130gr load data for 6.8SPC

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  1. Shopfox

    Shopfox Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hello,
    I've gone through multiple reloading books, manuals, and online resources. Not finding what I want...

    I received about 85 130gr .277 bullets. They are Remington PSP (basically Core-Lokt bullets for hunting). They are heavier than the more standard 110-115gr bullets. That said, I haven't been able to find any load data for Hodgdon powders (Benchmark, Varget, H4198, etc.). I've seen some Accuratepowder load data, but that's it.

    Worst case, I can use Trail Boss, and do single round shots with the AR... that said, I'd like to find a load I could use for deer. Most of my shots are max 100-150 yards, so I'm not too concerned about velocity.

    Does anyone's manuals have a start/max load for this?
     
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  2. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    That size bullet takes up too much real estate inside the case,that's why you can't find any load data for it.
     
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  3. Shopfox

    Shopfox Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Western powders shows 130gr and 140gr loads for multiple powders (AA2230, AA2200, etc.) I just can't find load data for these from any other powder source. Even then, they call out 130gr Nosler Ballistic tips, which are a lot longer than the Remington bullets.
     
  4. Shopfox

    Shopfox Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Are the western powders more fine than the extruded Hodgdon powders like Benchmark and Varget?

    Put another way, is there some feature that allows the Western brand powders to shoot the heavier 6.8spc bullets, or did they just do a little more R&D/leg work to develop the 130gr and 140gr load data?
     
  5. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    I use AA2200 and AA2230 powder for almost all my 6.8 loads,but mainly shoot 110 gr & 115 gr bullets out of mine.

    You're probably 1 of 10 people in the world that want to shoot a 130 grain bullet out of a 6.8 case. It wasn't designed to shoot big bullets!
    Look on 68forums.com,and see if you can find some load data.
     
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