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Thread: Load for 30.06 150gn

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    Load for 30.06 150gn

    I've just got some Speer 150gn BTSP 2022 to try in my 30.06,i want to use H4895 as i've got plenty of that,according to my Speer manual start load is is 42gn max 46gn,according to Hodgdon web site start 46gn max 51gn only difference being Hodgdon are using a 150gn nosler.Left me a bit confused as to where to start,i'm using Lapua brass and BR2 primers,anybody use the same give me an idea where to start my instinct is to start at 46gn.
    Neil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawnraider View Post
    I've just got some Speer 150gn BTSP 2022 to try in my 30.06,i want to use H4895 as i've got plenty of that,according to my Speer manual start load is is 42gn max 46gn,according to Hodgdon web site start 46gn max 51gn only difference being Hodgdon are using a 150gn nosler.Left me a bit confused as to where to start,i'm using Lapua brass and BR2 primers,anybody use the same give me an idea where to start my instinct is to start at 46gn.
    Neil.
    My match load for 30-06 was a 150 with 44 grains of H-4895. I would start there and work up. There is no danger in loading a little light with 4895 as it is perfectly safe to load to 66% of max loads.(For this reason it is a favorite for producing reduced loads) A difference in brass and primers from what the manufacturer used can make a large difference in pressure. Be safe and be conservative. ~Muir

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    Thanks Muir,if i hadn't looked in the Speer manual and just gone on the Hodgdon data i'd of gone straight in at 46gn just worried my self a bit when i saw Speers max was 46gn,had a look on Steves pages and they say 42-51 for H4895 so i'll try 44gn as a start.
    ATB Neil.

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    After a few earlier recommendations from members of this site I am using 50gns of H4895 and a Federal mag primer to push a 150gn Sierra Game king with excellent results and no problems with pressure - so far
    I use 46gns to push a 180gn bullet.
    Last edited by EMcC; 19-03-2010 at 15:20. Reason: Extra info

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    Thanks Eddy i'll load a few up from 44gn and see how they go,any idea of the velocity your getting with that load,i've been using 165 nosler bt over 56gn of H4350 which has been good just wanted to try the 150s and use up some of the H4895 that i had for .243.
    Cheers Neil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawnraider View Post
    Thanks Eddy i'll load a few up from 44gn and see how they go,any idea of the velocity your getting with that load,some of the H4895 that i had for .243.
    Cheers Neil.
    Sorry, no idea. I have a Chrono, bought when it was all the rage but it takes too long to set up so haven't used it for at least five years but lent it out a couple of times!!!

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    Im using 51.5gn of IMR4895 with 155gn Amax R93 19in barrel and getting 2770fps ave, .3moa at 100y no pressure signs.

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    Well against my better judgement i went straight in at 46gns and tried a few today and they were well under stoked completely sooted full length of the case and back past the head,think i'll have ago at 50gn now.
    Neil.

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    50gn should give you close to 2900fps out of a ave barrel length....

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    I tried a few today loaded at 50gn and they are still looking under pressured,only sooted back to the base of the shoulder this time and no primer flattening at all,at least i've found what appears to be my starting point to work from.

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