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kennedy
December 5, 2010, 10:02 PM
lost my starting load data for reloading 155 gr rainier plated bullets with universal clays, anyone have a starting load?

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bds
December 6, 2010, 12:05 AM
From Hodgdon's website (http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp).

155 GR. HDY XTP Hodgdon Universal .400" 1.125" Start 5.7 gr (1056 fps) 23,900 PSI - Max 6.2 gr (1138 fps) 31,800 PSI

Walkalong
December 6, 2010, 08:40 AM
I have loaded them lighter, and heavier, than that data. 5.0 is a nice bunny fart load, while I wouldn't recommend anything over 6.0 with the Ranier 155.

6.1 Grs Universal and a 165 Gr JHP is the schnitz (1036[3" XD] & 1132 [5" WEM]), but that data (although under Speer #13 data) is over Hodgdons online data.

Memnok
December 6, 2010, 10:37 AM
Both of the replies above are for jacketed bullets. The OP is requesting data for a plated bullet. As I recall, shouldn't he be using data for led, not jacketed?

Walkalong
December 6, 2010, 11:37 AM
the OP is requesting data for a plated bullet Correct, and my answer of 5.0 to 6.0 Grs of Universal was in regard to the plated 155 Gr Ranier.

They are not restricted to lead data only. Link to some plated bullet data. (http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost.php?p=6195350&postcount=11)

kennedy
December 6, 2010, 10:45 PM
thanks, found my data after I posted, it is 5.7 grs

bds
December 8, 2010, 02:53 AM
Both of the replies above are for jacketed bullets. The OP is requesting data for a plated bullet. As I recall, shouldn't he be using data for led, not jacketed?
Rainier sizes their plated bullets as same as jacketed bullets. I use mid-high range jacketed load data for Rainier bullets and have not seen plating separation, even for high range 40S&W. I use lead load data for Berrys/PowerBond as they are sized larger.

Of course, using lead load data or 10% reduced jacketed load data with Rainier bullets will provide you a margin of safety.

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