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Thread: H414 & Sierra GK 140gr SBT

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    H414 & Sierra GK 140gr SBT

    Recently started reloading and have managed to develope a nice accurate load for my .222rem. Now wish to load for my 6.5x55, (Sauer 202). I have H414 and Sierra 140gr spitz soft point boat tail bullets. Not a lot of info out there for h414 though. Have consulted a few online resources but notice quite a bit of variation in the min-max powder load recommendation. Any thoughts too on seating depth?

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    H414 start at 41.0 grains .............................................. max = 44.0 grains with a 140 grain bullet. Taken from an old Hodgdons manual.

    I would seat the bullet so the base is level with the bottom of the neck and see if it chambers... if it does see how they shoot and go from there.

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    Thanks Conure. Much appreciated.

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    Your welcome the manual is one that I used when reloading.

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    Ta. Have the Speer manual but it doesn't mention H414.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salvo View Post
    Ta. Have the Speer manual but it doesn't mention H414.
    Which Speer number do you have?

    My reloading stuff is old now but do have Speer #12 that was released in 1994 and it has H414 listed for 140 grain bullets:......

    Start load...40.0 grain ...................... max load ....44.0 Grains.

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    Take Aim at Rifle Reloading Data | Hodgdon Reloading

    These guys have H414 data for the 140 grain. Don't know where they came up with it. Maybe they make the powder??
    A danger in old manuals: Methods of testing powders change and loads follow. The MAX for H414 is 41.5 grains now.~Muir

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    Have the Speer #14 manual. H414 not listed in the 6.5x55 section. Thanks Muir for the info. Will check it out. Regards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salvo View Post
    Have the Speer #14 manual. H414 not listed in the 6.5x55 section. Thanks Muir for the info. Will check it out. Regards.
    Well the Speer Number 14 is nearly a decade old. Beware of using old manuals as per Muirs post. Looks like we had better throw them all in the bin then .

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    Really good point Conure. Bought my RCBS kit recently and the #14 Speer was in the box. Ten years old!! Chatting to a friend whose reloading manual(not sure which manual) quoted 40gr --44gr H414 for 140gr bullets (6.5). A bit confusing.

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