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Well here is another load I thought I would show the results of.

Bullet: 140gr hornady A-max
Powder: H4831, 38.6gr
Brass: lee collet neck sized, and factory crimp
Distance: 100yds.

Not too bad. This was the starting load in my hornady book. I tried the next load and the groups opened up. So I didnt try any of the other loads.
 

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140 grn Swede load

I am relatively new to reloading as a fellow board member sent me a brand new Lee Turret reloader for Christmas 2 years ago. I felt I needed to get into reloading at that point as the Swede surplus had seemed to dry up. (Not so now)
The first and only load I have tried and had good results with was the 140 grn A-max bullet, RL-22 powder, and Lapua brass. Mainly stick with about 45-46 grns of RL-22 and I resize all brass based on each rifle I shoot. Are there handloaders that have found a better mix of bullet/powder with improved results? Have heard many people use Sierra MatchKing bullets with good results. I have not experimented with other powders, but is there a better powder that burns just as well in a 29 inch barrel vs, a 23.5" or 18" carbine barrel?

Thanks, Opee
 

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You might want to set up a matrix experiment an step thru the powder range in 0.2gr increments, all other things being equal. I found the group to shrink and then start opening up again as I stepped thru the powder charge.
 

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I'm not to the point of finding the best charge by increaseing the charge by .1 or .2gr at a time. I simply dont have enough time, or money to do that. (you will go through a lot of bullets and powder like that) So I am mainly sticking to loads in the books, like my hornady book. Its just easyer that way. But if I get data (from other books) that just has a start and max charge, then I will go in .5gr increments.
 
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