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  1. Cleveland48

    Question for loading 450/400 NE 3 "

    Thanks! That clears it up for me. I appreciate it.
  2. Cleveland48

    Question for loading 450/400 NE 3 "

    Hey guys I'm looking into picking up a ruger #1 in this caliber. I have never reloaded rimmed cartridges like this before, so if ya'll could help me out I'd appreciate it. My main question is how do you set up your sizing die for this? All I've ever loaded is bottleneck cartridges, and i only...
  3. Cleveland48

    416 Taylor Improved compared to 416 Ruger?

    My typical ranges are from powder burn range to 175 yards lol. Our deer season is pretty much from 25 to 45 degrees on average. So I do all my load development during the summer. only have whitetail, or occasional pig to hunt. Thats why I'm pretty much sticking to the 350 speers, as I figure...
  4. Cleveland48

    Rigby Highland Stalker .275 vs 30-06

    Yep! Ass chewing it is then [emoji16]. The rigby sounds much better than a new kitchen anyways.
  5. Cleveland48

    416 Taylor Improved compared to 416 Ruger?

    Thanks, If I ever got to hunt in Africa I would definitely load 400's to 2300-2350 fps. To guarantee no pressure issues.
  6. Cleveland48

    416 Taylor Improved compared to 416 Ruger?

    Thanks! That has me thinking my max loads are not as safe as I thought. I doubt my 25.5" barrel would make much of a velocity difference either. I do still feel confident my hunting loads are safe though they are: *350 MT 78.5 gr RL15 = 2610 fps *350 TTSX 75.5 gr RL15 = 2530 fps *400 DGX 75 gr...
  7. Cleveland48

    416 Taylor Improved compared to 416 Ruger?

    Haha i understand. I been watching a model 70 safari in 416 rem mag on gunbroker. Ive had to stop myself from bidding. It needs to hurry up and close the auction before I loose my self control [emoji16]
  8. Cleveland48

    416 Taylor Improved compared to 416 Ruger?

    Do any of you guys happen to have a H20 case capacity for your 416 ruger? My fully formed norma brass in my taylor improved has an H20 capacity of 97.0. So far this is what I have worked up with 350 and 400 grain bullets. All were developed in 95 plus degree weather, and i have 7 reloads on this...
  9. Cleveland48

    Rigby Highland Stalker .275 vs 30-06

    First off I can not afford a rigby rifle, but between those calibers i would choose the 275. I do have one of the ruger africans in 275, and I'm very attached to it.
  10. Cleveland48

    350gr ttsx in 416

    Thanks! I looked at those, but have not tried them yet. I have shot 150 rounds of the 350 grain speer mag tips. In my taylor improved I reached 2700 fps with no pressure, but settled on 2610 fps for accuracy. I originally chose this bullet because I figured it was probably the softest 416 bullet...
  11. Cleveland48

    350gr ttsx in 416

    Unfortunately I dont even have elk lol. Just little old whitetail deer, maybe a stray pig ever once in awhile haha. I have played with the 400 DGX some and really wanna try some 410 woodleigh. I just have not been able to find any lately. Ive just become very fond of the African calibers, so now...
  12. Cleveland48

    350gr ttsx in 416

    May try that also. I made up an 8" drop tube to help the powder settle for more seating depth. But that is a long bullet and all loads are quite compreseed in my case. Seems this bullet would work better in the larger case 416's. Or if I had a little more magazine length would be nice. At 3.360"...
  13. Cleveland48

    350gr ttsx in 416

    Tried out 75.5 and 77.0 grains of RL15 today. I would be pretty happy with 75.5 gr load, but 77.0 seemed to scatter. I may try out some more seating test with 75.5 gr load. If I dont find some more 350 speers it will have to be my back up load this season.
  14. Cleveland48

    350gr ttsx in 416

    Good luck on your interview man.
  15. Cleveland48

    350gr ttsx in 416

    What I was thinking also! Gonna try longer drop tube to hopefully seat bullets a little deeper. Here is the 350 speer load I been using. Very accurate load hopefully I can get the barnes to similar spot.
  16. Cleveland48

    350gr ttsx in 416

    Here is my velocity ladder. Unfortunately with my magneto speed attached all shots were over the target. Which having it attached always makes my rifles shoot 6 inches or more high. I just forgot to put up larger target. Speeds seem pretty good. Gonna try and seat them deeper cause all the tips...
  17. Cleveland48

    350gr ttsx in 416

    Got some loaded up to try out tm to try to find the max powder charge. Had to load to 3.360" COAL to feed through the magazine. Was hoping they would go longer, so my upper charges are pretty compressed. If all goes well I'll find a good node on powder charge and do some seating depth test...
  18. Cleveland48

    350gr ttsx in 416

    That why I started with the speers and have a great load worked up for them, but now they are hard to find but TTSX was easy to find. The TTSX is the one im a little worried about with deer lol. My load with the 350 speer is 2610 fps, but comparing that bullet length to the TTSX im definitely...
  19. Cleveland48

    7lb 5oz Titanium Satterlee 375 H&H

    Very nice rifles!
  20. Cleveland48

    350gr ttsx in 416

    Thanks for the offer, im gonna try some out and see how they shoot. I'm a little worried they may be too tough for deer though.
  21. Cleveland48

    Tipton Cleaning Vise On Sale

    Good deal I know the older one I have only clamps on one side. This makes it hard to get the gun level for scope mounting. The one you have with clamps on each side looks much more functional.
  22. Cleveland48

    Tipton Cleaning Vise On Sale

    Let us know what u think about it. I figure its going to be really nice!
  23. Cleveland48

    350gr ttsx in 416

    I just picked up two boxes of 350 grain TTSX for my 416 Taylor Improved. Have not got to load any, but hopefully will this weekend. I picked them up because I could not find the 350 grain speers ive been using.
  24. Cleveland48

    Tipton Cleaning Vise On Sale

    I have the older one, and its been good. I'm definitely looking to upgrade to this one though.
  25. Cleveland48

    7lb 5oz Titanium Satterlee 375 H&H

    That looks great man!
  26. Cleveland48

    Longer shots 9.3x62

    Took a deer at 185 yards and expansion was still very good. But i know thats not a long poke either, and it still had plenty of velocity. In all honesty 95% of my deer have been taken in under 100 yards. And alot of those have been from powder burn range to 60 yards lol. I have a target rifle to...
  27. Cleveland48

    Longer shots 9.3x62

    Here is the hog I took last year with the ecostrike. Never took a step, but range was only about 40 yards.
  28. Cleveland48

    Longer shots 9.3x62

    Fastrig I believe the ammo maker double tap loads the 9.3x62 with the 250 gr TTSX
  29. Cleveland48

    Longer shots 9.3x62

    That lapua sounds interesting. I need to check up on those. I like them a little softer for whitetail here in Mississippi. Im been very fond of the cheap ppu 286 gr round nose on deer here. They have been very accurate too. I really need to try several different bullets in the 230 - 250 grain...
  30. Cleveland48

    Longer shots 9.3x62

    I have nothing but good to say for that ecostrike bullet. Here is 5 shot group through my sauer. I still have one box left, but may order some more. Wish they were available to handloaders.
  31. Cleveland48

    Longer shots 9.3x62

    I have yet to try the barnes. Did try the 250 accubond, but I never really hit the speed I was looking for. Good hunting accuracy around 1"- 1 1/4" groups. Currently I've went back to the 286 grain bullets. Would like to try the 232 grain oryx and vulkan in the future though. I only have...
  32. Cleveland48

    Longer shots 9.3x62

    I agree the velocity starts to drop pretty fast, and I'd be worried about having enough speed to cause the bullet to expand. Ive turned into a huge fan of the round also, currently have two rifles in the caliber.
  33. Cleveland48

    Longer shots 9.3x62

    I shot my 9.3x62 last year on steel at 300 yards quite a bit. Was using the factory loaded norma 230 grain ecostrike, which I believe the B.C. is .420 on that bullet. Factory load gave 2621 fps in my 22" barrel. It did exceptionally well at that range.
  34. Cleveland48

    How has Everyone’s Hunting Season at Home been?

    Beautiful rifle! I have the same one in 275 rigby. Great handling rifles, ruger really nailed them.
  35. Cleveland48

    The good old 7.92 x 57 Mauser

    Haha well its a beautiful rifle man.
  36. Cleveland48

    Is Annealing important for hunting loads?

    I used that method for a long while with a candle, or torch. And it does work very well for low volume.
  37. Cleveland48

    Is Annealing important for hunting loads?

    Here is my annealing setup. Annie induction annealer with the water cooled mini radiator. Has 100 % duty cycle so it anneals as fast as you can put a case in it. With all the calibers I load for, my anneal times vary from 1.3 to 2.7 seconds per case. Depending on the brass. I shoot alot, so I...
  38. Cleveland48

    The good old 7.92 x 57 Mauser

    Goodness that wood is simply beautiful!
  39. Cleveland48

    Reloading for a 9.3x62?

    I also wish the ecostrike was available to reload. The factory says 2641 fps for speed, and my sauer with 22" barrel clocked 2623 fps. And that load shoots phenomenal in my rifle
  40. Cleveland48

    Reloading for a 9.3x62?

    Im quite fond of their 9.3x62 brass also. I use it in one of my 9.3's and, norma brass in the other one. The way I looked at was even if it lost 1/2 of its weight it would still be the same as most 6.5 mm, 270, and 7mm, and 30 cal bullets. I mean I wouldn't trust that bullet at 2500 fps on some...
  41. Cleveland48

    Reloading for a 9.3x62?

    I've really like the prvi 286 grain RN bullets. They are dirt cheap, and I wanted a soft bullet for whitetail. I push them at 2500 fps with big game powder. They have been devastating on whitetail also. The factory norma load with 230 gr ecostrike bullet also performed very well for me.
  42. Cleveland48

    New to me 416 Taylor Improved

    Haha I'm not ready to give up on it yet. I've become quite attached to it lol. Now if only work would pick up so I can afford to try some different bullets in it. Really wanna try those woodleigh 410's.
  43. Cleveland48

    New to me 416 Taylor Improved

    Thanks for posting this. I still have some RL17 I've used in smaller calibers with great success. I'll have to try this out in my 416.
  44. Cleveland48

    The Last Day On The Job

    Thanks for the story Major! It was a beautiful story, even though it was sad. I enjoy you sharing your stories from your days in India.
  45. Cleveland48

    The agony of choice...

    Both beautiful firearms!
  46. Cleveland48

    Practical Reloading

    I have only used PPU brass in two of my metric cartridges. My 7x57 and one of my 9.3x62. I have been very impressed with it in those chamberings. Also have used alot of hornady brass with no complaints either.
  47. Tested loads in my 416 Taylor Imp

    Tested loads in my 416 Taylor Imp

    I've mainly been doing velocity ladders in my 416 lately. Today I tried out three different charge weights. Around 2600 fps still seems to be the sweet spot with the 350 grain mag tips. My newest 9.3x62 has only been loaded with the lighter bullets. Mainly the factory norma 232 gr ecostrike(...
  48. Tested loads in my 416 Taylor Imp

    Tested loads in my 416 Taylor Imp

    I've mainly been doing velocity ladders in my 416 lately. Today I tried out three different charge weights. Around 2600 fps still seems to be the sweet spot with the 350 grain mag tips. My newest 9.3x62 has only been loaded with the lighter bullets. Mainly the factory norma 232 gr ecostrike(...
  49. Tested loads in my 416 Taylor Imp

    Tested loads in my 416 Taylor Imp

    I've mainly been doing velocity ladders in my 416 lately. Today I tried out three different charge weights. Around 2600 fps still seems to be the sweet spot with the 350 grain mag tips. My newest 9.3x62 has only been loaded with the lighter bullets. Mainly the factory norma 232 gr ecostrike(...
  50. Tested loads in my 9 3x62

    Tested loads in my 9 3x62

    And here are the 9.3x62 groups. One group is with the 250 AB also.
 
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