300 Sherwood loads

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300 Sherwood loads

iomskp
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Joined: June 24th, 2011, 12:06 pm

May 8th, 2018, 4:24 am #1

Hello 
         Seven years ago I purchased a double rifle in 300 Sherwood, I have just picked it up from the third Gunsmith and it is finished. When purchased it came with a 130 gr mould, it would not regulate with this load, I resized 110 gr, 124 gr and 150 gr sierra projectiles to 300 thou, with 10 grs of AR2205 and the 150 gr sierra it groups very well. My next challenge is to see if I can get the same accuracy from a 150 gr cast projectile.
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tjshooter
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tjshooter
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Joined: April 5th, 2003, 5:11 am

May 8th, 2018, 6:43 pm #2

Hi
The original Sherwood /.300 X/Long rounds were Copper based lead of 140grs the base being a deep Gas check. Moulds for these are available from CBE and they shoot very well.  I am not familiar with that powder, I use 2400 and for a lighter load with 135gr plain base bullets Blue Dot.  Good shooting   
TJ.
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iomskp
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Joined: June 24th, 2011, 12:06 pm

May 19th, 2018, 2:53 am #3

I have a CBE mould that came with the gun, but sadly they do not work well in the little double, I have a Brno fox at the gunsmiths as we speak being re barrelled to 300 sherwood, I don't think it will be as fussy as the double.
AR2205 is an ADI powder that is very common here, it burns well and the double seems to like it.
Regards Trevor
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PommyB
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PommyB
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Joined: September 3rd, 2009, 9:41 pm

May 19th, 2018, 5:33 pm #4

ADI is Australian Defence Industries, & their AR2205 powder is the same as IMR4227, in fact some of the 4227 we get here in the USA is repackaged AR2205 & will be labeled Made in Australia.
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The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq. (William Thackeray).
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