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by KWK
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: ERROR IN LYMAN 50th RELOADING MANUAL FOR KRAG
Replies: 14
Views: 2158

Re: ERROR IN LYMAN 50th RELOADING MANUAL FOR KRAG

Hodgdon website lists a max of 35.5gr for a 180gr bullet. That "Hodgdon" data is old DuPont data they inherited when they took over IMR. I don't understand why DuPont had trouble with 4895 in their tests, but it placed low for both bullet weights they published. Note that for the 180 gr bullet DuPo...
by KWK
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Load Suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 1012

Re: Load Suggestions

I have only one load for my .30-40: 35 gr of IMR 4895 with the Rem 9.5 primer and Hornady 220 gr RN giving 2000 fps from 30". Based on Lyman's pressure tested data, this should be in the mid 30's in pressure. Lyman's data suggests 4350 requires about 15% more powder but won't lower pressure much. Of...
by KWK
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Pressure - Reloading Manuals
Replies: 9
Views: 1138

Re: Pressure - Reloading Manuals

CIP lists their piezo "Pmax" (maximum working pressure?) for 30-40 Krag as 3250 bar, which is 47137 psi. CIP piezo numbers are usually a bit higher than SAAMI's. Part has to do with how they define, statistically, the limit pressure. Part has to do with their using a different configuration of piez...
by KWK
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Pressure - Reloading Manuals
Replies: 9
Views: 1138

Re: Pressure - Reloading Manuals

Lyman has the only modern pressure tested data I can find, for 3 jacketed bullet weights, 150, 180, and 220. That 220 bullet is out of production, but I don't know about the other 2 weights they tested (I haven't tried those weights). I have the 48th edition (2002), but the last time I looked at a L...
by KWK
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Safe Hunting Load?
Replies: 11
Views: 3505

Re: Safe Hunting Load?

Lyman's data indicates 4895 will give you the lowest pressures. Their data was shot in the standard 24" barrel, and you'll loose 100-150 fps in your barrel. For 180 at 2265 from 18", every powder they tested looks as if it will stay below SAAMI's recommended pressure. I'd use 4895 or maybe...
by KWK
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Safe Hunting Load?
Replies: 11
Views: 3505

Re: Safe Hunting Load?

<blockquote>Since I have a short barrel, 18", I am considering 4895 for it's faster burn rate. Should I reduce the powder? I think this will yield a muzzle velocity of about 2,000, and 33,000 in chamber pressure, well below the SAMI 40,000.</blockquote><br />I have a 30" barrel rolling blo...
by KWK
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Accurate spitzers?
Replies: 6
Views: 2021

Re: Accurate spitzers?

<blockquote>... not all Krags feed spitzers smoothly. Don't know about rolling block rifles...</blockquote><br />It's a single shot; it feeds <u>any</u> bullet <i>smoothly</i>. ;D<br /><br />An advantage is I can seat bullets further out, but the throat is pretty long in the SAAMI Krag, and the shor...
by KWK
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Accurate spitzers?
Replies: 6
Views: 2021

Re: Accurate spitzers?

<blockquote>I think you'd do best experimenting with 168s and up.</blockquote><br />Whelen's favorable comments were in regards to the 172 through 190 spitzers back then, that's why I planned to start with 168. While I'll follow your advice and work upward in weight, eventually I'll want to work dow...
by KWK
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Accurate spitzers?
Replies: 6
Views: 2021

Re: Accurate spitzers?

<blockquote>It's really a matter of playing with different loads until you find the one that works best for you and your particular Krag.</blockquote><br />Thanks, I figured as much, but thought the asking might winnow the field a bit. <br /><br />My .30 Krag rolling block is now disassembled in pre...
by KWK
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Accurate spitzers?
Replies: 6
Views: 2021

Accurate spitzers?

Are any of the modern spitzers found to be generally as accurate in the .30 Krag as the Hornady 220 RN?<br /><br />Modern sources recommend the RN for accuracy in this round and report often mediocre accuracy with spitzers, yet in Whelen's 1918 book he praised the accuracy of the spitzers in commerc...