Farrier Matt· Banned
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Hi folks. Ive always used the 300 gr Hornady XTP in my Winchester. I havent been able to get this bullet for some time, but recently aquired a box of Sierra 300 gr soft points. My Speer manuel lists two loads for 300 gr bullets, one for revolvers and one for rifles. I always used the shorter OAL rifle load with the XTPs. The Sierraa do not have two crimp grooves like the XTPs did, so my question, finally, is are the handgun loads safe for rifles? Im sure they are, but felt it would be safer to get some other opinions. I did load a dummy round with the longer OAL, and it functioned fine in my rifle, ( same over all length as my hard cast load) so I just want to make sure I wont cause a problem from high pressure. I appreciate any opinion you might have.