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Load Data Help

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by walking arsenal, Mar 15, 2008.

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  1. walking arsenal

    walking arsenal Member

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    Can anyone help me verify some load data for my 30-06.

    I'm running remington 9 1/2 primers and sierra 165 grn, hpbt and sbt bullets.

    The powder i'm using is IMR 4831 because thats all the store here had available.

    I'm using a lee dipper set to measure my powder.

    I used the 4cc dipper which is supposed to give me 54.4 grns of this powder according to the powder measure conversion scale.

    My load manual lists this load all the way up to 56.3 grns of powder but 54.4 grns fills the case darn near up to the case neck.

    I looked at it and it just made me uneasy thinking about compacting all that powder with a bullet so I backed it down to 53.1 grns which gives me some case space. I wasn't sure if that was safe and I couldn't find anything in my manual about it.

    With remington 9 1/2 primers, 53.1 grns of IMR 4831 and 165 grn sierra bullets i'm supposed to get around 2600 FPS.

    Can Anyone verify if this is correct?

    IMR didn't list this loading and neither did hogdon.

    Thanks
     
  2. Uncle Chan

    Uncle Chan Member

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    :( I've a database with 28,000 recipes and I've nothing for a combination of 4831 and 165 in 30-06. Sorry.
     
  3. MMCSRET

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    Lee 2nd edition lists IMR4831 starting @52.8 gr. using 3.7 dipper and going to 56.0 gr. you are in the correct zone. A compressed load is very common with slower rate extruded powders, no problem. Good shooting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Ol` Joe

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    30-06 165gr bullet

    Speer; 55.0-59.0gr IMR 4831
    Sierra; 49.6-56.8gr IMR 4831
    Nosler; 54.0-58.0gr IMR 4831
    Hornady; 50.6-59.5gr IMR4831
    Lyman; 54.0-59.0gr IMR4831

    I`d use a scale and not a dipper when approching top end loads.
     
  5. walking arsenal

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    I plan to.

    For now though, if this load works this is what I'll use.

    I'll move it up once I can be more precise.
     
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