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Thread: [B]2400; Hercules vs Alliant[/B]

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    I am surprised I just found this thread thanks for the information . I am in the process of starting load development with the Lyman 429244 bullet (COATED) mine are a soft alloy finished with gas check they are running 258 grains .
    I was using IMR-4227 with conventional lubed bullets thinking of trying H-110 for these I see the Lyman 49 manual dropped the powder charges a bit from older books.

    A couple years ago I bought a new can of Alliant Reloader 7 I was shocked when I poured some out the appearance it looks nothing like the older can I have!
    When I think back on all the **** I learned in high school it's a wonder I can think at all ! And then my lack of education hasn't hurt me none I can read the writing on the wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefly1957 View Post
    I am surprised I just found this thread thanks for the information . I am in the process of starting load development with the Lyman 429244 bullet (COATED) mine are a soft alloy finished with gas check they are running 258 grains .
    I was using IMR-4227 with conventional lubed bullets thinking of trying H-110 for these I see the Lyman 49 manual dropped the powder charges a bit from older books.

    A couple years ago I bought a new can of Alliant Reloader 7 I was shocked when I poured some out the appearance it looks nothing like the older can I have!


    Yes this^^^^^ You miss the tagants too, red-white and blue, well the white was actually tan, that is two of Alliants version of old Hercules powders that look different(2400 & Reloder 7 are now short grained extruded stick powders), it does seem that the new versions are very-very-very close in speed and energy content though, they were careful!
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    That is good I that they are close I will carefully rework any old load I might try Only one I really liked and may reuse is RE-7 under a 110 grain barrel in my 10" contender I have not fired it much in a few years.
    When I think back on all the **** I learned in high school it's a wonder I can think at all ! And then my lack of education hasn't hurt me none I can read the writing on the wall.

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    I was out shooting 314-299 in the 7.62x54R today using RX7 with a grain of dacron, 24-25-26 20 rds each, the more I shoot it the more I like it. I find it interesting that people can load and shoot powder and never look at it, I know of people that can't tell you if the powder they are shooting is ball, stick or flake!!
    Hell, I was there!

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    I hear you there I have always looked closely at powder i reload or in cases I tear down that were found at the range.
    When I think back on all the **** I learned in high school it's a wonder I can think at all ! And then my lack of education hasn't hurt me none I can read the writing on the wall.

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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