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01-23-2009, 03:14 PM

I have a 16" custom barrel TC which I want to start loading for. I have annealed some cases and have some 40, 45 and 55 gr. pointy bullets on hand. I have plenty of powders to try as well as primers. Any suggestions?


BTW, Been a member since late 05 and this is my first post? Shame on me....

01-23-2009, 06:15 PM
Here's what COTW lists:
40grHP IMR4227 16.5gr 3300fps Source: NA
45grSP IMR4227 16.3gr 3319fps Source: Ackley
50grSP IMR4198 17.3gr 3300fps Source: Ackley

Barnes says: (Pg 159, 9th Edition)
General Comments The Mashburn Bee was popular until the advent of the .222 Remington. It was, and still is, a very accurate varmint cartridge. The recommended powders for loading these small cartridges are similar to IMR 4198 and IMR 4227.