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    Posted: June 29 2018 at 10:54am
he!!o All
 
New to the forum...also getting back into hunting/reloading after a long time away. Rifle is an immaculate Parker-Hale 4 Sporter.
 
I plan to load up some 215's and wonder if any have loaded with IMR4064? Its what I have on hand now and rather than go and buy other powder would like to use it. Can't find any data on it presently...I am thinking about 37gr but not about to guess :)
 
kind regards from the Klondike...
 
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WELCOME to the site, Scott!
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Welcome aboard.
I can't find any either. Just for the 150 gr & 180 gr.
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That may just mean no-one found it a suitable powder for that big ol' bruiser of a round.
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Welcome! I recently loaded 20 brass with 215 gr CIL dinosuars an old friend gave me. 37 gr of H335. Shot them out of a No5 with open sites. Well within a 4" group at 50 and 100yds! Approximately 2015 ft/sec. I got the loading data from an old Speer manual. It was so old, on the from cover, Dad had a cardigan on and junior had a plaid shirt buttoned up all the way!
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How’s the shooting shoulder feeling after shooting those dinosaur pellets, HT?
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This from an old Lyman manual;
 
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Canuck, I've got pretty long arms and the No5 Battle Carbine is really light and has a pretty short stock so I have to hunker in close. I won't lie, it's a handful, but manageable! I'm also left handed. One of the eight shots I took my big thumb knuckle caught me on the nose, but all and all, it was awesome! Would not want to be on the receiving end of that chunk of lead!
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welcome , hope you enjoy the group , we are very diversified in our interests and there are a number that have interests like yours , 
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he!!o and thank you for the replies....seems about 37gr will be the sweet spot but will find out...love the old rifle so will be cautious...my interests are two-fold...bear protection and possible bison hunting...appreciate the quick response...first time posted to Yukon since living here as a child in the 70's...God's country.
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This is my load chart. Feel free to copy it.
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If you want to try this load,find some Norma powder. This one will knock a Cape Buffalo on hits butt...
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My personal favorite rounds right here...
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Scott ,ran across this a few years back , haven't tried any of 215-gr woodleigh ,but I shoot the 174-gr protected point ,  different powder charges ,,,,,,, pete

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Norma # 202 is brilliant in the L-E Goosic!
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Just wondering if I cover up more of the 215 with the neck of casing to make it same length as the 174 shown here will be ok...enough room for powder not withstanding...
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When I loaded my 215's, I ended up with an overall length of 2.97". That length seems to feed and shoot well for my rifle.
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