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nlol
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Powder data needed

Post by nlol » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:56 pm

This should be easier than I'm finding it. I'm starting load development on 204R focused on 2 bullets now: The Sierra 39gr BK, and Hornady 45 gr SP. I've been unable to find published recommended min/max loads for CFE223 and IMR 8208 XBR. Can anyone provide the data and source? Thanks.

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nlol
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Re: Powder data needed

Post by nlol » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:24 am

I was tired when I wrote this. I, of course, mean recommended "starting load' and do not mean, 'min' (minimum) load. The information does not exist in my Hornady X manual, or Hodgdon's online RELOADING DATA CENTER.

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Re: Powder data needed

Post by Bill K » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:42 am

The annual Hodgdon reloading manual shows loads for CFE223. Their reloading data site shows a start load of 29.0 and a max of 30.9 for the 32 grain. for the 40 grain they show a start of 27.3 and a max of 29.0 so work in that area and you should be fine. Bill K

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Re: Powder data needed

Post by nlol » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:50 pm

Yeah, they show 40 and 50 grain bullets loads for both powders too. I'm just being very careful - or perhaps timid. I've never touched these small calibers before.

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Re: Powder data needed

Post by Bill K » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:11 pm

You do need to be cautious with the small calibers, in that pressures can raise fast. But by using the 40 grain loads as a guide, you will be just fine in the 39 grain bullets. Just work up to max slow and easy. Bill K

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Re: Powder data needed

Post by nlol » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:20 pm

Ok - Thanks - I'm on it.

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