I know that its really to slow for the 8x57, but I have lots of H4831 and use it in the 25-06 and 270. I would like to use it in the 8x57 with a 180-220 grn jacket bullet. The Lee second edtion shows a start of 53 grns for all weights, That dont seem right too me. In the cases that i have with a 170 gn bullet it just touches the base of the bullet with 52 grns, so 53 would be compressed? aboout what would the pressure be ? Safe for a small ring action?
I have had good results with 4831 in every thing else i have tried it in so I feel 8x57 will be no diffrent.