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    working on some load development.....i decided to try accurate magnum rifle powder in an old model 70/ 30-06. this is a slow burning powder identical to aa3100, better suited to the winchester 270 or perhaps 280 imp. it appeared that a charge of 58-60 gr would be about 2750-2880fps. anyway, the problem was getting enough of this "long cut" powder into the case.
    using a drop tube, i settled on 59gr which ( over my cronograph ) fires a 165gr core-loct @ 2833-2839. great!
    happy trails.
    jh

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    I worked up a couple of loads for my cousins Sears clone of a Win Model 70 30-06. It turned out to be a good shooting rifle. The barrel is fairly short at just a touch under 20 inches, not sure about yours. The following is actual results recorded during testing.

    RL-17
    Nosler 180gr Accubond
    Win brass 2.484"
    CCI 200
    COL 3.295"
    .025" off the lands

    51.9gr 2542fps
    52.6gr 2596fps
    53.3gr 2653fps
    54.0gr 2691fps
    54.7gr 2732fps



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    Nosler 200gr Partition

    Win brass 2.484"
    CCI 200
    COL 3.288"
    .025" off the lands

    53.6gr 2332fps
    54.3gr 2373fps
    55.0gr 2420fps
    55.7gr 2455fps
    56.4gr 2488fps

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    hi marshal; interesting results.......it's always fun to work on new loads. my "old" m70 is a 22" featherweight w/ synthetic stock. the forearm was squishy so i bedded a rod in it, then glass bedded the action and tuned the trigger. it shoots pretty good and i like it!
    happy trails.
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    Yep, it's fun to tinker with these rifles and make them better in a variety of ways. This hobby brings many of good nights in the shop and great days on the range.

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    Marshall, curious why you run your test loads in jumps of 0.7gr? Am I potentially missing a sweet spot or something else by jumping up in 1gr increments? Tks, Mike

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