Hi Folk's, Does anyone have a good load for the Sierra 52 grain match bullet using BLC-2 ? My Hodgdon load info. skips from 50 straight to 53 grain projectiles. This will be for a bolt gun-Thank's for all reply's-Dave
I've asked the same, with blc2 to. One say you don't need magnums some say yes. I didn't use magnums and it shot fine. Load a couple up and try them out before you load a lot. But chances are it will be fine.
What's even funnier is I was born here but after I got out of the military I lived in Portland TX. For 8yrs. I used to be a offshore diver. Had to give it up when I moved back home. Right now the whole thing moving back to IL. Was a bad choice. Wish I was back in TX. I used BL-C(2) its good stuff. Can't find it anywhere up here now. I also have good recipes with H322, H335, and I'm waiting to find a good load with Benchmark. I'm working on 300 win mag loads now. Just got my brass I bought in the mail today, so this wkend will be a fun one. Well I hope your recipes come out good give us a update. TTYL just remember when you change a ingredient fom the recipe ( like using SR primers instead of magnums ) always start over from the lowest charge and watch for pressure signs. Good luck.
You can also use the load data for the 53gr bullet. Just don't use the lower weight data. Start at 1gr below book max and work up in 1/2gr increments. I never start at a minimum load and work up. Too much unnecessary powder loss imo.
From the Sierra 5th Ed. manual:
They used the Rem 7-1/2 primer (small rifle magnum)
For BLC2, I have used both standard and magnum primers. Either one seems to work fine for me.
Some guys say that you should always use a magnum primer with the spherical powders since they can be harder to ignite. I can't say for sure if this is 100% true in all cases for all powders. I know WW748 and WW760 ball powders work better with mag primers but I haven't had any problems with BLC2.