Well loaded up a couple different loads with some reduced charges to see how the hunting revolver likes em. Stayed inside of the parameters of Min. & Max. I was shooting Max which is really accurate but I think I can probably get away with reduced loads for 75yrds and under. So I had been doing 40.0gr. And decided to jump down to 39.0gr. And then to 38.0gr. I know alot of guys say go in .5 grain increments but if the gun dont like 38.0 & 39.0 then I will try 38.5 & 39.5gr. Seems same to me.
Whats the benefit of trying?
More relaxed practice sessions. allowing for longer range session more gun handling and general practice.
My rounds go balls to the wall. Slowem down, you lose the flatness and distance, no thanks.
Oh yeah look up the term “squib loads”
Oh I am well aware of what a "Squib load " is . I had one several years back while hunting an hour from the house ruined my whole hunt deer ran off etc.etc… was water contamination. However I digress yeah I aint changing the hot hotload it is still my hunting load. Beside dont want to tear up the gun shooting full house all the time.
Brother, I understand your point. But for us
"Seasoned Citizens ", we really appreciate the comfort of reduced loads for every day practice.
Or maybe i missed something?
Not from me you didnt miss it . I shot 1(one) round last season it bagged a 7 point buck it was a max load for hunting.
And @58marine your dead on the money ease of practice. There is more to practice than just rounds. Trigger pull grip , sight focus. Ground hunting stance, rest positions on the ground . I decided I wanted to do it in a less punishing method.
Oh I don’t hunt from tree stands I haven’t done tree stands in years. Although I have a few. I suspect it would have to be the right kind of circumstances to use one again. I have over the last couple years gotten back into hunting from the ground and using cover and scent cover to accomplish the task of fouling the deer. I swear so many guys started hunting from tree stands that when the deer are little their mothers tell them now always remember to look up in the trees for danger
Practice with what you are going to use.
If I try and use my M1 rounds in my bolt gun, Ill have a 4 inch drop at 200 yards.
The M1 travels at 2688fps, and the bolt gun at 2880.
How are you going to compensate for the difference on a live target.
Adjust elivation and practice! A 7.62 NATO rnd has a lighter projectile and charge than .308.
The standard 7.62x51 pills are the SAME as 30-06.
Its after 165gr where the 308 slows, and the 30-06 has not even started.
.308 and 7.62x51 are the same.
Well, I can practice at some closer range with the lighter stuff and then shot it at my normal range distance and get used to the drop and compensate if need be .
As crazy as this sounds I have a black permanent marker and a red permanent marker which I mark the primers with .(I have done this before)
Hotload 40.0 = normal no mark
39.0 = red mark on primer
38.0= black mark on primer
I guess I missed it, but what caliber gun are we talking about here? When I used to load for my 25-06, one or two brains in powder reduction had very little affect on felt recoil. Now, light reloads in my .44 mag carbines, versus factory hunting loads, quite a difference.
.308, 26" barrel
Your definitely correct in that .
@BillWaits Oh and My gun .460 S&W.
I exclusively used 40gr. With 300 grain cast last year . I know it was max Cause my Lyman 4th edition said it was . It also states I can go clear down to 36.2. I I think it was. I have a BFR its pretty tight and with the 40.0 gr. Of H110 Load is actually flattening my primers some but it hits hard and accurate. Took a buck with it this past fall during hunting season. I determined that I want to try some lighter loads see how the guy reacts. Using Starline brass.and Large rifle magnum primers.
I used to use lil’gun but it ruined the forcing cone and top strap on another revolver I had . So went back to H110 and WW296 which are the same powders since 2008.
What is your advise you and @albroswift probably the most knowledgeable in the revolver category . I been loading revolver for many years never had one flatten a primer and then almost make cylinder stick in rotation before. Is it because of the 300gr. Cast or the 1in 16 twist or the tight tolerances of the revolver ??
I can not believe that…I corrected that spelling twice before sending the email. Well, actually I can believe it, and it’s becoming more apparent it is not just me.
Oh man I remember whose brain it was…Abby somebody. Yeah now I remember…Abby Normal…
Was that a 308 win, or a 460 s&w? Does h110 have a burn rate similar to 2400? And if so…38-40 grains, or is that brains, Wow!
Well, the 308 got into the mix due to reducing loads causing drop and loosing flatness . Cause someone ask well if ya reduce what ya gonna do about the drop and @Jeff300 said exactly what I was thinking if I reduce sight in at same distance then adjust up . But the load last year was 40grains .of H110 and now I am wanting to reduce and go to either 39.0 or 38.0 grains of H110 and H110 is slower than Alliant 2400
Alliant 57 on the chart
H110 66 on the chart in terms of burn rates