You will more then likely need some lighter bullets. 65gn & a powder around the burn rate of Blue Dot. Bullseye & Red Dot are a little fast.
October 10, 2012, 04:57 PM
Yep, I'd get some lighter bullets too.
I load 85 grain SGK BTHP bullets for my wife with 31 grains of H4895. Soft shooting and dead nuts accurate.
October 10, 2012, 05:42 PM
The only reduced loads that I have used came from Speers #9 Manual. 17 gr of IMR 4198 with Speer's 90 gr. Book says 1700 fps. Please follow the reloading manuals to a T. Reduced loads with some slow burning powders can cause a really bad incident. I have heard it called detonation and S.E.E. secondary explostion effect. Not good on equipment or bodies.
October 10, 2012, 07:17 PM
October 10, 2012, 09:26 PM
Well, we haven't had a thread about SEE/detonation on this forum in recent history. At least to my knowledge, and since I've been a reloader.
I've been looking into doing some reduced rifle loads, and I'm curious about this myth/phenomenon, myself. Maybe it's time to beat what may be an old horse, for us new guys.
I've found some interesting anecdotal evidence, but I have thought up some possible loopholes in nearly all the accounts, even the most fastidious.
October 10, 2012, 10:22 PM
H4895 works great. I was able to do a reduced recoil load for my daughter to help ease her into shooting. She now loves to go shooting.
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