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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by karnaaj, Dec 17, 2007.

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  1. karnaaj

    karnaaj Member

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    Completely forgetting the fact that I had a box of 64gr sp in the same drawer as all my 55gr sp I started loading up some rounds. Using 25.5gr of varget I reloaded 100 rounds and quit for the night. When I got back to my bench I luckily looked at the empty box and noticed it was 64 and not 55 that I had used. Went to Hodgdon's website and saw that with a 63gr bullet I could go as high as 26.4gr of Varget. I could find no data for a 64gr bullet. I think I'm safe firing these rounds rather than pulling the bullets and starting over but I wanted to check with you guys first.
     
  2. GRIZ22

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    You might be safe. Check other manuals.
     
  3. Mr White

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    Assuming this is .223 Rem, StevesPages.com gives 27.2 grains Varget as the max for 60-63 gr bullets and 26.4 gr Varget as the max for 68-70 gr bullets.

    If it was me, I'd shoot them from my AR w/o a second thought. I used to load 60 gr varmit bullets with 25.0 gr Varget and they were very accurate loads with no sign of pressure at all.
     
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    Shoot them but dont bother measuring group size
     
  5. ArchAngelCD

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    You usually use less powder with a heavier bullet than for a lighter bullet so I would say you are safe. According to the below data the charge you used is above the minimum and below the maximum for all the bullets above and below the weight of the bullet you are using. As a matter of fact the charge you used is right in the middle of the recommended min-max for the 63gr bullet. (almost exactly the bullet you are using) I really wouldn't worry about that charge. You might be supprised and find it's more accurate than the load you usually use!!

    From the Hodgdon site:
    55 GR. SPR SP 55gr Varget .224" 2.200" 25.5 3174 41,300 CUP 27.5C 3384 49,700 CUP

    60 GR. HDY V-MAX 60gr Varget .224" 2.250" 25.0 2924 40,400 CUP 27.0C 3159 51,900 CUP

    63 GR. SIE SP 63gr Varget .224" 2.200" 24.5 3000 42,400 CUP 26.4 3199 50,700 CUP

    69 GR. SIE HPBT 69 Varget .224" 2.235" 24.0 2784 39,200 CUP 26.0C 3010 50,200 CUP
     
  6. karnaaj

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I kinda figured I'd be alright but I wanted to be sure.
     
  7. Sport45

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    Why not? He might like what he sees.
     
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    i accidently did this one time w/ 2 different weight v-max bullets. turned out to shoot pretty decent actually. worked well enough for p-dogs that were w/in 175-200 yds.
     
  9. Chief-7700

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    Welcome to being a human! We all get more than one chance in life to do someting dumb (some more that others) Glad you caught the error.
    Chief
     
  10. armoredman

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    Would be cool if it turned out to be a tack driver...
     
  11. rjohnson4405

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    ^^^ Yeah, tack driver would be really interesting, lol, as would a 3000 fps bullet that stayed near that velocity all the way out to 1000 yards. I'm still dreaming I'll find one of these combinations, and then I'm praying I know it when I do. :evil:
     
  12. jeepmor

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    You caught, good job. Update your notebook. What if you found a magic recipe and entirely missed why only certain "55 grainers" shot like (magic or poop) and couldn't explain it.
     
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