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Posted: January 15 2006 at 9:02am | IP Logged Quote txpete

going to sit down this morning and work up some loads for the 1895 chilean mauser.it is a 1895 so have to keep them loads in that range.
input needed.I have 140/150/150 and 170 gr bullets on the bench/
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I'd start with the 170s because the barrel will be throated for and the sights will be calibrated for bullets in that range. I'd also go with one of the slower powders to get original velocities at somewhat lower pressures. Dunno what you keep on hand, one of the 4350s or 4831s would be a good choice, as would WW 760 or H414.

Can't give you specific loads since my 7x57s have all been Model 98s and I have loaded them fairly hot.
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Posted: January 15 2006 at 10:32am | IP Logged Quote txpete

thanks.I have IMR 4350/4831 and some surplus H414 on the bench.I'll try those first.
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down the road I see a 7MM mould
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Need any .284 bullets? I got a few hundred with no rifle to use them in...
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Posted: January 19 2006 at 6:38pm | IP Logged Quote ancien

pete,
In Ken Water's Pet Loads I think he used a 1895 Chilean Mauser with a 1:10 rate of twist. Sorry I can't verify it at this time as I'm several hundred miles away from my copy of Water's book. If you know someone who has a copy or purchase one for yourself, there is a lot of good info there.
I'm hesitant to share any of my load data for this cartridge as I use a Win M70 Featherweight and I'm not sure about the maximum pressure limitations of the Chilean Mauser. I do tend to "step" on most load data for my rifle and rarely have experienced any problems except for short case life (5 reloads before discarding).
I typically acheive 2800 fps using either the Barnes 140-gr TSX or Speer's GS 145-gr. 3000 fps with Barnes 120-gr TSX bullet; all from a 22" barrel.
This is a great cartridge, only wish it was more popular as it's been increasingly more difficult to find reasonably priced brass lately. I've resorted to purchasing 257+P brass, opening up the neck, fireforming, then reloading accordingly. BTW, I'm achieving excellent performance, higher veolicities and excellent accuracy with the 257+P WW brass. I don't own a 257 Robts so there is no chance I'd attempt to chamber the resized brass into a 25-cal chambered rifle.


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