Handloader 305 December 2016
On the cover . . . This Webley Mk. VI, manufactured in 1916, is well used but all original. Photo by Terry Wieland.
6.5-300 Weatherby - Brian Pearce
Posted by Charles Hanawalt on Feb 24th 2017
I always enjoy Brian Pearce's articles. However this article did not show accuracy results for his load development on the 6.5-300 Weatherby. I enjoyed his article but feel frustrated with the lack of accuracy results he achieved. He is one reason I subscribe to Handloader magazine.
Thanks for taking the time to write.
I do provide the potentially most accurate powder and charge weights with a given bullet, however, I do not list specific group sizes for several reasons. Primarily, what shoots best in my test rifle does not indicate that that will be the most accurate load in your rifle. Handloaders should tailor loads to their rifle to best correspond with a particular bullet design and throat length (or leade). If I published the information that you are requesting, and if the results were poor in your rifle, you could be disappointed with my information. All of my loads are carefully developed to give you credible data. Again, loads that are showing potentially the best accuracy are noted and are a good place to begin load development for your rifle.
I hope that helps and thanks for taking the time to read my articles.
6.5 300 Weatherby - Brian Pearce
Posted by Leslie W Lindauer on Jan 19th 2017
Nice to see reloading data for the 6.5 300 Weatherby but it would have been nice to see loads using the Hornady ELD-X or the Hornady Interbond instead of the Hornady A MAX. Hornady's latest reloading manuel says the AMAX is discontinued.