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Alliant reloading site data less than helpful

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Shmackey, Oct 4, 2011.

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  1. Shmackey

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    Don't think it really matters....what's the difference what brand it says? You're looking for weight...as long as you match the weight with the powder charge it'll be fine. I've been doing that for years with no problems. Literally thousands of rounds (around 300 rifle rounds) and i have never met a load "recipe" 100%. Reloading is not as dangerous as some people make it out to be. But that's just me.
     
  3. bds

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    Google "2004 Alliant Load Data" and you'll find the pdf that has more bullet types including many lead load data.

    Enjoy!
     
  4. Shmackey

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    I'm looking for weight, COAL, and specifically length for a given bullet shape.

    Taking a hot FMJ recipe and setting a lead RN bullet back to the COAL of a JHP recipe would not be great.
     
  5. Shmackey

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    Cool!
     
  6. rcmodel

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    No.
    Only since ATK bought out the sporting arms division of Blount International 10 years ago.

    ATK now owns:

    Alliant Powder
    Speer Bullets
    Speer Ammo
    Black Cloud Ammo
    CCI Ammunition
    Champion
    Estate Cartridge
    Federal Premium
    Fusion Ammunition
    Gunslick
    Nitrex
    Outers
    Ram-Line
    RCBS Reloading
    Shooters Ridge
    Weaver optics

    rc
     
  7. JohnM

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    ATK is one seriously big time company!
    Their reach is way deep.
     
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    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Yep.

    As soon as they own it all they can name their own price too.

    In fact, I think we might have already seen some of that already!

    rc
     
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    I've noticed that each bullet manufacturer has it's own conflicting data as well and it's been that way for as long as I can remember. But if you avoid being complacient in how you work up, and properely determine the OAL for your firearm, you won't ever encounter any problems.
     
  10. ReloaderFred

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    To the OP, I would suggest investing in some reloading manuals. The Lyman is one of the best. There are others as well. One can never have too many reloading manuals.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred

    PS: rc, the one to watch is the Freedom Group, owned by Cerberus Capital Management. They own: Bushmaster,
    Marlin,
    Remington,
    DPMS,
    Dakota Arms and
    H&R.
    DPMS Panther Arms
    NEF
    Dakota Arms
    LC Smith
    Parker
    AAC
    Barnes Bullets
    EOTAC
    INTC
     
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    ATK's money comes from DoD contracts - they make weapon systems - this is a mere sideline
     
  12. Shmackey

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    I've got my fair share of manuals, but I wanted to see all their data for Power Pistol in one place, much like you can do for Clays or 4895 at the Hodgdon site.
     
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    I've had serious trouble finding reloading data for Reloder 50. Guessing the proper starting load is a leap of faith when charging a case with 235 grains behind a 800 grain brass bore-rider.

    And the reloading catalog I requested "for free" was chardged $0.50 for insurance purposes on an item I never did receive from Powder Valley. A call to their customer service was comical in response.
     
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