Standard cartridges using reduced loads

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Standard cartridges using reduced loads
Standard cartridges using reduced loads

Q: I’ve been shooting a reduced load in my .30-06 consisting of 14.5gn of Alliant Unique with the Sierra 110gn bullet with no filler, the CCI 200 primer and Winchester brass. The load prints groups under 1/2 an inch at 50 yards and is deadly medicine for rabbits and foxes. I’ve stopped shooting this load because a guy at the rifle range told me it may produce S.E.E and be dangerous. Is my load safe, and what velocity would it produce?
Des Jackson

A: Oh, I just love the advice given by “a guy at the range.” While I’ve never used this particular load, it is safe, being listed in Lyman’s Cast Bullet

Reduced loads in manual
Reduced loads in manual

Handbook for use with a 113gn cast-lead bullet; it should work equally as well with Sierra’s 110gn jacketed hollowpoint. Velocity should be around 2000 fps.


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