My go to load is 39.8grs of h4895 and the rem 200gr CLRN at 2170-2190fps and 1" to 1.5". Its works great if you put the bullet where it counts. Have not yet found a bullet complete pass throughs.
I am limited with my 18.5" ported barrel, Tac gets the same velocities with about 40.0grs and adding more just puts unburned powder in my chorney with no increase in velocity. The LRV powder was not out when I was working on the 35rem. Any thing new for the shorter barreled rifle that works any better?
I have a good 500 corelokts left and their great performers and the 200gr Hawk .025" jacket is interesting but could it be any better? You lose about 100fps with the copper jacketed hawks so 2100 is about max with plus pressure. I used the Hawk 358/225gr RT .030" in my 358win at 2340fps it was auh some.
That is interesting.
Now I have 2 calibers that folks have recommended that powder. I had settled on IMR3031 for the .35, but have yet to try the LevR, and H4895, but may need to now that there is a 'go to' load in .35 and 30-30.
If I'm getting <1.5" groups, that's where I stay. I can't shoot as well as my Marlins.
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One hole groups are easy for lots of folks...
Until they shoot their second round...
You really won't be able to exceed your current velocities using H4895 when LVR is substituted. Equal them is about all you'll do....but the pressure will be lower. It's low when the much deeper seated FTX bullet is used, and it's lower yet with the much more shallowly seated 200 grain Core Lokt roundnose.
Is the case life with LVR improved enough to switch to it some time?
The H4895 loads you set me up with years ago works very well. I am not shooting the 35rem as much simply because I am not working up loads. I have all ways thought the 180gr Speer and H332 would be an alturnative load, but maybe its the Flex tip 200gr and LVR now.
I'm not sure you can "make money" with any increase in case life from using LVR powder (it has a bit of a cost premium as to price) but it may be the best powder for deeply seated 200's and 220's (the FTX and the Speer, respectively) that can be had.
For 180's and 200 RN's, probably not so much.
I load 40.5 grains H4895 behind the 200 Rem in my bolt action and it is potent. I tried some in my lever 35 and although they shot good I had to check to see if all the srews were still in it. Ha. 39.8 should be a good load.
All of my 35's and the bolt action especially shoot the lever Evelo better than any handload I have loaded. At 100 yards they all cut into each other. I don't especially like the LE so I shoot the Rem core-Locks. My bolt 35 rem chronoed right at 2100 fps with the LeverEvelo in a 20 inch barrel. After being on the dry end for the primers several times I pick them up just about everytime I see them and even when you have 5 thousand you still don't feel like you have enough.
I learned that too when I am down two 500 primers I pick up another 1000. I have uesd fed 210M as my large rifle primer and Once I bought a 223 went with CCI BR4 just for the smaller packaging and too see how the worked. I need to stock a SRP, LRP, and the CCI500 for my hornet. And just stay with the match type through I may never know if its needed.