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    Duelist’s reloading page

    • Reloading press used (list modifications if relevant): Redding T7 - I keep six stations loaded with .38 Special and 9mm dies, with one station reserved for pistol FCD or rifle dies. When loading for rifle, I treat it like a single stage.
    • Caliber: .270 Winchester
    • Bullet (Weight, Coating, Profile, Manufacturer): Barnes TTSX 95gr, Sierra 110gr SP, Hornady 130gr Interlock SP.
    • Powder manufacturer, type and charge; volume, type (ball, stick, flake): IMR 4064, RL19, and Varget may be used. This will be a series of experiments.
    • Dies used: Lyman Neck Size, Lyman seat
    • Primers used: S&B large
    • Cartridge Overall Length (COAL):
    • Chronograph data (if possible):
    • Goals intended with this load: Reduced recoil vs. factory 130gr loads, acceptable accuracy, while still having terminal effect to at least 400 yds.
    • Results - accuracy, smokiness, clean burning, flash, temperature, smell, brass deformation, etc.:
    • Problems encountered and fixes applied:
    • Anything of interest:


    Updates to come.

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    This may be some helpful information from Hodgdon's website-

    Hodgdon Powder Company has found that H4895 can be loaded to reduced levels. H4895 was chosen because it is the slowest burning propellant that ignites uniformly in reduced charges. To create reduced loads, the 60% formula is recommended.

    Find the H4895 load in the Reloading Data Center for your caliber and bullet.

    Take the maximum H4895 charge listed and multiply by 60% (.6). The load may be adjusted up from there to achieve the desired velocity and accuracy.

    This works only where H4895 is listed. DO NOT use in a cartridge where H4895 is not shown.

    Example: 30-06 cartridge with 125 gr. Sierra SP bullet. Max load shown in the Reloading Data Center with H4895 is 53.7 grains. 53.7 X .6 = 32.2 grains. The shooter begins with this load, and may work up from there to obtain the desired velocity and accuracy for his reduced load.
    If you go into their Reloading Data Center and filter by 270 and H4895, there are quite a few loads that come up.
    Last edited by SecondsCount; 10-18-2020 at 03:31 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SecondsCount View Post
    This may be some helpful information from Hodgdon's website-



    If you go into their Reloading Data Center and filter by 270 and H4895, there are quite a few loads that come up.
    Thanks!

    I mis-remembered - I’m using an RCBS die set.

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