404gr Shock Hammer 460 Wby

RL338

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Mar 23, 2017
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This afternoon I put some together. First up RL-26 , too slow. Loaded up 4.
135gr - 2792fps
136gr - pulled
137gr - pulled
138gr - 2869fps
Full case got me nowhere near my goal of 3000fps.
Next up RL-17 , now we’re talkin’. Loaded up 6 this time.
120gr - 2884fps
122gr - 2894fps
124gr - 2928fps
126gr - 2998fps
127gr- 3030fps
128gr - 3046fps
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128grs still leaves some room in the case. 128gr easy bolt lift primer fine. 127gr is where I’m going to put my focus on.
Now something to note , the 2 I pulled to save the bullets came out with a light tap in the bullet hammer. I can see why some crimp Hammers , they have light neck tension. I loaded these with no crimp.
 
Nice. I have a lot of reloader 16 I want to try
Don’t worry you be burning “a lot” in each pull of the trigger. It will be nice to see how RL-16 stacks up to RL-17.
Any time I put 100grs, or more, of powder in a case, I wonder if I'm not moving in the wrong direction. LOL

Good luck with the 404.
100gr+ equals the right direction😁
Nice, what a thumper! I’ve been getting notifications more frequently that 17 pops up in stock. Still not what I’d call easy to find, though.
A few days ago I had an 5lber in the cart on PV just couldn’t pull the trigger , way too expensive. The price has doubled since the last time I bought some. A little over a year ago I sold a 5lber to a local guy for what I had in it , having sellers remorse now.
 
Don’t worry you be burning “a lot” in each pull of the trigger. It will be nice to see how RL-16 stacks up to RL-17.

100gr+ equals the right direction😁

A few days ago I had an 5lber in the cart on PV just couldn’t pull the trigger , way too expensive. The price has doubled since the last time I bought some. A little over a year ago I sold a 5lber to a local guy for what I had in it , having sellers remorse now.
Now a days powder and primers are like guns. Don't sell what you have.
 
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You are getting some impressive speed with the 404 grainer.
I'm sure you will find your load.

JD338
 
Now a days powder and primers are like guns. Don't sell whay you have.
I do have a 8lber of Superformace when I run out of RL-17. I know it’s not the same.
You are getting some impressive speed with the 404 grainer.
I'm sure you will find your load.

JD338
I’m hoping to get sub MOA at 3000fps+. This rifle is stupid accurate with the Barnes 500gr TSX hopefully it carries over.
The 404 SH would cut a full 6 minutes off of 600yds compared to the TSX. The crazy part the BC is higher on the 404 by a bit.
 
I loaded up 10 this morning. I put a crimp on 3 of them using my old Hornady seating die.
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It’s hard to see but the 3 in front are crimped.
Next was my disapointment , I drove to Athens little shooting range thinking someone had plowed it out , nope. Way too much snow down on the farm to haul my bench and stuff out. Looks like I won’t be putting anything on paper for a long time🙁
 
Yikes ye yowser! I enjoy getting to watch some others in their endeavors, but like watching someone scale a sheer rock cliff, it's interesting and impressive to see, but I'm not interested. :ROFLMAO:

What a beast. Hats off to you sir, I'll admit ahead of time, I'm likely not tough enough. :D
 
Don’t worry you be burning “a lot” in each pull of the trigger.


Actually I do not. Between the 378 416 460 Bees and the 160 grain case capacity of the 375 BAS a pound does not go far. :LOL:

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How long does it take for your eyes to roll back to the front of your head to see if you hit it?;) Dang, that's a lot of wallop of both ends. Good on ya, bud. A 12 gauge and 3 1/2 magnum tky load is as far as I want to go.
 
Between the 378 416 460 Bees and the 160 grain case capacity of the 375 BAS a pound does not go far. :LOL:
Tell about it , I barely get 50 rounds out of 1lb of powder for the 416 and 460.
 
How long does it take for your eyes to roll back to the front of your head to see if you hit it?;) Dang, that's a lot of wallop of both ends. Good on ya, bud. A 12 gauge and 3 1/2 magnum tky load is as far as I want to go.
Weight is your friend on these rifles. I would easily shoot my 460 over any 3 1/2 mag turkey load.
 
How long does it take for your eyes to roll back to the front of your head to see if you hit it?;) Dang, that's a lot of wallop of both ends. Good on ya, bud. A 12 gauge and 3 1/2 magnum tky load is as far as I want to go.
I don't even want to pull the trigger on one of those 3.5 in things:oops: Dan.
 
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What scope are you running on that beast?
 
Wow some pretty long range setups there! Nightforce on the big 3 Bees for me.
 
Wow some pretty long range setups there! Nightforce on the big 3 Bees for me.
The boy has a Vortex Viper on his 378 also. I’m a firm believer in Vortex scopes. They can handle brute horsepower.
I have steel out at 600yds and both the 460 and 416 pound it with authority. 500gr A-tips in the 416 is the cats meow at that range.
 
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