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MMichaelAK said:
If you haven't found the Ken Water's Pet Loads Data for the Taylor, give me an email and Ill see about sending it to you. Neat article, too bad he didnt do one on the .416 Rigby.
Hey thanks Michael. Got Pet Loads for Christmas last year. Lot of reading there and I've only gotten to a few sections so far.
 

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Michael,

sent you a PM about that info.



To the rest...I just answered my question about the Hornady basic belted mag brass...


NEVER AGAIN! First and LAST time I ever have to use a bloody tubing cutter to get an initial size on the brass, then formed, then trimmed...Lord have mercy...


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Yeah...the Wilson would have also been alot better that what I was using...

About the only tool RCBS makes that I cuss is their Trim-Pro...it is going to be Ebay bait when I get my bonus...Wilson case trimmer here I come.

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Just put in an order with Marshall for 100 each of his 335 and 375's.

I am figuring on mebbe using 3031 or RL7 with those using some data I gleaned from the internet...


I am thinking, and please correct me here if you see any danger, but I was going to start out with a shot of 54 grains of RL7 on the 375's. I would probably go 2 or 3 grains higher on the 335's.

the 3031...I was going to see about a possibly a 58-59 gr. starting load with the 375's and go from there...my aim is to try to keep the velocities for the CB's at around 2000 MAX...not worried about leading the barrel, just want to keep them at a mild kick on my end and also make it to where it would harvest a hog or two with no issues. I figure that at 2000 I should have about 3300 FPE at the muzzle which would be MORE than enough for the biggest piggie...

Started looking harder and harder and found a bit more load data for the old T. Including some 748, 760 and Varget loads. :)

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Was going to email this but figured let's send it out there for all to share. Thanks due to Ken Waters. I just typed.


From Ken Waters Pet Loads for 416 Taylor

300 grain jacketed Colorado Custom spitzer bullet

64g. 3031 2373 fps
65g. 3031 2413 fps
68g. 3031 2534 fps good average load
72g. 3031 2680 fps most accurate load with high velocity
68g. 4064 2421 fps
73g. 4064 2569 fps
70g. 4320 2521 fps second most accurate load tested
72g. 4320 2624 fps excellent balanced load
73g. 4320 2653 fps accuracy poorer
75g. 4320 2711 fps MAXIMUM! Highest velocity load tested
72g. 748 2330 fps Fine accuracy with moderate velocity
74g. 748 2398 fps


400 grain jacketed Colorado Custom round nose bullet

60g. 3031 2182 fps Third most accurate load tested
64g. 3031 2291 fps
66g. 3031 2345 fps
68g. 3031 2400 fps MAximum! Do not exceed.
66g. 4064 2240 fps
70g. 4064 2363 fps.
68g. 4320 2355 fps
70g. 4320 2401 fps Best load in this caliber for African game.
72g. 4320 2447 fps MAXIMUM! Do not exceed.
73g. 4320 2469 fps DANGER! Blows primers. Don't use.
66g. 748 2101 fps
70g. 748 2226 fps.


All velocities were from a Ruger M77
Winchester No. 120 primers used for all loads
Cases formed from .458 Winchester brass
Loaded OAL with 300 grain sptz. bullets 3.28" to 3.30"
Loaded OAL with 400 grain r.n. bullets 3.325"
 

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Mr. Waters data looks real good. :)


I have noticed somthing however...

I have been seating my bullets to the cannelure on the Hornady RN's and Speer Mag tips...I am now starting to worry about pressure from compressed charges...

I haven't had any loose primers or sticky extractions, however...It IS a Mauser rifle, but I really don't want to see if its as strong as all say it is. :(


next time I shoot, the chrony will be with me.


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Well, I didn't have my chrony with me on my trip to Austin. Met some folks up there and we went to the ARC and had some goold fun.

Drug out the Taylor and Lord have mercy...shot it on Saturday and my shoulder is still a bit sore. :p

HOWEVER....with initial tests...the cast that I was able to get ahold of worked EXCELLENT!

Rough numbers here....both were RCBS moulds one was 350 actual 349 where the other was supposed to be 400 but weighed in at about 387 average IIRC. BH was 22 and was straight linotype.

The 350's shot POA so the velocities were about the same I reckon...the larger slugs were shooting lower, naturally but not adversly so...I was able to compensate by using the duplex and was about POA for those then. I will have some load and chrony data for these soon, I hope with weather permitting.

I let some folks shoot it and the general consensus was um...ouch. :) lol wimps

Again, glad to say I didn't get rid of this number... :D
 
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