Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by AJC1, Nov 26, 2021.
When I find a load I like, beside logging it into a notebook, I write it smaller and more neatly in sharpie in the box that contains the ammunition.
This helps with two loads that use the same bullet.
An alcohol wipe cleans it right off, but won’t get lost otherwise.
Even though I really like the little tags that come in the Hornady boxes, they just don’t stay put in the world. Sometimes I just tape these into my notes, they actually stay there.
I had wind steal my paper “map key” once. I could still shoot the color coded load ladder, but had to wait until I got back home to my notebook to what load it was.
That's what I normally do. Works out even when little people dump the box. More than once had a range bag full of test loads and an empty bullet box.
Ever dumped a batch like this and they were not marked?
I sure have.... *Sigh*
This. I only color the primers. The ink survives firing. Later, at home, I can look at the case heads with a jeweller's loupe for signs of over-pressure.
The colors can mean something, like black = lowest charge, red = hottest. My penmanship sucks, so no numbers or letters. The color code really helps at the range, where everything/everyone is conspiring to distract from the task at hand.
Separate names with a comma.