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RELOADING 450 BOLT ACTION RIFLES

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:33 am
by gmstack
ALL OF THE RELOADING DATA I CAN FIND PUBLISHED SEEMS TO BE FOR AR RIFLES. ANYBODY BEEN ABLE TO FIND BOLT ACTION RIFLE DATA ???

Re: RELOADING 450 BOLT ACTION RIFLES

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:42 am
by Bmt85
You shouldn’t have a problem using current available data. You will most likely be running at a little higher pressure, but considering the action can handle more than an AR, you should be good. Start low and work up slow.

Re: RELOADING 450 BOLT ACTION RIFLES

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:55 am
by Texas Sheepdawg
gmstack wrote:ALL OF THE RELOADING DATA I CAN FIND PUBLISHED SEEMS TO BE FOR AR RIFLES. ANYBODY BEEN ABLE TO FIND BOLT ACTION RIFLE DATA ???

I’m working on it, gmstack. What I’ve learned so far is that the bolt actions, especially the 1:16 twist barrel versions, require smaller charges of LilGun to achieve wanted velocities. I’ve got several loads that I want to test but my job and my health and the weather have not been in my favor lately.
The best advice I can give you for now if you want to start your own load build up is to start with LilGun for 180 Grain-250 Grain bullets and 1680 for the 274-300 Grain bullets and refrain from other powders for now. One load that I do know works fine in both my bolt and AR is for the FTX 250 Grain. And that’s 39.5 grains of LilGun with a mild LSC and a final taper crimp to 0.474”.

Re: RELOADING 450 BOLT ACTION RIFLES

PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:39 pm
by Cutright
Does it matter if you do the LSC first or after the taper. I have been doing the taper crimp first

Re: RELOADING 450 BOLT ACTION RIFLES

PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:15 pm
by Thom28
Do you really feel you need the LSC on the bolt or single shot 450? I have seen no bullet creep when shooting either my Gunsite or No.1.

Re: RELOADING 450 BOLT ACTION RIFLES

PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:50 pm
by Texas Sheepdawg
I’m not LSCing for bullet jump on the bolt actions. I’m doing it for better ignition. And yes. I do a slight taper crimp first to about 0.476”, then I do the LSC, then a final taper crimp to 0.474”.