Remington/Winchester


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neal7250
January 11, 2008, 07:41 AM
Do these companies publish reloading loading data for bullets that they manufacture?

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cdrt
January 11, 2008, 09:39 AM
When they were in the powder business, Winchester would put out free reloading components handbooks that you could pick up at any gun store. Now that they're turned over production to Hodgdon, they don't publish that load data anymore; at least I haven't found it anywhere under the Winchester or Olin name.

The only thing I found on the Remington website was info on shotshell reloading; nothing on pistol or rifle.

neal7250
January 11, 2008, 10:19 AM
What do you use for data to reload them?

ADKWOODSMAN
January 11, 2008, 10:46 AM
Lyman Reloading Handbook list many different bullets for each calibre.

I believe the 48h Edition is the latest.
RDH

hawkeye1
January 11, 2008, 11:05 AM
Winchester Powder is on the Hodgdon website. They also have, besides Winchester, the IMR powders and of course Hodgdon. Remington does not to the best of my knowledge.
good shooting

K3
January 11, 2008, 11:19 AM
Most of my manuals have load data for 'generic' bullets like say a ,308 with a 165gr jacketed bullet. This will cover Corelokts, Winchesters, Hornady, etc. Of course, you need to work the load up, because I have found velocity differences between a a hornady bullet weighing xxx and a Remington weighing the same. Not much, but different is different.

rg1
January 11, 2008, 05:55 PM
IMR Handloaders Guide publishes data for a lot of calibers with Remingtons bullets using IMR powders of course.

sublimaze41
January 11, 2008, 10:50 PM
I like the Lee book as a "broad reference." My only concern is OAL from bullet manufacturer to bullet manufacturer, not loads for that specific bullet, i.e. Winchester 9mm in 115gr versus Remington 9mm in 115gr

If you really want a comprehensive load for each manufactured bullet then you might want to try Midway's Load Maps. They have tons of load data for almost any bullet. The down side of these load maps is that you need one for every caliber you intend to shoot.

I like the load maps as I shoot a fair amount of Rainiers and they have data that is specific to their bullets, same for Remington and Winchester.

neal7250
January 12, 2008, 02:27 AM
Great information. Thanks:)

Jim Watson
January 12, 2008, 08:34 AM
Winchester hasn't "turned over production to Hodgdon." Winchester has turned over distribution to Hodgdon. The powder is still made by St Marks Powder, built by Olin/Winchester, now owned by General Dynamics. Likewise IMR, distributed by Hodgdon, made by Expro in Canada, also now owned by General Dynamics.

You have to be careful with the Midway LoadMAPs. They seated all bullets to the maximum OAL or as long as possible and still have some bullet in the brass. This is not always realistic for pistol magazines and feed ramps and leads to higher loads than other sources.

Some manuals do not identify the bullet used. For example, Lee copies powder company data but does not specify the bullet. That is what the fine print in the books about "starting loads" and "working up" is about.

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