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    Boolit Mold
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    280 gr cast bullet loads 9.3x57

    I'm looking for load data for a 280 gr cast bullet in the 9.3x57. It's the new Bullet Barn 9.3 bullet.
    Last edited by rudolphc; 08-18-2012 at 03:23 PM.

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    e-mailing or calling barnes is usually best.
    it's all an educated guess,,,, till the trigger is pulled.

    the more i find out about shootin boolits, the more it contradicts everything i ever learned about shooting jaxketed.

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    That's what 9.3s are made for, so any book data should be a good place to start. Something like 3031 or 4895 would be my choice of powder, but a lot depends on the boolit fit to your rifle, bore condition, etc as for how hard you can lean on them. But at normal pressures a 9.3x57 should be able to go to full power with cast gaschecked boolits with no problem.

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    Check this site out for loads.

    http://forums.gunboards.com/forumdis...rting-Firearms

    A load that I use for general practice is 23.0 gr of SR 4759 Win Lg Rifle primer. Vel in my rifle is 1506 fps and accuracy is excellent. My bullet is the NOE 290gr. 45.5 gr of Varget will get 2036 fps. These loads are safe in my rifle, use at your own risk.

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    did i miss something in the translation?
    it's all an educated guess,,,, till the trigger is pulled.

    the more i find out about shootin boolits, the more it contradicts everything i ever learned about shooting jaxketed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by runfiverun View Post
    did i miss something in the translation?
    I think so. The OP said "Bullet Barn", not "Barnes". Must be a casting outfit.

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    JD,
    Have you loaded a 250 gr cast with SR 4759, and if so, how much powder? What would it take with the 250 gr bullet to achieve 1600-1700 fps with that powder or some other powder?

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    Yes, the Bullet Barn is a casting outfit in Canada. Shipping costs are stiff to the lower US. So, I plan to get a mold and lube and sizing die and cast my own bullets.

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    I have had good luck with 33 gr of Rx7 behind a 280 gr gas checked boolit. MV approx 1750 in my rifle. 4198 can be used to shoot plain base very accurately at about 1350 fps.

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    9.3x57 From LoadData.com

    270 Speer, 48.0gr Win 748, 2165 fps
    286gr Norma, 40.0gr IMR-3031, 2000 fps
    286gr Norma, 45.0gr IMR-4895, 2000 fps

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
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