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Thread: Accurate PC 350 Yds part 1

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    Boolit Master Forrest r's Avatar
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    Nov 2011
    NE Ohio
    Quote Originally Posted by Wreck-n-Crew View Post
    My 225gr molds are due in soon as it has shipped. However i have run into a problem. Load data! I don't have any load data for a 225gr cast bullet. It looks like i will have to work some up while checking for pressure signs. I also can use the chrono as a compass.another choice i need to make is which powder. So much to mull over.

    I know H4895 is a forging powder for reduced loads which will give me wiggle room on the low end of the charges to start. However im not sure H4895 is the best powder for accurate 308 loads.

    Open to suggestions. Til then, happy safe loading!
    PM sent

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    Just wanted to say thanks for the pm Forrest r . i really appreciate that message.

    Also thank the pioneers and all the contributors to this thread and others like it. I am exited about this journey!

    Molds shipped..due this week. Hopefully some results when i get a good day at the range.

  3. #183
    Boolit Master

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    Mar 2005
    NW Ohio, almost as N and W as you can be :-)
    Read through the whole thread . I know Lee can be controversial at times but he has always sworn that the best cast bullet accuracy comes right when the firing process just slightly exceeds the yield point of the bullet alloy.

    I was pondering a swage die made from part of the barrel itself, it might allow controlled swaging of the bullet with rifling on the nose . One can order a barrel longer than 27" blank (intended to finish 26") and specify that the added material be on the breech end, making the 1.2" straight section longer. This would allow the bump up into the rifling form to be a slow controlled process....the exact throat could be duplicated as well.

    Both ends WHAT a player

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    Boolit Buddy
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    Nov 2015
    Forrest, 5744, and varget both have worked well for me in 308w. Word of caution, the crnograph. May not give the best max load information. In my guns the measured velocity is 150 to 350 FPS faster with pc compared to Lyman’s velocity for given loads. I think you will be pleased with results!

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check