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help to much time looking for data takes away from reloading

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by spacetff, Aug 31, 2011.

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  1. spacetff

    spacetff Member

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    hello, I'm new the highroad.org
    forgive any mistakes till I catch on
    thanks spacetff a.k.a. john

    I need some help finding loading data a 35 Whelen
    I have a full box of them
    Remington 35 Cal. 150 Gr. .358 Dia.
    core-lokt PDT. soft point
    B22864

    also looking for some plinking loads with hard cast pistol bullets
    140 gr. lswc

    thanks john:banghead:
     
  2. Blackrock

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    Sorry all my data is for 180 grain and up.
    Are you attempting to load handgun bullets in a rifle cartidge??
     
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  3. sugarmaker

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    Your best bet would be to get a Hornady, Speer, Sierra, or Lyman loading manual - it'll come in handy over time.
     
  4. Sam1911

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    For the light plinkers you might try IMR's Trail Boss magic formula. (http://www.imrpowder.com/PDF/Trail-Boss-data.pdf)

    All you have to do is figure out how much free volume you have under the bullet and then use 70% of that as your starting load. Max load will be 100% of free volume. Don't compress it.

    That would give you a very soft-shooting plinker load that would still take down a deer.
     
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  5. jcwit

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    Manuals, Manuals, READ Manuals.

    You wish to take reloading info from an unknown person on the internet?

    We're here to help but, but there's that funny 2 letter word, BUT.
     
  6. Sam1911

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  7. RandyP

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    tried to help but Remington no longer shows that bullet on their website.
     
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    I would suggest a membership at LoadData.com. For $30 a year you gain access to all the data ever published in Handloader and Rifle Magazines as well as most major loading manuals. For me, it is indispensible.
     
  9. Hondo 60

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    +3,000,000 on the manuals.

    Reloading without a proper manual or 3 is bordering on insane.
    You're dealing with EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE MATERIALS.

    Sorry if that sounds harsh, I'm not sure how else to say it.

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE stay safe!
     
  10. Lost Sheep

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    If you think finding published data takes time...

    If you think finding published data takes time, wait until you have data and then start searching for the "sweet spot" where your rifle becomes a tack-driver.


    It's a conspiracy!

    No, it's an addiction.

    No, it's a conspiracy, I tell you.

    No, it's an addiction.

    Eventually, you realize that the goal is not the goal. The reason for the hunt is not the kill, but the stalk.

    Don't worry, you will learn to enjoy the disease we call handloading soon enough.

    Welcome to the forum and thanks for asking our advice.

    The manufacturer of your chosen bullet is the first place I would look for loading data, but since RandyP already did that without success I would try to find a similar bullet and check with that bullet's maker. Did Remington make a successor bullet that replaced the ones you have? After that, I would try to get a copy of the "One Book / One Caliber" for the Whelen.


    Lost Sheep
     
  11. Gadzooks Mike

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    As others have said in not so many words, that problem will certainly cure itself, one way or another.
     
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