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Hodgdon 2014 Annual Manual

Postby Marauder 1 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:45 am

Just picked one up at Wal Mart for 8.99 lots of good reloading data in it. It claims to have over 5000+ loads in it..

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Re: Hodgdon 2014 Annual Manual

Postby ShootnMathews » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:35 am

There are so many books and data sources available and some books are quite expensive. We should start a reloading data section where those with certain books could post pictures of data pages. That way we would all have the data available with out buying all the books. For instance, I would love to see the Sierra manual page for the 174 SMK for 7.62 x 54. I have a Lee book and will have a Berger book in a few days that I would be glad to post data from.
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Postby hdjason » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:02 am

here you go.
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Postby ShootnMathews » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:38 pm

That's awesome. Thanks. We should move these to a sticky or something. You can't find it online without paying.
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Re: Hodgdon 2014 Annual Manual

Postby Shepard » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:22 pm

These are the pages copied in the "Load Book USA" for 762x54r. Thank you for posting this. I now know I don't need a Sierra manual. I have it already.
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Postby farmerboy78 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:00 pm

Great info to have... are they safe siding the loads, the velocities seem low and charge weight is less than most loders use?
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Postby hdjason » Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:05 pm

I would assume they are on the low side. Shepard is loading some of the same bullets with a bigger charge. But anything over the recommended charge is playing with fire.
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Re: Hodgdon 2014 Annual Manual

Postby 0933 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:40 pm

farmerboy78 wrote:Great info to have... are they safe siding the loads, the velocities seem low and charge weight is less than most loders use?


Yes, they are on the low side... the SAAMI specs are pretty conservative. Most mil-surp stuff exceeds the posted max pressure of 54,000 C.U.P.

Add to that the fact that Sierra shoots those loads out of a 19" barrel... those velocities will be low.
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Postby Marauder 1 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:06 am

I'm working on a better way to do this, so far I haven't got it perfected yet.

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Re: Hodgdon 2014 Annual Manual

Postby Shepard » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:13 am

The load data that I use was given to me by Ken of Rock Solid Industries. It wasn't something I dreamed up. If you look on RSIs site -- they say tested out to 800 yd. Load manuals in general are very conservative in there data. The data I got is higher then printed and should not be used by a beginner. I've got 55 gr of IMR4350 in one batch of loads and 2 of the 20 would not chamber cause they had a slite bulge in the case shoulder. As with any load data - ESPECIALLY - unknown data -- check it out - see who published it. USE it with care. I found my sweet spot at 54 gr.


Lapua brass
CCI 200 primer
54 gr IMR4350
175 gr .308 Sierra Match King
OAL 3.040
crimped hard
Gives a muzzle velocity 2650 @ 16 ft -- shot out of a 26 inch barrel
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