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Thread: 9.3x72R load advice needed

  1. #41
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    Cast 70, 5% tin, all came out at .367.5/.368.
    42 came in at +/- .2 grain, averaging 199 grains, the rest will go back in the pot.
    Hitek coated and loaded 18, 20, 22, 24 & 26 grains BM2 (3031 equivalent).
    If this wind eases off tomorrow them I'll see how she goes.



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    Well D day arrived.
    Was a bit nervous due to a couple of reasons.

    Had I wasted $2500 on a gun that won't shoot.
    Will I blow myself up.

    Range was 40m.
    100m next time.
    First 2 groups were 4 shots, the rest 3.
    A bit of unburnt powder residue left but that didn't seem to affect accuracy.
    Federal LRP, 199gn accurate mould, hitek coated, unsized.
    BM2 (3031 equivalent) 18, 20, 22, 24 & 26 grains.
    Holy cow this thing shoots pretty **** well.
    Who would've thought a 106 year old gun could shoot this well.
    Sights weren't touched.
    Will put them over my chrony soon.
    No leading evident.

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    Wow, that was realy good news!
    Great shooting!
    What velocity do you think you are at?
    Using any filler in the case?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackpowderSweden View Post
    Wow, that was realy good news!
    Great shooting!
    What velocity do you think you are at?
    Using any filler in the case?
    Well I was a bit premature in my celebrations.
    Moved the target out to 100 metres and this is the best I got.
    24 grains gave around 1440 fps over my chrony but a deviation of around 40 fps over 5 shots.
    No filler, should I be using filler?
    I've loaded up another batch for tomorrow if the wind holds off and will move the target to 50 metres.
    Will be trying 26, 27, 28 & 29 grains.


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    Tried 26, 27, 28 & 29 grains BM2 at 50m.
    26gns average 1513 fps
    27gns average 1575 fps
    28 gns average 1607 fps
    29 gns average 1669 fps

    28 gns showed some initial promise with 2 holes touching then it went haywire from there.

    Next step is using polenta as a filler and start at 22grains, after that I'll up the tin level to maybe 7.5% from 5%.
    FYI the bullet mould is a GC mold so that is an option but Im not really pushing those sorts of velocities.
    Still open to suggestions.

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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