heck has frozen over (i shot a M70 )

Deer Assassin

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well it is true I have sunk to an all time low.... but i did it for a good cause my rem 700 .223
I have been wanting one for a while but as always money is tight.. well backstraps had one for sale nib a few weeks ago and we worked a deal for me to reload several rds of 270wsm for him and his m70
so you just have to do what you have to do to get a remington 700

his rifle shoots great with winchester supreme ballistic silver tip ammo so he wanted to copy that. So he purchased the same nosler/ct silver tip bullets wincheste mag primer and w780 supreme powder

Winchester says they use 780 in this ammo but here is some education reading

note this is a quote and not from me

They may be the same type of powder but they aren't the same grade.

Handloaders purchase what is called canister grade powder. Canister in this context just means a package smaller than an oil drum. The problem in manufacturing powder is that burn rates are not possible to control precisely enough to be sure load manual data will remain valid each lot of powder produced. So what they do for handloaders is hold back lots that turned out to test extra fast and extra slow, then blend those as needed with new production lots to result in an overall burn rate close to nominal. That way load manual data will still be valid. In this case it is blended St. Marks WMR780 which is sold in canister grade as Winchester 780.

Ammunition manufacturers buy what is called bulk grade powder. This is the unblended powder from the powder manufacturer that often has a burn rate that's not close enough to nominal for load manual data to work. They do this because they don't want to pay the added cost of the blending. Instead of using a load manual, they save enough money on the bulk grade purchase to have ballistic technicians adjust the charge weights for the cartridges they load it in until they get the desired result. This is done in special standard pressure and velocity test barrels. So the charge weight can be rather different from one lot of loaded ammo to the next, even though the powder type is the same and the name of the load is the same.

The bottom line for the reloader is he cannot copy the factory load exactly because he doesn't have the exact same powder. Moreover, if you load your canister grade Winchester 780 to the exact same velocity as the commercial load of bulk grade WMR780, it may not perform with the same accuracy. That is because, for a given velocity, peak pressure gets higher and barrel time gets shorter as the burn rate of the powder is increased. The result is that you'll do best to adjust the charge within load manual limits to get your own best accuracy result. I recommend you read Dan Newberry's site for a systematic way of going about it.

One last point. Check whatever data you have for 780 against the Hodgdon Reloading Data Center web site. Even the canister grade powders have a little bit of lot-to-lot variation (Hodgdon keeps it to �3%, where bulk powder can sometimes vary 20%). Hodgdon keeps special lots for load testing that are exactly in the middle of the range. Their data should, therefore, represent the average of what you might buy, where other data sources will have purchased the �3% stuff off the shelf for their tests and won't have known whether it was a slightly fast or slightly slow lot that they got. This is one of several reasons different load manuals may have data that disagrees. I'm not saying to rely on Hodgdon data blindly, but if the powder is one they distribute, be sure to include them in your data sources.

Another reason the published data often disagrees is people use different brands of cases and primers. To see what Hodgdon used, click the Print button on their site. If you use something different, your final charges may be different. I always like the advice to try to check three different sources and use the lowest starting load among them. The Hodgdon data is most likely to be average, but nothing is foolproof, so start small and work up.


back to me


So basically my thoughts were right i pulled the factory loads and got 64.2 gns of powder I ran the factory load thru the chrony
3117 3179 3207 Not the 3275 winchester claims ( and I have folks that feel my chrony reads high as i can get 3595 with my 7saum tipping the can but i have checked it with an ohler 35 shooting through both at same time maybe 10fps difference)
it shot a ok the first shot was the flier it could be because i had issues shooting a m70 for the first time but it shot right at 1 inch
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not poi 2 inches high even though you cant tell

SO going by load data i checked a few powder charges for pressure 67 67.5 and 68 3125 3157 3201 heck that shot a good group lol

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but note poi dead ctr to a lil low

basically to achieve the same speed as factory load 67.5gn w780 the poi at 3150 ish id dead on to a lil low
wild and amazing the things that affect poi )point of impact) also note same brass primer and bulletand COAL as factory load.....note first part of post

then i shot 2 different loads

first is 67.8 gn w780 to acheive the same speed as factory ammo these three shots avg 3161 with a sd of 5.00 it shot ok
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then i put a lil heat on it

68.8 (69 is max)

3245 avg fps shot less than half inch

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so enough about a winchester m70 before i get sick


i ran another group throught my m700 .223
winchester 45gn jhp factory ammo

3380 fps

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remington is the best
i feel dirty now for i have cheated
 

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I bought a Rem 700 223 a couple of months ago and mine has loved the Hornady Vmax with 23.5 grains of aa2230. Best 5 shot group measured .38 from side to side and was one ragged hole....literally. I also loaded up some 308 with Varget for my 700 tactical and shot a 5 shot .607 group. I love Rems and can't find a reason to change. I have 6 bolts and all are Rems and all will flat out shoot. I need to chrony mine but haven't really cared to so far because accuracy means more to me than fps. Good work!
 

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I had good luck qith IMR4350 and RL 19 with 140 SST ,,I always had bad spikes with those ball powders when it gets hot weather or any where close to max loads,,
 

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KPH said:
I don't have but one winchester and it is a lever gun give me a 700 vany day. Deer Assassin that was a nice read thinks.

wife shoots a ruger m77 308
older boy has 700 in 270
younger boy shoots a savage 110 in 7mm08
i shoot a m70 270
there is not a nickel's worth of difference in the four.
 

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stik said:
KPH said:
I don't have but one winchester and it is a lever gun give me a 700 vany day. Deer Assassin that was a nice read thinks.

wife shoots a ruger m77 308
older boy has 700 in 270
younger boy shoots a savage 110 in 7mm08
i shoot a m70 270
there is not a nickel's worth of difference in the four.

stick i agree and disagree

your right if it shoots it shoot period

but there is a difference in all of them when in the field if you are used to one style action you can operate it blind fold i love the feel of the m700 but if i had this m 70 in the woods i would die i hate the safety on it

every rifle has a different style of safety and all but the m700 to me is annoying
i cant stand my savage ml10-2 i will soon have a rem700 smokless ml because of this

but to each their own
 

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all of my bolts are remington 700
i love my nef single shots
although i have none now but marlin lever actions


i agree eric i dont care for winchester powders powders for me hodgen or alliant
 

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Deer Assassin said:
stik said:
KPH said:
I don't have but one winchester and it is a lever gun give me a 700 vany day. Deer Assassin that was a nice read thinks.

wife shoots a ruger m77 308
older boy has 700 in 270
younger boy shoots a savage 110 in 7mm08
i shoot a m70 270
there is not a nickel's worth of difference in the four.

stick i agree and disagree

your right if it shoots it shoot period

but there is a difference in all of them when in the field if you are used to one style action you can operate it blind fold i love the feel of the m700 but if i had this m 70 in the woods i would die i hate the safety on it

every rifle has a different style of safety and all but the m700 to me is annoying
i cant stand my savage ml10-2 i will soon have a rem700 smokless ml because of this

but to each their own

I could not agree more DA. I am stuck more on the safety and action style of the 700 rather than anything else. I'm not against any other rifles but they are not for me. The Savage acu-trigger is not for me either, while some people love it.
 

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hunter0925 said:
I am stuck more on the safety and action style of the 700 rather than anything else. I'm not against any other rifles but they are not for me. The Savage acu-trigger is not for me either, while some people love it.

and that is why we have choices ;)
 

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