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Re: Let's help others out. Post your favorite loads here.
« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2010, 11:36:43 PM »
For my 30-30, 32 grains VARGET, and either CCI or Winchester primer with a 150g semi jacket round or flat nose.   

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    Re: Let's help others out. Post your favorite loads here.
    « Reply #26 on: November 27, 2010, 11:02:18 PM »
    been a few years since I've done any reloading, but when I was doing the Hunter Pistol silhouette, using a Ruger Blackhawk in .357, my best load was 165 gr, LSWC, over 6.2 grs of Unique.  Interesting thing I found with this load was I could hold center at 25m, 50m and 75m and hold at the top of the back on the rams at 100m and never have to adjust my sights.

    I used a slightly lighter load for indoor combat, Ruger Security six, 6 in, barrel,  I don't really remember that load, but it was in the neighborhood of 5 grs of unique.

    (very low budget operation at that time,  about 30 years ago now.  I could load up a back pack, strap it on the back of my Honda 400 Shadow and spend the afternoon at a shoot, pretty cheap fun when I was single )


     
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    « Reply #27 on: September 01, 2011, 09:35:11 AM »
    13.0 Grains of Red Dot or Promo under a cast 170 gr gas checked lead boolit in .308

    boys love shooting the Ishapore Enfield - we also load these in 30-06 cases for the M1 garand - turns it into a straight pull bolt gun but 10 - 11 year old boys think they're big stuff shooting the M1

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    Re: Let's help others out. Post your favorite loads here.
    « Reply #28 on: February 19, 2012, 10:41:19 PM »
    My go-to 30-30 Winchester load:

    Winchester cases
    33.0 grains of H335 powder
    Sierra 150 FP slug.
    Federal LR primer

    1.  THE most accurate load in 6 different 30-30s I'm aware of, both Winchester and Marlin.
    2.  H335 usually likes a magnum primer for reliable ignition.  I have found magnum primers are not needed with this particular combination. 
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    « Reply #29 on: June 02, 2012, 12:46:23 PM »
    This may not quaify as a "heavy" load because it still below the published maximum.  It does, however  give both good performance and accuracy in both of my Marlins.  It is shootable from the SP-101 or 686 but not something I'd want to shoot all day at my advanced age and state of decrepitude.

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    Powder  Alliant 300 MP
    Charge Weight    18.2 gr

    Average Velocity 1,853 fps
    SD                       7 fps
    Minimum             1844 fps
    Maximum            1859 fps
    Muzzle Energy   ~1,200 ft-lbs
    Recoil Energy    ~3.4 ft-lbs
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    « Reply #30 on: June 02, 2012, 05:21:30 PM »
    My favorite .40S&W load is a competition load that will not work in factory guns. You need to have your barrel freebored because I load them way over max OAL. Also, cannot vouch for it being within factory spec in any other way. If you have a 2011 pistol, you are free to work up to this load, which is what I did.

    175gr LSWC
    Federal Small Pistol Primer
    5.0gr W231
    OAL 1.187"

    I made about 950FPS out of a 5in bbl on Thursday with 4.8gr of 231 and no high pressure signs. I haven't chrono'd the 5.0 load yet, but I've shot at least 1,000rds of that load with only slight primer flattening.
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    Re: Let's help others out. Post your favorite loads here.
    « Reply #31 on: June 02, 2012, 09:27:43 PM »
    My favorite .40S&W load is a competition load that will not work in factory guns. You need to have your barrel freebored because I load them way over max OAL. Also, cannot vouch for it being within factory spec in any other way. If you have a 2011 pistol, you are free to work up to this load, which is what I did.

    175gr LSWC
    Federal Small Pistol Primer
    5.0gr W231
    OAL 1.187"

    I made about 950FPS out of a 5in bbl on Thursday with 4.8gr of 231 and no high pressure signs. I haven't chrono'd the 5.0 load yet, but I've shot at least 1,000rds of that load with only slight primer flattening.


    I shoot almost the same 40 load myself, just at a COL of 1.100" instead of your 1.187".  I used to load it at 5.1 W231 and would get about 900-950 fps out of that (4" barrel) but for the last year I've been loading my 40s down to about 4.5 grains of W231.  Lee home-cast 175 LFP or LSWC bullet, tumblelubed.  Less leading at 4.5 W231 than 5.1 W231.  Works well in Springfield XD40 and in Glock 23 with aftermarket barrel.

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    « Reply #32 on: March 30, 2013, 09:08:24 PM »
    Favorite .40 recipe is a 180gn hornady action piston (HAP) fully jacketed hollow point, with 4.9gns of longshot, with a OCL of 1.125".
    I load that into my 20 and 30 round glock mags and switch them from a glock 27, to a glock 22, to a keltec sub2000, and all three weapons love it. Highly accurate in all 3 at increasing distances.
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    « Reply #33 on: August 17, 2013, 04:58:45 PM »
    Just posted this as a separate thread, but perhaps it belongs here.

    With all the appropriate caveats and emphasis on starting 10% lower and working up looking for pressure signs, here is my current M193 clone load data:


    M193 equivalent

    55gr Hornady fmj bt w/ cannalure
    LC 2012 decrimped brass
    Trimmed to 1.750"
    H-4895 - 25.5gr
    Fed 205 primers
    OAL - set to crimp midline

    3095 fps from 16 barrel

    I offer this since I have a lot of H-4895 and it turns out to be under appreciated for use with lighter 5.56/.223 loads.

    Group size is at or close to one MOA at 100 yards.
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    « Reply #34 on: November 25, 2014, 08:12:30 PM »
    Just had a reminder this weekend of how good this load is.  I realize that not a lot of people shoot the 7mm-08, but they should.  We run this load in three different rifles (all Savage M-11s) and it works like gangbusters in all three, typically going an inch or less at 100 yards.

    Winchester, Federal or Hornady brass
    CCI Large Rifle Primers (standard, not magnum)
    140 gr. Nosler Ballistic Tip or Partition (it's really hard to see any difference in accuracy, but the partitions work better on pigs).
    39.9 gr. Reloader 15

    This gives just over 2600 fps in a 20-inch barrel, the recoil is fairly mild, and accuracy, in our rifles, is outstanding.  Sighted 2 inches high at 100 yards, it zeroed at 200, and 8 1/2 inches low at 300.

    Both the granddaughters shoot this load exclusively in their rifles.  In fact, I don't think either of them has ever fired a factory load in their guns.
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    « Reply #35 on: December 03, 2014, 02:38:37 PM »
    I do a lot of hunting with the .280 Remington.  Not so common, but very effective and efficient 7mm, based on the '06 case, pushed out an extra .050" to prevent accidental chambering in .270 rifles.

    My normal recipe for flat shooting open country deer hunting for the .280 is the Nosler 140 BT (.485 BC), ahead of 57.0 grains of RL-19.   Out of a 24" barrel it chronos 3050.  That is a max load, but is safe in all three of my .280's including a rarely used Rem. 742 autoloader, which can be finicky with max pressure handloads. 2900-2950 out of the autoloader's shorter 22" barrel. 

    In my 24" barreled bolt guns at 3050 fps, this is within 100-120 fps of what I am getting from my 7mm Mag rifles with 140 grain bullets.   Less powder, less recoil, lighter, handier rifles, so I see no real reason to shoot the 7 mags much any more.

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    « Reply #36 on: September 17, 2015, 06:49:51 PM »
    My favorite .45ACP load is a 200 grain HP, either Speer Gold Dot or Rainier Ballistic plated loaded over 7.0 grains of Unique with either a Winchester WLP or CCI 300 primer.  They both hit same point of aim, so practice with the Rainier is relatively cheap (a lot cheaper than practicing with the Speers!)

    This was my bowling pin load.  I think last time I chrono'd it I saw close to 1000fps out of a 5" barrel.
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