What's your 2018 Load Recipe?

MVRK28

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What's everybody loading for this season?

For me this year it is going to be:

Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Brass: Starline LRP
Primer: Federal 210 or 210M
Powder: Alliant RL-15 (39-40 grains)
Projectile: Nosler Accubond (130 grain)

Sized to my specific rifle the OAL is around 2.72" I believe.

Game I plan to hunt with this load : California Black Tail Deer, Mule Deer in Colorado and hopefully a few pig hunts here in California.
 

cahunter805

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28Nosler
195gr Berger EOL
RL33

6.5SAUM
140gr Berger
H1000

Hope to hunt CA deer/bear, WY deer and cow elk
 

cmorsch

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Location
Texas
300 RUM
230 Berger Hybrids
Norma Brass
Fed 215M Primer
89.4gr of Retumbo
OAL 3.945"

This will be used for my Unit 270 Montana Elk/Whitetail hunt in October.

And

260 Remington
143 ELD-X
Lapua Brass
Fed 210M Primer
42.5gr H4350

This will be used for my Texas Whitetail/hog/Audad hunting in November and March.
 
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BrentD

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Location
In the middle
Caliber: 45.70
Brass: Starline
Primer: CCI-BR2
Powder: 82 gr Swiss 1.5 fg
0.06" LDPE wad
Projectile: 514 gr Paper Patched Prolate, cast 16:1

Sized to my specific rifle the OAL is 4.0"
 

p_ham

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Location
Fallon, NV
Caliber: .308win
Brass: Federal
Primer: CCI
Powder: 44.5gr IMR4064
Bullet: 165gr Sierra Gameking
For deer/elk pending tags.

45-70
Starline
CCI
42gr IMR4198
405gr Hardcast
Late season cow elk

Muzzleloader
290gr Barnes TMZ
100gr blackhorn 209
antelope/elk
 
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Location
Ramsay, MT
Cal: 7mm-08HT
Brass: Winchester
Primer: Federal 210M
Powder: Varget 41.3 grains
Bullet: 140 grain Accubonds

My rifle seems to like a little jump so COL is 2.77. I intend to play with seating depth a little more but I wanted to use this load for bear season so I'm settled for now. Planning to use this load or some slight variation thereof for deer in the fall, maybe elk.

.308 is a work in progress, but so far I'm going with much the same components. Got some more testing to do but so far I'm getting pretty good accuracy with 43 and 43.5 grains, and 45.5 and 46 grains of Varget pushing 165 grain Accubonds.
 

N2TRKYS

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Location
Alabama
7 SAUM
Remington brass
Rem 9.5M primer
63.5 grains of RL26
160 grain Accubonds @2.815" OAL
2970fps out of a 22" barrel

7-08
Lapua brass
WLRM primer
47.5 grains of Big Game
140 grain Partition @2.80" OAL
2860fps out of a 20" barrel

7-08
Lapua
WLRM
45.0 grain Varget
120 grain NBT @2.80" OAL
3000fps out of a 20" barrel

These are just a few. I've got a 25-06 and 110 grain Accubond load that I like, as well.
 

JohnCushman

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Location
South East Colorado
30-06
165 grain accubond
47 grains of varget
Nosler brass

Looking into a 7mm mag load with 160 grain accubonds and 25-06 with 115 grain ballistic tips
 
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Dougfirtree

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Location
Adirondacks
7mm-08
Hornady brass
WLR
40 grains H 4895
140 NAB
2.75"
It took a long time to find, but this load has been excellent. Right around 2700fps and accuracy in the 5/8-3/4" range.

.30-06
Remington Core Lokt 180 round nose (factory)
Frankly, just for the romance. They make me happy.

.50 cal muzzleloader
250 grain TC Shockwave Glide
100 grains White Hot pellets
Winchester 209 primer
I got a new muzzleloader last year and it really prefers the glide sabots over the regular ones. Fine by me..
 

Moose_04

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Location
Montana
25-06 Remington
Remington Brass
CCI 200 Primers
110 GR Nosler Accubond
50.0 GR IMR 4831
3130 fps

7mm Remington Magnum
Hornady Brass
CCI 250 Primer
150 GR Nosler Accubond Long Range
3130 fps
 

MJE2083

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Central PA
Still developing loads...maybe one of these days i'll settle on a couple that are "good enough" hahaha.

7mmWSM - I think I'm getting close
.223 - Also pretty close
.220 Swift - Still in the early stages of testing
.308 - some promising results but need more tests
7mm-08 - haven't even messed with it yet
 

mtmuley

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montana
After 16 years of absolutely steamrolling critters with a 200 grain Accubond in .300 RUM, I am working with a different bullet. Gonna load a 199 grain lathe turned copper. Should be able to get 3200 fps plus. Also have 181's that will go 3400 plus. Best accuracy wins. Remington brass, Federal 215's, and a big dose of appropriate powder. This bullet was used in Africa to take down a 1900 pound Eland. In a .257 Bee, 116 grain. Bet either flavor I have will wreck an elk. mtmuley
 
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