Loading Tips

Weldcore Soft Nose Bullets

Woodleigh Soft Nose BulletsAs a general rule Woodleigh RN and PP bullets generate similar pressures to conventionally constructed soft nose bullets. You can use published data from other bullet and powder manufacturers. For safety, reduce by 5% and work up. Ensure that the case neck has a good grip on the bullet.








Full Metal Jacket Bullets

Woodleigh Full Metal Jacket Bullets
Hippo taken with Woodleigh .458
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Woodleigh steel jacketed FMJ's generate more pressure than our soft nose bullets for any given load.To assist the barrel's lead to engrave the rifling on the bullet, most Woodleigh FMJ's are 0.0005" to 0.001" under nominal diameter. It is important for the case neck to have a good grip on the bullets, especially when loading for dangerous game.

Factors which affect the grip are:-
Bullet diameter and inside neck diameter. Inside neck diameter is a product of case neck wall thickness, die neck diameter and neck plug diameter. As a general rule, start with a charge 5% below that used for soft nose bullets, and work up.



Hydrostatically Stabilised Bullets


Hydrostatic Bullets
These bullets generate similar pressures to our soft nose, so you can use your soft nose loads for the same weight/calibre.









VLD Brass Solids

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If contacting us for loads, please state what powders you have available.

LOADS FOR HEAVIER THAN STANDARD WEIGHT BULLETS

For hunters who prefer heavy bullets at moderate velocity, we offer heavy bullets in selected calibres some of which current data is not available.

We do not recommend compressed loads for spherical powders although such powders do offer excellent loading density.

For extruded powder, light compression is fine, but heavily compressed loads with both spherical and extruded powders can cause erratic ignition or misfires, especially if loaded for a considerable length of time.

WARNING

All the reloading data in this site should be used with caution. Never use the heaviest recommended powder charge until lighter charges of the same powder have been tried and found safe in each individual gun. All data contained herein is derived from various sources and is believed to be entirely safe when used in properly made firearms that are in good, safe mechanical condition and chambered for the respective cartridge.
Since Woodleigh Bullets have no control over the choice of components, the manner in which they are assembled, or the arms the resulting ammunition may be used in, no responsibility – either expressed or implied – is assumed for the use of this data.

6.5 x 55mm Swedish
Woodleigh 6.5mm .264” 160gr PP SN #80A

Powder Type

Powder Weight
(grains)

Velocity
(fps)

ADI AR 2213SC/H4831SC

44gr

2325

48gr

2525

ADI AR2217/H1000

45gr

2265

50gr

2520

260 Remington
Woodleigh 6.5mm .264” 160gr PP SN #80A

Powder Type

Powder Weight
(grains)

Velocity
(fps)

ADI AR2209/H4350

40gr

2415

43gr

2540

ADI AR2213SC/H4831SC

43gr

2420

46gr

2540

ADI AR2217/H1000

48gr

2500

50gr

2595

270 Winchester
Woodleigh 270 Win .277” 180gr PP SN #73A

Powder Type

Powder Weight
(grains)

Velocity
(fps)

ADI AR2213SC/H4831SC

47gr

2360

50.5gr

2500

ADI AR2217/H1000

50gr

2405

54gr

2540

Comments. This bullet just stabilises with a standard 10” twist. Some rifles shoot quite accurately with this bullet. Rifles with a barrel twist faster than 1 in 10” are fine.


270 Winchester Short Magnum

Woodleigh 270 Win .277” 180gr PP SN #73A

Powder Type

Powder Weight
(grains)

Velocity
(fps)

ADI AR2213SC/H4831SC

53gr

2560

56gr

2665

ADI AR2217/H1000

59gr

2590

63gr

2720

ADI AR2225/RETUMBO

62gr

2630

65gr

2810

ADI AR2218/H50BMG

67gr

2565

70gr

2730

30/06
Woodleigh 30/06 .308” 240gr PP SN #65G

Powder Type

Powder Weight
(grains)

Velocity
(fps)

ADI AR2209/H4350

48gr

2250

ADI AR2213SC/H4831SC

54gr

2350

303 British
Woodleigh 303 British .312” 215gr RN SN #68

Powder Type

Powder Weight
(grains)

Velocity
(fps)

ADI AR2208/VARGET

36gr

2130

39.5gr

2265

ADI AR2209/H4350

42gr

2045

45gr

2185

8 x 57IS
Woodleigh 8mm .323” 250gr RN SN #64D

Powder Type

Powder Weight
(grains)

Velocity
(fps)

ADI AR2209/H4350

50gr

2254

8mm Remington Mag
Woodleigh 8mm .323” 250gr RN SN #64D

Powder Type

Powder Weight
(grains)

Velocity
(fps)

RELODER19

67gr

2520

RELODER22

70gr

2560

74gr

2700

H870

84gr

2650

86gr

2780

8 x 68S mm
Woodleigh 8mm .323” 250gr RN SN #64D

Powder Type

Powder Weight
(grains)

Velocity
(fps)

VIHTAVUORI N165

70gr

2550

71gr

2600

72gr

2640

ADI AR2209/H4350

61gr

2332

66gr

2540

ADI AR2213SC/H4831SC

68gr

2425

70gr

2600

338/06 A Square
Woodleigh 338 Mag .338” 300gr RN SN #58

Powder Type

Powder Weight
(grains)

Velocity
(fps)

ADI AR2209/H4350

53gr

2165

55gr

2266

338/06 A Square
Woodleigh 338 Mag .338” 300gr FMJ #59

Powder Type

Powder Weight
(grains)

Velocity
(fps)

ADI AR2209/H4350

53gr

2170

338 Win Mag
Woodleigh 338 Mag .338” 300gr RN SN #58

Powder Type

Powder Weight
(grains)

Velocity
(fps)

ADI AR2209/H4350

64gr

2450

338 Win Mag
Woodleigh 338 Mag .338” 300gr FMJ #59

Powder Type

Powder Weight
(grains)

Velocity
(fps)

ADI AR2209/H4350

64gr

2460

35 Whelan
Woodleigh 358 Cal .358” 310gr RN SN #54

Powder Type

Powder Weight
(grains)

Velocity
(fps)

ADI AR2209/H4350

56gr

2235

IMR4320

51gr

2220

RELODER15

57gr

2435


Notes for FMJ, reduce SN load by 2gr, work up if necessary. Barrels with a 16” twist will not stabilise these bullets, (#54, #55), 12” twist is fine, 14” marginal.

375 H&H
Woodleigh 375 Mag .375" 350gr RN SN #46B
Federal 215 Primer

Powder Type

Powder Weight
(grains)

Velocity 
(fps)

IMR4350 or H4350

68-72gr

2300-2380

N150

Start 68gr

 

2213SC 73gr 2250

ADI2209

68-72gr

2300-2380