Ramshot LRT 257 Weatherby

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I took my new rifle out today to do some load development. There is very little reloading data with this powder so I started low & worked up, I did not see any pressure signs and the bolt lift never got heavy. The 6th group was shot by my wife and she was close to the edge of the chronograph when she shot, which is the only explanation I have for the large velocity increase. The 7th-10th groups all had at least 1 shot with a high velocity, never a low velocity. The gun/caliber was a pleasure to shoot and exceeded my expectations. All of the groups were at or under 1moa and it took just under 3 hours to shoot 50 rounds. To keep the barrel cool I used a air pump. I think 78.0 is the start of a node, I'll have to go up a little more to find out.

Rifle specs:

Weatherby Accumark pro 26" fluted barrel
Nightforce 20 moa base & scope rings
Nightforce NX8 4x32
Silencerco Harvester

Ammo:
Weatherby new brass 50pc
CCI 250 primers
Ramshot LRT powder 76.4-78.0 Gr
Hornady ELD-X 110 Gr

1st
77.4gr middle of the road to get sighted in
sd 33
es 100
av 3,328fps

2nd
76.4gr
sd 12
es 32
av 3,255

3rd
76.6gr
sd 25
es 58
av 3,297

4th
76.8gr
sd 54
es 139
av 3,304

5th
77.0gr
sd 28
es 81
av 3,280

6th
77.2gr
sd 33
es 89
av 3,429

7th
77.4gr
sd 44
es 126
av 3,330

8th
77.6gr
sd 43
es 110
av 3,343

9th
77.8gr
sd 36
es 103
av 3,372

10th
78.0
sd 27
es 69
av 3,378