Swede reloading update

wildfowler.250

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Well first off, I’ve asked quite a few questions on here recently regarding reloading the Swede so thanks very much for all the help and info.

Had fairly mixed results with the 120 prohunters. So I switched to 143 eldx and also used a sleeping bag for a makeshift rear rest this time which probably helped as well.

All were 4 shot groups.

I was fairly happy with all the groups but do I go for 42.7 grains or 43?


42.7 gave a better group but all cases including 43 grain,(textbook max) were still coming out sooty,(I find this with n160 in the .270 also?).


Couple more photos to add. Much happier than I was with the 120 grain groups! Ps it’s 1” circle, 0.5” squares.


Cheers guys!
 

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wildfowler.250

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Last 2. The better of the groups probably. Sooty cases seem a regular with N160?
 

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25 Sharps

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Last 2. The better of the groups probably. Sooty cases seem a regular with N160?
Accuracy wise I'd use the first of the 2 in this post and go and shoot some deer

With the obturation issue, I would go further, providing there are no pressure signs evident - the Viht data for a 136 goes up to 47.1 so I would conservatively work higher and see if you can cure the obturation issue and go further. Your cases aren't that bad but its 'summer,' I found with my most accurate load under a 120 NBT cold winter mornings the cases weren't obturating properly.

 

25 Sharps

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I would suggest with major incidents only occurring every 10-15 years, compared to the USA for example, our system is working well.
 

wildfowler.250

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Accuracy wise I'd use the first of the 2 in this post and go and shoot some deer

With the obturation issue, I would go further, providing there are no pressure signs evident - the Viht data for a 136 goes up to 47.1 so I would conservatively work higher and see if you can cure the obturation issue and go further. Your cases aren't that bad but its 'summer,' I found with my most accurate load under a 120 NBT cold winter mornings the cases weren't obturating properly.


Thanks for the feedback, really appreciated! Is the obituration above likely to be an issue? I think I’m happy enough to get out and get practicing with some rounds as I’ve got a few dates early October. But at the same time, I don’t want to come a cropper if it’s going to become faulty on a cold day on the hinds mid winter?


This reloading is a never ending game of tinkering 😂
 

25 Sharps

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It doesn’t look too bad, if it gets worse it can lead to inconsistent velocities so accuracy can suffer and your drops could change.

I’d go a bit higher just to see if you can get it to seal. But no harm in loading a few to practice, just clean your chamber regularly

And yes, it’s a very deep rabbit hole!
 

Rusty Gate

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Well first off, I’ve asked quite a few questions on here recently regarding reloading the Swede so thanks very much for all the help and info.

Had fairly mixed results with the 120 prohunters. So I switched to 143 eldx and also used a sleeping bag for a makeshift rear rest this time which probably helped as well.

All were 4 shot groups.

I was fairly happy with all the groups but do I go for 42.7 grains or 43?


42.7 gave a better group but all cases including 43 grain,(textbook max) were still coming out sooty,(I find this with n160 in the .270 also?).


Couple more photos to add. Much happier than I was with the 120 grain groups! Ps it’s 1” circle, 0.5” squares.


Cheers guys!
My Nosler book lists 560 & 150 also. 560 being higher energy & 150 next quickest burn speed to yours. Hot gas down the side of the case will erode. I'd get it sealing best I can. Vit have a free app aswell 👍
 
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