Stretch, are you shooting such low velocities because these particular loads shoot well in your gun? I'm just wondering, because I work to get an accurate load with the 200 gr RN of 2075 fps or higher, and for the 200 FTX of 2150 fps or higher. I have succeeded at achieving both of those. I have this "thing" where I don't want to shoot any jacketed bullets at under 2000 fps muzzle velocity.StretchNM said:These are my loads for .35 Remington:
Hornady 200gr Roundnose Interlock
- 38.0 IMR4064, Wolf primer, OAL 2.500", velocity 2000fps - this load will shoot 1" groups at 75 yards
Hornady 200gr FTX
- 36.8 IMR4064, Wolf primer, OAL 2.510", 1900 fps - this load will shoot .75" groups at 75 yards
- 37.0 AA2520, Fed 210 primer, OAL 2.500", velocity 1950 fps - this load will shoot 1.2" groups at 100 yards
This boar was killed with the FTX and 36.8gr IMR4064
THe 35Rem case won;t stretch much and case life is good. I've gone up to 8 firings on a case before trimming was necessary. I neck size until I anneal my cases. Most rifle cases (30-06, 25-06, 22-250, 300Sav, etc) I will shoot 5 times, then anneal, then full-length size. They'll be neck-sized for 5 more firings before annealing and full-length sizing again. Not the 35 rem.
I agree, 35Remington. I was not arguing my case, rather just trying to add a bit of humor. I do need to increase that load some, I just haven't taken the steps yet to load it hotter and test it. In fact, had not Hal commented on it, I probably would have gone along happily with my light load for who knows how long! (D))35remington said:........It is certainly hard to argue with that statement, but I am somewhat sympathetic to Halwg's viewpoint myself. If the load is below factory load performance by a substantial sum and it features a high performance, streamlined bullet, then you aren't getting everything out of it that you could be.