24hourcampfire.com
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 3 of 3 1 2 3
Re: 30-06 cast bullet [Re: 79S] #14951114 06/08/20
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 2,559
M
Mssgn Offline
Campfire Guide
Offline
Campfire Guide
M
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 2,559
Originally Posted by 79S
Shot them today, with 20.0gr 20.5 and 21.0 of 2400. 20.0gr produced a pattern lol, 20.5 was a little Better. 21.0 was a tad better. I was using WLR primers. Do you all have any powder recommendations?


Try 16 grains of 2400 instead. That's a load mine loves for accurate soft shooting at about 1600 fps.


"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37, verse 4.


"The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt." Proverbs 12:27
BP-B2

Re: 30-06 cast bullet [Re: 79S] #14951853 06/08/20
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 11,802
7
79S Offline OP
Campfire 'Bwana
OP Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
7
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 11,802
I found a load of 24.5 gr of 5744



Originally Posted by Bricktop
Then STFU. The rest of your statement is superflous bullshit with no real bearing on this discussion other than to massage your own ego.
Re: 30-06 cast bullet [Re: 79S] #14990719 06/23/20
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 98
res45 Offline
Member
Offline
Member
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 98
Picked up a Rem. 770 bolt gun in 30-06 first of last year and loaded up some test loads for it awhile back. I was using mixed brass by Win. Rem. and Fed. along with CCI LR primers and I use three different powders Alliant 2400, H-4198 and Unique. The two bullets I used were the Lee 170 gr. FP and the Lee 160 gr. TL RN both powder coated, gas checked and sized to .311". Targets were shot at 50 yds. as that is as far as I can shoot around here in the backyard range without making a day trip to the public range. All load data came from the Lyman Cast Bullet manual #4, below are the groups but none were much larger than 1.5" and some under 1". We had some issues with the Chrono not reading probably due to overcast skies on some loads but I will be retesting those loads for data at some point as well as some additional powders I have and maybe even a primer change on a couple loads to see if that improves things. I haven't been behind the trigger since last Nov. after having surgery and weather not cooperating on my days off so I'm a bit rusty.

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

Cast up about 150 of the NOE 165 gr. 30 XCB bullets from the new mold I purchased over the 4th of July sales NOE had. I only had a limited time to work with them so I just coated about ten each using Super Durable Clear and Popping Silver Vein gas checked and sized them to see how they would turn out. I cast a random set of samples during the casting process and after they cooled I measure and weighed each set. The bullets across the sampling weighed between 167.0 and 167.3 grs. Two bullets from the mold using my micrometer measured .311" while the third bullet measured .311.5" The powder coating added around .002" to the diameter before sizing.

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

I sized these bullets to .309" and will do a test fit later in the week to see how well they chamber at that dia. if all goes well I'll load up a batch of test rds. to see how fast I can push this bullet, hopefully by the end of the day I will be at my target velocity of around 2500 fps. while still obtaining excellent accuracy.

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

I've found the load I plan on using 35.0 grs. of H-4198 and have loaded up enough to last me awhile. Average MV for 5 shots was 2279 fps.

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

Last edited by res45; 06/23/20.
Re: 30-06 cast bullet [Re: 79S] #14991481 06/23/20
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 1,520
M
Magnum_Bob Offline
Campfire Ranger
Offline
Campfire Ranger
M
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 1,520
Nice shooting.mb

Re: 30-06 cast bullet [Re: 79S] #14994162 06/24/20
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 12,413
G
gunswizard Online Content
Campfire 'Bwana
Online Content
Campfire 'Bwana
G
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 12,413
The bulk of my experience with cast bullets is in .35 Whelen, when I started I was loading SR4759. Since that powder's discontinuance I have been using Unique. In .30-06 my load is a 150gr. GC cast bullet over 10.0gr. of Unique, it is a good load for my purpose which was exclusively plinking.

IC-A

Page 3 of 3 1 2 3

Moderated by  RickBin, SYSOP 

RR1
Who's Online Now
526 registered members (160user, 1234, 007FJ, 10ring1, 12344mag, 57 invisible), 1,256 guests, and 939 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
RR2/3










Fish & Game Departments | Solunar Tables | Mission Statement | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | DMCA
Hunting | Fishing | Camping | Backpacking | Reloading | Campfire Forums | Gear Shop
Copyright © 2000-2020 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3
(Release build 20190728)
PHP: 7.3.19 Page Time: 0.048s Queries: 15 (0.003s) Memory: 0.7995 MB (Peak: 0.8872 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2020-07-11 13:57:30 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS