Well this is for a .308. I have plenty of Green Dot and Blue Dot and a lil Red Dot. Plus some 700X. What happens to that dacron by the way on ignition?Which one do you need load data for? I've used 4 grains of Bullseye in the .30-06, I can tell you a few other chamberings, but sounds like your -06 is working now, right?
You can sorta scale the loads from the example with .30-06 case. About 3 grains for a .35 Rem, perhaps 5 or so for a belted magnum, etc. It is somewhat rifle dependent and revolvers are pretty sensitive due to the variances in the b/c gap. 2.5 will do it for a .44 mag, and 2 might, depending on the gap. Marshall uses Red Dot with slightly heavier loads.
Stuffing the case full of polyester pillow fiber (dacron) on top of the powder helps a lot.
I have a question about the action settling. The pillars in the stock are flat. The bottom of the action is rounded, so only about 3/16s" is making contact on each pillar lug. My gunsmith, who is an accomplished bench rest guy, pointed it out to me when I had him put in a heavier main bolt spring. It has allen screws on the main action bolts so I have them torqued WAY tight. Still, I am concerned that on horse back, or a four wheeler, or with recoil, the jostling around may cause slippage. It has held zero pretty well so far. I am considering an aftermarket stock anyway. If the one I get has pillars, I will just have the same issue wont I? What do you all suggest? The barrel obviously has a lot of accuracy potential. I hate to see it jepordized due to this poor contact issue. Or is the 3/16" that is contacting each pillar sufficient since I have it torqued very tight?Your Stevens sounds like a shooter. No reason it shouldn't be, as the Savage products are known for that. There could have been some crud in the barrel that blew out, but I doubt the shooting you did affected the barrel significantly. It is more likely it either settled the action in the stock or the bolt lugs found their center so they are now touching down more evenly.
This is news to me. I have not done any cases with cream of wheat, but many of the bench guys that do it alot use that stuff! That's what I have read anyways. Wouldn't the polyester fibers melt in your barrel and cause some nasty "plastic" buildup in there?Note of caution - the dacron or polyester filler is recommended. Cream of Wheat or similar grains ARE NOT recommended for bottleneck cartridges. The stuff will form a near solid core upon being compressed and will act like a plug when it hits the neck. Should only be used in straight walled cases.
HI JUST NEW TO THE SIGHT AND DO NOT KNOW HOW TO POST A QUESTION COULD YOU PLEASE HELP Alvin ThanksThis is news to me. I have not done any cases with cream of wheat, but many of the bench guys that do it alot use that stuff! That's what I have read anyways. Wouldn't the polyester fibers melt in your barrel and cause some nasty "plastic" buildup in there?