
tried 36 to 42.5gr of powder. Best was 42.5gr
for 3011 fps. es=24 5 shots in 1.2" @100 yds, case exp .479

This was done on a 15deg. December day so pressures will be higher in the summer.
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