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Title: pushing Bergers hard SAFELY
Post by: rdsii64 on February 19, 2010, 07:00:37 PM
This past weekend I started working on how fast I can push a 175 grain bullet safely with my current setup. In VERY SMALL increments (read 1/10th grain) I have worked my way up to 44.6 grains of VV N150 . At this time I see no loose primers or primer flow, and the bolt opens and closes smoothly with no excess effort required. Since my loading press uses a floating shell plate I don't have shell holders to see if the fired case will slide into it without undue effort. Are there any other over preasure signs I should look for.
The complete load so far is:
VV N150 - 44.6 grns
Primer - Wolf large Rifle
Brass - Winchester Trmmed to 2.008
Bullet - 175 grn berger long range match bullet
COAL - 2.83
Barrel - 24" 12 twist
Title: Re: pushing Bergers hard SAFELY
Post by: John Andrews on February 20, 2010, 09:48:13 AM
This past weekend I started working on how fast I can push a 175 grain bullet safely with my current setup. In VERY SMALL increments (read 1/10th grain) I have worked my way up to 44.6 grains of VV N150 . At this time I see no loose primers or primer flow, and the bolt opens and closes smoothly with no excess effort required. Since my loading press uses a floating shell plate I don't have shell holders to see if the fired case will slide into it without undue effort. Are there any other over preasure signs I should look for.
The complete load so far is:
VV N150 - 44.6 grns
Primer - Wolf large Rifle
Brass - Winchester Trmmed to 2.008
Bullet - 175 grn berger long range match bullet
COAL - 2.83
Barrel - 24" 12 twist
I wouldn't think so. And your brass being fire formed without overdue pressure helps, too. You must have started with a suggested book load. You started with once fired factory loaded brass?

I'm glad to see you are working up with small increments.  O0