CUTTY - " As for light loads, I was wanting starting loads for 296."
So, for an example, Hornady manual #7.
Ruger loads, 300 gr. HP-XTP. W296 loads start at 17.9 through 21. gr.
So it would be bad to start at 18 grs. for this bullet? I see 17.9 is 1050 fps.
Aren't you supposed to start low and work up loads.?
I realize this is a jacketed bullet and not cast, but still?