I am SO Happy to have found this load Data, and thank you OZ. I have 2 New 8 Pound containers full of the WC846, and it's suppose to be the same thing as BLC-2 but I've been waiting until I used all of the BLC-2 up before I Pop the lid on a New can of the WC846. I've been told by several different people that when loading with the surplus powder you may have to add 10% more to get the same charge as the BLC-2, but I'll find that out when I start using it to load all of my .264 LBC-AR rounds.. I love that rifle, man that thing is So Accurate it really does amaze me . After I get over the need to shoot my 300 Blackout so much, and have 700 rounds of subsonic rounds loaded, and about 500 supersonic rounds loaded, I'll get back to my Black Hole Weaponry Tack Driving .264 LBC-AR ~Grendel Gun ;D ;D ;D
Loading with this powder does take up a lot of the case, so I think it would be impossible to get double load of power in 1 case and not know it, because you wouldn't be able to seat the bullet...
There was something really odd or interesting that occurred when I first started loading for the 264 LBC. I was loading several different bullet types, weights and Brands. I had loaded 120 Grain Hornady A-Max Bullets and the same weight 120 Grain Nosler Ballistic Tip bullets with the same CCI small Magnum Primers and the same amount and Brand type of BLC-2 Powder. Each had the same weight Bullet loaded with the same amount of Powder in New Brass, each bullet shot Great and groups were each equally matched, except 1 thing! One of the loads shot about 8 to 10 Inches Lower than the other one did, and I was shooting at 35 yards! I will have to locate my load data because I can't remember which one it was now?? Can either of you explain to me what exactly was going on? The only thing that I can think of is maybe I had some bad loading information? And maybe I wasn't suppose to use as much powder with the Ballistic Tips as I was with the A-Max Bullets?? I don't know?
Any ideas? Thanks Eric
I would like to buy an Internally Railed Upper, used would be fine.
tooreal 8-10 inch POI shift at 35 yards is EXTREME. Red flags should be waving! All loading manuals that I have ever read, say to start back at minimum starting load, if you change any component. One would think that a Ballistic Tip and an A-Max of the same weight (120 gr) would be nearly the same, BUT something is going on. You should be able to hear and / or feel a difference in the rifle for a 8-10 inch POI shift at 35 yards. That kind of shift usually suggests a bad scope, but you said that you had good groups at both POI's. I can't explain what happened, but for SAFETY be very CAREFUL !!! I am sure Greg will chime in once he comes back on-line, and give us his 2 cents worth. (His 2-cents usually make a lot of sense).
Post by GLSHOOTER on Sept 13, 2012 15:09:59 GMT -8
That is a bit more variation than I could even comprehend in my imagination!! Up front I don't have those two bullets to compare as I don't have a 264, yet, but possibly one is way the lands and the other is not. With the 264 you can do this according to what I have been told.
I would want a chronograph on that stuff to see what is going on. The things should not be varying by more than an inch or so IMHO.
Now as an experiment take five of each and load them alternately in the magazine and shoot the target at 35 yards. See if the variation repeats. I would guess you aren't running a MAX charge, right?
The best firearm for self defense? Any loaded one will do.
Thanks for posting this! I hadn't considered using the 846 in a 264 round.
Just curious, do you remember how full the case is with 29 grains?
I load in a Dillon 550. I dont remember the volume, you can see it if you try hard enough. I wouldnt worry if you're concerned about compressed charges. It isnt that full. I've been throwing the charges with an old Lyman #55 with the Harnell's (sp?) conversion. Edit: It's a Culver conversion. I had a metric butt ton of the 846 too. ;D
BTW what's the max OAL on a resized case? I cant seem to find my info.....