416 Taylor loads

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  1. Boyd Brooks

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    I was hoping that someone had some 416 Taylor load data for 35o and/or 400 grain bullets.
    Thank you.
     

  2. wswolf

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    The late Ken Waters wrote a Pet Loads article in the .416 Taylor in the July 1974 issue of Handloader.
    He used cases formed from .458 Winchester brass and Winchester 120 (standard) primers. Velocities taken from a 24" barrel. Colorado bullets were ordinary jacketed soft-points. Comments are his.

    300 grain Colorado Semi-Spitzers
    64 gn IMR3031 2373 fps
    68 gn IMR3031 2534 fps Good average load
    72 gn IMR3031 2680 fps Most accurate load
    68 gn IMR4064 2412 fps
    73 gn IMR4064 2569 fps
    70 gn IMR4320 2521 fps Second most accurate load tested
    72 gn IMR4320 2624 fps Excellent balanced load
    73 gn IMR4320 2653 fps Accuracy poorer
    75 gn IMR4320 2711 fps MAXIMUM! Highest velocity load tested
    72 gn 748 2330 fps Fine accuracy
    74 gn 748 2398 fps

    400 grain Colorado Round Nose
    60 gn IMR3031 2182 fps Third most accurate load tested
    68 gn IMR 3031 2400 fps MAXIMIM! Do not exceed
    66 gn IMR4064 2240 fps
    70 gn IMR4064 2363 fps
    68 gn IMR4320 2355 fps
    70 gn IMR4320 2401 fps Best load for African game
    72 gn IMR4320 2447 fps MAXIMUM! Do not exceed

    Hope this proves useful.
    Cheers,
    Walt
     

  3. Boyd Brooks

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    Thanks Walt, IMR powders are fairly easy to acquire in my area.
     

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