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Default 62gr SS109 Bullets and H335???

Ok.. I can't find a thing about loads with this combo... I'm hazzarding a guess at 24.5gr or 25.0gr of H335 sounds good?
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just happened to be looking up H335 on the 6.8 thread;

from Hodgdon's load data page, it list Sierra 63gr SP at 22.5 starting and 25 max. Is that ok for the fmj?
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22.5 sounds kinda low for H335
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I'm loading 25gr for 62gr of WCC844 which is the same as H335
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OK.. I loaded up 10rnds or 25.0gr of H335 and averaged 3025fps and all rounds kept in the 10 ring froma bench out of a GI chrome lined 1-9" barrel. Looks like I'll stick with the 25.0gr of H335...
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WC844 is supposed to have the same burn rate as H335. I think they use around 25.0gr of WC844 in M855.

24.0gr should be a safe starting point. 23.0gr would be even safer.
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I load 26 gr of WCC844 with a 62 Gr SS109 projo. NATO ammos pressure is over Sammi specs... and run about 3200FPS B2B
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I have loaded 25.0gr of H335 with 55gr BTSP for years without a problem. Assume it would work with 62gr. also.
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Ok.. I can't find a thing about loads with this combo... I'm hazzarding a guess at 24.5gr or 25.0gr of H335 sounds good?
Why do you wanna shoot 62gr SS109?

If you're buying surp, that's one thing. If you got a ton of surplus pulled bullets, sure.

But if you're taking the trouble to handload for some measure of accuracy on top of savings, that's another ballgame: the steel penetrator core reduces accuracy since its positional placement within the bullet is not that precisely controlled in mass manufacture. M855/SS109 accuracy spec is 4MOA, though USGI loads appear to be running 2.5MOA (subtracting out other factors like the rifle & shooter).

There are indeed 62gr non-steel-penetrator bullets available - these are used in Fed American Eagle 62gr ammo; these are likely to be quite a bit more accurate.
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Why do you wanna shoot 62gr SS109?

If you're buying surp, that's one thing. If you got a ton of surplus pulled bullets, sure.

But if you're taking the trouble to handload for some measure of accuracy on top of savings, that's another ballgame: the steel penetrator core reduces accuracy since its positional placement within the bullet is not that precisely controlled in mass manufacture. M855/SS109 accuracy spec is 4MOA, though USGI loads appear to be running 2.5MOA (subtracting out other factors like the rifle & shooter).

There are indeed 62gr non-steel-penetrator bullets available - these are used in Fed American Eagle 62gr ammo; these are likely to be quite a bit more accurate.
I was lucky to come across some 62 grain commercial ammo awhile back for 375 shipped for white box but now I think finding 62 grain bullets and reloading the same type bullet is the way to go but finding the range friendly bullets can be a problem that Im working on, both places tell me to call back next month.
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Why do you wanna shoot 62gr SS109?

If you're buying surp, that's one thing. If you got a ton of surplus pulled bullets, sure.

But if you're taking the trouble to handload for some measure of accuracy on top of savings, that's another ballgame: the steel penetrator core reduces accuracy since its positional placement within the bullet is not that precisely controlled in mass manufacture. M855/SS109 accuracy spec is 4MOA, though USGI loads appear to be running 2.5MOA (subtracting out other factors like the rifle & shooter).

There are indeed 62gr non-steel-penetrator bullets available - these are used in Fed American Eagle 62gr ammo; these are likely to be quite a bit more accurate.
Yes I'm loading a ton of surplus bullets.. being able to hold the 10 ring at 200yds on a SR target is well within my reqirements for this type of bullet.. This is basic blasting and SHTF ammo... as I also have a ton of 55gr pulled FMJ's that are loaded also for blasting (6K worth)
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