Shot my first handloads!


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WhoKnowsWho
September 1, 2003, 11:02 PM
And I didn't cause any unexpected bleeding! :D

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Pumpkinheaver
September 1, 2003, 11:40 PM
That is always a plus!:D

Standing Wolf
September 1, 2003, 11:53 PM
Congratulations! The first few batches of home-rolled ammunition are often fraught with uncertainty—and amazement, too.

Sven
September 2, 2003, 12:02 AM
I did this myself last Friday! Woo-hoo!

caz223
September 2, 2003, 03:41 AM
This is the first step of many leading toward addiction.
However, this form of addiction makes shooting more affordable, and more rewarding, too.
I approve.

Carlos
September 2, 2003, 01:16 PM
Congratulations. I, too, fired a new round this weekend.

happy old sailor
September 2, 2003, 01:48 PM
please add my congratulations to the above. great feeling, isn't it.

Big Daddy
September 2, 2003, 02:24 PM
The first loads I made were 10mm for my Smith 1006. I aimed at the target, turned away and pulled the trigger. Not only did I not blow up my gun, my loads weren't enough to even cycle the slide :)

Now cycling the slide is no problem with 180's at 1300fps :)

WhoKnowsWho
September 2, 2003, 07:11 PM
caz223, it sure is an addiction, I already ordered my 45 ACP dies... :)

My starting loads weren't enough to cycle the slide of the Desert Eagle, not that I expected them to, but I had to fire all the different loads to make sure what worked. I didn't think I was going to have fun manually measuring out 50 charges, 5 different loads, with 2 different powders, but I even had fun doing that, and then actually firing and testing how they worked was great too! :D

Clark
September 2, 2003, 10:27 PM
1) The biggest problem to confront me with beginnning handloading handguns loads was the ammo caused the gun to jam.

This was fixed by either partieal resizing the loaded ammo with the decapping stem removed or the handgun Lee factory crimp die.

2) The second biggest problem I had was the ammo getting mangled up when I tried to seat and crimp in the same step.

That was fixed by doing the operation in two separate steps.

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