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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-09-2012, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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So I just reloaded my first few rounds ever. I used 60 grains of H-4831 powder cci br2 primer and nosler 130g ballistic tip. This is for my 270 by the way. I removed the primer cleaned the flash hole, and I re-sized the necks and Then I added the 60 grains of powder to the shell and the powder came up to the neck? Is that normal? Then I seated the bullet. Im not sure if the position of the nut on the dies would make a difference or not? Am I doing anything wrong or am I missing anything. Im a rookie at this so any help is appreciated.
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When you say you resized the necks, what did you do? Do you have a full length resizing die? If you used fired cases from anywhere other than your gun you are loading for...STOP! Neck sized only reloads have to go back into the same rifle they were shot from. Forgive that statement if you already knew that. Yes, for that load, which is one of the best 270 loads ever cooked up, the powder will be up that far. Please, for your own safety, don't fire any until you clarify here or somewhere else.

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Well, where did the powder end up when you first reloaded the case? If the powder comes to the bottom of the neck, it would be a compressed load.

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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-09-2012, 10:07 PM
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Re: Any advice?

What do u mean when u ask if the position of the nut will make a difference? You need to set your dies, exactly how the instructions tell u to do. If your not 100% sure what you are doing, stop and have a experienced reloader come over and assist u.
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I re-sized the necks and Then I added the 60 grains of powder to the shell and the powder came up to the neck? Is that normal? Then I seated the bullet.
Yes, its normal if the powder is the old H4831 and not the newer H4831SC. 60 grains will fill the case into the neck of a 270 and when seating a bullet it will compress the load. How much depends how far you seat the bullet. Compressing the charge IN THIS INSTANCE will not hurt a thing.

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Re: Any advice?

Stop! Don't shoot those rounds, that is a very hot load. You need to work up to that king of pressure.

You are very close to 264 win mag levels, check your powder and scale, some thing is not right!

Pull one a part , and do some checking. I have never heard of a compressed load with 4831 in the 270.

Please check!
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I have never heard of a compressed load with 4831 in the 270.

Please check!
Then you haven't loaded H4831 in too many 270 Winchesters.

I've only been loading for them since surplus 4831 was sold in brown paper shopping bags for $1.50-$2.00 a pound.

FYI...Hodgdon data
270 Win H-4831

130 GR. BAR TSX 54.0 2747 45,500 PSI 60.0C 3025 59,000 PSI
130 GR. HDY SP 56.0 2843 44,400 CUP 60.0C 3019 51,000 CUP
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So starting at 60 gr is ok in your mind, I see you stopped at 56 gr.
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So starting at 60 gr is ok in your mind, I see you stopped at 56 gr.
Read again, the bold type is the max charge, ie 60C Would I have any reservations starting there with a 130? None what so ever.

Go to Hodgdon Loading Center.



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You do what you like, but I find it pretty irresponsible to promote max loads as a starting point to some one that has no experience in the signs of extreme pressure.
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