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800x under 175 tc lee ?

Discussion in '10mm Reloading Forum' started by ctious, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. ctious


    Dec 12, 2011
    Mine cast at 182. But anyways. I have some loaded with 10.5gr of 800 x for hunting that really swing a steel plate. They have a pretty nice flat nose. Anyways. To my question.

    Anyone work up 800x under 180 gr lead? I am going to load up some to 11 gr and see how they do. At 10.5 there is no smiles. Or other signs of danger. They are super accurate. Just thinking I could get close to another 100 fps by going to 11 gr. Sound about right?

    Being he meplat is slightly smaller speed counts.
  2. _The_Shadow

    _The_Shadow Ret. Fireman

    Jul 23, 2007
    Southeast, LoUiSiAna
    If you don't have a chronograph you are working blindly! Seeing that you are above the book load specs your on your own!

  3. ctious


    Dec 12, 2011
    I have one. Just no time to pull it out and test. Yes I am above book a little. But compared to a xtp in 180 max book is 10.1. I am working with q shorter bullet giving a lil more case room. I have loaded and shot the xtp to 10.8. So I don't think 11gr with the shorter boolet is dangerous. Well at least no more than I have been doing.

    I loaded 50 of them. Will shoot a few tomorrow when I go up.north for the weekend.

    Just figured someone would have tried to max out this bullet with 800 x at some point.
  4. gofastman


    Jan 29, 2010
    also, lead bullets (as a generalized rule) develop less pressure that jacketed designs.
  5. ctious


    Dec 12, 2011
    11 gr shot great. No signs of pressure at all. I would work higher but no.need. group tight. 2 in free hand at 30 yards.

    In the tree now just waiting for a bear to come in to shoot.