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12-31-2008, 06:09 PM
I am trying to work up a load for my 256win mag. I have a 117g round nose that I hope to work up a load for deer.
The only data I can find is limited to 60g, 75g and 87g bullets.

If someone out there has some old reloading manuals from the 60's I am hoping they would have more data.
If not, where would be a good place to locate some of the old manuals?


12-31-2008, 07:37 PM
I have looked in my old manuals and they only show loadings to a 87gr. bullet. The oldest was published in 1961.

12-31-2008, 07:54 PM
Thanks for looking.
I just jumped on these because they are RN and I have a Marlin lever.
These seem to be incompatable with the 256win mag.

Now I need to find someone who could use 200rds of 117gr Hornady RN bullets.

Thanks again,

01-01-2009, 02:32 AM
any body with a roberts or a 25-35 could use them.
you could use the remington 86 gr's at midway

01-01-2009, 04:41 PM
If the hornady 117 is loaded to the cannalure, it will exceed the overall length spec for the 256. You'd have to deep seat it and decrease the powder charge as a result. Even then I wonder if the standard twist would stabilize it.

01-01-2009, 09:31 PM
Good afternoon Happy New Year !
My 1973 Lyman only shows the 90 gr....
Shows starting loads of 5 gr Unique 10gr 2400 11gr IMR4227
Me I would drop one grain and load. These look real mild to me....
I am using 8 grains Unique 220 grain 44-40 inmy 1892 Winny made in 1893 and there are no high pressure signs.
God Bless you through out this New Year !