470 Factory Load Recipes

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  1. rookhawk

    rookhawk AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    In order to understand what might regulate in my gun, I’m trying to figure out what the factory loads actually are loaded with so I can try the right ones.

    Anyone know? I’ll start:

    Federal 470 loads use 4831 powder, Hornady brass, and a not for public sale 216 primer.

    Norma?

    Hornady?

    Nosler?

    Barnes?
     

  2. Red Leg

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    You are going to have to try them all Rookhawk. I have been down this path a couple of times. Regulation varies between lots much less brands. If one of gives an acceptable group, then buy all of that lot you can afford of that production lot. Otherwise, send it off to someone like Lance Hendershot to work up a load that regulates (if you don't want to spend hours at the range and reloading press - I don't). He has successfully done that for me on three rifles and you will have a ready source as long as he is in business.
     

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    FWIW, my Krieghoff .470 regulate well at 40-50 meters with Federal and Norma (both 500 grain Woodies) and with Barnes 500 grain TSX..

    Handloads that regulate in my rifle are 90 grains Vitavuori N150 and 105 grains Vita.. N160, both behind 500 grain Hornady DGS.. (I only shoot those in paper BTW.. )

    The recoil from the 105/N160 load is signifcantly heavier...ouch,,

    The N150 powder is very similar to RL-15..
     
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  4. rookhawk

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    I hear you, @Red Leg , I’m just trying to avoid buying all of them!

    My math says it will cost me $7.83 per round to handload a 470ne. Plus time, dies, press, all accessories, plus time, plus scale, shell holder, and time, plus case lube, brass tumbler, deburring tool, and time.

    I just got 10 boxes of Nosler solid loads at $5 a round to try. I can get Barnes and Hornady at $6 a round. Trying to find a good solution short of handloading. Worst case, I’ll have to pull bullets and reuse primed brass, forced to handload?

    Handloading and paying stupid money for custom loaded ammo: two things I really hate to do.
     
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