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Cast bullet load for 470 NE??

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    Does anyone have a cast bullet load that shoots to regulation in modern doubles?

    I tried 425 gr WFNGC and RL 15 with a dacron filler because one site I consulted listed that load as one that shot to regulation in a Merkel like mine. Individual barrel groups were very good but they wouldn't come closer than 4 inches apart at 50 yards. I stopped at 87 gr. when the groups didn't move any closer after working up from 82 to 87 gr.

    I know very well that doubles are individualistic/idiosyncratic but if someone has a good load I can try it as a starting point - better than just randomly selecting another set of components.

    Thanks in advance,

    - James

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    Quote Originally Posted by james in TX View Post
    Does anyone have a cast bullet load that shoots to regulation in modern doubles?

    I tried 425 gr WFNGC and RL 15 with a dacron filler because one site I consulted listed that load as one that shot to regulation in a Merkel like mine. Individual barrel groups were very good but they wouldn't come closer than 4 inches apart at 50 yards. I stopped at 87 gr. when the groups didn't move any closer after working up from 82 to 87 gr.

    I know very well that doubles are individualistic/idiosyncratic but if someone has a good load I can try it as a starting point - better than just randomly selecting another set of components.

    Thanks in advance,

    - James
    IMR 4759 works real well in long cases using mag primers and does not need a filler.
    I use 44gr in front of a 440gr jacketed bullet in my 50-110 Winchester.
    This load gives 1780 fps, with mild pressures.

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    Ikeda,

    Thanks very much for the advice. I'll give it a try.

    Best regards,

    James

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