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#3144383 - 01/29/13 06:36 PM hey reloaders i messed up
matt_brown
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A few months ago I sat down and started loading up some 300 win mag for some unknown reason I had it burned into my thick skull that I was supposed to use 70.0 gr varget I was looking through my data book today and seen that the load that I'm supposed to be using is IMR 4831 70 gr. I have shot several rounds they group great but my concern is am I going to lose the right side of my face by shooting varget.
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#3144411 - 01/29/13 06:52 PM Re: hey reloaders i messed up [Re: matt_brown]
ewc
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Wrong forum. Maybe a nice moderator will move this.

Good news:

If you shooting 125-130 grain bullets, your safe.

Bad news:

150 grain bullet = 6+ grains over max
165 grain bullet = 12+ grains over max.
Any bullet wt above and there is no data I can find.

Pull the bullets, dump the powder, and keep your eyes, nose, face, and fingers.

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#3144422 - 01/29/13 07:00 PM Re: hey reloaders i messed up [Re: matt_brown]
SCAT
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That is a really hot load depending on projectile weight. I shoot 168gr projectiles in mine and the max book load is 58.5. I load 60.5 with no pressure signs. If your projectile is LESS than 150gr then you would probably be ok. Look for pressure signs.
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#3144791 - 01/29/13 09:24 PM Re: hey reloaders i messed up [Re: SCAT]
KPH
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pull the bullets pour the varget back in the varget can the reload with 4831
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#3144849 - 01/29/13 09:52 PM Re: hey reloaders i messed up [Re: KPH]
matt_brown
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So when I tell you that I am shooting 210 gr bergers your going to wonder how Ive not died yet. O boy. Bullet puller it is
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#3144862 - 01/29/13 09:58 PM Re: hey reloaders i messed up [Re: matt_brown]
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You must have one good action! Any pressure signs?
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#3144879 - 01/29/13 10:16 PM Re: hey reloaders i messed up [Re: bjohnson]
matt_brown
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Sometimes the bolt is a little stiff when ejecting the brass. I use lapua brass. I have no signs of pressure on the case
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#3144884 - 01/29/13 10:20 PM Re: hey reloaders i messed up [Re: matt_brown]
matt_brown
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Hell now I'm wondering if I really used varget or 4831 I'm going to visually see if I can tell a difference in the 2 powders and pull bullets from a few random cases just to verify

Edited by matt_brown (01/29/13 10:20 PM)

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#3145455 - 01/30/13 11:00 AM Re: hey reloaders i messed up [Re: matt_brown]
trap55555
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 Originally Posted By: matt_brown
Sometimes the bolt is a little stiff when ejecting the brass...


This is a sign of HIGH PRESSURE, please pull the bullets and dump the powder. Anything else is not worth the risk.
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#3145677 - 01/30/13 01:33 PM Re: hey reloaders i messed up [Re: trap55555]
DaveB
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Beyond any doubt, pull the bullets, dump the powder, and move on. I say dump the powder (works great as a fertilizer) because there is some uncertainity. With a 300 or a .204, you cannot take chances as the results can be quite horrible.

Just for the record, I have a Forster bullet puller die. And 6 of the collets. I've pulled quite a few-Which Powder, scale not set right, used wrong bullet weight, it is easy to do.

Be careful, we like having folks around.

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