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8mm Mauser reduced load

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Carbon_15, Aug 20, 2011.

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  1. Carbon_15

    Carbon_15 Member

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    I have recently built a neat Mauser based scout rifle. I am using a 184 gr fp bullet mold. Very accurate and hard hitting with a gas check and a charge of 38gr of 3031.
    My nephew wants to shoot it. I would like to work up a reduced load for him. I have some 3031, aa1680, and 2400 on hand. Could I use any of these for a very mild minimum load.
    Thanks,
    Jason
     
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    My Lyman does not have that bullet weight. Looks like 20gr of 2400 would be a starting load for your bullet weight, as this is maximum for a 246gr cast gas check bullet thats listed. Starting load for a 168gr cast is 19.0gr 2400
     
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    Thanks...that helps tremendously.
     
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