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?Rainier light weighted bullet data, 40sw

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Astroangler, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. Astroangler

    Astroangler New Member

    Well I am kind of at a lose for actual data using a Rainier 135gr plated soft point. Next time I will go heavier for sure especially since there is data for those, but until I can use up my 800+ boolits that install have I am struggling to find recipes to load up. I have used the hodgdon site, Lyman 49th Ed, Nosler 5th Ed and their online site, and looked at a few older manuals all without much success. I looked for lead bullet data, but they do not start that light. With that in mind should I go with a jacketed flat point data, but REDUCE my starting loads at -20% of maximum load and work up slowly? Or start at 15% and do the same? Need some insight. Thanks
  2. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Start at 50% of jacketed data and stop at 75% and you'll be OK.

    The new Western Powders 5.0 PDF has some Ramshot and Accurate data for the Ranier 135 Gr bullet.

    Here is some old data that may prove useful.
  3. Astroangler

    Astroangler New Member

    Start at 50%. I can do that. Thanks for the input Walkalong.

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