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60grain v-max big variance in load data?

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by blake711, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. blake711

    blake711 Sharpshooter

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    Jun 14, 2005
    So I am looking at Hornady's data and it seemed hot. I had loaded 62 SPs at 22.3 grains. Easy to remember huh? Hornady is way hot compared to Hodgden and Lee. Anyone got any other data they can add for 60gr V-Max using 8208 XBR?
    Min Max
    Hornady online IMR 8208 XBR 23.0gr. - 25. 3 gr

    Hodgdon and Lee 2019 IMR 8208 XBR 21.5gr. - 23.6 gr
  2. swampratt

    swampratt Sharpshooter

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    Nov 3, 2010
    yukon ok
    I did some primer testing with the V-Max and 8208 but i may have used the 55gr.
    I used CCI 400, 550 and 450 primers in .223 federal cases.
    I was shooting them just too see which primer cup was tougher.
    The cci 400 was the weakest and it would blow a hole into the primer when over pressured.
    The cci 550 would be severely cratered and the 450 primer had just a small amount of cratering.

    As always work up your loads .. some guns just do not play nice as the chambers are tight or the grooves are tight and all data printed will not work out the same for your gun.
    As you know.

    Use the 400 primers and you will see pressure much sooner in those than the 450 primer.

    H 4895 for me in .223 and 5.56 with 60 and 55 Vmax and other 55gr bullets. 1-9 and 1-7 twist
    8208 was not as accurate for me and my gun.
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