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348 Winchester RL17 250 Woodleigh Weldcores #8922067 06/05/14
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Did a little work today with the 250 Woodleighs in the M71. Pretty awesome shooting bullets. I shot all at 100 yards with the rifle.

54 grains 2142, 2172, 2223, 2244 FPS

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55 grains 2189, 2197, 2187, 2186 FPS

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56 grains 2289, 2264, 2302, 2303 FPS

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Pretty happy with all of them. I shot the last 56 grain load into the jugs. Seems like a good hunting load.

I also ran my load with RL17 and the 200 grain Hornady on paper, just to check. Still seems like it's on point and ready for hunting as well.

2595, 2650, 2607 FPS

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Quite a difference in zero between the 200's and 250's, but everything seemed to print nicely.

Great afternoon with the M71. It is quickly becoming my favorite rifle!

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Re: 348 Winchester RL17 250 Woodleigh Weldcores [Re: beretzs] #8931005 06/09/14
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Very nice shooting indeed.


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Re: 348 Winchester RL17 250 Woodleigh Weldcores [Re: beretzs] #8932526 06/09/14
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Good shooting, and a nice rifle!

I'm getting to where I don't like you..... grin

Re: 348 Winchester RL17 250 Woodleigh Weldcores [Re: Vic_in_Va] #8932742 06/09/14
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Originally Posted by Vic_in_Va
Good shooting, and a nice rifle!

I'm getting to where I don't like you..... grin


Sorry buddy. These Model 71's are too fun to not spread the word!


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Re: 348 Winchester RL17 250 Woodleigh Weldcores [Re: beretzs] #8938245 06/11/14
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Outstanding!

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Re: 348 Winchester RL17 250 Woodleigh Weldcores [Re: beretzs] #8989861 07/01/14
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Dunno if you had the powder listed with the deleted photos, but you don't mention the powder used with the weldcores, just with the Hornady bullets.
What primers did you use?
I assume your 71 has the 24" tube.
One promising powder with the Barnes 250 original is H 4350sc, but it is a darn hard powder to find.

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It was RL17 I used with all of them. I also used a CCIBR2 primer for the loa in WW cases.

Those old Barnes should be really goo as well.

I'll try to fix the pictures when I can get back to a laptop.


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Re: 348 Winchester RL17 250 Woodleigh Weldcores [Re: beretzs] #8993233 07/02/14
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How many grains of re17 did you use for the hornady 200's

Re: 348 Winchester RL17 250 Woodleigh Weldcores [Re: beretzs] #8996165 07/04/14
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Did a little work today with the 250 Woodleighs in the M71. Pretty awesome shooting bullets. I shot all at 100 yards with the rifle.

54 grains 2142, 2172, 2223, 2244 FPS

[Linked Image]

55 grains 2189, 2197, 2187, 2186 FPS

[Linked Image]

56 grains 2289, 2264, 2302, 2303 FPS

[Linked Image]

Pretty happy with all of them. I shot the last 56 grain load into the jugs. Seems like a good hunting load.

I also ran my load with RL17 and the 200 grain Hornady on paper, just to check. Still seems like it's on point and ready for hunting as well.

2595, 2650, 2607 FPS (63 grains RL17, CCIBR2, WW cases)

[Linked Image]

Quite a difference in zero between the 200's and 250's, but everything seemed to print nicely.

Great afternoon with the M71. It is quickly becoming my favorite rifle!

[Linked Image]

Last edited by beretzs; 07/04/14. Reason: fixed links on the pictures

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Re: 348 Winchester RL17 250 Woodleigh Weldcores [Re: beretzs] #8996428 07/04/14
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Breretz, that is looking good.

2300 fps with a 250 grain bullet oughtta put the thump on anything it hits.

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Re: 348 Winchester RL17 250 Woodleigh Weldcores [Re: Vic_in_Va] #8996745 07/04/14
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Originally Posted by Vic_in_Va
Breretz, that is looking good.

2300 fps with a 250 grain bullet oughtta put the thump on anything it hits.


I sure hope so.. It's alot of mass. Can't wait to hunt the 348 Winchester.


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Well, if you don't believe they're powerful, just look at the woods behind your targets. Why, it looks like that rifle has cleared out a lane..... grin

Seriously, a 250 in a .348 is quite capable.

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Ha! Yeah good point!

I do believe those big Woodleighs will really work. Need to find some hogs or a bear to really test it out!


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Re: 348 Winchester RL17 250 Woodleigh Weldcores [Re: Vic_in_Va] #8997400 07/04/14
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Thanks for re-posting those pictures, gives a good visual of what was happening.
I have never used RL 17, but the accuracy and velocity are certainly right up there with top loads. Did you get your load data from a manual, or figure it out with a 'puter program?
I'm pretty sure it was Elmer Keith who urged Winchester to develop the 250 grain load, and when they did, they listed the velocity at 2300 fps, so you are right there.
Woodleigh bullets have no reputation around here, because no one knows what they are. If you get a chance to, you might try using a bullet box-a wood box stuffed with wet, or dry newspaper, telephone books, whatever. In my experience any bullet that stays together after hitting this at 20 yards or so will pretty much do what you need it to do.
Whatever happens, keep us posted.

Re: 348 Winchester RL17 250 Woodleigh Weldcores [Re: Mak] #8998345 07/05/14
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The Woodleighs look real nice from the 348 Win. Seems like it would be really good on heavy game as well. Price isn't horrible on them either, for a really good bullet.

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Re: 348 Winchester RL17 250 Woodleigh Weldcores [Re: beretzs] #8999351 07/05/14
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What's the retained weight? That is a classic-looking mushroom. Looks like it would want to dig in.

Re: 348 Winchester RL17 250 Woodleigh Weldcores [Re: Vic_in_Va] #8999447 07/05/14
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I'll check again but I think 235-240. It's really an impressive bullet.


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I don't think I'd have any problem trying that load on a big bear.

I does look impressive.

Your shooting ain't too shabby, either.

Re: 348 Winchester RL17 250 Woodleigh Weldcores [Re: Vic_in_Va] #8999724 07/05/14
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Thanks Vic, appreciate it. Love to run it into something large. Seems like the 348 is meant for the big stuff. Almost feels like a waste to run them into these Va deer! HA


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Are the Woodleighs cannelured? what seating depth?


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