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 Help with 7.62x40 load data for hornady bullets
BIGGDAWG  [Team Member]
9/2/2011 12:57:05 PM
getting ready to start putting some test loads together.

wilson lists data for sierra, barnes and nosler 110 and 125gn bullets but I couldn't find the sierra's around here but i found

hornady 110 vmax's and hornady 130 soft points.

does any one have some load data for these bullets?

if not i will start 10% below the comparable bullets on wilson's load sheet.

they list aa 1680 for the powder so i picked up 3 lbs.

i will be loading them for a 18" tatical hunter standard rifling barrel.


here is the wilson data:

7.62x40 WT Handload Data
110 gr. Sierra Hollow Point
21 gr. Hodgdon H110
Lake City Formed Case
Remington 7 ½
2.110” OAL

110 gr. Barnes TTSX
21 gr. Hodgdon H110 (16” Barrels or Shorter)
Lake City Formed Case
Remington 7 ½
2.250” OAL

110 gr. Barnes TTSX
25 gr. Accurate 1680 (16” Barrels or Longer)
Lake City Formed Case
Remington 7 ½
2.250” OAL

125 gr. Sierra Pro Hunter
25.5 gr. Accurate 1680
Lake City Formed Case
Remington 7 ½
2.160” OAL
125 gr. Speer TNT
25.5 gr. Accurate 1680
Lake City Formed Case
Remington 7 ½
2.250” OAL

125 gr. Nosler Ballistic Hunter
25 gr. Accurate 1680
Lake City Formed Case
Remington 7 ½
2.250” OAL

We are intentionally not listing muzzle velocity due to all the variables involved, but basically you can expect approximately 2400 fps with the 110 gr. loads and a little under 2400 fps with the 125 gr. loads in a 16” barrel at moderate temperatures.
These loads have proven to be safe in our test guns, but as with all handload data, we suggest you start with a 10% reduction in powder charge weight. Wilson Combat assumes no liability for the use or misuse of this information, use at your own risk.
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