Popped into the local gunshop today for some Vhit 133 and they didn't have any. Picked up a partially used tub (approx 20rns used) of 135 for £50 so thought I'd give it a whirl.
Would anyone be able to help me save a few rounds and establish a good optimum charge weight to start with using 53gr V-Max? Max charge weight would also be useful to know
I'm using a standard 223 Tikka T3 Varmint, CCI BR4 primers and new lapua brass. I'll use the same COAL as before which is 2.285"
Any assistance would be much appreciated. I'll hopefully be buying Quickload myself soon. One of my local RFD's introduced me to it briefly and it seemed great with Vhit 133
Yeah, I've got the basic info but I found that Quickload narrowed it down quite a bit more when I was shown it. In fact, it found the perfect load almost straight away. Need to invest in it myself
In that case you won't be interested to know that the online manual does not list a 53gr bullet, but only a 52gr bullet, and that the starting load is 23.8gr and top load is 25.6gr, right?
Lots of guns and trains.
I was hoping that someone with Quickload could shorten the process for me
I'd go for the "one book/one calibre" reloading manual for each cal you reload for.
They list both multiple bullets & multiple powders by manufacturers, very useful indeed, & surprising how often the same combination bullet/powder differ from the two relevant manufacturers.
I understand quick load can predict efficiency etc. but would it tell you the most accurate load? This has as much to do with barrel harmonics as anything else which can only be tested in the field surely?
Thanks for looking
Internal case volume from the same manufacturer can also vary greatly. Even from the same bag of brass!
QuickLoad was an interesting toy, it that's it. Theoretical that itself stated continually that all actual loadings should be verified with manufacturers published data. Novelty soon wore off and thankfully was able to move it on quickly for close to what I paid for it.
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