There is load data for the 475NE in the Woodleigh loading manual.
One of the powders is a Vihtavuori powder.
Graeme Wright's book also has a few loads for the 475NE, but noting the Woodleigh book hasn't got.
I haven't had a chance to really have a good look at the Woodleigh Manual as yet...
As far as reloading books/manuals go, I would recommend you get yourself a few.
Mainly to compare load data between them. Have a bit of a read of them and get your head around the subject.
When you buy a set of dies ect they come with instructions, just follow them and you'll be right.
Well that's a good question.
I shot a fair bit growing up, mostly rimfire competition and some hunting, we did have centrefire rifles some of which were we loaded for.
I started reloading because I shoot a few oddball rounds that I couldn't easily get factory ammo for.
Then latter on I moved...
Na is looking good to me to, I'm not quite ready to leave Au. But it's getting close.
I might be forced to yet, not liking the noises coming out of our government.
I don't know a lot about importing cats, but is there anything I can do to help ?
Sorry for the delay in getting back to this thread, I've been away with work.
Thanks for all the replies and advice.
That pressure measuring gear Grumulkin linked to looks pretty interesting.
QL is something I've had my eye on for sometime now.
As I have already stated I cannot find any manufacturers published data for the round and powder combination.
If I could find good data I wouldn't be looking for ways to determine whats safe and whats not.
I'm not assuming anything. If I were I'd just keep dumping powder in the case till I...
I think the Bench Source machine would work pretty well for what I want.
It can handle cases with a rim diameter up to 50bmg (.804") so it should work for the NE rounds as well.
I did a search and couldn't find a lot on annealing on here.
Are any of you guys annealing your brass in particular the NE rounds ?
If so what are you using, machine or hand ?
Also what dies are good or are there any dies one should avoid ?
I have always had a good run out of Redding and...
Thanks Nicholas, I have Pet Loads on the way looking forward to having a read.
I expect it to arrive tomorrow.
I have a chronograph already and a set of vernier calipers but I'm finding I have to go out in the sun to read the scale nowadays, must be getting old. I've been thinking of going...
The cartridge is the 348Win powder is RL-19 topped with a Woodleigh 250gr bullet.
The only info I have been able to find is a few mentions of 60gr loads giving good accuracy, which it does.
And some info on www.loaddata.com but using the max loads listed on that site I am only getting 2190fps...
Thanks mate I'll give those a look.
Normally I do use loads that are in published manuals and research and see what others are doing.
However I am currently working on a round and powder combination that I have not been able to find published data for nor have I been able to find much forum...
Is anyone able to recommend a good place to purchase a few books.
One being the above mentioned Pet Loads by Ken Waters also shooting the british double.
I did try Amazon but they won't ship some things to Au and those books are two of them.
Hmm not necessarily. In the case of importing a collection of bullets yeah it's probably going to add a fair chunk to the price. However if you import/export in bulk you can get a good deal.
As an kind of example I imported a press from the US into Au there was $580AUD freight added to the...
Thank you for your reply ZG47.
That is what I'm worried about, by the time I see pressure signs I'd be way over pressure
What has been working in my boltguns just doesn't seem like it would be the right approch for levers and doubles ect.
I will hunt down a copy of Pet Loads by Ken Waters.
I am after a good explanation on identifying signs of pressure particularly through measuring the case head expansion. I have always gone off of bolt opening, primers flow and extractor wipe ect but I think that really only works well on bolt guns ?
Can anyone recommend a book or a writeup...
I know you asked this a while ago but I ran my loads thru the chronograph today.
Both loads are using RL-19 distance to chronograph was 13'
Temp this morning was 30c/86f
My 200gr Hornady Interlock load is doing 2430fps
My 250gr Woodleigh FnSn are doing 2185fps
Both loads don't seem hot, I...
Bit of reloading for the 348 today. Load is 60gr of RL19 behind a 250gr Woodleigh snfp.
However as anyone who has loaded the 348 know I damaged one round. Seems the shoulder creases very esaly. I have a Lee FCD that I use to crimp with.
Has anyone recovered brass like the above one ? I've...
Velo I almost bought a Mod 71 in 450 Alaskan a few years ago, it was a beautifully done rifle.
But two things stopped me 1. It's another odd ball round I'd need to load for, and I think the 348 does just fine the way it is.
To be honest I think the 348win is as powerful a round I'll ever need...
Thanks FWB. I like it a lot. The Mod 71 just seems to fit me real well.
I have an eye out for another one but I'm in no hurry to get one.
I will have to check out the Hawk Precision line of .348 bullets, especially the 270gr.
Whats so special about the Tuffpak 1050TSA ? I am not familiar with them.
I have a few Pelican cases and have used them for quite a few years. They don't get looked after very well but they continue to hold up and do their job.
I can't recommend them enough.
Edited to fix spelling.
For a temporary loading bench I used a dood on two sawhorses for about two years.
It was cheap as chips and worked pretty well.
I was renting at the time and didn't know how long I would be sticking around so I didn't want to go making anything to permanent.
Nice battery you've described there Spooksar.
Have you had a chance to use the AI version yet ?
How useful do you find the 348 round on your side of the world ? I'm guessing with three of them you're quite fond of the round.
I am wanting to order a few books and with the cost of freight it is better to order a few at a time.
What I am after is something detailing how to shoot doubles and bigbore rifles in general.
Also I am in need of some good reference information on how to reload for the nitro express rounds...
Good to hear.
Winchester 86 and 95 in 405 no less those are some mighty fine guns.
Ikeda how do you find the 33win ? It is a round that sparked my interest some years ago but have yet to get my hands on one.
I am currently thinning out my gun collection because I have more than I can use.
The 348 is one that I am keeping for sure. But I have read a few time that you can hunt in Africa with a lever action.
Is there some kind of restriction for lever actions ? I know Africa is a big place.
Its a Rem700 action thats been worked over by R&D Precision she's dropped into a McMillan A5 stock and wears a 22" Bartlein MTU profile barrel and she's toped off with an old USO SN3 3.2-17 with an illuminated Mil Gap ret.
Its a nice rifle as far as rifles go, one of my newest to my safe...
OK so I'll just add this so if anybody is looking for info on the subject they can find it.
I emailed Forster about the Co-Ax press and they replied saying the case holder will not work with the NE rounds.
It's a good press and I like using it but I'll need a bigger one to load NE rounds on.
Thank you for the replies.
I'll just need to make sure the case head fits in a Co-Ax press, I had a look on their chart and can't see it so I may be out of luck.
Do you find reloading for the nitro rounds any different to loading other types of round ?
Do you guy trim every firing for...
I have done a bit of a search and not found anything.
What loading press do you guys use to load your double rifle rounds like the 450/400 470NE and 500NE ect ?
I have a coax but I think it may be a bit small for the bigger rounds.
Are 470NE and 500NE ect still standard 7/8" dies or...