Gas check dies?
Is the larger one sharp, and tight?
Does the smaller one have some play and a groove around the top?
Keep working with those loads.
You found a good one right off the bat.
They will improve.
Looks like a polishing on your feed ramp is in order too.
Every 1911 I have ever owned has gotten this treatment after the first 100 rounds....
.308 mainly with .45acp coming in a close second.
.38/.357 when needed with .40 collecting dust.
I've got some cast boolits I'm going to test saturday.
I'll post the results.
190 grain gas checked, and some 180 grain pointy ones with gas...
Lee for decapping and crimping, Rockchucker for everything else.
Springfield "loaded" here.
Dressed in walnut.
Just keep her greased and she will love you forever.
My condolences on your loss.
I guess I'm a little too OCD when it comes to handloads to use a progressive press.
I drop the powder...
Welcome to the club.
Put it where you can see it every time you sit at the bench.
I keep all my "boo-boo's" on a shelf right in front of me...
I use the same data for the 155 A-MAX with the 150 fmj's.
Light loads will cause your rifle to short-cycle.
When you find a good load, your...
Hey Thump, flip over a few more pages to the .308 Service Rifle pages.
Barrel: 22", 1 in 10 twist
155 grain A-MAX
but I believe the IMR is made in Australia
IMR is made in Canada.
Hodgdon now owns the IMR brand along with Winchester powders.
Try five rounds at a time and work up from your starting load.
39.7 is a relatively light load but should still function your rifle.
My Lyman's book lists IMR4895 for a 180gr & 190gr cast only.
I can find no data in ANY of my books using 4895 with a 160gr.
.45acp- cast 230grain, 5.3 grains Unique.
30-30- cast 150 grain, two throws of the powder handle (10.6 grains) Unique.
I'm working on a cast...
Go to the auto parts store and get a longer piece of tubing and run it into a coffee can.
Saves having to empty the thing.
I use foam earplugs for "in-the-house" target practice.
Primer only, roll the plugs up and stick 'em in the shell.
Yep, definately two anvils in that one.
I shoot "store-bought" ammo occaisionally in my bolt-gun....when I need some more once-fired brass for my chamber.
For my M1a, I have a couple...
Don't know about a full jacket made from aluminum, but the folks over at http://castboolits.gunloads.com/forum.php use it for gas-checks.
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