Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Tony Quart, Castro, OakleyHatNGat, jeremy m., Richardb
61544 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 80590
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44029
BOBO the Clown 41821
BMD 40600
Big Orn 37484
bill oxner 36762
txshntr 34225
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31088
facebook
Forum Stats
61544 Members
46 Forums
423168 Topics
5841743 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#5654476 - 03/16/15 11:46 PM Primers for 257 Weatherby?
Hunter Gatherer Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 164
Question: for those who load for the 257 WM, which primers work best? I'm loading 115 grain Berger bullets with IMR 4831, and IMR 4350. Thanks!

Top
#5654497 - 03/17/15 12:37 AM Re: Primers for 257 Weatherby? [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
Kentucky Native Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/19/11
Posts: 529
Loc: Benbrook, TX
I like Federal 215s & have also had great results with CCI 250s.

I also have come to like a slower powder than 4350. I'm working some loads now with some IMR 7828 that I had leftover and seeing good results.


Edited by Kentucky Native (03/17/15 12:46 AM)

Top
#5654511 - 03/17/15 03:06 AM Re: Primers for 257 Weatherby? [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
kmon1 Offline
junior

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 21163
Loc: Texas
Federal 215 with H1000
_________________________
Guidelines / Rules of Conduct
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/rules.htm

RULES for using the TRADING POST
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/forum/u..._PO#Post1959111

Top
#5654573 - 03/17/15 06:36 AM Re: Primers for 257 Weatherby? [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
Hunter Gatherer Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 164
Thanks. Do either of you have any advice for me regarding seating depth in a rifle that requires freebore when using bullets with a secant ogive? I'm just starting to load some Bergers and I know that they are more sensitive to seating depth than bullets with a tangent ogive. Thanks again.

Top
#5654593 - 03/17/15 06:58 AM Re: Primers for 257 Weatherby? [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
kmon1 Offline
junior

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 21163
Loc: Texas
Seating depth, load them so they will fit and feed well through the mag. work with the powder charge to find a sweet spot with it. Have some good shooting loads with Bergers in other calibers that are .08 off the lands. Berger actually recommends on their website going in .04 increments ie. .04, .08 and .12 when looking for other than into or kissing the lands.
_________________________
Guidelines / Rules of Conduct
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/rules.htm

RULES for using the TRADING POST
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/forum/u..._PO#Post1959111

Top
#5654856 - 03/17/15 10:23 AM Re: Primers for 257 Weatherby? [Re: Hunter Gatherer]
mreed Offline
Tracker

Registered: 11/17/09
Posts: 612
Loc: wise county
Federal 215s with IMR 4831 or IMR 7828, I'm still working on finding my guns favorite load
_________________________

"Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid."

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide