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Posted: 7/20/2010 3:56:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/20/2010 5:41:11 PM EST by EWP]
I have several powders and am trying to decide which is best to load up some 60gr Nosler BT's for best accuracy and velocity, does anyone have any experience loading these bullets and which powder worked best for your load?

Powders on hand are

Benchmark
H322
H335
H4895
Varget
N-133
RE-15
RE-10X
RE7
BLC-2
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:15:07 PM EST
try starting with 23 grains H 322
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:15:28 PM EST
Benchmark
H335
Varget

All above will work fine.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:17:03 PM EST
My Bushmaster 20 HB loves the 60gr nbt and BLC-2
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 5:43:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By I8asquirrel:
My Bushmaster 20 HB loves the 60gr nbt and BLC-2


Forgot about that one, added to my list of powders, although I haven't had good luck with it in the past with other bullets.

Anyone else load this bullet?
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 5:47:40 PM EST
mine liked AA-2230 out of a 24 inch bushy. cant remember the exact load though.
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 4:56:02 AM EST
also try 24 grains H 335 although, H 322 is generally more accurate.
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 1:37:31 PM EST
Tac. Try 25 grains and work up. I get much better results with a magnum primer too.
Link Posted: 7/22/2010 11:54:02 AM EST
I loaded up 50rd of the 60gr Nosler BT's with 24gr's of N-133 @ 2.250" since I found this to be a very accurate load for many people, maybe I can get to the range this weekend to test across the chrono and see how they group at 100 yards, if the speed is on par(~3100 FPS) but the accuracy is lacking I will go back and work up some different charge weights and see if I can improve on the accuracy a bit.
Link Posted: 7/22/2010 3:32:08 PM EST
Originally Posted By Glock63:
Tac. Try 25 grains and work up. I get much better results with a magnum primer too.


Bingo ...shot this load (25.0 to 25.5) at prairie dogs recently and gave me good results. Too bad the guy doesn't have TAC on his long list of powders.
Link Posted: 7/22/2010 5:39:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/22/2010 5:41:13 PM EST by EWP]
I will pick up some Tac soon, I'm trying to use up a couple of the ball powders I only have 1# of(BLC-2, H335) that I bought to test and didn't have very good luck with instead of pouring them out and having so many different powders on hand at once(using sucky Armscorp 62gr FMJ's with these two powder to get rid of the bullets and powders).

Planing to go to the range Sat. to test the N-133 load and will report back with velocity and Target pic's when I'm done.

EWP
Link Posted: 7/22/2010 6:48:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By GentleBen:
Originally Posted By Glock63:
Tac. Try 25 grains and work up. I get much better results with a magnum primer too.


Bingo ...shot this load (25.0 to 25.5) at prairie dogs recently and gave me good results. Too bad the guy doesn't have TAC on his long list of powders.


I load the 60 grain vmax, and have went as hot as 26 grains. It shot well, but did leave an occasional ejector mark so I reduced it to 25.5. Deadly on varmints from prarie dogs to coyotes.
Link Posted: 7/22/2010 7:59:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/22/2010 8:01:51 PM EST by EWP]
I have 300 of the 60gr V-max and 1500 of the 55gr V-max also, I have been running the 55gr & 60gr V-max's with 25gr's of Benchmark and it's a very accurate load in my rifle, I haven't ran any across the chronograph yet but I figure they are moving along pretty good.

Here are some good 60gr V-max loads I found which are the same as I run and the same Tac load many of you guys are running.

60gr V-max 24.5 gr Benchmark 2869 high, 2826 low, average 5 shot string 2840 fps.

60gr V-max 25 gr Benchmark 2991 high, 2944 low, average 5 shot string 2963 fps.

60gr V-max 25 gr TAC 2925 high, 2802 low, average 5 shot string 2863 fps.

60gr V-max 25.8 gr TAC 3017 high, 2981 low, average 5 shot string 3003 fps.

ETA: Here's some more data using different bullets in 60 and 62 grain weights

60 grain Nosler Partition, 25.5 grains H4895, CCI#41, Lake City (LC) brass, crimped - 2863 fps from a 16" barrel
62 grain FMJBT, 25.5 grains H4895, CCI#41, Crimped - 2882 fps from a 16" barrel
62 grain FMJBT, 25.5 grains RE15, CCI#41, LC, crimped - 2646 fps from a 16" barrel
62 grain FMJBT, 26.2 grains Varget, CCI#41, LC, crimped - 2983 fps from a 20" barrel
62 grain FMJBT, 26.4 grains Varget, CCI#41, LC, crimped - 2877 fps from a 16" barrel
62 grain FMJBT, 24.3 grains VV N135, CCI#41, LC, crimped - 2879 fps from a 16" barrel
62 grain FMJBT, 25.5 grains TAC, CCI#41, LC, crimped - 2889 fps from a 16" barrel
65 grain Sierra Gameking, 25 grains TAC, CCI#41, LC, crimped - 2790 from a 16" barrel
62 grain FMJBT, 23.3 grains H322, CCI#41, LC, crimped - 2864 fps from a 16" barrel
62 grain Barnes TSX, 25.1 grains H4895, CCI#41, LC, crimped - 2549 from a 10.3" and 2888 from a 16"
62 grain Barnes TSX, 25.5 grains TAC, CCI#41, LC, crimped - 2571 from a 10.3" and 2887 from a 16"
62 grain Barnes TSX, 23.5 grains H322, CCI#41, LC, crimped - 2646 from a 10.3" and 2862 from a 16"
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