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Are these rounds loaded touching the rifling?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by rfwobbly, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. rfwobbly

    rfwobbly Well-Known Member

    I watched these professional reloaders.
    But I thing their bullets are touching the rifling.

  2. remmag

    remmag Well-Known Member

    that is wicked
  3. JimKirk

    JimKirk Well-Known Member

    Not just touching but jammed into the rifling!

    What is the priming system on those guns?

    Jimmy K
  4. bds

    bds Well-Known Member


    Range of 14 miles with conventional ammo and 18.6 miles with rocket propelled rounds - Awesome!

    Self-guided round? - wow, artillery has come a long way.
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2010
  5. twofifty

    twofifty Well-Known Member

    a surprisingly short recoil stroke all things considered.
  6. chris in va

    chris in va Well-Known Member

    Not much recoil. Must be using the 155 Special rounds.
  7. mongoose33

    mongoose33 Well-Known Member

    Amazing choreography. I was watching the "shooter": the guy pulling the firing lanyard; he pulls it, then immediately goes to grab the plunger which seats the round. While he does that, two other guys come in w/ the shell, the shooter brings the plunger around to seat the round, one guy pulls the plunger out of the way, the shooter grabs a bag of powder from another guy, sets it into place, grabs what looks like maybe a primer (or equivalent) from another guy, puts it into place, another guy (presumably an officer?) is checking the sighting and then giving the order to fire.

    Impressive teamwork.
  8. JimKirk

    JimKirk Well-Known Member

    The top cat seems to check a number or code on every round and every powder bag, no Kabooms there!

    Jimmy K
  9. GRIZ22

    GRIZ22 Well-Known Member

    Amazing choreography.

    Having done that several thousand times, trust me, it is well rehearsed.

    I don't have any videos but have also had to hand ram an 8" howitzer with a broken loader/rammer on an M110. Those rounds weigh about 200 lbs more than twice as much as the 155.
  10. Ric

    Ric Well-Known Member

    Shooting a charge four, green bag. Very light load. Not swabbing the bore between firing either.
    Still a kick a## video, no wasted motion, timing was great.
    (I was a gun section chief)

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