Anyone reloading 8.5x55 Blaser?

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andychas
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Anyone reloading 8.5x55 Blaser?

Post by andychas »

Hi all,
Anyone got as far as reloading for the 8.5x55Blaser? I’m looking into getting a spare barrel in that calibre and would like to reload if poss, theres virtually no data out there yet though.
Any thoughts would be gratefully received!
Thanks in advance
Andy



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Re: Anyone reloading 8.5x55 Blaser?

Post by hv »

Hello

I'll start next spring. All I need anymore is a backpack full of cases.

And I know a guy who has already started.
https://forum.robsoft.nu/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=254632

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Re: Anyone reloading 8.5x55 Blaser?

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Thanks for the reply hv, that'll be about the same time I start. Ive found some dies in Germany, just looking around for brass suppliers and load data pointers now, ideally with Vihtavouri powders.

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Re: Anyone reloading 8.5x55 Blaser?

Post by escard »

because of the existing of (nearly) dimensional twins, there should be no problem by using reloading data for the
338 WSM (proprietary yet?) or data for loading the 338 RCM cartridge.

I personally wouldn´t hesitate to do so...…...

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Re: Anyone reloading 8.5x55 Blaser?

Post by hv »

And it’s also already added to Quick Load if you dare to trust it enough. I compared Arnold's downloads in Quick Load and it seems that Quick Load gives the right results.

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