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Short Jacket Bullets

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by edggy, Nov 15, 2010.

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  1. edggy

    edggy Member

    May 11, 2006
    I have acquired three boxes of Hornandy 100 gr. short jacket bullets. Can
    anyone give me some reloading data for a 308 Win. How does this round compare to the Speer Plinker which is also a short jacket bullet. I do have
    about 2 pounds of IMR 4895 that i have just bought. Thank You
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2010
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Sep 17, 2007
    Eastern KS
    Those bullets were intended for .30 Carbine / 30-30 winchester velocity.

    My old Hornady manuals didn't list any .308 or 30-06 loads for them.

    However they do list them in .300 Savage.
    Using 4895:
    38.4 Start gives 2,600 FPS.
    44.8 MAX gives 3,100 FPS.

    Those loads would be safe in a .308 Win also.

    I don't think they would stand any higher velocity then that anyway.

    The other thing is, don't try loading them very light, as the half-jacket can come unstuck from the core and remain in the barrel resulting in a bulged barrel the next shot.

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