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Thread: Getting serious with 8x56r

  1. #41
    Boolit Master Gunfreak25's Avatar
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    Nov 2008
    Another range day. This was a dozen rounds, lubed only with an alox tumble and dried. They cast .330 from the Lee .329 mould and sized through a .331 sizer with aluminum gas checks. The charge is 20g of 2400 type powder.

    I'll call this load close to perfect. The rifle has .331 grooves for those interested.

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    Boolit Man
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    Feb 2008
    texas city tx.
    I'd have to say that you done real good. I shot one of my hungrian steyr carbines today (it's got a 2x7 power long eye relief scope on it. I got a 40 cal. hole with it at 25 yards and about an inch at 50 yards.(three shot groups. ) these are .338 bullets resized to .334 with a gas check. then powder coated. they weight about 227-230 gr.s. and with 16 gr's of 2400 they are quite accurate. I started to work up the powder charge and my scope went south on me. so that shut that down.
    but today I picked up some 10% ammonia, and tried the cleaning out the barrel thing. the carbine that I shot today got a little cleaner, but the next carbine I did look like a hazmat problem. but it's pretty clean now. I used a two cell battier pack for AAA battiers. and so far the battiers are still good. (and if you want a good laught I have pictures of my set up. so far only two more steyrs to go. it's pretty nice to see the bottom of the lands of the barrels.

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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