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Pet loads for 8x56R and m95/30 "stutzen"?

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Pet loads for 8x56R and m95/30 "stutzen"?

#1 Post by professrh » Thu May 31, 2018 12:26 pm

So, anybody got a favorite handload for the m95 stutzen? I've had pretty good results with Varget and Hornady's 205-grain PSPs, but want to broaden my base (and develop a top-shelf round for hog hunts).

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#2 Post by kraggman » Thu May 31, 2018 1:01 pm

I use 40 gr of Varget with a 208 gr PPU bullet. I apply a light crimp also. Has much lighter recoil than commercial rounds. Accuracy is good.

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#3 Post by Rapidrob » Thu May 31, 2018 1:51 pm

LoadID 8792
Bullet hard cast gas check semi-spitzer
Bullet Weight 205 grs
Powder IMR 7383 surplus
Powder Weight 44.0 grs
Primer WLR
Brass Make Privi
Barrel Length 30" (inches)
C.O.L (inches)
Velocity 2150 fps
Group 100 yds 2" (inches)
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Gun Info 1895 Steyr Long rifle straight pull
Comment accurate out to 500 yards
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Re: Pet loads for 8x56R and m95/30 "stutzen"?

#4 Post by Cattus Borealis » Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:35 pm

My steyrs seem to like cast bullets at short range.

225 grain bullet sized .331, no 2 lyman alloy

13 grains Vectan BA 9

Privi Partizan brass, S&B primer

I have also had luck with the same bullet using 24 grains of AA 5744 powder.
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#5 Post by professrh » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:36 pm

Thanks, gentlemen!

Going to get back to the loading bench soon.
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#6 Post by knucklehead0202 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:56 am

If you use BL-C(2) use a magnum primer and crimp helps too. Chambers vary widely in these rifles so sometimes full-length resizing is not the best fit as the case has to expand quite a bit to seal the chamber. Had a lot of blow-by on my early loads. Planning to try a different powder the next go-around.

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#7 Post by Rapidrob » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:14 am

LEE makes a bullet sizing die to size down a .338 bullet to .330 which works well with the better hunting bullets where the core is fused to the jacket. The bullet is squeezed down .008 which is a lot.
I found the spitzer flat based Remington and Hornandy bullets work the best ( 200 grain)
At no time has a bullet core become loose when fired.
Accuracy has been good,not match by any means but good enough for hunting and fun at the range. 4-5 MOA.
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