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    Speer help please

    Could anyone who has a copy of the speer manual or knows a relevant link please help me out with this question?

    I purchased some 85grain speer boat tail soft points from my rfd yesterday and then realised I have no data for loads!!!!!!

    I have a .243 and N160 powder sitting here ready to load up.

    Looking for the usual - min load, max load, ideal load and bullet length.

    Any help much appreciated, thank you.

  2. #2
    Nothing for N160 in the Speer manual for 80gr or 85gr, Lee has N160 for 80gr jacketed

    Alex


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    Quote Originally Posted by csl View Post
    Nothing for N160 in the Speer manual for 80gr or 85gr, Lee has N160 for 80gr jacketed

    Alex


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    Thank you Alex,

    I have the Lee manual at home so I will go with this info unless anyone can recommend a tested load and ill try that one out.

    Lee has an 87gr jacketed as well, would that be a better one to go for as the weight is closer than 80gr?

    David

  4. #4
    Errm.... I'll have to defer to Muir or someone more experienced on that one really...

    Chances are 87 is near enough not to make too much of a difference, and a load for 87gr but with an 85gr bullet will have lower pressure so probably ok.

    Input from a guru required!
    Last edited by csl; 06-08-2010 at 17:23. Reason: got pressures wrong way round!

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    Here is the Viht data from here:

    Lapua: Reloading data

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    Nothing identical to what you want there either, but it's interesting that their starting load for the 87gr bullet is higher than Lee's....

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    85gr use the same load tables as 87 , you will only notice the difference at distances you should not normally be shooting at
    I use Hornady 87gr HptBt and have used Sierra 85gr soft point with 40grns of H380 and the distance I shoot Deer or Foxes at makes no difference.

  7. #7
    In `05 I bought a Sako Varminter .243 off a chap who was emigrating.
    His load for the rifle at the time was 46gr of Viht. N160 with the V.Max. 87gr, a standard Rem 9 1/2 primer out of RP brass.
    I used RP brass, Federal 210 GM primer, 40.5gr of Viht. N160 and 85gr Sierra Game Kings also with good results.

    Using that 40.5gr load as a starter should be safe in most rifles.

    HWH.

  8. #8
    the speer manual 13 gives this

    6mm spitz-bt 85 gn
    speer part no 1213
    2.625 col
    bc .404

    n160
    40.0 = 2783 fps
    44.0 = 3053
    Last edited by Offroad Gary; 06-08-2010 at 19:40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad Gary View Post
    the speer manual 13 gives this

    6mm spitz-bt 85 gn
    speer part no 1213
    2.625 col
    bc .404

    n160
    40.0 = 2783 fps
    44.0 = 3053
    That's the babies!

    Thank you very much.

    Thank you to everyone else for your input as well.
    Last edited by david1976; 06-08-2010 at 20:21.

  10. #10
    (It's enough to make me weep.) Correct! You can always go to data for the heavier bullet in a given caliber!
    ()~Muir

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