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Rainier Loads, this doesnt seem right.

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by speedracer211, Feb 4, 2008.

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  1. speedracer211

    speedracer211 Member

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    So I am starting to load 115g rainier tmj bullets with win brass win231 powder and cci primers.

    The old midway load data says a ctg lenght of 1.165 and to start with 3.3 grains of powder. This seems awfully low. So what do you guys think for oal and powder charge?
     
  2. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

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    I load the 115 Grain Ranier at 1.130 to 1.135 O.A.L.

    I used 4.9 Grs W-231 with a WSP Primer.

    Feb -07

    56 degrees

    EMP 3" barrel

    Hi-1121
    Lo-1098
    Avg-1111
    ES-23
    SD-8

    I like the 115 Ranier. It shoots well. I shot 5 different loads that day with the Ranier.

    Old Winchester data link. 3.3 is very low.
     
  3. speedracer211

    speedracer211 Member

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    What would you recommend as a starting load? On rainiers site it lists that they should be loaded to lrn specs with a max of 4.3g The local reloader I buy my equipment through says he loads to 4.8 for the local leo departments plinking ammo.
     
  4. sublimaze41

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    I like using Accurate powder as they have data specific to Rainier bullets. You ask about 231 and I have that same load map you are referencing. Never hurts to start at minimum load, sometimes it HURTS to begin at maximum load!

    Here is a link, might help.

    http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=177962
     
  5. Walkalong

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    Start at 4.5.

    3.3 is wasting time. Check the Winchester link provided above.
     
  6. LB7_Driver

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    If I choose the middle load of AA #5 for 115-grain lead bullets they will not reliably function (mostly FTEs).

    As soon as I used the middle load for 115-grain FMJs, the Rainier 115-grain bullets suddenly start working just fine.
     
  7. Urbana John

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    For Rainier 115gr JHPs, I use 5.8 grs. of Unique, works OK in a Glock.

    UJ
     
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