The following loads were developed for a WEATHERBY-SAUER JUNIOR, in 224 WEATHERBY MAGNUM. It was one of the early WEATHERBYS, made in Germany by SAUER. It had a LEUPOLD VARI X II 4.5 14X scope in WEATHERBY mounts.

All bullets were SIERRA MATCHKING 52 grain HP. Primers were FEDERAL 210, WEATHERBY brass, overall length was 2.400"

All groups are 5 shots at 100 yards.

 

224 WEATHERBY MAGNUM

29.0 H4895

3215

0.915

 

30.0

3338

0.687

 

31.0

3443

0.729

 

31.5

3559

0.816

 

32 RELOADER 12

3332

0.553

 

33

3480

0.709

 
       

 

In the following loads we used the RWS large rifle primers, # 5341 and Weatherby brass. All groups are 3 shots at 100 yards

POWDER

VELOCITY

GROUP

BULLET

Weatherby Factory

3709

0.272

50 SP

31.0 Varget

3248

0.867

52 Brawand HP

31.7

3356

1.095

 

32.4

3405

1.222

 

33.1

3526

0.670

 

33.8

3635

0.415

 

34.5

3702

1.027

 

31.0 VVN 135

3535

0.801

 

31.7

3602

0.868

 

32.4

3758

0.988

 

32.0 VVN 140

3467

0.446

 

32.7

3575

0.667

 

33.4

3651

0.766

 

34.0

3710

1.232

 

32.0 Reloader 15

3497

0.639

52 Sierra Match King

32.7

3590

0.771

 

33.4

3707

0.695

 

34.1

3775

0.693

 

32.5 H 380

3233

0.469

 

33.2

3330

0.729

 

33.9

3392

0.595

 

34.6

3417

0.803

 

35.3

3429

0.554

 

36.0

3481

0.920

 

25.0 W 748

2698

0.376

55 Nosler Ballistic Tip

27.0

2851

0.281

 

28.0

2992

0.444

 

29.0

3052

0.525

 

30.0

3215

0.847

 

31.0

3316

0.786

 

31.7

3464

0.867

 

32.4

3504

0.821

 

31.0 VVN 540

3331

0.281

 

31.7

3445

0.767

 

32.4

3536

0.608

 

33.1

3654

0.404

 

31.5 H 4895

3599

0.965

45 Berger HP

32.2

3671

0.714

 

32.9

3856

0.804

 

33.6

3896

0.826

 

34.3

3961

0.941

 

35.0

4045

0.461

 

31.0 VVN 135

3674

0.402

 

31.7

3759

0.387

 

29.5 Reloader 7

3926

0.496

40 Berger MEF

30.2

4108

0.668

 

30.0 H 322

3561

0.386

 

30.7

3625

0.382

 

31.4

3687

0.635

 

32.1

3782

0.470

 

32.8

3902

0.646

 

33.5

4025

0.502

 

34.2

4084

0.642

 

29.0 H 4198

3996

0.406

35 Hornady V-Max

29.7

4079

0.679

 

30.4

4192

0.859

 

31.1

4268

0.744

 

 

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Last updated 7th, March 2003