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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-04-2012, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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Does this sound right?

Looking at getting a load worked up for my .22-.250 my one professor called a guy who knows some good ones, well he was scribbling all over this paper, with different loads and powders.... Now the problem is, decoding this mess.

It may help to mention, I'm planning to do longer range shooting on coyotes. Anyhow, I think the one combo is:

"Hornady 55 grain balistic tip" then in parentasis it says "(43grs-48grs) slow powder 47g"

Now in the middle of the paper it has "dupont 4320 - 4350" with circles and arrows at the 4350 with the words slow burning and less pressure attached to the arrows now in the upper left it says "powder h-4895 and 4064"

It's a mess so help me if you can. I'd appreciate it.

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Re: Does this sound right?


Buy a reloading manual. Lot's of loads & much safer.
How much are you hands, eyes, and face worth?
More than $25?? That's all a manual will cost.

If nothing else, you can go online to the powder of bullet manufacturer's sites.
Some of them will give you a "potentially most accurate load".
Besides, what shoots well and is safe in MY rifle, may not be in yours.
This is especially true of max/near max loads.
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Re: Does this sound right?

Personally I would throw the notes away and get a manual. Loadbooks USA, Inc. makes them caliber, ga. specific and they are very cheap. I have one for each of my guns.

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If you don't want to buy a manual you could go to www.hodgdon.com and use their data they have listed. I get almost of of my load information off that site. Good luck!

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Re: Does this sound right?

Heh, I guess I should be more clear, he has all the load information and books, however, I couldn't get ahold of him to find out what to buy. So I was trying to piece it together and figure out what to buy. Believe me. I'm pretty attached to all my limbs and body parts, don't worry.

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Re: Does this sound right?

ever hear the saying "never trust a fart"? the same applies to other peoples loading data.

"No State shall convert a liberty into a privilege, license it, and charge a fee therefor."

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10-4 on other peoples load data, "BUY A BOOK",or do what mackgee said. Its your life though,if it were me I would just as soon live to shoot another day .
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Re: Does this sound right?

I won't use anyone else's load data. I would reccomend Lyman's manual for your first, it's not brand specific, and has alot of cast loads as well.

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